BIOL 102/3.0 Fundamentals of Biology: Molecular and Cell Biology
The essential biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, and metabolic pathways underlying the survival and success of all living organisms. Themes and case studies could range from the application of genetic engineering in biotechnology to the role of cellular dysregulation in inheritable diseases. .
By the end of this course successful students will be able to:
- Explain and interpret how major macromolecules of living organisms interrelate to create cellular function, diversity and evolution;
- Explain and interpret how cells function normally, respond to environmental signals and propagate the next generation;
- Explain and interpret how genes work to facilitate life and inheritance and apply this knowledge to scientific experimentation and molecular biotechnologies
Experiential Learning Opportunities
Examples of previous ELOs for this course include a visit to Down House, the home of Charles Darwin and a guided tour of the Natural History Museum in London.