This course investigates ecology, evolution, biochemistry, cell biology, Mendelian genetics, and diversity of life. Concepts presented in lectures are illustrated using demonstrations, activities, and experiments. Students will hone their abilities to articulate their knowledge clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Lab reports will include data collection and analysis of experimental outcomes; students should be able to apply basic algebraic skills to these analyses. Students may be assigned supplemental readings in addition to readings from the textbook.

The first mod of this course, which is shared with Intensive Biology, focuses on evolution and ecology; the second focuses on cellular biology and biochemistry.

This course fulfills the biology graduation requirement.

Min-Max Credit Hours: 2.0-2.0