Kenyon Equivalent: BIOLOGY 101Y: FROM CELL TO ORGANISM Credit: 0.5
The focus is on the structure and function of cells and multicellular tissues. A biochemical approach is used through most of the topics, which include molecular and organellar organization of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, transport and energy management, and the structure of tissues in plants and animals, as examples. The course is designed to introduce the student to the process of scientific thinking as well as to the principles of cellular biology. Some research methodology and approaches to unanswered questions are examined. Evaluation is based on assignments, attendance, class participation, and exams.
BIOL 115 Energy in Living Systems Credit: 0.5
Energy flow is a unifying principle across a range of living systems, from cells to ecosystems. With energy flow as a major theme, this course covers macromolecules, cells, respiration and photosynthesis, physiology and homeostasis, population and community interactions, and ecosystems. Throughout the course, the diversity of life is explored. The course also introduces students to the process of scientific thinking through discussion of research methodology and approaches. Majors and nonmajors may enroll. Biology majors should take this class prior to the junior year. No prerequisites. This course will be offered every year.