General Biology I is the basic course for beginning college students majoring in biology. The course assists the students in acquiring a knowledge base about history, development, and significant moments and people in the discipline, the organization, characteristics, diversity and interrelationship of living things, bioenergetics, electromagnetic radiation and wave theory. The course presents key concepts and selected topics that reflect current research in all fields of biological sciences. The course provides examples of problem solving and experiments to provide familiarity with a scientific approach to interpreting living organisms. Three hours of lecture, two hours of laboratory per week.