General Biology I

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Description: This course is the first in a two part series covering a general study of life processes, emphasizing basic concepts of biology suitable as a general education elective for non-science majors. Concepts to be covered in this first part include: Scientific method, and importance of scientific literacy, biological principles of life; levels of biological organization, importance of chemistry for life; characteristics of biological molecules, the cell as a living unit, variations in cell structure, characteristics of the plasma membrane, diffusion, osmosis, active transport, other transport methods for large molecules, energy capture and transfer: photosynthesis and glucose catabolism.

Registration for this course includes lecture (BIO111) and lab (BIO111L).

Upcoming 100% In-Classroom Course Offerings:
Aug. 25, 2018 - Sep. 19, 2018 (Saturday/Sunday)
Oct. 18, 2018 - Nov. 14, 2018 (Thursday/Friday)
Oct. 20, 2018 - Nov. 14, 2018 (Saturday/Sunday)

Prerequisites: please contact the Office of Admissions for information regarding prerequisite requirements for this course.
Course Format: All Accelerated Science Courses take place in 4 or 5 weeks. Classes and laboratories are offered in many formats such as daytime, weekend, and hybrid. All courses repeat regularly, giving many opportunities to complete the course(s) you need.

Classes fill quickly, so please do not wait to apply. Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. All courses are listed in SCU publications and the application regardless of the current number of registrants. Registration is not confirmed until an email is sent. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please confirm registration by emailing [email protected].

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