"Overview: This Open Education Resource Core Curriculum course was developed with funding from Texas Higher Education Board - Open Educational Resources Grant Program (OERGP) 2018-2019 RFA # 20337. The course introduces students to the nature of life, concepts of biochemistry, metabolism, genetics, cellular and molecular biology. Students will learn about the various techniques used to study biology - cloning, gene editing and the exciting field of Genetic Engineering."
This laboratory-based course accompanies Biology 1306, Biology for Science Majors I. Laboratory activities reinforce the fundamental principles of living organisms, including physical and chemical properties of life, organization and function. Study and examination of the concepts of cytology, reproduction, genetics, DNA, Biotechnology and scientific reasoning are included. Created by Dr. Sarah Alvanipour.
The course is designed for both 100% online and 100% in-person laboratory options. It is organized into modules. Each module includes an introduction to the topic, tutorials, online and in-person activities, lab reports, as well as pre and post lab quizzes to ensure learner success.
This material is based on key universal learning objectives for General Chemistry II (CHEM 1412) course. They are adaptable for various textbooks and include images sourced from Wikimedia Commons, Openstax.org, or those created by Dr. Sarah Alvanipour.