This two-semester course is designed with three goals in mind: (1) |
to provide students with an understanding of the unifying themes in
modern biology, (2) to introduce students to the diversity of life
forms at all levels of organization, and (3) to illustrate the methods
and modes of scientific inquiry in the biological sciences. The emphasis
is on cellular and molecular biology during one semester and organismic
and evolutionary biology during the other semester. Both semesters must be
completed before a student can enroll in advanced courses offered to satisfy
the requirements of the biology major. Qualified students must obtain
approval from the chair of the department to have this requirement waived.
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA).