Biology | Biology of the Cell
L330 | 0561 | Ruesink, A


Course format: Lecture: 9:05A-9:55A, MWF, JH A106.  With only 40
students in the class there is opportunity for discussion.

Requirements:  Students should have some college biology as
background.  College chemistry is strongly recommended.

Course description: L330 considers the structure and function of
plant, animal, and microbial cells.  The characteristics of
biologically important molecules are explored, with special attention
to DNA, RNA, protein story.  Cells of the following systems get
special treatment: digestive, muscular, neural, and immune.
Characteristics of cancer cells are included.

Required text: TBA.

Weekly assignments: Reading two chapters of text; problem set every
other week.

Exams/papers: Three one-hour exams and a comprehensive final.

Usually the class is about 1/2 dietetics/nutrition majors; 1/3
prospective high school biology teachers; 1/6 widely differing majors.