May 26, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BSC 1030 - Biology and Human Values


Credit Hours: 3.0

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None


This course introduces some of the basic concepts of biology to the student and illustrates how these concepts apply to various aspects of contemporary life in global, national, and regionally diverse societies. The concepts covered are discussed in terms of the interrelatedness of diverse cultures and include methods of science, technology, genetics, evolution, reproduction, development, health, diseases and ecology as they relate to the global impacts of humans on the world as well as the unifying effects of biology on all humans. These topics address the outcome of global problem solving as it relates to societies world views, values, social institutions, economics and politics. The importance of diversity in cultural belief systems as they relate to the application of science and technology to current global issues is discussed. The course earns General Education credit under the Humanities C category for which successful students will demonstrate an understanding of diversity/pluralism in the world community, and an awareness of civic and social participation and ethical and informed decision making.

Parallel: College Transfer (A.A. and A.S)