Feb 06, 2023  
Mercy College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 122 - Foundations of Biology


Credit(s): 3
Corequisite(s): MATH 116  or higher.
This course critically analyzes scientific content and is designed for the preparation of students who are planning to enroll in BIOL 160 - General Biology I Lecture  but lack sufficient background in the biological sciences. The course aims to develop the mathematical and quantitative skills of these students, and introduce them to the scientific method and the philosophy of science. The students will develop proficiency in hypothesis testing, mathematical applications of biological data, and develop an understanding of biologically relevant molecules and their functions in the cell. Students will develop critical reasoning and problem-solving skills with the addition of mandatory skills seminars offered by the Science Learning Center and department faculty members. BIOL 122 may be used as the General Education requirement for Scientific Perspective.



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