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Preparation for Introductory Biology: DNA to Organisms


Provider
coursera

Price
Free

School
University of California, Irvine

Type
University

Instructors
Adrienne Williams, Diane O'Dowd

Category
Life Sciences

Duration
4 weeks

Format
Video

Language
English

Description
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. WARNING: This course is more "strict" than many Coursera courses: It makes heavy use of peer assessment assignments. They are required to earn a Distinction certificate. Quizzes are timed All quizzes and peer assessments have weekly due dates This course will cover the foundational concepts of cell biology and chemistry: Parts of a cell and its membrane Polarity, charge and water Membrane transport, rearranging the cell and  cell movement Biological macromolecules and their functional chemistry Manufacturing and transporting of proteins Membrane potentials and action potentials Genes, alleles, mutations Cellular respiration, photosynthesis as redox reactions This course is part of a research project to study student learning at UCI. The study information sheet is posted here. You can opt out of your data being used as part of anonymous analysis by contacting Dr. Sun as listed on the information sheet.

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