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Linda E Martin-Morris
BIOL 355
Seattle Campus

Foundations in Molecular Cell Biology

Cell biology core course for biological sciences majors. Emphasis on molecular approaches to understand cell structure, function, and regulation, and the analysis of experimental design and data interpretation. Serves as a prerequisite to advanced 400-level cell, molecular, and developmental biology courses and seminars. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in either BIOL 200, B BIO 200, TESC 130. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

Molecular cell biology

Student learning goals

To critically evaluate data, claims, experiments

To develop skills toward dissecting pertinent information from primary literature

To appreciate real-world implications of molecular cell biology research

To engage productively with a peer group

General method of instruction

Problem Based Learning (learning is based on "case studies", peer instruction, NOT lecture)

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

8 case study executive summaries

executive summaries, seminar reports, participation, on group project, and exams (2 midterms)


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Linda E Martin-Morris
Date: 05/24/2012