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BIOLOGY I (SMT-271014)

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Course Description:


Biology I is the first course of the two term sequence in general biology. This course serves as an introduction to the basic principles of biology, primarily in the domain of cellular and molecular biology. Themes to be explored will include: cell structure; membrane structure and function; cellular respiration and photosynthesis; cell communication; the cell cycle; the chromosomal and molecular basis of inheritance; gene expression; and the biology of viruses.

The course is intended primarily for students who need an introduction to biology in preparation for work in science concentrations and professions (biology, chemistry, environmental science, health science, etc.). The course can also serve as a basic introduction to science for students interested in concentrating in physics, mathematics, or applied mathematics. This course includes a laboratory component.

NOTE: This course has a laboratory component which requires a lab kit that must be purchased from ESC's bookstore (http://www.esc.edu/bookstore/). Please order in time to allow for shipping before the start of the term.

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
Lower Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Natural Sciences-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Jan. May. Sep.

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