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BIOL& 211 - Majors Cell

5 Credits
BIOL& 211 is an introductory cell biology lecture and lab course. It is the first quarter of a three-quarter series intended for biology majors wishing to transfer to a four-year university. BIOL& 211 is a prerequisite for BIOL& 212 (Majors Animal - offered winter/spring quarter only) and BIOL& 213 (Majors Plant - offered spring/summer quarter only) and can also serve as a prerequisite for BIOL& 241 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I) and BIOL& 260 (Microbiology). The topics are similar to BIOL 230/BIOL& 160 but are covered in more depth with more chemistry emphasis.

Pre-requisite(s) MATH 098 with a min 2.0 or Math 141 or higher placement eligibility, and CHEM& 161 or higher min 2.0
Placement Eligibility Math 141
Course Note Previously BIOL 201

Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Day, Evening
Winter Day
Designed to Serve Biology majors, pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, and other pre-professional students. Pre-nursing, pre-dental hygiene, and pre-occupational therapy students are advised to take BIOL 230/BIOL& 160.
Active Date 20210403T10:07:50

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 44 Lab 22
Total Contact Hours 66
Degree Distributions:
  • Science
  • Science Lab

Course Outline
  • Organization of Life: General Classification, Unifying Principles of Biology
  • The Nature of Science: Scientific Method, Theories
  • Basic Chemistry: Atoms, Molecules, Bonding, Water, pH
  • Bio-molecules: Carbohydrates, Lipid, Proteins, Nucleic Acids
  • Cell Structure & Function
  • Transport Processes: Diffusion, Osmosis, Passive & Active Transport
  • Metabolism: ATP & Enzymes
  • Cellular Respiration: Aerobic, Anaerobic & Fermentation
  • Photosynthesis (Brief)
  • DNA: Structure & Replication
  • Protein Synthesis: Transcription, Translation
  • Cell Division: Mitosis & Meiosis
  • Genetics
  • Evolution (Overview and intertwined through all topics)

Student Learning Outcomes
Compare and contrast different cellular and molecular structures and their relationship to their biological functions.

Analyze the flow of matter, energy, and information through cellular systems and what happens when those systems are perturbed or malfunctioning.

Explain how cells respond to their environment through information flow from cell signaling to gene expression, cell division, and apoptosis.

Apply the evolutionary principles of genetic variation, selection, and inheritance at the cellular and molecular level.

Apply the process of science to explain how biological phenomena may be working.

Apply quantitative analysis and mathematical reasoning to describe cellular and molecular phenomena.

Demonstrate proficient oral and written communication of science.

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