About BCOR 1400 OL1

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. Credit not awarded for both BCOR 1400 and BIOL 1400 or BCOR 1425.


Synchronous online lecture with asynchronous lab. For majors: BIOL, BISC, ASCI, ENSC, BICM, PBIO, MGEN, MICR, NEUR, ZOOL. and Post Bac Pre Med students

Section Description

BCOR 1400, Exploring Biology, is the first 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 and laboratory exercises. Students should expect to spend several hours per week on coursework and exam preparation outside of class.


Grade assessment will include exams, 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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