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College of Extended Learning

Biological Principles I

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Biology BIOL 1009 Three (3) credit hours

This course surveys principles of biology from the molecular level to the cell. Topics include an introduction to the structure, function and synthesis of biological molecules, major cellular structures and processes such as proliferation, energy capture and metabolism, and reproduction and heredity. Examples are presented from both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. This course is the online version of BIOL 1001.

Instructor: Dr. Sarah Rigley MacDonald (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: None

Why take this course?

  • As an introductory biology class, the ability to pace yourself through the content is extremely valuable. The student decides when to move to the next topic and when to write their exams.
  • There are a wide variety of study resources available from YouTube tutorials to interactive practice quizzes and research articles. The student can explore their own learning style and choose which tools best suit them.
  • The course has the same content as the face-to-face option but also being able to accommodate the student’s schedule and does not require travel to campus.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • 8 x Quizzes (worth 2.5% each)
  • 2 x Midterm Exam (worth 20% each)
  • 1 x Cumulative Final Exam (worth 40%)

All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form to book.

Fees and payments

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course. For more information on fees and methods of payment, please click here.

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If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.

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