|Course Description: How is information generated, transmitted,
stored, and maintained in biological systems? The endeavor to
understand the flow of biological information represents a fundamental
undertaking of the life sciences. This introductory course examines
the mechanisms of heredity, the replication and expression of
genetic information, and the function of genes in the process
of evolution, with an emphasis on the tools of genetics and molecular
biology to address research questions in these areas. Majors and
nonmajors may enroll. Biology majors should take this class prior
to the junior year. Prerequisites: BIOL 115 or permission of instructor.
This course will be offered every year.