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Biology 110

Introduction to Biology I

Credits: 4

Length of Course: 14 weeks

Classroom Hours Per Week: 4 hours lecture, 2 hours lab

Prerequisite: Biology 12

Corequisite: English 098

Text: Biology, N.A. Campbell, Benjamin Cummings Publishing Company, 2014

Course Description:

This is an introductory course surveying diversity of organisms, ecological and evolutionary principles, mechanisms of inheritance and cell structure.

Course Outline:

Week Topics Covered Lab
1 Cell Ultrastructure Intro Lab
2 Mitosis and Meiosis 1
3 Principles of Mendelian Genetics 6
4 Molecular Genetics 7
5 Gene Expression 8+9
6 Basic Principles of Evolution Midterm Exam
7 Principles of Classification Break
8 Intro to Prokaryotes and Protists 5
9 Intro to Plant Diversity 2
10 Intro to Animal Diversity 3
11 Intro to Fungal Diversity 4
12 Basic Principles of Ecology Open Lab
13 Basic Principles of Ecology, Review Lab Exam
14 Final Exam  


Tests and Quizzes 15%
Midterm Exam 20%
Final Exam (essay questions) 40%
Lab Exam 10%
Lab Reports 15%


Rachel Moens, M.Sc. (British Columbia); B.Sc. (McGill)

Greg Doheny, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc., (British Columbia); B.A. (Simon Fraser)

Todd Harper, Ph.D. (New Brunswick); M.Sc., B.Sc., B.A. (St. Francis Xavier)

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