University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jan 27, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

BIOL 189A - Fundamentals of Life Science Lecture

(3 units)
Survey of contemporary biology topics including major biological molecules, cell structure and function, basic physiology, cellular metabolism, and genetics. For majors who require biology as part of their professional career preparation; cannot be used as a pre-requisite for BIOL 191 or BIOL 300. Credit allowed in only one of BIOL 189A, BIOL 189, or BIOL 190.

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

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. integrate knowledge of chemistry and the major biological molecules to relate structure to function in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, with an emphasis on human cells and tissues.
2. analyze cellular process including membrane dynamics, signaling, energy acquisition via cellular respiration and fermentation, and the cell cycle.
3. describe the foundations of Mendelian and molecular genetics, and the importance of the structure of DNA and gene expression.
4. apply cell biology concepts to the understanding of stem cells, cancer, and viruses.

Click here for course scheduling information. | Check course textbook information

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)