Principles of Biology I: Cell Biology and Molecular Basis of Heredity|
This course presents an entrance-level exploration of the contemporary view of the cell and an introduction to the molecules and mechanisms of genetics. The course will begin with a general introduction to the principles of biology, cell theory, and the concept of the gene. Cellular functions will be discussed in terms of the structural organization of cells, the cellular organelles and the underlying molecular mechanisms of cellular activities. Topics will include membrane dynamics, energetics, the cytoskeleton, cell motility, the cell cycle, mitosis, meiosis, and nuclear and chromosome structure. The second section of the course will focus in particular on the DNA molecule as the genetic material and will describe the process of information transfer from the genetic code to protein synthesis. Prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems will be used to demonstrate the concepts of gene mutation, and gene regulation. To demonstrate the scientific process, lectures will stress the experimental basis for the conclusions presented.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CHEM)(CIM)(E&ES)(MB&B)(NS&B)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Becker, WORLD OF THE CELL
|Examination and Assignments: |
Four one-hour exams.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students with a particularly good background in biology may be interested in enrolling in the honors level component of this course, BIOL/MB&B195. In addition to the lecture hours, the course will have multiple scheduled office hours by faculty and teaching assistants. MB&B191 is to be taken concurrently except by permission of the instructor. MB&B181 and MB&B191 must be registered for separately. It is recommended that students, especially those intending to major in the life sciences, should have taken chemistry, or should be taking it concurrently.
|Instructor(s): Infante,Anthony A. McAlear,Michael A. Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; Location: SCIE150; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: UNL||SR major: UNL||JR major: UNL|| || |
|Seats Available: UNL||GRAD: UNL||SR non-major: UNL||JR non-major: UNL||SO: UNL||FR: UNL|