Syllabus Overview for HBIO-451-DL Introduction to Biology I Lab

Lab, 1 Credit

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Course Materials

  • Online lab software
  • LAB KIT:  Your kit is delivered to your house. Many materials are the same as those used in onsite labs. You have 3-4 weeks to complete the labs. You have support from your instructor, lab TA and kit manufacturer. You write a report describing your findings and conclusions. You discuss your findings with peers and instructors.

Note:  The lecture component of this course (HBIO-450-DL) requires separate registration.

Labs you will complete

•    Introduction to Science
•    General Lab Safety
•    The Chemistry of Life
•    Diffusion and Osmosis
•    Metabolism
•    Plant Pigments and Photosynthesis
•    Plant Transpiration
•    Mitosis and Meiosis Lab
•    Plant Reproduction
•    Introduction to the Microscope
•    Enzymes and Catalysts
•    Transcription and Translation

General Course Activities

Weekly discussion
Lab reports

Course Expectations

A student is expected to devote 3-5 hours per week to complete readings and course activities. If taking this course concurrently with HBIO-450-DL, a student is expected to devote 13-18 hours to coursework per week.

Technology Requirements

This course uses the learning platform software called Desire2Learn (D2L.)  D2L integrates text, video, and audio. Before enrolling in the course, please review the D2L system recommendations.

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