BIOL103: Principles of Biology Laboratory

11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 02/01/2024

Course Description

Laboratory exercises selected to demonstrate basic biological concepts. Emphasis is on plant and animal cell chemistry, composition and function, organismal structure and function, biological diversity and population ecology.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Principles of Biology Laboratory is designed to show the student many of the principles and organisms studied in Principles of Biology (BIOL 101). The Lab will introduce the student to basic techniques which will be used to examine a diversity of God’s creation. Exercises are designed to introduce the student to the scientific method and to have them use it to answer specific questions.

Course Assignment

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. The student will post a thread of 100 words or more that consists of 2 completed tables of data. The student will reply to 2 peers’ threads in 100 words or more.

The student will submit a variety of data from the lab kit’s experiments. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: SSI 1, SSI 3, SSI 4

Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes and will include 10 multiple-choice questions covering the information studied throughout the specified Modules. The student will have 25 minutes to complete each quiz. Each quiz will allow for one attempt. The Quiz: Science is a Way of Knowing specifically will contain 20 true-false questions, allow for one attempt, and include a 30-minute time limit.

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