The cell is the fundamental unit of life. Understanding cell behavior and function at the cellular level is critical for furthering understanding of biological function from the molecular to organismic levels. The goals of this course are to introduce the student to basic concepts of cellular function. Initial classes will introduce the student to gene expression, cell structure, cell motility, cell proliferation, and signal transduction. Subsequent classes will be devoted to introducing the student to current research in cancer, neuroscience, immunology, and stem cells to demonstrate how basic biological processes combine to form a coherent whole, as well as go awry.
Interpretation, Logical Reasoning
Interpretation: students learn to interpret data from experiments discussed.
Logical Reasoning: students learn to integrate biological processes to achieve function.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [MB&B181 or BIOL181] OR [MB&B195 or BIOL195]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIM)(CIS)(IDEA-MN)(MB&B)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
CELL BIOLOGY, 2nd Ed. By TD Pollard, WC Earnshaw, and J. Lippincott-Schwartz. Elsevier Publishers. 2007.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Homework problem sets (25%), two midterms (25% each) and a final exam (25%).
|Instructor(s): MacQueen,Amy Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; Location: TBA|
|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|