BIOL-224   Cellular & Genetic Systems

A presentation of the basic concepts in cellular and molecular biology and genetics. Topics include: structure and function of cells and macromolecules, energy and metabolism, cell division and regulation, DNA replication, transcription and translation, genetics, control of gene expression, and cellular mechanisms of development. Students develop critical thinking skills by applying these concepts to biological problems and practice basic scientific communication skills. Laboratories make use of state-of-the-art methodologies to address interesting questions about cellular and genetic functions, thereby giving students insights into the practice of contemporary cellular and molecular biology research. Lectures and laboratories. Prerequisites: Biology 123, Chemistry 103. Corequisite: Biology 224 Lab. Biology majors and minors must take Mathematics 145 concurrently with either Biology 224 or 225. 225.