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

Unit(s): 5.00

Prerequisite:CHEM 120, and appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures) or MATH 070 or MATH 070CD or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
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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