This course provides a perspective on the biology of the human animal. It explores humans from the level of our chemical components to the cooperation of organ systems which sustain life. The basic concepts of biochemistry, cell structure and function, digestion and nutrition, reproduction, genetics, and evolution are covered. This is a laboratory science course designed primarily for non-biology majors. Laboratory exercises include microscopy, dissections, genetic analysis and experimentation.

Course Notes

BIOL 104 is an approved Science and Technology course for Cap Core requirements. BIOL 104 is an approved Science course. BIOL 104 is an approved Lab Science course.

Students who plan to study nursing or other health sciences are encouraged to take Biology 112 and 113.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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