PBPM-103 Introductory Biology I
Fall for 2008-2009
This first semester of an integrated two semester course focuses upon central concepts in cell biology, biological chemistry, genetics, and development. The relevance of these concepts to specialized cell function is presented with emphasis on the roles of gene expression and signal transduction in the physiology of mammalian systems, particularly the immune, reproductive, endocrine, and nervous systems. This course is a requirement for Introductory Biology II which is offered in the Spring term. Introductory Biology I and II are prerequisites for all higher level biology courses. Three 70 minute lectures, one three-hour laboratory, and a weekly recitation (optional).
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