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About BCOR 103 ZRA

Explores the fundamental processes of life. Topics include cellular metabolism; structure and function of organelles; cell cycle; signal transduction; biology of cancer. May not be taken concurrently with, or following receipt of, BIOL 106. Prerequisites: BIOL 001 or BCOR 011, and BIOL 002 or BCOR 012; or BCOR 021; and also CHEM 031 or CHEM 035 or CHEM 051, and CHEM 032 or CHEM 036 or CHEM 052. CHEM 141, BCOR 101 recommended.


Prereqs enforced by the system: BIOL 001/002 or BCOR 011/012 or BCOR 021; CHEM 031 or 035 or 051; CHEM 032 or 036 or 052. Recommended: CHEM 141/142; BCOR 101. If concurrently enrolling in CHEM 32/51, please contact for a prerequisite override. Must register for BCOR 103 lab section. Cross listed with MMG 196 A and BIOL 108 A; total combined enrollment = 235. Continuing Education students only even after level restrictions are removed; Degree students register for BCOR 103 A.

Section Description

Molecular and Cell Biology is a multidisciplinary endeavor that draws strength from biochemistry, genetics, physics, microbiology and other specialties. It is a science that asks questions about the most basic properties of life using the most sophisticated technology available. At its core, Molecular and Cell Biology is engaged in uncovering the fundamental processes of life. The implications of molecular and cell biology research are far ranging, from human health to bioremediation.

Section Expectation

This course combines lectures in a large-capacity lecture hall, and weekly laboratory exercises involving group and individual work. Students should expect to spend 2-4 hours per week on coursework outside of class, with additional time for exam preparation.


Three midterm exams and one final exam, and laboratory assignments.

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