Biology | Biological Mechanisms
L112 | 7157-13885 | Ruesink, A
Course Format: Lecture: 11:15A-12:30P, TR, JH 124 (about 250
students) plus one weekly learning group, where students undertake
various kinds of group learning exercises.
Course requirements: High school biology is helpful. Some college
chemistry or quality high school chemistry is desirable.
Course Description: This is a rigorous introductory course in biology
that is designed for science majors. The pace is brisk and I expect
students to learn both context and detail. Exams will test the
students' ability to apply the information covered to new situations.
We consider the unifying principles of biology: biological molecules,
basic metabolic pathways, cell structure and function, membranes,
genetics, growth and development, plant form and function,
comparative animal physiology.