Biology | Biological Mechanisms
L112 | 5134 | Ingram, E and Polacek, K
Course format: Daily lectures: 10:30A-11:20A, JH A106 plus a weekly
(50 minute) collaborative learning group.
Requirements: High school or college chemistry.
Course description: Introductory biology course for majors. The
course presents an integrated picture of the manner in which living
systems meet problems of maintaining and propagating life. The course
will discusses characteristics of biochemistry, cells, metabolism,
genetics, reproduction, and embryonic development. The issues
addressed include: how living systems obtain energy, reproduce, obtain
and process information from the environment, and maintain
homeostasis. Within these issues we focus the cellular, subcellular,
biochemical and molecular aspects of how life.
Required text: “Biology” by Campbell. Sixth edition. Copies available
on reserve in the Life Sciences Library.
Weekly assignments: Reading two-three chapters or additional text per
week. Study problems and occasional problem sets, attendance in
learning group required.
Exams/papers: Two exams plus the comprehensive final. Possibly a short
paper, and weekly online or written quizzes.