BIO 112 Cell and Molecular Biology, 4 credits

The course focuses on the cellular and molecular principles of biology with emphasis on the interrelationship of structure and function of cells, organelles, subcellular structures. Major biochemical processes including cellular respiration, photosynthesis, and genetic processes will be examined at the molecular level. Cell-cell interaction and cellular responses to environment will be studied by examination of intracellular and intercellular signals mechanisms. Cell division, cell cycles and cell differentiation will also be discussed. Laboratory will provide an opportunity for students to actively investigate cell structure and cell processes using modern methods, technology and instrumentation. Lecture 3 hours per week, lab 3 hours per week

Prerequisite: BIO 111