Oct 25, 2020
BIOL 190 - Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
A study of the basic characteristics of living systems including the chemical and physical structure of cells, enzyme mechanics, metabolism, genetics, molecular biology principles and techniques, and evolution. This course is designed for science, biological science, and preprofessional majors.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate mastery of the scientific method by applying it to laboratory experiments.
- Predict the outcome of laboratory experiments by comparison of mathematical data in graphical form.
- Compose an original written review of current scientific discoveries using primary scientific literature.
- Describe the basic mechanisms of biological evolution.
- Examine the chemical properties of the major classes of biologically important molecules and how they interact with each other.
- Illustrate and interpret the organization and structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and their components.
- Explain the basics of thermodynamics and the properties of enzymes.
- Examine and contrast the major metabolic pathways of living organisms, with focus on cellular respiration, fermentation, and photosynthesis.
- Identify and describe the different mechanisms of cellular membrane transport and intercellular signaling.
- Evaluate the major mechanisms of cellular reproduction by comparing the differences among binary fission, mitosis, and meiosis.
- Explain the basis of modern genetics with emphasis on DNA replication, transcription, translation, mutation, and chromosomal inheritance.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 100 or ENG 101 or ENG 113 ; and MATH 124 or MATH 126 or above; all with a grade of C- or better
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