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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
This course is the first of a three quarter sequence intended for biology majors and other pre-professional students planning to transfer to a four-year university. It is an introductory cell biology course that can be taken in fulfillment of the AS Degree (Option I) lab science requirements. Topics include: an emphasis on cellular chemistry, eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell structure and function, metabolism, energetics, cell growth, Mendelian and molecular genetics. 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 or higher.

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 2014
    0824
    Michael Mahan
    BIOL& 211
    Fall 2014
    1545
    Michael Mahan
    BIOL& 211
    Fall 2013
    0799
    Michael Mahan
    BIOL& 211
    Fall 2013
    0824
    Michael Mahan
    BIOL& 211
    Fall 2012
    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.