Course Syllabus


Course Description

Biology 101: A Deep Dive into the Wonders of Life

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of biology, the quintessential science of life. From the microscopic intricacies of a cell to the grandeur of ecological systems, Biology 101 offers a panoramic view of life's majestic tapestry.

Our course is more than just a compilation of facts; it's an odyssey that invites you to delve into the dynamic interplay of living organisms and their environment. As we chart the myriad wonders of plant and animal existence, we will also explore the fundamental principles that govern and connect all living beings.

Your Expedition Awaits: We've mapped out a comprehensive journey for you, composed of thirty enriching lessons:

  1. Setting the Scene: Introduction to Biology
  2. The Scientific Method: Your Trusty Compass
  3. Recognizing the Hallmarks of Life
  4. The Chemical Heartbeat: Role of Chemistry in Biology
  5. Delving into Chemistry Fundamentals
  6. Exploring Biochemistry and Allied Sciences
  7. Zooming In: Prokaryotic vs. Eukaryotic Cells
  8. The Powerhouses: Energy Conversion in Cells
  9. The Genetic Blueprint: From Mendel's Laws to Modern Genetics
  10. Decoding Patterns of Inheritance ... and 20 more thoughtfully crafted modules, culminating in current ecological discussions.

Each lesson has been meticulously designed to cater to learners of all levels. Whether you're a college student looking for a comprehensive academic resource, a pre-college student aiming to get a head start, or an avid learner keen on understanding the world around you, this course promises an enlightening experience. The content is complemented by vivid diagrams, stimulating assignments, comprehensive review exams, and a plethora of additional resources to enhance your learning journey.

Our course doesn't merely inform – it engages. Critical thinking assignments challenge you to apply what you've learned, fostering a deeper understanding of the subject. The self-paced nature ensures you can progress at your comfort, making learning both flexible and enjoyable.

Biology 101 serves as both a standalone comprehensive guide to the biological world and a personalized tutor to assist in revisiting concepts. The beauty of life is in its details, its broad strokes, and the interconnectedness of it all. With Biology 101, you're not just learning about life; you're experiencing the very essence of it.

Embark on this exhilarating journey with us. Explore, discover, and marvel at the wonders of the living world. Biology 101 is more than a course; it's an adventure waiting to be embarked upon!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the study of biology.
  • Define scientific method.
  • Define characteristics of living things.
  • Define the role of chemistry in biology.
  • Describe chemistry basics.
  • Summarize biochemistry and other bio-sciences.
  • Recognize the comparison of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structures.
  • Describe energy conversion in eukaryotic cells.
  • Define Mendel's Laws and modern genetic terminology.
  • Describe patterns of inheritance.
  • Describe molecular genetics how DNA and RNA work.
  • Determine why genes matter to you.
  • Summarize study of the origins of life.
  • Describe other considerations in the search of life.
  • Summarize the development of an evolutionary principle.
  • Describe how evolution works.
  • Define speciation.
  • Describe dynamics of population.
  • Identify human population dynamics.
  • Describe ecosystem structure.
  • Define major ecosystems.
  • Summarize biochemical cycles and succession.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Why this Course? 1 points
Introduction to the Study of Biology Exam 10 points
The Scientific Method Exam 10 points
Characteristics of Living Things Exam 10 points
The Role of Chemistry in Biology Exam 10 points
Chemistry Basics Exam 10 points
Biochemistry and other Bio-Sciences Exam 10 points
Comparison of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cell Structures Exam 10 points
Energy Conversion in Eykaryotic Cells Exam 10 points
Mendel's Laws and Modern Genetic Terminology Exam 10 points
Patterns of Inheritance Exam 10 points
Molecular Genetics Exam 10 points
How DNA and RNA Work Exam 10 points
Why Genes Matter to You Exam 10 points
Origins of Life Exam 10 points
Fundamentals Exam 10 points
Other Considerations Exam 10 points
MidTerm Exam 75 points
The Development of an Evolutionary Principle Exam 10 points
How Evolution Works Exam 10 points
Speciation Exam 10 points
Accompanying Evolutionary Concepts Exam 10 points
Modern Evidence for Evolution and Common Ancestry Exam 10 points
Why We're Here Today Exam 10 points
Ecosystem Structure Exam 10 points
The Flow of Energy in Ecosystems Exam 10 points
Major Ecosystems Exam 10 points
Biochemical Cycles Exam 10 points
Succession Exam 10 points
Other Topics in Ecology Exam 9 points
Final Exam 60 points
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