Covers introductory biology concepts. Course is designed to meet the needs of students interested in transferring to four-year institutions and majoring in biological sciences or related fields, as well as students interested in entering programs in pharmacy, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and related areas. Lectures focus on the nature of science, the diversity and the unity of life, evolution, inheritance, ecology, plant structure, animal physiology, and animal development. Laboratory investigations enhance student learning of cognitive and laboratory skills and provide experience with model organisms used in many areas of biological research. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.