BY101 Concepts in Biology (3) A broad overview of basic biological concepts including cell structure and function, genetics, ecology, evolution and diversity. Not applicable toward major or minor. Offered every fall This course is not accepted for the Natural World Biological Science requirement.

This course is designed to introduce students to the structure and function of cells, including basic chemistry, metabolism, mitosis, meiosis, genetics, and protein synthesis.  In the lab component of this course, students will learn to use microbiological techniques to isolate, culture and study soil-derived microbes.