BIOL 150 General Biology I/Lab

First of a two-semester sequence designed to study the fundamental topics of biology, this course focuses on cellular biology and genetics. The structural components of the cell, cell regulation, cellular metabolism, and cellular reproduction are covered. Laboratory exercises in cell biology include examining cell structures, metabolism, and regulation of the cell. The role of nucleic acids, genes, and the effect of mutations on cellular function are also discussed. Laboratory exercises include an introduction to molecular DNA technologies and the role of genetics in determining our identity as individual humans.