BIO-210 Molecules to Cells With Integrated Laboratory Research

This is the first course in a three-semester sequence for biology majors. Course topics will cover fundamental concepts including biomolecule structure and function, energy metabolism (respiration and photosynthesis), the biology of inheritance, and gene structure, function, and expression. Focus on frontier areas of biology with an emphasis on molecular and cellular processes. Examples may include human genetics, bioinformatics, or cancer biology. Students enrolled in this course will undertake a rigorous semester-long research project, with an emphasis on independent laboratory work, scientific problem-solving, including collection, analysis, and interpretation of biological data. This course is designed for students who plan to take further coursework in biology or related disciplines. The class is taught in an integrated lecture-lab block. BIO-210 may be substituted for BIO-201 for all academic programs.


4 credits