L41 Biol 2960 Principles of Biology I

The course provides an introduction to cellular, molecular and developmental biology. An understanding of cellular architecture and the properties of biological macromolecules is integrated with discussion of the flow of genetic information within cells. The final section of the course covers investigation and manipulation of genetic information by molecular genetic technologies, as well as developmental strategies employed by multicellular eukaryotes. Weekly labs reinforce concepts from lectures and explore common laboratory techniques and computer-based resources. Prerequisites: Chem 111 and Chem 112 (concurrently). Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week.

Credit 4 units. A&S: NS A&S IQ: NSM Art: NSM BU: SCI

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...will enroll in Biol 2960 in the spring...minor. International Baccalaureate Biology (L41) Grade 7, 6...



Biology is an exciting, diverse field ranging from the molecular biology of individual cells to interactions among entire populations of organisms. Members of the biology faculty are recognized internationally for their research and bring a variety of strengths and teaching styles into the classroom. The major program in biology provides a thorough education in the history of scientific discovery in biology, the logical and statistical procedures used to formulate and to test biological hypotheses, and technical skills needed for conducting contemporary biological research.

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...Math 131 , and Biol 2960 requires Chem 111A...course designation, not L41 Biol 3411. Exemption from...