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College of Extended Learning

University Prep Biology

CALS 4014

This non-credit interactive course is intended to prepare students for university-level biology courses. This course is fast-paced and takes place over 8 weeks. Assessment includes (but is not limited to) weekly quizzes, a mid-term, and final exam.

Start date: June 29, 2020
Last day to enrol: June 25, 2020 (by 4 p.m.)

Topics include:

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; and, reproductive technologies and ethical considerations.


Miller & Levine. (2010). Biology. Boston, Massachusetts: Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0-13-366951-0

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 duration of the course. Students will also be required to submit a final exam form.

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Contact: Lorna Campbell