BIOLOGY 174 - Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in BIOLOGY 172 or 195. Credit is granted for a combined total of 17 credits elected in introductory biology.
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Prior or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 130.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This is a one-term introductory biology course that is equivalent to Biology 172. It covers topics in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology. The goal is to develop thinking skills in biological sciences with an emphasis on conceptual understanding of the material. Minimal lectures will be designed to briefly cover difficult topics with the assumption that students have read the appropriate material in the syllabus prior to class. Students will work in groups to solve problems designed to instill a practical understanding of the material. Participation in these small groups is mandatory. Group work will be followed by an additional short lecture designed to emphasize connections/relevance to other topics and “real life.”

Course Requirements:

Using a course pack consisting of a syllabus and lecture notes, students are expected to complete the assigned reading prior to each class. A reading quiz administered at the start of each session will constitute approximately 40% of the course grade. Another 50% of the course grade will be based on a second quiz based on the in-class problems. These quizzes, which will be cumulative in their coverage of material, ensure that students keep up in the course and also provide feedback for both students and instructor regarding comprehension of the material. There will be no midterms. A final exam will constitute approximately 10% of the course grade.

Intended Audience:

The primary audience will be students in the College of LSA who prefer a more problem-solving approach to understand biology, rather than a more traditional lecture-based course.

Class Format:

4 hours of lecture each week.

BIOLOGY 174 - Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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