Undergraduate Catalog Course Description: BIOL 105. Introduction to Biological Sciences. (3-0-3).
An introduction to biological chemistry, cell structure and function, ecology, evolution, organismal diversity, reproduction, and genetics. Not acceptable for biology majors or minors.
Instructor’s Course Description: BIOL 105 serves as an introduction to (1) fundamental life processes: chemistry and cellular organization of life, energy and metabolism, reproduction, genetics, and molecular biology; (2) the organisms in the biosphere: microbes, fungi, plants, and animals, as well as their evolution; and (3) the interactions of organisms with one another and their environment. Where appropriate, emphasis is placed on the human organism. Current biological news and issues are also incorporated.