Science of Biology
Cell Bio & Physiology College of Life Sciences
General biology course designed for biological science majors, emphasizing the scientific method, cell theory, biochemical unity, the central dogma, bioenergetics, reproduction, and evolutionary theory. Examples of these biological principles will focus on whole organism biology such as physiology, neuroscience, and developmental biology examples.
Fall, Winter, Spring
Additional seats for specific sections may be available to Freshman Mentoring participants through envelopes. NOTE: Also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.
Understand and be able to use the scientific method: 1. Think critically about the purposes and objectives of scientific studies and data. 2. Become observant of and curious about patterns and processes in living things. 3. Ask essential, specific, answerable questions about observations. 4. Form hypotheses about biological patterns and processes that are testable.
Understand well the following foundational concepts: 1. Cell theory and biological compartments 2. Chemistry of life (biochemical unity, central dogma) 3. Bioenergetics (biotransformation of energy) 4. Reproduction (fission, mitosis, meiosis) 5. Evolutionary theory