This course is the first half of the majors course in general biology, from organisms through ecosystems. Lectures examine the history and diversity of life through explorations of ecology, evolution, structure and function relationships, development and genetics, with many examples from British Columbia. An integrated lab/lecture format allows efficient incorporation of concepts of anatomy, physiology, and development with investigative skills. Laboratory and field activities also examine local ecosystems and biota, and develop scientific practice.
Prerequisite: Biology 11, Biology 12, Chemistry 11, Precalculus 11, all with at least a C+.
Course code: BIOL 1100
Length: 120.0 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.