Preparation for Introductory Biology: DNA to Organisms
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Course Date: 23 August 2014 to 20 September 2014 (4 weeks)
Through this class you should be able to explain basic concepts in cellular and molecular biology using correct terminology, as well as develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can be applied to all of your studies of biology.
Dr. Adrienne Williams received her Ph.D. in comparative animal physiology from the University of California, Irvine. She is a lecturer with twelve years of experience teaching university-level biology and physiology. She conducts biology education research at the University of California, Irvine and has been associated with Bio 93 for the past eight years.
Professor Diane O'Dowd holds a Ph.D. in neurobiology from the University of California, San Diego.
For the past 20 years Professor O'Dowd's research lab at UCI has studied the activity of living neurons from the brains of both flies and mice. Using molecular genetic manipulations and whole cell electrophysiology, she and her team are exploring the role of specific genes in regulating functional plasticity of developing and mature neural circuits.
This course is designed for students who are taking or about
to take introductory biology at the college level. Its focus will be providing the repeated
practice and critical thinking activities that will enable students to be
successful in the class in which they are formally enrolled.
This course will
cover the foundational concepts of cell biology and chemistry:
Parts of a cell and its membrane
Polarity, charge and water
Membrane transport, rearranging the cell and cell movement
Biological macromolecules and their functional chemistry
Manufacturing and transporting of proteins
Will I get a certificate after completing this class?
Yes. Students who successfully complete this class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment from Coursera.