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BIOL 11000 Fundamentals of Biology I

Session Offered:

Fall,Spring,Summer Credit 4.0




BIOL 11000/11100 is a two-semester principles of biology sequence that introduces students to the major concepts of the discipline, with emphasis on the experimental and logical basis of the information presented.  BIOL 11000/11100 includes lectures and laboratories that begin with atoms and build to the diversity of life.  Topics include chemistry, biochemistry of macromolecules, cell structure and function, photosynthesis, respiration, evolution, the diversity of life and DNA structure and replication.  This course is intended as the first semester of two semesters.  These courses are NOT independent and should be taken in sequence.


Refer to current term instructor


Dr. Friedman's Course:

Title: Biology

ISBN: 9781259188138

Author: Peter Raven

Edition: 11th


Dr. Humphrey's Course:

We will use an online version of the textbook called Connect, and an interactive classroom software called Poll Everywhere (Connect and Poll Everywhere are required for the course).

Purchase options are available at 'University Bookstore'

• Package 1- Contains an access card with a subscription to Connect (that students will use to complete homework assignments and it also contains access to the E-book), and an access card with a subscription to Poll Everywhere.

• Package 2- Contains everything in package 1 + a loose leaf version of the textbook.

Title: Biology

Author: Peter Raven

Edition: 12th


Evening Exams Required

Learning Community: Animalia (Fall only)


Students are graded on a straight percent scale.  The scale may be adjusted depending on student performance.  Evening exams will be given.  There will be three hour exams and a comprehensive final exam that are in multiple-choice format.  For the laboratory, there are three practical exams.  In addition, laboratory and recitation participation points can be earned during each session

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