Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: BIO                                     Course Number: 103                                    
Course Title: Modern Biology I
Subject: Biology
CUNY Subject Area: BIOL
Minimum Credits: 5.0                                     Maximum Credits: 5.0                                     Hours per week: 7.5


This course is for students majoring in Forensic Science, Cell and Molecular Biology, or Toxicology, or minoring in Biology or Chemistry, and who have a strong math and science background. Modern Biology I is the first half of an in-depth exploration of the basic properties of living systems on the molecular and cellular levels. Students will be introduced to cell structure, metabolism and respiration, Photosynthesis, and genetics. Representative organisms from the prokaryotic and eukaryotic kingdoms are studied in detail. The laboratory portion of the course is designed to reinforce the concepts taught in the lecture and to teach basic laboratory skills. Note: Placement exam may be taken at the Math and Science Resource Center

Corequisite: ? Biology placement exam and ? Must be majoring in FOS, CMB OR TOX, AND ? Prerequisite or co-requisite: MAT 105, OR 141 OR 241 OR higher
Postrequisite: MAT 105, OR 141 OR 241 OR higher
General Education:
  • Meets Core Area   (Requirement Designation)

  • Meets General Education Category
    • Natural Sciences

  • for Degrees in:
    • All Bach (All Undergraduate Degrees)

Start Date:    rs/le/3 ho hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory, 1.5 hours recitation.                         End Date:    06/29/2015