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White Hall 206
Biology 141 and 142 will provide a topic-driven overview of molecular and cellular biology and genetics. Biology 142 will introduce evolution, population biology, molecular genetics, genomics, cell signaling, and development. The topics covered in class will address major issues in human biology and medicine. The integrated lecture and lab will emphasize the basic principles and critical thinking involved in modern biological discovery. In lab, students will design and perform experiments using several important model systems. Students must also register for a Biology 141 Laboratory. Some lecture and lab exams may be administered in the evening. PRS (Personal Response System) RF clickers will be used in class.
Biology 141 and 142 are required of all biology majors, and Biology 141, along with Chemistry 141, should be taken in the fall of the Freshman year by prospective biology majors; Biology 142 and Chemistry 142 in spring of the Freshman year. If scheduling precludes taking both, it is recommended that you take Chemistry 141 before Biology 141. Biology 141 and 142 are prerequisites for all biology courses above the 100 level and meet the biology and genetics premedical requirements.
AP Biology scores of 4 or 5 count for Biology 141 (for Freshmen entering Fall 2008 and later). Biology 142 will still be required.
Biology 120 (Concepts in Biology w/Lab) is recommended for non-science majors who are not premed but who wish to satisfy the Life Science Lab requirement for the GER.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- 2011. Biological Science-Emory University Customized Edition, 2nd Edition (2011). ISBN: 978-1-256-13643-9.
- 2011. Essentials of Genetics-Emory University Customized Edition, 2nd Edition (2011). ISBN: 978-1-256-13981-2.
- Personal Response System (PRS) Clickers.
Recommended Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- Practicing Biology Workbook & Study Guide-Emory University Customized Edition, 2nd Edition. ISBN: 978-1-256-13982-9.
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