Biology 210A - Introduction to the Biological Sciences


Course Description:

Introduction to the Biological Sciences covers topics in biological chemistry, cell structure and function, cellular metabolism, classical and molecular genetics, and evolutionary biology. This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence designed for biological science and pre-professional majors.

Course Aim:

The purpose of this course is to study the chemical and molecular basis for life and the commonalities regarding organization of the molecular systems shared among all organisms on Earth. We will journey from the microscopic to the macroscopic world, moving from an in-depth look at the building blocks of life to their numerous combinations and the processes governing those interactions that have ultimately led to the wondrous array of organismal diversity we see today. The result of your investigations will be a greater understanding and appreciation of the foundations and principles upon which life, as we know it, is centered.

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Instructor - Dr. Shawn Hurley

Course Text: Campbell & Reece’s Biology - 9th Edition