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BIOL 200 - Principles of Biology 1 (Molecular and Cellular Biology)

Unit(s): 5.00

Prerequisite:CHEM 120
Transfers to:UC, CSU

This course is first in a sequence of courses for undergraduate preparation for biology majors. The course covers principles and applications of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure and function, biological molecules, homeostasis, cell reproduction and its controls, molecular genetics, classical/Mendelian genetics, cell metabolism including photosynthesis and respiration, and cellular communication. Additional areas of focus include evolution and ecology. The laboratory portion of the course applies the processes of scientific inquiry and experimental design to the study of biological concepts focusing on observations, experimentation, record keeping, data collection and analysis, and presentation of outcomes. The course sequence also provides excellent preparation for students who intend to pursue post-graduate studies in the medical sciences.

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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

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