surrounded by life. Hopefully you have occasionally stopped
to ponder the amazing aspects of the plants and animals that
you encounter. These organisms often live very different
lives compared to your own. At the same time you would be
surprised to know that these life forms have much in common.
Today is indeed an exciting time to study biology. Major changes are continuously occurring in the the field. The frontiers of molecular biology and medicine are 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 non-majors course will give you a foundation in the major principles of biology. This 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.
The Course: Biology 10 is composed of a lecture and a laboratory component. You are expected to participate in two lectures per week (3 hours) as well as being concurrently enrolled in a laboratory section (3 hours). During the summer you will have a lecture and a lab every day (MTWTh). The class is transferable to the University of California as well as to the California State University. It also fulfills the science lab requirement.
Enrollment: As you enroll in a lecture section you are also required to enroll in a separate laboratory section. The laboratory section may be taught by the same instructor that you have in lecture, but chances are that it will be a different instructor. It is relatively easy to find a spot in a lecture section. The number of students in the class is restricted by the number of seats available in our lab sections. If you are considering taking this class it is essential that you enroll in one of the laboratory sections. If you currently are enrolled in a lecture section you will need to find a seat in a laboratory section as soon as possible. Our advice is to go to any lab section that fits your schedule on the first day of the class. If you show up on the second class meeting (lab) chances are almost zero that you will be able to enroll. Your chances are considerably higher on the first day of class. It is important that you add your class before the final add date. After the date has passed it will be very difficult to add the course (if at all).
Contact your instructor if you need to determine your current
standing in the class.
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