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BIO 1171 Principles of Biology I

The first course of a two-semester university-parallel sequence for biology and science majors. Topics include scientific method; chemical and biochemical foundations; cell structure, function and reproduction; cellular respiration, photosynthesis, Mendelian genetics, chromosomal genetics, molecular genetics, protein synthesis, gene regulation, genomes, viruses and biotechnology. Three classroom, six lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 or MAT 0600 and MAT 0100

Course Outcomes
  • Relate Mendelian, chromosomal, and molecular genetics; describe protein synthesis; discuss the regulation of gene expression; discuss the nature of eukaryotic and prokaryotic genomes; explain the structure and reproductive cycles of viruses, and demonstrate the principle techniques of DNA technology.
  • Apply the scientific method, solve problems by collection and analysis of experimental data, write scientific reports, describe inorganic and organic chemicals and reactions, and describe the metabolic pathways of cellular respiration and photosynthesis.
  • Discuss the structure and function of cell components, explain cell communication, describe the cell cycle, and discuss the stages and significance of mitotic and meiotic cell division.
Credit Hours: 5
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Lab: 6 hours
  • Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Department: Biology
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No
Available Sections
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 2, Rm 021
Faculty: Finch
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Course Fee: $32.00
Open Seats: 1
Meets: MW from 9:00AM to 12:45PM
Section: 100
Open Seats: 1
Meets: MW from
9:00AM to 12:45PM
Section: 100
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 2, Rm 021
Faculty: Hoffman
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Course Fee: $32.00
Open Seats: 4
Meets: TTH from 9:00AM to 12:45PM
Section: 102
Open Seats: 4
Meets: TTH from
9:00AM to 12:45PM
Section: 102
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 2, Rm 021
Faculty: Richards
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Course Fee: $32.00
Open Seats: 4
Meets: TTH from 1:00PM to 4:45PM
Section: 103
Open Seats: 4
Meets: TTH from
1:00PM to 4:45PM
Section: 103
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 2, Rm 021
Faculty: Grogg
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Course Fee: $32.00
Open Seats: 8
Meets: MW from 5:30PM to 9:15PM
Section: N00
Open Seats: 8
Meets: MW from
5:30PM to 9:15PM
Section: N00
Face to Face
Courseview Campus Center (Mason)
Mason Bldg A, Rm 117
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Course Fee: $32.00
Open Seats: 9
Meets: MW from 8:30AM to 12:15PM
Section: M01
Open Seats: 9
Meets: MW from
8:30AM to 12:15PM
Section: M01