This course provides an overview of key biological topics relevant to the field of ecosystem restoration and conservation biology. Topics will include: the chemistry of life, including the structure and function of macromolecules, cell structures and membranes, the gene (meiosis, Mendelian genetics, chromosomes and inheritance), and evolution.
- Acceptance into the Ecological Restoration degree program or by departmental approval.
Below is one offering of RENR 7001 for the Winter 2023 term.
Wed Jan 04 - Wed Apr 19 (15 weeks)
- 15 weeks
- CRN 89523
Class meeting times
|Jan 04 - Apr 19||Wed||09:00 - 12:00||Burnaby NE01 Rm. 318|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Departmental approval needed
This course is reserved for Ecological Restoration program. Students require department approval prior to registration. For more information, please contact Giti Abouhamzeh at email@example.com or call 778-331-1392.
This section is only available for registration starting Wed October 26, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)
At the end of this course the student will be able to:
- Relate macromolecular structure and function of cellular components to their role in living organisms.
- Outline how membrane properties affect transmembrane movement.
- Explain the production of ATP in glycolysis, Kreb's cycle and the electron transport chain.
- Differentiate among the processes of C3 photosynthesis, C4 photosynthesis and CAM.
- Differentiate between mitosis and meiosis.
- Explain genetic inheritance as it relates to meiosis.
- Differentiate between Mendelian and non-Mendelian genetics.
- Outline the role of genetics in biodiversity conservation.
- Analyze how Darwin's observations led to the concept of evolution.
- Assess the factors involved in the evolution of populations and species.
- Apply basic biological knowledge to ecological restoration and conservation biology.
Effective as of Fall 2009
Foundations of Biology (RENR 7001) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Construction and the Environment
- Ecological Restoration
Bachelor of Science Full-time/Part-time
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