Introductory Biology

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An introduction to the major concepts of biology with emphasis on its relevance to current problems in the world. The course stresses the scientific process, genetics, heredity, cellular structure, cellular chemistry, evolution, reproduction, ecology, behavior, and diversity of plants and animals.
Prerequisite: None

Unit 1

Biology Today

Lessons Homework HW Quiz
1.   Cells 1 1
2.   Essential Chemistry for Biology 2 2
3.   The Molecules of Life 3 3
4.   A Tour of the Cell 4 4
5.   The Working Cell 5 5
6.   Cellular Respiration: Obtaining Energy from Food 6 6
7.   Photosynthesis: Using Light to Make Food 7 7

Unit 1 Test

 

Unit 2

Genetics

Lessons Homework HW Quiz
8.   Cellular Reproduction: Cells from Cells 8 8
9.   Patterns of Inheritance 9 9
10.   The Structure and Function of DNA 10 10
11.   How Genes Are Controlled 11 11
12.   DNA Technology 12 12

Unit 2 Test

 

Unit 3

Evolution and Diversity

Lessons Homework HW Quiz
13.   How Populations Evolve 13 13
14.   How Biological diversity Evolves 14 14
15.   The Evolution of Microbial Life 15 15
16.   Plants, Fungi, and the Move onto Land 16 16
17.   The Evolution of Animals 17 17

Unit 3 Test

 

Unit 4

Ecology & Plant Structure

Lessons Homework HW Quiz
18.   An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere 18 18
19.   The Life of a Flowering Plant 19 19

Unit 4 Test

 

Final

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