Introduction to Biological Science Lab

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
1 semester hour credit

Effective beginning:

001, 002, 003, 700


Course Description:
A lab designed to provide practical experiences related to subject matter presented in BSC1005, Introduction to Biological Sciences. Topics will include: microscopy, cellular organization, vertebrate anatomy and physiology, health and nutrition, heredity, plant structure and function and ecology. This lab is for non-science majors. 2 hours of laboratory per week.


Course Details


Corequisite or Prerequisite: BSC1005 or consent of department



Heriberto DeLeon


Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.



Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Area 2 - Natural Science: Explore the Nature of Science

The purpose of the study of the natural sciences component in the core curriculum is to enable the student to understand, construct, and evaluate relationships in the natural sciences, and to understand the bases for building and testing scientific theories.

NS-1 Recognize appropriate scientific terminology

NS-2 Apply scientific principles or concepts

NS-3 Solve real-world problems using scientific knowledge


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Demonstrate proper laboratory and laboratory safety techniques

Identify cells, tissues and gross anatomy of eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms

Relate nutrition and lifestyle to human health and disease

Examine ecological  relationships between organisms and the environment


NS-1, NS-2

NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

NS-1, NS-2, NS-3


Homework, Tests


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Laboratory activities are primarily hands on, designed to reinforce lecture topics.


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