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Community College of Philadelphia
Department of Biology
General Biology 1
Biology 106
Course Syllabus, Objectives and Laboratory Schedule
Main Campus: Department of Biology Office
Room W2-7C
Department Head: Dr. Linda Powell
Spring and Fall Semester Hours: 9-5, M-F
Summer A and N Semester Hours: 9-5, M-R
Phone: 215-751-8432
Fax: 215-751-8937
Departmental Website:

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Academic Year 2014 – 2015

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Biology 106 (3-2-4) General Biology I
Introduction to the general principles of biology using the human as the model for study. Topics include structural organization, metabolism and energy, reproduction and inheritance, evolution and ecology. This course is designed for non-biology majors and allied health students.

Biology 106 Provides students with a firm knowledge of biology, and prepares students to explore and critically evaluate the social and ethical implications of biological research. Upon completion of biology 106, students will have learned concepts that are included in the following content areas:

Thought processes of scientists
Characteristics of living organisms
Reproduction and inheritance
Biodiversity – structural organization of living systems
Natural selection

Each of the major units of the course will be introduced with a “discovery question,” which will provide a focus for the ensuing learning activity. Classroom and laboratory learning activities will center on this question. At the end of the semester, the student will develop and discuss meaningful and scientifically sound answers to the metaquestion – “How can humans become more fully integrated into the biosphere”?
The list of objectives included with each discovery question describes the minimum subject material that the student is expected to master. Individual instructors may choose to elaborate on selected topics. They determine grading and evaluation policies as well.
Your instructor is required to provide you with a written copy of her/his policy.

Biology: Concepts & Investigations 3rd edition. Hoefnagels, Marielle. McGraw-Hill Publishing
A copy of the textbook is on reserve in the West Learning Lab – W3-26 and the CCP Library
Lab Manual

Laboratory Manual for General Biology I (Biology 106), 16th revised edition, McGraw-Hill Publisher

Academic Year 2014 – 2015


Library: First floor Mint building, Main Campus
...............8:00 AM to 10:00 PM Monday through Friday
...............8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday
West learning lab (W3-26): tutoring and study groups (for appointment call 751-8482)
Northeast Regional Center Learning Lab (Room 123): tutoring available
Students are expected to fulfill their academic obligation by attending all class and lab sessions, unless prevented from doing so by illness or other emergency. College policy stipulates that an instructor may file an administrative withdraw to remove a student from class if s/he has missed the equivalent of two (2) weeks work without an acceptable excuse. It is incumbent upon the student to drop a course they no longer attend. Individual faculty members also have the right to establish attendance regulations, which may include reduced grades for students who miss class and/or lab.
Your instructor must provide their attendance policy in writing at the beginning of the semester. A student may withdraw from class without penalty up to the eleventh week of the semester. It is advised that a student first discuss with their teacher any plans regarding