Biology I

Nelson Mandela University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Biology I

  • Host University

    Nelson Mandela University

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    Syllabus

    PURPOSE
    To provide students with the necessary theory and practical experience so that they may be efficient and effective teachers in the professional world and to give aspirant educators thorough knowledge and background for competent offering of subjects in the FET band.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • Use process skills, critical thinking, scientific reasoning and strategies to investigate and solve problems in a variety of scientific, technological, environmental and everyday contexts.
    • State, explain, interpret and evaluate basic technological facts, concepts, principles, theories, models and laws and apply them in everyday contexts.
    • Identify the sources of biological knowledge and evaluate knowledge claims, taking cultural and other contexts into consideration.
    • Learners will study the concepts within the Learning Outcomes 1,2,3.

    CORE CONTENT

    • An introduction to life on Earth.
    • Atoms and molecules.
    • Biological molecules.
    • Energy flow in the life on a cell.
    • Cell structure and function.
    • Membrane structure and function.
    • Photosynthesis.
    • Glycolysis and cellular respiration.