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BIOL& 211
Majors Cellular


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
An introductory cell biology course for biology majors and other pre-professional students planning to transfer to a four-year university. This is the first of a three-quarter sequence which provides a full year of introductory biology. This course provides an emphasis on cellular chemistry, eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell structure and function, metabolism, energetics, cell growth, Mendelian and molecular genetics. Lab work is required. Students preparing for Allied Health programs are advised to take BIOL& 160. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in High School Chemistry (1 year) or CHEM& 110 or higher and appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate understanding of Biological classification and organization.
  • Recognize the relationship between structure and function with respect to molecular and cellular biology.
  • Diagram and explain the major aspects of cellular metabolism and metabolic control.
  • Describe the flow of genetic information, the chromosomal theory of inheritance, and the relationship between genetic traits, DNA structure of the gene, and protein synthesis.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of certain laboratory techniques, such as light microscopy, gel electrophoresis, use of a standard curve, and enzyme assasy.
  • Apply some of the investigative aspects of science, including designing and conducting experiments, data analysis and presentation.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    BIOL& 211
    Fall 2013
    0799
    Michael Mahan
    BIOL& 211
    Fall 2013
    0824
    Michael Mahan
    BIOL& 211
    Fall 2012
    0233
    Michael Mahan
    BIOL& 211
    Fall 2011
    0233
    Michael Mahan
    BIOL& 211
    Fall 2010
    0233
    Michael Mahan


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.