Course code:



M - Intermediate

Class size limit:


Typically offered:

Every other year

In this introduction to modern cellular and molecular biology we will explore life science concepts with an emphasis on their integral nature and evolutionary relationships.


Topics covered will include cell membrane structure and function, metabolism, cell motility and division, genome structure and replication, the regulation of gene expression and protein production, and genotype to phenotype relationship. Major concepts will be illustrated using a broad range of examples from plants, animals, and microorganisms. Where appropriate, lab demonstrations will be incorporated into lecture and discussion sessions. Evaluation of student performance will be based on class participation, mid-term and final examinations, and individual research and presentation projects.


Proficiency at college level biology and chemistry or permission of the instructor

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