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University Prep Biology (Biology 0010.00)

Winter 2018 Course Times & Tutorial Information

January 5 - April 20, 2018
Tutorials: Fridays, 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (optional)
Mid Term Exam: Friday, February 16, 2018, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Final Exam Review: Friday, April 6, 2018, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Final Exam: Friday, April 20, 2018, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(No classes on February 2 & March 30, 2018; University Holidays)

Description

University Prep Biology is designed for students who have never taken biology, or who want to improve their knowledge before taking a Majors university biology course. Designed by Faculty in the Dalhousie Biology Department, Biology 0010.00 is accepted Dalhousie University (including Nursing) in place of NS Grade 12 Biology.

Prerequisite

None.

What Will I Learn?

You will gain a solid fuondation in the subject by learning the major concepts of cell biology, genetics and evolution and how they relate to our society. Topics include:

  • What is life and the Scientific method
  • Cells and the Chemistry of Life
  • Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
  • Cancer, mitosis and meiosis
  • Mendelian genetics, Inheritance of traits
  • DNA replication and Forensiscs
  • Genes, Proteins and Genetic Engineering
  • Reproduction and Development
  • The Nervous system, Mental illness, Drugs
  • Evidence for Evolution, Natural Selection, Human health
  • Life's Origins, Biodiversity and Human Origins

Course Structure

This class uses both lecture and laboratory experiences to enhance your understanding of Biology. You should be prepared to spend a minimum of 3 hours for every hour of class time in order to learn the material and to complete exercises.

* University Prep courses are non-credit preparatory courses. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that each course he/she enrolls in is accepted at other post-secondary institutions, beyond Dalhousie University.