Biology 1 (BIO 101+L)


High School Diploma or equivalent.

Course Description

This course is a thorough introduction to general concepts, methods, and applications of modern biology. Starting with an overview of the chemical basis of life, biological function at the molecular and cellular levels is emphasized through coverage of topics that include: biomolecules and their roles in cellular structure and function, cellular metabolism and respiration (aerobic and anaerobic), cellular transportation and intercellular recognition, and the function of subcellular structures in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. The later part of the course explores classical and molecular genetics, including gene expression, as well as the basics on biotechnology, genomics, evolution theories, and phylogeny. Laboratory activities foster scientific investigation of biological phenomena pertaining to the topics covered in lecture.

This course is offered for either 4 credits or 5 credits. Please contact the school(s) to which you are planning to transfer your credits to confirm how many will be required for your program. You must notify ISP of the number of credits you will be earning before your class begins so we can plan your coursework accordingly. Note that this course includes 1 unit of laboratory work.

$100 credit for Textbook

Reece JB, Urry LA, Cain ML, Wasserman SA, Minorsky PV, Jackson RB. Campbell Biology. 10th Edition. San Francisco, CA: Pearson Benjamin Cummings; 2013. ISBN-10: 0-321-775-651

Every ISP student entering Biology 1 receives a $100 credit toward the purchase of textbooks. These textbooks are utilized in both Level 1 and Level 2 so you will not have to invest in additional materials when you graduate to the higher level course. For more information, please refer to our Textbook Policy.

Continue your studies with Biology 2.

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