COURSE RATIONALE: This course provides non-majors with a basic understanding of core biological concepts and the nature of biology as a science, as well as providing laboratory experience. It is intended to meet transfer requirements for a laboratory science course. This course is not intended for Biology majors. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: BIO 101: Essentials of Biology. This course addresses the nature of biology as a science. Students will learn core biological concepts and engage in the analysis and communication of biological subject matter. This course is not intended for biology majors.