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Biology 120

Introduction to Biology II

Credits: 4

Length of Course: 14 weeks

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

Prerequisite: Biology 12. Chemistry 12 is recommended but not required.

Corequisite: English 098

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

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to biology, with an emphasis on biochemistry, anatomy and physiology.  Human biochemistry, anatomy and physiology will be compared to that of plants and other animals, from a systems biology perspective.  Examples of human pathology will also be discussed, as a method of learning human biology.

Course Outline:

Week TopicS Covered
1 Macromolecules and Cell Biology
2 Cell Membranes and Cell Metabolism
3 Plant Photosynthesis and Plant Anatomy
4 Plant Hormones
5 Animal Hsitology, Digestive System
6 Cardiovascular System I: The Heart
7 Cardiovascular System II: Circulatory System
8 Cardiovascular System III: Pulmonary System
9 Immunology and the Lymphatic System
10 Excretion and the Renal System
11 Hormones and the Endocrine System
12 Reproductive Systems
13 Neurons and the Nervous System
14 Final Exam


Weekly Quizzes 10%
Tests 40%
Lab Reports 10%
Lab Exam 10%
Final Exam 30%


J. Greg Doheny, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc. (British Columbia); B.A. (Simon Fraser), RM(CCM)
Rachel Moens, M.Sc. (British Columbia); B.Sc. (McGill)
Todd Harper, Ph.D. (New Brunswick); M.Sc., B.Sc., B.A. (St. Francis Xavier)

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