This course uses a single biological theme, for example human-viral interactions, to illustrate core biological concepts and motivate development of science competencies. Students are expected to learn how the structures of biological molecules relate to their functions; how biological information is stored and retrieved in diverse organisms; how mutation and selection have led to genetic changes and what molecular evidence supports evolution through time; how biological systems interact; and how to construct mathematical models that lead to testable predictions. Prerequisite: BIOL 2312/2112
4 credits
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities