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Do you need an introduction or refresher to molecular cell biology?   This course will introduce students to the field of molecular biology by providing the necessary background in biology and chemistry; examining key discoveries and figures from the history of the field of molecular biology; providing an overview of the key tenants and organizing principles of the discipline; introducing the most important methods and techniques used by molecular biologists; showcasing how advances in molecular biology have led to practical technologies; and discussing the ethical implications of certain lines of research.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply the scientific method to generate, test, critique, refine (or abandon) hypotheses
  • Summarize and explain the key tenants of molecular biology
  • Understand the design and significance of crucial experiments from the history of 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-40001
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)