Biol Science I: Majors Cellular
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 lecture hours; 3 lab hours. Satisfies science or lab requirement area A distribution or specified elective for the AA degree.
Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM& 121 or CHEM& 161.
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.