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BIOL 102/3.0 Introductory Biology of Cells

Course applicable to the following Majors / Medials/ Minors:    BCHM (core) / BIMA (core) / BIOL (core) / BIPS (core) / BMCO (core) / BTEC (core) / EBIO (core) / ENSC (specialisation option) / ELSC (core) / ETOX (core) / GEOL (option) / LISC (core) / PSYC (supporting) / Con-Ed Teaching Subject (Science-Biology)
Course Instructors: Dr Simon Coppard - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This course is available in:   Fall term at the BISC
Course Prerequisites / Exclusions:   None. However 4U Biology and Chemistry, or equivalent high school background, are highly recommended.

This class will encourage lively class discussion and get students to think like a scientist, providing a strong scientific grounding, to build knowledge and confidence in Biology.


Course Highlights:

Provides the fundamental principles of Molecular Biology, Genetics and Biochemistry for greater understanding of Biology.

Fully comprehensive. Understand how life works. This course spans organizational levels, from molecules to cells, with a strong evolutionary theme.

The small class size at the BISC affords a great opportunity to provide a tailored learning environment in Biology with inquiry based labs and classes that promote active learning.

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BIOL 102/3.0 Introductory Biology of Cells

Biology is the study of life, from microscopic molecules inside a cell to the largest plants and animals on earth. New discoveries in biology are being made every day, which can revolutionise our understanding of how life works. This course introduces the basic themes and concepts of modern biology spanning organizational levels from molecules to cells in an evolutionary context. The course uses the blended learning technique, allowing students to control their learning experience. A number of practical laboratory sessions enable hands-on experience and roundtable discussions allow exploration of highly topical issues and experiential learning opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

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.

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