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Biology: Principles of Biology

BIOL 001 Z1 (CRN: 60039)

4 Credit Hours

About BIOL 001 Z1

Principles of cellular biochemistry; cell biology; genetics and evolution. Topics: biochemistry; metabolism, cell structure/function; respiration; photosynthesis; molecular, Mendelian and population genetics; genetics of evolution. Credit not given for both BIOL 001 and BCOR 011.


Dates: May 20 - June 14, 2019; Must register for BIOL 001 ZL1 or ZL2 lab; Post Bac Pre Med students are encouraged to enroll in the BCOR 11 and BCOR 12 course sectioins this summer

Section Description

Biology is the study of life. This course focuses on understanding the smallest units of life – cells. Understanding how we unravel the mysteries of living things is as important as understanding what we currently know about the world around us, so the process of science is a running theme in the class. To lay a foundation for this, we start with an exploration of how scientific analyses are carried out, building knowledge that will allow you to interpret and critique analyses. From there, we journey into the world of cells, looking at the molecules that form cellular structures and how these molecules interact to carry out cellular processes. Questions we address include: How do cells use and store energy? What are the instructions used to create and maintain a cell? How are these instructions copied and used to direct the production of other molecules? Our exploration of cells continues by examining the ways in which cells divide and investigating how traits are passed on to the next generation. We then take a step back to see how variation in heritable traits relates to evolution at the population level. The course wraps up by applying many of the concepts we’ve discussed to understand human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), with a focus on the evolution of drug resistant viruses and the potential effects of HIV on the evolution of humans. Throughout the course, we’ll use examples to illustrate how the processes in our cells relate to our everyday lives. For many topics, we also examine how we know what we know, discussing scientific analyses that have led to our current understanding.

Section Expectation

1) Campbell: Concepts & Connections, 9th Edition by Taylor et al. 2) MasteringBiology access – please note that this is textbook and edition specific; 3) iClicker remote (NOT REEF polling) Purchasing Options: Textbook with MasteringBiology access and eText access (ISBN 9780134240688) from the bookstore, or on-line at (MasteringBiology with eText access OR MasteringBiology access alone).


Exams (4), Homeworks, In-Class Participation, and Lab




Rowell N/A Hlth 118 (View Campus Map)


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