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BIOL 101
The Cell Fall 2020
Division III

Class Details

This course investigates cell structure and function as a consequence of evolutionary processes, and it stresses the dynamic properties of living systems. Topics include an introduction to biological molecules and enzyme action, membrane structure and function, energy exchange and design of metabolic systems, expression of genetic information, cell signaling, cell trafficking, the cell cycle, and cancer. Student-designed laboratory experiments and discussions based on primary biology literature will highlight how biological knowledge is created and understood.
The Class: Format: lecture/laboratory; In-person sections (Lynch and Holland): lecture, 3 hours per week and laboratory/discussion, 2 hours per week. Remote section (Turner): Pre-recorded lectures and 3 online meetings per week. Laboratory/discussion, 2 hours per week.
Limit: 30/Lecture
Expected: 120
Class#: 2064
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: hour tests, a final exam, lab reports, discussion assignments, and discussion participation
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first-year students
Distributions: Division III
Attributes: BIMO Required Courses
NSCI Required Courses

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