Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    Jul 17, 2024  
Courses of Study 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOMG 1350 - Introductory Biology: Cell and Developmental Biology

(BIO-AG, PBS-AS, BIO-AS)      
Fall, Spring, Summer. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Biological sciences majors must take course for a letter grade. Students may not receive credit for BIOG 1140  after taking BIOMG 1350.

Fall, T. Huffaker; Spring, C. Fromme, K. Liu; Summer, S. Jesch.

The course introduces molecular mechanisms that underlie the organization, division, and growth of individual cells; how they organize during embryonic development to form functional tissues and organs in multicellular organisms; and how their misbehavior contributes to disease. Students seeking additional help with the material taught in BIOMG 1350 should consider the active learning supplemental class BIOMG 1035  (see course catalog for details). The learning outcomes below indicate the topics and skills that students should master upon completion of the course.

Outcome 1: The internal organization of the cell, cellular organelles and their main functions.

Outcome 2: The four major classes of macromolecules in cells.

Outcome 3: The diversity of structures that allow proteins to execute nearly all of a cell’s myriad functions.

Outcome 4: The molecular basis of various cellular processes such as secretory pathway and the cell cycle.

Outcome 5: The signaling pathways used by cells to communicate with each other and with their environment.

Outcome 6: Individual cell behaviors that act to promote form and function of embryonic tissue and organs.

Outcome 7: How to apply concepts learned in class to interpret hypothetical experimental observations.

Outcome 8: How to acquire scientific information from various databases and from the primary literature.

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