Catalog 2017-2018 
    Mar 20, 2018  
Catalog 2017-2018

BIOL& 211 Majors Cellular

5 credits
First in a three-course biology sequence for science students. This course introduces the principles of cellular and molecular biology. Emphasis is placed on evolution, cellular structures of prokaryote and eukaryote cells, metabolism, DNA replication and gene expression, mitosis and meiosis, Mendelian genetics and inheritance, and biotechnology. Includes laboratory.

Prerequisites: ENGL 093  (or placement into ENGL 099  or higher) and CHEM& 121  

Quarters Offered: Fall

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe evolutionary changes
  • Describe the role of organic macromolecules in the function of the cell
  • List the structure and function of cell organelles of the eukaryotic cell and compare to the prokaryotic cell
  • Examine the various means by which substances move across the cell membrane
  • Compare the pathways of cellular respiration including glycolysis, Krebs’s cycle, electron transport chain, and chemiosmosis, fermentation, and photosynthesis
  • Describe the structure of nucleic acids and the processes of DNA replication, transcription, translation, and gene expression
  • Describe cell signaling
  • Compare mitosis and meiosis
  • Solve hereditary problems using Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance principles
  • Describe current applications of biotechnology
  • Apply the scientific method to research and problem solving
  • Interpret scientific data by using statistical analysis and generating phylogenetic trees and bioinformatics

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 40 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20