For science and pre-professional majors and those with strong interest in science. This course includes the principles of cellular and molecular biology including the chemistry of life, metabolism, photosynthesis, classical and molecular genetics, genetic regulation, and cellular reproduction.
Prerequisite: Students must be eligible as determined by appropriate placement score or concurrent enrollment in Math and English courses (100-level or greater)
Upon successful completion of this course, the student shall be able to demonstrate the following skills: A. Use principles of evolutionary biology to describe the conservation and change of features of biological organisms over time B. Describe the chemical context of life including matter and energy in living systems C. Describe the structure and function of organic macromolecules D. Compare and contrast cell structure and function in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell types E. Explain metabolic pathways including photosynthesis and glucose catabolism F. Describe the key principles of the cell theory G. Compare and contrast types of cell division H. Identify the molecular genetic components and describe the processes of DNA replication, transcription, mRNA processing, translation, and protein folding as they relate to the synthesis of biological molecules I. Interpret and analyze modes of genetic transmission including Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance patterns J. Utilize science methods to identify and investigate questions relevant to biology K. Outline processes that prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms use to regulate protein synthesis L. Demonstrate the ability to use current techniques and instruments that enable the study of a diversity of organisms on the biochemical, microscopic, and macroscopic levels
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