Nassau Community College
This is the second course in the 110 sequence. This sequence is intended for students majoring in the sciences, including the health sciences, and secondary science education. These courses cover the basic concepts of biology that are derived from the study of living things. In the first semester, emphasis is placed upon the molecular and cellular levels of life. Topics such as cell structure, metabolism, molecular genetics, cell division and control mechanisms are discussed. The second semester deals with life on the organism through the ecosystem levels. Plant and animal systems are examined in the context of their role in evolution and the environment. The diversity of life is examined in the laboratory as well as through field trip experiences. The laboratory includes a dissection of more advanced invertebrates and selected vertebrates. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Labortory fee applies to each course. -GLAB; -LSCI(Formerly BIO 111/112) Nutrition is explored as an emerging science which combines biology and chemistry into an exciting field of specialization. The characteristics and functions of nutrient groups are studied in their relation to their biological requirements and proper balance. Special attention is given to the relationship between an unbalanced diet, an altered metabolism and the disease process. Also considered are the unique biological features of each of the stages of life and their effect on nutrient requirements. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies.