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This course will immerse students in the fields of cellular and molecular biology by providing the necessary background in biology and chemistry; examining key discoveries and figures from the history of the cellular and molecular biology; providing an overview of the key tenants and organizing principles of the discipline; introducing the most important methods and techniques used by cellular and molecular biologists; showcasing how advances in molecular biology have led to practical technologies; and discussing the ethical implications of certain lines of research.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply the scientific method to generate, test, critique, refine (or abandon) hypotheses
  • Summarize and explain the key tenants of cellular and molecular biology
  • Understand the design and significance of crucial experiments from the history of cellular and molecular biology
  • Describe common experimental methods and techniques used by molecular biologists
  • Recognize multiple important practical applications that have arisen from the field of molecular biology

Course Number: BIOL-40358
Credit: 4.50 unit(s)

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