Summary: BIOLOGY 1010.03
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY PART 1
Course Co-ordinator: Todd Bishop
Laboratory Co-ordinators: Todd Bishop and Gillian Gass
Course Description and Goals
Biology 1010 introduces you to three sub-disciplines within the field of Biology: Cell Biology,
Genetics and Evolution. In essence, this is a course about you (and every other living thing as
well), from the processes ongoing in each of the trillions of your microscopic cells to the
evolutionary processes that have shaped our species and those around us.
The major objective of the course is to introduce the important concepts in each of these fields,
laying a strong foundation for those students planning to pursue advanced classes, while also
providing a comprehensive basic overview for those not going on in biology. While Biology
1010 does not require high school biology as a prerequisite, those with a strong high school
background in biology should not assume the course will be easy. No matter what your
background, you will be challenged by the material as you are exposed to the language, practice
and ideas of Biology.
Each of the three professors presents a separate topic, and the lectures are accompanied by
laboratory exercises designed to provide you with experience using laboratory tools and
techniques while exposing you to research methods in Biology.