Biology for Non-Majors I introduces students to the basics of the scientific process, the chemical foundations of life, cell structure and function, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, genetics and inheritance, and evolution. Designed for non-life science majors, this course is the first in a two-part series that completes a survey of biological principles.
This course was developed by Lumen Learning, with contributing work from Veronica Amaku and Renu Jain of Houston Community College, with additional work by Shelli Carter. Primary sources for course materials include the OpenStax textbooks, Concepts of Biology and Biology, supplemented with relevant materials from Khan Academy and videos from multiple sources. Original practice activities were authored by Shelli Carter and Lumen Learning in the development of this course.
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