Fundamentals of protein and nucleic acid structure and their function in the context of the classical experiments that have informed our current models of biology at the molecular level.
Prerequisite: 
BIO 130 (Biology) and CHEM 105 (General College Chemistry); or PDBIO 120 (Science of Biology) and CHEM 105 (General College Chemistry); or MMBIO 121 (General Biology: Health and Disease) and CHEM 105 (General College Chemistry); or equivalent skills.
Course Outline: 
Lesson 1: Introduction: What Is Life?
Lesson 2: Nature of DNA and Protein Bonding
Lesson 3: Protein Bonding and Structure
Lesson 4: DNA Structure
Lesson 5: Restriction Enzymes and DNA Fingerprinting
Lesson 6: DNA Fingerprinting and Bioengineering
Lesson 7: Genetic Engineering
Lesson 8: Gene Therapy and DNA Techniques
Lesson 9: DNA Techniques
Lesson 10: Genome Characteristics
Lesson 11: DNA Packaging and Histone Code
Lesson 12: Histone Code
Lesson 13: Prokaryotic Replication, Part 1
Lesson 14: Prokaryotic Replication, Part 2
Lesson 15: Prokaryotic Replication, Part 3
Lesson 16: Eukaryotic Replication, Part 1
Lesson 17: Eukaryotic Replication, Part 2
Lesson 18: Mutations
Lesson 19: Carcinogens
Lesson 20: DNA Repair, Part 1
Lesson 21: DNA Repair, Part 2
Lesson 22: DNA Repair, Part 3
Lesson 23: Transposons
Lesson 24: Transposons and Prokaryotic Transcription
Lesson 25: Bacterial Transcription
Lesson 26: Eukaryotic Transcription, Part 1
Lesson 27: Eukaryotic Transcription, Part 2
Lesson 28: Transcription
Lesson 29: Eukaryotic Post-Transcriptional Modification
Lesson 30: Translation
Lesson 31: Prokaryotic Translation
Lesson 32: Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Translation
Lesson 33: Eukaryotic Translation
Lesson 34: Gene Regulation, Part 1
Lesson 35: Gene Regulation, Part 2
Lesson 36: Gene Regulation, Part 3
Lesson 37: Gene Regulation, Part 4
Lesson 38: Cell Biology
Lesson 39: Development
Lesson 40: Micro RNA