Biology | Biological Mechanisms
L112 | 14031-22066 | Zolan, M
Course Format: Lecture: 10:10A-11:00A, MWF, JH 124. This section
requires evening exams at 7-9P on Mondays, Sept. 27, Oct. 25 and
Nov. 22. Preference will be given to Freshmen and Sophomores only.
Students should also plan to participate in occasional Monday night
programs from 7-9P. In addition, students are required to attend a
one hour per week learning group (please refer to the Fall
2006 “Schedule of Classes” for time listings).
Prerequisites: High school or college chemistry. For biological and
other science majors.
Course Description: Introductory biology course for science majors.
The course presents an integrated picture of the manner in which
living systems meet problems of maintaining and propagating life.
The issues addressed include: how cells are organized from
macromolecules; how living systems obtain energy; molecular biology
and genetics, with an emphasis on humans; and human physiology.
Considerable attention will be given to the cellular, subcellular,
biochemical, and molecular aspects of how living systems work.
Required Text: "Biology" by Campbell, et al., seventh
edition. “Student Study Guide” by Taylor.
Weekly Assignments: Two-three chapters; problem sets and online
exercises; and a collaborative learning worksheet.
Exams/Papers: There are three mid-semester exams; a comprehensive
final exam and Friday quizzes.