Biology 1200 is the second half of the majors course in general biology, from cells to organisms. Lectures emphasize the integration of cells and the whole organism, and address biological chemistry, cell structure and function, DNA, RNA, and gene expression, homeostasis, animal and plant nutrition, molecular genetics, immunology, and biotechnology. Laboratory activities examine cells, cellular chemistry, genetics, and DNA, including DNA extraction, analysis, sequencing, and forensic techniques. They develop methods of scientific investigation, statistical analysis, collaboration, and reporting. Prerequisite: Biology 11, Biology 12, Chemistry 11, Precalculus 11, all with at least a C+.
Course code: BIOL 1200
Length: 120.0 hours
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