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Biology 4

Course Code GS-482
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open
Description: Students who complete this course are prepared for university and college career programs requiring a knowledge of more advanced biological concepts. Students will investigate - Energy relationships, metabolic reactions and enzyme requirements - Genetics and genomics - Biotechnological applications in medicine, agriculture and pharmaceuticals - Effects of ingested pharmaceutical products on homeostasis. The course allows students to - Explore the importance of evolution and evolutionary mechanisms in the formation of new species over time - Compare population dynamics over time with the effects of over-population on global warming, species disappearance, distribution of resources and - Investigate different types of community interactions in the biological world of living organisms. Students are expected to do a considerable amount of independent study and research outside of the classroom, using the library and the internet. Some laboratory work is included.