Spring 2020 - BISC 100 D100

Introduction to Biology (4)

Class Number: 2598

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    SSCC 9000, Burnaby

    Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    SSCC 9000, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Students with a C or better in Biology 12, who are considering a BISC Major, are encouraged to proceed directly to BISC 101 and 102.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to the basic concepts of biology, emphasizing evolution as a unifying theme. Topics include cell structure, mitosis and meiosis, DNA structure and function, evolution and population and ecosystem ecology. Students with credit for BISC 101, 102 or 113, or succeeding biology courses, may not take BISC 100 for further credit. Breadth-Science.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course emphasizes evolution and scientific inquiry as unifying themes. The diversity and the unity of all living organisms and the methods by which biologists answer questions about the living world are presented in this context. Topics covered include the characteristics of living organisms, reproduction, metabolism, and ecology.

Grading

  • Lecture MT (3 @ 20% each) 60%
  • Lab MT 10%
  • Lab Final 25%
  • Tutorials 5%
  • Show and Tell (optional) 3 bonus marks%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Campbell; Essential Biology (7th edition)

Registrar Notes:

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