Introduction to biology's core concepts from molecules through cells. Core concepts include information, evolution, cells, emergent properties and homeostasis. The weekly laboratory emphasizes core competencies of the process of science, the interdisciplinary nature of modern biology, data interpretation, quantitative skills, communication in multiple formats, and experience with large databases. Students may take BIO 113 with either BIO 114 or BIO 112 to complete Biology introductory course requirements.
Students entering in 2012 and after: satisfies the Natural Science distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies the Natural Sciences & Mathematics distribution requirement.
Students with credit for BIO 113 may not enroll in BIO 111.