This course introduces the student to the study of the cell. Students examine cell structure, metabolism and genetics. The course explores diets and family hereditary patterns, linking both to the blueprint of life itself, DNA. Topics addressed include basic chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition, immunology, cancer, the human genome, genetic engineering, and metabolic pathways.
Both Biology 1083 and Biology 1093 are required for covering the biology topics contained in high school courses up to and including the Grade 12 level.
Biology 1083 and Biology 1093 can be taken at the same time or in any order.
Course code: BIOL 1083
Length: 60 hours
Prerequisites• Biology 11 or equivalent
• Chemistry 11 or equivalent is recommended
• English 10 or equivalent (English 11 is strongly recommended)
• Math 10 (VCC MATH 0750/0751, Foundations of Math & Precalculus 10, or equivalent)
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.