Biology | Humans and the Biological World
L100 | 1122 | Hengeveld,S
Course Format: Lecture: 9:30-10:45A, TR, JH A106. Weekly labs T 1:25-
4:25, JH 122.
Course description: L100 is a non-major's introductory biology 5-
credit hour lecture / lab course. The course is a general survey
course introducing general topics in biology. The course covers
topics ranging from the chemical foundation of cells, genetics,
natural selection/evolution, human physiology, animal and plant
diversity and ecology & environmental issues. Emphasis is placed on
processes common to all organisms, with special reference to humans.
Credit is given for only one of the following: L100, L104, E112,
L112, S115, or Q201.
Weekly Assignments: One-two chapters of reading, and some short take-
home assignments. Labs require the completion of an in-class
laboratory exercises, with some short pre- and post-lab assignments
(no full lab report write-ups).
Exams: There are four exams, including a comprehensive final. Exams
are about 60% multiple-choice and 40% short answers/problem sets.
There are 4-5 lab quizzes throughout the semester. Lab work makes
up about 40% of the course grade.