20118 General Biology I: Cells, Genetics, Evolution and Diversity 1

Credits: 6 introductory credits in Life Sciences

Prerequisites: none

The course is based on a Hebrew translation of Volume I of Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (8th ed.), by C. Starr and R. Taggart (Wadsworth, 1998).

Together with General Biology II, this course presents a broad overview of the varied branches of Biology. It presents the basic life phenomena and processes as well as the main research topics of modern Biology. The course includes two mandatory laboratory sessions. A multimedia presentation on evolution and diversity and taped lectures on the human genome and on evolution are on the course website.

Topics: Principles of cellular life; Principles of inheritance; Principles of evolution; Evolution and diversity.

1There is some overlap in the content of this and other courses. For details, see Overlapping Courses.