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BIO101: Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology

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This course covers the fundamentals of molecular and cellular biology. By the end of the course, students will understand basic biological concepts, the structure of biological molecules, cellular processes like metabolism and reproduction, genetics, and gene expression. The course teaches skills such as understanding cellular structures, analyzing biological molecules, and interpreting genetic principles. The teaching method includes lectures, readings, quizzes, and a final exam. This course is intended for beginners with an interest in biology or related fields.


  • Course Introduction
  • Unit 1: Introduction to Biology
  • Unit 2: Basic Chemistry
  • Unit 3: Biological Molecules
  • Unit 4: Cells and Cell Membranes
  • Unit 5: Metabolism, Enzymes, and Cellular Respiration
  • Unit 6: Photosynthesis
  • Unit 7: Cellular Reproduction: Mitosis
  • Unit 8: Cellular Reproduction: Meiosis
  • Unit 9: Mendelian Genetics and Chromosomes
  • Unit 10: Gene Expression
  • Study Guide
  • Course Feedback Survey
  • Certificate Final Exam
  • Saylor Direct Credit


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