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100-Level Course Descriptions

Introductory, Majors

BIOL 104 Principles of Biology I (4)
Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours per week. First semester of a two-semester course covering the basic principles of biology. Course emphasizes origin and definition of life; cells, their organization, chemical composition, and metabolic activity; the basis of heredity; evolution.

BIOL 106 Principles of Biology II (4)
Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours per week. A continuation of BIOL 104. Course emphasizes plant and animal development, ecology, behavior, structure and function or organ systems, and phylogeny.

BIOL 109 Biodiversity and Conservation (4)
Introduction to aspects of conservation of natural and managed ecosystems, as well as human environments. Foundations and applications of genetics and ecology of populations. Population growth and demographics, with special emphasis on human population and the implication on the sustainable use and management of resources and ecosystems. A continuation of BIOL 104 for Conservation Biology students.

BL X104 Principles of Biology (4)
1818 ACC program only. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours per week. Two-semester course covering the basic principles of biology. Course will emphasize origin and definition of life; cells, their organization, chemical composition and metabolic activity; the basis of heredity; plant and animal phylogeny. Students register in the spring.

BIOL 196 Inquiry-Based Principles of Biology (5)
Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours per week. This SLU2000 course is designed for first year students who are interested in an inquiry-based approach to the study of biodiversity, form and function, and ecology.
Prerequisite: BIOL 104.

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