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BIOL 1406 Course Guide

Biology for Science Majors I


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Biology for Science Majors 1

This course guide has been customized to assist you with BIOL1406.

Course Description

An in-depth study of the fundamental principles of living organisms including physical and chemical properites of life, cellular organization and function. Concepts of metabolic pathways, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, mitosis, meiosis, and molecular biology of the gene, genetics biotechnology, evolutionary adaptation and the scientific method are included.

The Centers for Learning Excellence (CLE) is all about student success, and successful students work with tutors to gain a deeper understanding of course concepts, writing, APA and other citation styles, time management and more! Schedule an appointment to meet with a tutor today or stop by one of our centers today!

The South Texas College Library has self-paced, interactive tutorials that help students and faculty successfully utilize library resources. Learn more about the library, how to search for information, and how to avoid plagiarism by following writing and citing best practices. 

Some examples include:

For curated content of all things Biology, see our Biology Research Guide (Will open in a new tab). 

Discovery Search is available from that page, so there's no need to go back to the Library's website.

Find a list of databases best suited for Biology research! 

Not sure what citation style to use, or even how to cite books, artwork, and videos in MLA, APA. and Chicago? Check out the Writing & Citing Guide (Will open in a new tab) for assistance with these areas. It also features guides on how to write different types of research papers, such as exploratory and argumentative papers.

There are also several how-tos from the Purdue Online Writing Lab, and several tools for generating proper citation/bibliographies. 

Discovery Search - includes the library catalog and most databases

Best Databases for Biology

For more Biology resources, visit our Databases page.