Biology 10 - Introduction to General Biology

     It is an exciting time to study biology. Every week major changes occur in the the field of biology. The frontiers of medicine is unraveling the mysteries of the genome. The human genome was recently sequenced. The consequences for the field of medicine are enormous. At the same time our planet is burdening under the strong environmental pressures of the growing human population as well as the enormous use of resources. Many other species depends on the policies and priorities of the human species.  This nonmajors course will give you a foundation in the major principles of biology. The course will survey the diversity of life, the biology of cells, the structure and function of genes and the principles of heredity, evolution, the function of selected systems in organisms as well as ecological concepts and environmental biology.

NOTE: This site is designed to support the students in Professor Svensson's Biology 10 lecture and/or laboratory sections. If you are in a different lecture or laboratory section you may find the information on this site helpful. However, rely on your assigned lecture/lab instructor for the material covered in class and for finding specific answers to questions related to those topics as you prepare for your exams.  Additional general information and resources related to the Biology 10 class and lab can be found at:

Course Information:
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Fall Semester 2011
Biology 10 Lecture Schedules/Syllabus - Svensson: 
 I am not currently teaching Biology 10
Complete Syllabus
You need to be enrolled in a separate lab section - Biology 10L
NOTE: Labs start the first week of classes (Aug 29)


Office Hours Fall Semester 2011:
Tuesdays  and Thursdays 2:15-3:45 pm in SM55 I

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Page created by: Peter Svensson
Updated: August 29,  2011