(Biology, Environmental Science)
- Apply principles, laws and theories in explaining concepts regarding life and the emerging technologies that are biology-based such as: newer treatment of diseases, combating the ill-effects of pollution and advances in genetic engineering.
- Be aware and appreciate the existence of biological diversity among living things, thereby recognize their adaptive structures, characteristics and economic importance.
- Describe the dynamic interrelationships that occur in both natural and man-made ecosystems in order to be able to trace energy flow and conversion, with emphasis on interdependence.
- Trace the vital cycles of food nutrients, water, gases and other materials that occur in nature.
- Discuss the sources and utilization of organic and inorganic compounds.
- Discuss the anatomy and physiology of the simplest to the highest forms of organisms and how the processes and their healthful functions can be maintained.
- Demonstrate skill in analyzing Mendelian patterns of heredity including the fundamental role of chromosomes and genes.
- Discuss the theories regarding the direct and indirect evidences of evolution.
- Update oneself about discoveries, inventions and breakthroughs that have improved the quality and longevity of life.
- Demonstrate awareness and deep concern for the environmental problems which are brought about by fast growth of population, wasteful consumption of energy and destruction and neglect of habitat.
Course Outline Weight
I. Introduction 5%
A. Nature of Biology
C. Characteristics of Life
II. Plant Biology
C. Structure and Functions of Parts
D. Growth and Reproduction