BIOL 1115: General Biology I

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 2.0 h
Credits 4.0

Course Description

Students majoring in science are introduced to cell and molecular biology with a strong emphasis on evolution. Through lectures and laboratories, students acquire the theoretical background and hands-on skills necessary to succeed in upper level biology courses. Topics of study include physical and chemical properties of living matter, atoms and molecules, molecular transformations essential to life, biological information flow, cellular structures and functions, cell energetics, cell division, heredity, and population genetics.

One of the following prerequisite combinations: A minimum "C" grade in BIOL 1111, 1118, or 1218;


A minimum "C+" grade in Life Sciences 11, Anatomy and Physiology 12, BIOL 1175 or equivalent; a minimum "C+" grade in one of the following: Chemistry 11, Chemistry 12, CHEM 1114, 1117, 1118, or 1217; and one of the following: LET 3; LEAP 8; a minimum "C+" grade in English First Peoples 12, English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, or equivalent; a minimum "C" grade in CMNS 1115, ENGL 1100, 1120, 1123, 1128, 1129, or 1130; or an "S" grade in ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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