Along with the laboratory, BIOL 114, this course provides a detailed introduction to biochemical and molecular aspects of biology. Course topics include macromolecules, properties of water, cellular structure and organelles, enzymes, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, DNA replication, transcription, translation, mitosis, meiosis, and the cell cycle. Three lecture hours per week. Pre- or corequisite: CHEM 132 strongly recommended. Offered fall and spring semesters.