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BIO 1015L Fundamentals of Biology – Genetics, Evolution, and Ecology
3.0 Hours; 3.0 Credits

Fundamental principles underlying the science of biology are studied to convey an understanding of genetics, of the evolutionary trends among the kingdoms, and of the interaction of organisms with the environment. Topics include: Cell division, Mendelian genetics; evolution by natural selection, speciation and branching evolution; diversity of organisms and their classification; plant structure and nutrition; and the ecology of populations, communities, and ecosystems.

Baruch Common Core (for students who entered Baruch prior to Fall 2013): This course does not satisfy any requirements.

CUNY Pathways at Baruch (for students who entered Baruch Fall 2013 or later, or who “opt-in” to CUNY Pathways): This course satisfies the “Scientific World” requirement of the Flexible Core.

Co-requisite: BIO 1016 unless transfer student has already satisfied requirement in Life and Physical Sciences category.

(Not open to students who have completed BIO 1003 or BIO 3001. Students who plan to major in Biological Sciences are advised to take BIO 2010 and BIO 3001.)

Prerequisite: none; Co-requisite: BIO 1016