Course Descriptions

01:146:270 Fundamentals of Cell and Developmental Biology-Honors Section

This section of the course is only open to students in the Honors Program.

This course is intended for Life Science majors or those with a strong background in the Biological Sciences.

This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the Biological Sciences major.






General Biology 119:115-116

Course Description

This course will introduce student to the organization, structure, and function of cells. Emphasis will be placed on four areas of importance in the development of multicellular organisms: cell specialization, cell reproduction, cell interaction, and cell movement. In addition to mastering factual and conceptual knowledge in cell biology and the appropriate use of scientific terminology, students will develop their ability to summarize, integrate, and organize information from this course with other related disciplines, including genetics and molecular biology.

Course URL 

A Sakai site will be utilized in this course.

Course Syllabus

Fall 2019 Syllabus

Course Satisfies Learning Goals

1. Master factual and conceptual knowledge in cell biology that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers.

2. Develop an ability to summarize, integrate, and organize information.

3. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of cell biology and its relevance to human health and to our society.

 Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Four 80 minute period exams that will include multiple choice, true/false, and short answer questions.  Assignments, activities, and quizzes will count 15% of final grade.

Course Materials

Required Text: Essential Cell Biology, 5th Edition (2013), by Alberts, et al. Garland Science Publishing ISBN 9780393679533

Course Closed?

If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Fall 2019 Courses.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Labs B112, Busch Campus.


Dr. Arnold G. Hyndman B232 Nelson Labs

Dr. Alice Liu B303 Nelson Labs




** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.