Course Description
BIO141 Biology I (3-3-4)

This first semester of a one-year course explores in depth the principles of modern biology. The development of molecular biology and its techniques will be examined, along with its impact on modern concepts of cell structure and physiology, cell reproduction, energy transfer. Genetics, including the structure and role of DNA, is examined. Changes in DNA over time, that is, evolution and adaptation, are discussed. The laboratory portion of the course consists of topics correlating with lecture and designed to lead the student into independent and/or team research and thought. There is a semester-long research project on Mendelian Genetics. PR: Three years of high school math, high school biology and chemistry (taken within the past three years) or BIO 111 or BIO 112 and CHM 113 (taken within the past two years). F

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