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BIOL 203 Introduction to Cell Biology and Genetics

Prerequisites: BIOL 110-129 course or ENSP 101 and 102, and CHEM 102 (or concurrent), or permission of instructor. (Second semester/4 credits/3 class and 3 laboratory hours) 

A study of biological processes at the cellular and subcellular levels. What are the challenges of being a cell? The course will examine this question and study how cells have evolved to meet these challenges. Emphasis will be on the structure/function relationships of cells, on the energetic demands of cells and on the information storage and retrieval mechanisms of cells. In addition to the above topics, the laboratory portion of the course will familiarize students with modern molecular genetic techniques.