Term: Fall 2017
Exploring biology from cells to organisms. Topics include origins of life, ancestral organisms, uni- and multi- cellular energetics, evolution of respiration and metabolism, and the genetic code. Credit not given for both BCOR 011 and BIOL 001. Pre/co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment or credit in CHEM 031 or CHEM 032.
Selected topics from the full year of introductory biology, compressed into one semester. For students with demonstrated mastery of basic biology (e.g., AP credit). Permission required. Credit not given for BCOR 021 and BIOL 001 or BCOR 011. Pre/co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment or credit in CHEM 031, CHEM 035, or CHEM 051.
The basis of inheritance, covering topics from classical genetics to modern molecular studies. Analysis of genetic data emphasized, from prokaryotic, animal, and plant systems. Prerequisites: BIOL 001 or BCOR 011, and BIOL 002 or BCOR 012; or BCOR 021; and also CHEM 031, CHEM 035, or CHEM 051, and CHEM 032, CHEM 036, or CHEM 052.
Ecosystem and community structure, population growth, species interactions and niche dynamics, population and chromosomal genetics, speciation in fossil records, ecology of animal behavior, applied ecology. Prerequisites: BIOL 001 and BIOL 002, or BCOR 011 and BCOR 012, or BCOR 021; MATH 019 or MATH 021.
Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.