BIOSC 0100 Preparation for Biology

This course is intended for students who have not had high school biology in the past five years to prepare them for taking Foundations of Biology 1 (BIOSC 0150) and 2 (BIOSC 0160). The lecture will cover a subset of topics from Foundations of Biology 1 and 2, including a discussion of basic chemistry used in biology, cell biology including mitosis and meiosis, an introduction to genetics and molecular biology. The weekly recitations will explore topics covered in lecture in more depth and integrate problem solving and study skills. Some laboratory exercises may also be included in the recitation period to re-enforce the lecture topics by giving students the opportunity to investigate the experimental aspect of biology. The laboratory exercises and assignments will focus on data analysis, problem-solving and writing skills.

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