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: Biology
Minimum Credits: 5.0                                     Maximum Credits: 5.0                                     Hours per week: 7.5


Modern Biology I is the first half of an indepth 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.

Prerequisite: Completion of biology regents with a score of 80% or higher (Students who did not take the biology regents will need departmental permission) or an SAT verbal score of 520 or higher.
General Education:
  • Meets Core Area   (Requirement Designation)
       Required Core - Life and Physical Sciences

  • Meets General Education Category
    • Natural Sciences

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

  • 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory, 1.5 hours recitation. This course is designed for students with a science background and for Forensic Science majors.

Start Date:    06/27/2006                         End Date: