This course is intended for students who have a limited background in biology and related sciences and may not be used to satisfy hours for the biology major or minor. General biology is a survey of important concepts, principles, and processes of biological science. Course topics include the nature of scientific thought; biomolecules; cell structure and function; vertebrate anatomy and physiology; organismal diversity; evolution; and ecology. Students who did not have a chemistry or physical science class in high school are encouraged to complete a college level physical science class before taking General Biology. Three lecture hours per week. Credit, 3 hours. Offered fall and spring semesters.