CALS 4014 - University Prep Biology

This non-credit interactive course is intended to prepare students for university level biology courses. This course is fast-paced and takes place over 10 weeks. Assessment includes (but is not limited to) weekly quizzes, a mid-term and final exam.

Some of the topics covered in this course are:

  • Cell Structure
  • Mitosis and cellular reproduction
  • Meiosis and the production of gametes
  • DNA structure and replication
  • Gene expression: protein synthesis and genetic mutation
  • Mendelian genetics
  • Inheritance
  • Genetic engineering/human genomics
  • Evolutionary theory
  • Mechanisms and patterns of evolution
  • Neuron structure and function
  • Central and peripheral nervous systems
  • Glands and hormone action
  • Homeostasis and feedback mechanisms
  • Male and female reproductive systems
  • Fertilization, development and childbirth
  • Reproductive technologies and ethical considerations

Course Start Date: January 8, 2018
Last day for refund - January 12
Last day to enrol - January 4

Cost: $325 + HST

Textbook: Miller & Levine. (2010). Biology. Boston, Massachusetts: Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0-13-366951-0
Note: The textbook is mandatory, and students must have it on the start date of the course.

You may purchase the textbook through the University Bookstore, either in-person or online. 

This course is delivered entirely online via Desire2Learn (D2L) and Skype for Business. Students must have access to a computer, microphone and speakers, or a headset. Students will be required to participate in a live, interactive session to take place one evening per week for the course’s duration.

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