BIOL 101
The Cell Fall 2014
Division III
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This course provides an introduction to cellular and molecular aspects of modern biology. It explains the development of cell structure and function as a consequence of evolutionary processes, and it stresses the dynamic properties of living systems. Topics considered include biological molecules and enzyme action, membrane structure and function, energy exchange and design of metabolic systems, expression of genetic information, cell signalling, cell trafficking, the cell cycle, and cancer. In addition to textbook and laboratory assignments, articles from the recent biological literature will be assigned and discussed.
The Class: Format: Lecture, 3 hours per week; laboratory and discussion, 3 hours per week
Limit: 48/Lecture
Expected: 192
Class#: 1269
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on hour tests, a final exam, lab reports, discussion assignments, and discussion participation
Extra Info: not available for the Gaudino option
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first year students
Unit Notes: satisfies the distribution requirement for the Biology major
Distributions: Division III
Attributes: BIMO Required Courses
NSCI Required Courses

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