DNA to Organisms - Online course by University of California, Irvine

By Vidhya Shree

DNA to Organisms  - Online course

Preparation for Introductory Biology: DNA to Organisms is an online course by University of California, Irvine. Through this course students 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 studies of biology.

About the course
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.

Course Syllabus
Week 1: Atoms, molecules, water, carbon, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids.
Week 2: Membrane structure and fluidity, membrane function and transport
Week 3: The cytoskeleton, organelles and protein manufacturing.
Week 4: Genes and alleles, inheritance, and disease

Prerequisites

  • No background required.
  • Students who have had high school biology and algebra will find the class much easier.

Course Format
There will be four units in the course. For each unit, you will:

  • Watch basics videos and take online quizzes
  • Answer short essay questions within the Peer Assessment tool
  • Study classic and current biological research projects and answer questions about them in the Peer Assessment tool

Course Sessions
August 23, 2014 - September 14, 2014

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