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.