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General Biology 1 (BIOL 121)

  • College: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Biology
  • Credit Hours: 4
  • This course has a lecture with 3 hours.
  • This course has a lab with 3 hours.

The first semester of a year-long sequence in introductory biology designed for the science major and as a prerequisite for advanced biology courses. The topics include an introduction to scientific thinking, ecology, cell division, Mendelian genetics, evolution, and the diversity of the biological kingdoms (Bacteria, Protista, Fungi and Plantae), and plant structure and function. Laboratory exercises are designed to enhance the lecture material with hands-on experiences. Designed for students in science baccalaureate degree programs. CHEM 114 or CHEM 121 may be taken in the same semester as BIOL 121 with department approval. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding, Lab. Pre-Requisites:CHEM 121 (may be taken concurrently). Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer


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