In this course students explore the origin of life, biochemistry, transport,
energy processing, cell cycle, mitosis, DNA, RNA, protein synthesis,
meiosis, inheritance patterns, evolution, ecology, Mendelian and molecular
genetics. Students will have the opportunity to explore these ideas through
class discussion, lab experiences and independent research. Students will
analyze authentic data as a part of case studies to form evidence-based
conclusions. Ideas discussed in this course will lead to an understanding of
societal challenges as well as career paths to affect change in those areas.