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 Course Title:   Majors Cell/Molecular Biology

 Title Abbreviation:   MAJORS CELL/MOLECULAR

 Department:    BIOL&

 Course #:    222

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

For students intending to major in the sciences. Metabolism and energetics, structure and function of biomolecules, cell structure and function, current applications of biotechnology and molecular biology. Second course of three-quarter series. Lab included.


Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 and MATH 099 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. BIOL& 221 with a 2.0 or higher and CHEM& 162 with a 2.0 or higher or concurrent enrollment in CHEM& 162, or instructor permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Natural Sciences  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
UW 200
WWU 205

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the cellular basis of life and its hierarchical organization
  2. Understand the storage, inheritance and expression of genetic information
  3. Explain genome and proteome organization
  4. Describe energy acquisition and cellular metabolism
  5. Describe the origins of life
  6. Apply the principles of the scientific method to critical thinking

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.
9.2 Demonstrate their understanding of the principles of scientific methods, analysis, and reasoning.

Course Contents

  1. Macromolecules: structure and function
  2. Organization and function of the cell
  3. Cellular membranes/ Cell signaling
  4. Energy, Enzymes and Metabolism
  5. DNA and its role in heredity
  6. DNA to protein: genotype to phenotype
  7. The genetics of viruses and prokaryotes
  8. Gene regulation
  9. Gametogenesis/embryonic development