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CELL BIOLOGY (SMT-274244)

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Course Description:


This upper-level course will begin with an overview of the molecular structure of the major biomolecules that comprise cells, eukaryotic sub-cellular structures, organelles and their functions. Key concepts such as protein and lipid synthesis, transport, and degradation, vesicular trafficking, endocytosis and exocytosis will be explored. Cell signaling mechanisms, molecular structure and behaviors of the cytoskeleton, and the basic events of the cell cycle and the importance of programmed cell death (apoptosis) will be studied in detail. Problem-solving, virtual laboratories and the use of cutting-edge online resources will be utilized to develop an understanding of the relevance of cell biology to current human medical practices.

Prerequisites: Human Biology or General Biology or professor’s permission.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Natural Sciences-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Mar.

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