Jul 25, 2024  
2017-18 Catalog 
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BIOL& 211 - Biology Majors Cellular

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(s): BIOL 160  and CHEM 161  with a C (2.0) or better.

Course Outcomes
  • 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.

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