May 31, 2023  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 131 - General Biology I


A study of the cell, the fundamental unit of biological structure and function. An introductory section on bioenergetics and biochemistry lay the groundwork for the consideration of the cell through a modern interdisciplinary approach. The course examines the ultrastructure of the cell and of the most universal cell functions: transport, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, cellular reproduction, and protein synthesis. Lecture themes are illustrated in the laboratory. 3 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Literacy.

Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; and eligible for MAT 080, Math Module 70 or 80.
General Education Elective(s): Science
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.

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