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Undergraduate Course Details
Number BIO 132
Title Introduction to Cells
Credits 4.0
Distribution DII


This course is intended as one half of a two-semester sequence with BIO131. An integrated course stressing basic principles of biology. Lecture topics include chemistry, cell structure and function, metabolism, genetics, DNA and protein synthesis, and evolution. Life processes are examined to illustrate these biological concepts. Emphasis is placed on relationships between structure and function at the cellular level. Laboratory exercises introduce microscopy, scientific writing and research, data analysis, and experimental techniques. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. Intended for students majoring in Biology or Geology. Not open to students who have completed BIO101 or BIO103, or BIO105, or BIO107H, or BIO116H, or BIO122.