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This lecture-based course examines principles, patterns, and mechanisms of biological function from the level of cells and tissues to the whole organism. The themes of the course include structure and function, mechanisms of regulation, control and integration, and adaptation to the environment. Examples of these themes are taken from a wide variety of organisms with a focus on vertebrates. Laboratories provide practical experience in measurement and experimental elucidation of physiological phenomena and functional analysis of gross structure.
Format: lecture/laboratory; This COVID-19 year's offering will feature in-person lectures and labs. Remote students will have access to lectures (either a synchronous video stream or an asynchronous video recording), handouts, and lab materials.
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
Daily practice problems, midterm exams, laboratory exercises, and a final exam
BIOL 101 and 102; open to first-year students with permission of the Biology department
Seniors, then juniors, then sophomores.
satisfies the distribution requirement for the Biology major