Course Description


This course is intended for the student interested in understanding and appreciating common biological topics in the study of the smallest units within biology: molecules and cells. Molecular and cellular biology is a dynamic field. There are thousands of opportunities within the medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and industrial fields (just to name a few) for a person with a concentrated knowledge of molecular and cellular processes. This course will give you a general introduction to these topics. In addition to preparing for a diversity of career paths, an understanding of molecular and cell biology will help you make sound decisions in your everyday life that can positively impact your diet and health.


This course includes the following units:

- Unit 1: Introduction to Biology

- Unit 2: Basic Chemistry

- Unit 3: Biological Molecules

- Unit 4: Cells and Cell Membranes

- Unit 5: Enzymes, Metabolism, Cellular Respiration

- Unit 6: Photosynthesis

- Unit 7: Cellular Reproduction: Mitosis

- Unit 8: Cellular Reproduction: Meiosis

- Unit 9: Mendelian Genetics and Chromosomes

- Unit 10: Gene Expression

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