Biology is the study of all living organisms and how they interact with their environment. This introductory course is designed to provide students a general overview of biochemistry, cell structure and function, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Emphasis is given to the development of scientific skills, including developing and using models, obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information, and constructing explanations and designing solutions. Laboratory experiences include microscopic work, technology applications, and basic laboratory skills. The course satisfies the graduation requirement of one unit of Biological Science.