Sep 21, 2021
BIOL& 211 - Biological Science I: Majors Cellular
A grade of “C” or better in CHEM& 121 or CHEM& 161 or instructor permission; concurrent enrollment in BIOL& 211 Lab.
The first course in a three-quarter sequence for students intending to take advanced courses in the biological sciences or to enroll in pre-professional health programs. The course covers structures and functions of biomolecules and cells, cell division, molecular genetics and gene expression, biotechnology, and the genetics of development.
4 theory hours.
Guided Practice Hours
3 guided practice hours.
On completion the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of biology as a science and the nature of living organisms by understanding
- The basic history of modern biological sciences
- The scientific method
- Evolution of cellular life, via cell theory and the theory of evolution by natural selection
- Basic biochemistry of cells, and the
- Basic structure and function of cellular components
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the energy flow in cells
- Understand enzymes and cellular chemistry result in cellular metabolism
- Catabolic processes and of cellular respiration, from glycolysis to the electron transport chain
- Anabolic processes and photosynthesis, from light reactions to the Calvin’s cycle
- How cells communicate
- Demonstrate an understanding of cellular reproduction by understanding
- The process of asexual reproduction via mitosis and binary fission
- The process of sexual reproduction via meiosis
- The chromosomal patterns of inheritance and Mendelian genetics
- Demonstrate an understanding of information flow in cells via
- The mechanisms of DNA replication and molecular basis of inheritance
- The Mechanisms of gene regulation and gene expression
- The evolution of genomes
- The use of various biotechnology tools
- Demonstrate in writing an ability to conduct an experiment, analyze and correctly interpret that data
(Formerly BIOL& 222). Satisfies science or lab requirement area A distribution or specified elective for the AA degree. Offered fall quarter.
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