University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jun 26, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022
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BIOL 190A - Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Lecture

(3 units)
Introduction to the molecular and cellular basis of living organisms, including cell structure and function, principles of genetics and early development.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 121A  and CHEM 121L  with a “C-” or better, or CHEM 201 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 2
Units of Discussion/Recitation: 1
Offered: Every Fall, Spring, and Summer

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. integrate knowledge of basic chemistry and major biological molecules to relate structure to cellular function.
2. analyze the central importance of cells (prokaryotic and eukaryotic) as the units of life where complex metabolic reactions take place.
3. describe the foundations of Mendelian genetics and chromosomal theory and apply these to contemporary concepts in genetics.
4. apply basic knowledge of the structure and function of nucleic acids to modern biological research.

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