270: Evolution of Molecules and Cells

Course Details

Description: The major evolutionary transitions of biomolecules and cells including: energy acquisition and metabolism; information inheritance, system regulation, and genomes; the origin of life and of the prokaryotic cell, eukaryotic cell, and multicellularity.
Lecture and laboratory. Credit is not given for both IB 270 and either MCB 250 or MCB 252. Prerequisite: Admission to the IB honors biology option; credit or concurrent registration in organic chemistry.
Hours:5
Course Offered in Semester(s): Fall
Honors Only: Yes
Course Schedule: U of I Course Explorer Schedule
Syllabus: PDF of Course Syllabus