This course introduces the organizing principles of biology through a study of selected cellular, organismal, and ecological systems. Relevant topics are used to illustrate fundamental concepts. The course takes a thematic approach in which the chosen examples relate to a particular topic. The use of a theme topic highlights the interconnection of the various fields of biology and illustrates the complexity of relevant problems. Laboratory is required.
Prerequisites: Credit will not be granted to students who have completed BIOL 111. Students who decide to major in Biology after receiving credit for BIOL 101 should talk to the Biology chair. Students who have BIOL 101 transfer credit may not take this course.