The purpose of this course is to provide the students with:

1. An introduction to the scientific method of knowledge acquisition;

2. Experience using logic and sound deduction/induction for the critical evaluation of information;

3. A basic understanding of biological process common to life;

4. An introduction to Classification and taxonomy – comparing fundamental differences in the forms and how they may differ;

5. An introduction to genetics, heredity and evolution – thus explaining how present-day organisms may have arisen;

6. An introduction to ecology and an understanding of how different life forms, including humans, interact wit each other and with the physical, chemical and biological world around them.


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