Principles of Biology I: Cell Biology and Molecular Basis of Heredity|
This course presents an exploration of the contemporary view of the cell and an introduction to the molecules and mechanisms of genetics and gene function. The course will have two major themes. First, we will focus on the central dogma of molecular biology, describing the process of information transfer from genetic code in DNA through protein synthesis and function. Topics include DNA replication and repair, chromosome dynamics, RNA transcription, protein translation, gene regulation, and genomics. Second, we will focus on cell theory and the underlying molecular mechanisms of cellular activity, including cell signaling, energetics, cell motility, and cell cycling. Lectures will stress the experimental basis of conclusions presented and highlight important details and major themes. The course will also emphasize problem solving approaches in cell and molecular biology.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(E&ES)(INFO-MN)(MB&B)(NS&B)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 - Summer Session I|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Karen Hopkin, Alexander Johnson, Julia Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts and Peter Walter, ESSENTIAL CELL BIOLOGY, 5th ed
|Examinations and Assignments: |
3 exams held during the scheduled class time and a fourth exam to be held during the final exam period.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
It is recommended that students take General Chemistry concurrently or have taken it previously, especially those intending to major in Biology. Students planning to major in Biology, Neuroscience & Behavior, or Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, and students who are planning to apply to medical school, are strongly advised to take the course for a letter grade. Students taking BIOL192 usually take it concurrently with BIOL182; however, you must register separately for BIOL182 and BIOL192. Full syllabi will be posted to https://www.wesleyan.edu/summer/curriculum/index.html as they become available.
|Instructor(s): Kopac,Sarah M Times: .MTWRF. 11:00AM-12:40PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 2||FR: X|
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