BIOL& 211 Biology Majors Cellular or Animal or Plant • 6 Cr.
First in a three-course sequence for science majors and pre-professional students. Topics include cell structure, metabolism and energetics, genetic control of life, biotechnology, and an introduction to evolution. Prerequisite: BIOL& 160 and CHEM& 161 with a C (2.0) or better or entry code.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Describe chemical principles and biochemical structures relevant to the functioning of living cells.
- Identify common cellular structures and describe their function.
- Apply mechanisms of heredity to predict inheritance of traits.
- Describe processes of cellular metabolism including cell respiration and photosynthesis.
- Describe processes of cell division.
- Explain DNA structure, flow of genetic information, protein synthesis and regulation of these processes in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
- Describe current methods used to analyze and manipulate DNA, and use current biology laboratory equipment, tools and techniques to sequence and analyze parts of a bacterial genome, including maintaining a professional style laboratory notebook.
- Interpret and summarize scientific literature.