This course provides a general overview of the cell as the fundamental unit of life. Beginning with the role of cells in determining the properties and behaviors of tissues, the course moves on to describe how the cytoskeleton, membranes, and organelles interact to generate the universal properties of life. Special emphasis is given to cell communication and protein function. Half the class time is devoted to lecture and discussion and half to laboratory exercises involving the fundamental techniques of cell study.
Triad: Natural Science
Prerequisite: BIO 116 General Biology