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BIO 210

BIO 210: Cellular Biology

Students involved in the pH and Buffers Lab

Catalog Description:  BIO 210 - CELLULAR BIOLOGY
(A) Examination of the molecular and biochemical systems central to cellular structures and processes including organelles and some specialized cell types. Prerequisites: BIO 201-202, CHE 221-222. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Fulfills: LASR. (4 cr. hr.)
Frequency code A = offered every semester
Additional frequency code descriptions can be found in the Terminology Guide .

Dr. NelsonAdditional Information:  This course is taught both Fall and Spring semesters by Dr. Nelson and the laboratories are held in Bowers Hall 1313.  This is generally a moderately sized class of mostly sophomores. There are two hour exams and the final plus lab reports and quizzes in lab.  The course can be taken as Writing Intensive.  A wide range of topics is covered in this course as you can see below and a general comment by students is that the course covers a great deal of material.

DNA moleculeLecture: The course is designed to progressively build levels of understanding.  The beginning of the course covers topics that pick up from prerequisite chemistry courses by looking at the structure of "biological molecules".  This provides the background to learn about the interactions between molecules such as those that are responsible for the structure and function of membranes which are important to so many biological processes.  This knowledge is then built upon to learn about processes that take place in cellular organelles.  Finally, we examine some specialized cell types which allows students to see how many of the functions previously studied work together.

Lab:  Many of the laboratory exercises reinforce the lecture topics and involve work with a large variety of equipment including microscopes, pH meters, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, electrophoresis and computers.