Introduction to Biology

Code: BIOL1070

Course description

Are you interested in learning more about living things, or perhaps beginning to train for a career in the healthcare or medical professions? This course will help you understand the structure and function of the human body at the level of your tiniest living components—your cells. You'll also learn about DNA—what it is, what it does, and even a little bit about how forensic scientists use it to solve crimes. The knowledge you'll gain from this course is essential to understanding the fundamental causes of human disease, and will prepare you for more advanced courses in human anatomy and physiology. We'll begin the course by focusing on the structure and function of your cells. You'll get to know how your cells are organized, then you'll explore how they obtain the materials and energy your body needs. After you've mastered cells, we'll examine DNA and figure out how it sends messages that have a major impact on your physical appearance, general health, and even your personality traits. You'll look at how your cells divide for growth and sexual reproduction, and how you can pass some of your traits on to your children. As a grand finale, you'll bring together many of the elements you've learned to understand cancer—what causes it, how it progresses, and how it can be treated. As you explore each topic, you'll have lots of opportunities to deepen your understanding and relate what you're learning to your own life. When things get complicated, you'll have the guidance you need, so you won't get overwhelmed by the details. By the end of the course, you'll have a better appreciation of the fundamental characteristics of living things as well as a solid foundation in the biology of human beings and the biological and medical sciences.

Course details

Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Start Date
Day/Time
Delivery
Campus
Cost
Availability
Start Date: Jan. 16, 2019
Day/Time:
Delivery: Online
Campus: Online
Cost: $193.32
 
End date: Mar. 18, 2019
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

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Start Date: Feb. 13, 2019
Day/Time:
Delivery: Online
Campus: Online
Cost: $193.32
 
End date: Apr. 15, 2019
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Start Date: Mar. 13, 2019
Day/Time:
Delivery: Online
Campus: Online
Cost: $193.32
 
End date: May. 13, 2019
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

Not all courses are offered each term. Spring 2019 registration opens February 4, 2019. Fall 2019 registration opens July 8, 2019.