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About BCOR 1400 ZRH

Exploring biology from cells to organisms. Topics include origins of life, ancestral organisms, uni- and multi- cellular energetics, evolution of respiration and metabolism, and the genetic code. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for BIOL 1400 or BCOR 1425.


Post Bac Pre Med students only; Degree students enroll in BCOR 1400 H

Section Description

BCOR 1400, Exploring Biology, is the first semester introductory biology course for life science majors, focusing on cell biology, genetics, and physiology. It will cover topics in basic biochemistry, cell structure, photosynthesis and respiration, DNA structure and function, plant physiology, and animal physiology.

Section Expectation

This course combines lectures in a small-capacity classroom, 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.


There are typically: four mid-term exams and one final exam, weekly homework, in-class participation, and laboratory assignments. The laboratory component counts for about a quarter of the total points and you must pass both lecture and lab to pass the course.

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