BI 140 General Biology I: Genes, Cells and Evolution
BI 140 General Biology I: Genes, Cells and Evolution 4
Introduces cells as the structural and functional units of living systems, emphasizing molecular characteristics of cellular and biochemical processes in the context of cellular and subcellular organization. Topics covered include basic biological chemistry, cell and virus structure, energy utilization and metabolism, viral and cellular reproduction, genetics, evolutionary theory, systematics and phylogeny. In the laboratory portion of the course, students investigate cell structure, function, and genetics. This course is part of the introductory sequence of courses designed to assist students in developing critical reasoning skills and the necessary conceptual framework for advanced study in biology. Meets natural science requirement. Fall semester.