General Biology

Summer 2017 quarter (Second Session)

Taught by

Clarissa Dirks
biology, virology, molecular biology
  • UG

Living systems will be studied on the molecular, cellular, and organismal level. Topics that will be covered include, but are not limited to, biomolecules, cell structure and function, genetics, gene expression and regulation, evolutionary biology, biodiversity, introduction to ecology, plant and animal physiology, and the scientific method. The lab component will reinforce concepts and ideas explored in lectures, readings, and workshops. Some components of our work will take us outside to do field surveys and learn about the ecosystem and habitats around us. This biology course is excellent preparation for students interested in taking more advanced life science courses or for future work in environmental science.

Program Details

Fields of Study


Preparatory For

advanced biological sciences, environmental sciences, agriculture, botany, evolutionary biology, molecular biology, microbiology, medicine


Summer Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Tuesdays, Noon-4pm; Wednesdays, 8am - 5 pm; Thursdays, 8am-Noon

Online Learning

No Required Online Learning