Course Description

General Biology, NEM 010V

Concepts and issues in biology. Emphasis on composition and structure of organisms; regulation and signaling; heredity, evolution and the interaction and interdependence among life forms and their environments. Designed for students not specializing in biology.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Davis, ETNM

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: SE, SL

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Life Science (non-lab)

UC Merced:
Units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units

UC San Diego:
General Education: Revelle Biology or one Natural Science; ERC - 1 course for natural science (if 4 unit course); Sixth - 1 course towards Analytical Methodologies; TMC - Biology GE requirement or 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC; Muir: one course in a Natural Science theme in "Biological Sciences", Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Natural Sciences and Engineering

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Area C-Science, Mathematics, and Technology
Major Requirement: Equivalent to UCSB MCDB 20
Course Equivalence: UCSB MCDB 20

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: SI

Course Fees

None

More About The Course

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Course Creator

Becky Westerdahl

The Course Content is totally delivered via the web. To participate in the course, you will need to have access to a computer (PC or Mac) and be able to connect to the WWW (World Wide Web) using a web browser for several hours each week. You will access the web at a time, and from a location that is convenient to you. I will be your guide to the fascinating world of biology. Through watching YouTube videos, we will travel the world learning biology from leading scientists who are eager to share their knowledge and excitement about biology with us. 


When you look at the Course Content, you will see that the course pages follow a similar format. There is a Menu bar at the top of each page showing that the course is divided into seven Units: Biosphere, Cells, Early Life, Invertebrates, Vertebrates, Humans, and Plants. Clicking on the name of a Unit produces a drop down menu of several Sections. Clicking on a Section will bring you to a page on that topic. Above the topic name is a link to an Alternate Menu. Click on this link if you are unable to see the Menu bar. Moving down the page, you will find a link to: Introduction to this section. This is a very short verbal explanation as to why I selected the Videos and Reading for the Section. Next you will find the assigned readings consisting mainly of links to current news articles or articles from the NobelPrize.org website. Then you will find several YouTube videos, plus in some cases several Figures and Tables, followed by a Summary/Study Guide and a list of Sources. You will find the course Syllabus and Calendar listed under Biosphere.

The Course Content is totally delivered via the web. To participate in the course, you will need to have access to a computer (PC or Mac) and be able to connect to the WWW (World Wide Web) using a web browser for several hours each week. You will access the web at a time, and from a location that is convenient to you. I will be your guide to the fascinating world of biology. Through watching ...

The Course Content is totally delivered via the web. To participate in the course, you will need to have access to a computer (PC or Mac) and be able to connect to the WWW (World Wide Web) using a web browser for several hours each week. You will access the web at a time, and from a location that is convenient to you. I will be your guide to the fascinating world of biology. Through watching YouTube videos, we will travel the world learning biology from leading scientists who are eager to share their knowledge and excitement about biology with us. 


When you look at the Course Content, you will see that the course pages follow a similar format. There is a Menu bar at the top of each page showing that the course is divided into seven Units: Biosphere, Cells, Early Life, Invertebrates, Vertebrates, Humans, and Plants. Clicking on the name of a Unit produces a drop down menu of several Sections. Clicking on a Section will bring you to a page on that topic. Above the topic name is a link to an Alternate Menu. Click on this link if you are unable to see the Menu bar. Moving down the page, you will find a link to: Introduction to this section. This is a very short verbal explanation as to why I selected the Videos and Reading for the Section. Next you will find the assigned readings consisting mainly of links to current news articles or articles from the NobelPrize.org website. Then you will find several YouTube videos, plus in some cases several Figures and Tables, followed by a Summary/Study Guide and a list of Sources. You will find the course Syllabus and Calendar listed under Biosphere.


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