||BI 171 FMCC Catalog Course Description:
General Biology 2 - Molecules and
Cells FA 4 s.h.
A course in general biological principles relating cell
structure to function. Topics discussed include the origin
and evolution of life; biochemistry; energetics; the
molecular basis of cell metabolism; principles of heredity
and the genetic control of cell activity; cell division;
the homeostatic regulation of the cell environment.
Physiological processes at the organismic level are analyzed
and correlated with the simpler manifestations at
the cell level. The course emphasizes modern research,
the nature and philosophy of science, and the art of
experimentation as carried on concurrently in the laboratory
portion of the course. Hours of class per week: 3.
Hours of lab per week: 3. General Education: N.