2020 Courses

  • Summer Session 2020 courses will be added throughout the winter.

Course description

An introductory physiology course intended for freshman and sophomore biology majors. The course integrates physiology from the cell to the organism with comparisons among animals, plants and microbes. Emphasis is on understanding of basic physiological concepts, stressing structure-function relationships and underlying physio-chemical mechanisms.

Outcome 1: To understand the principles of how organisms work at the molecular, cellular, and systems levels, how these principles are based on the rules of physics and chemistry, and how the processes of physiology at one level emerge from processes at the lower levels.

Outcome 2: To be able to think like a physiologist. This involves understanding how the properties of cells determine function at all higher levels of biological organization including how cellular membranes create selective barriers and how substances cross these barriers, how biological processes are regulated, and how cells and organisms exchange energy and matter with the environment, respond to their environment (including stimulus transduction, intercellular communication, and information processing), and generate mechanical forces and movement.

Outcome 3: To appreciate the similarities and differences between the physiologies of humans and other organisms, and so to appreciate how the study of comparative physiology is relevant to understanding your own life, and to understanding how evolution explains both the unity and diversity of life.

Biological sciences majors must take course for a letter grade. Students may not receive credit for both BIOG 1440 and BIOG 1445.


Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:BIOG 1440 001-LEC
Session:6-week Summer session
Class dates:June 22-August 4, 2020
Time / room:MTWR 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM / TBA
Related:BIOG 1440 201-DIS

Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:BIOG 1440 201-DIS
Session:6-week Summer session
Class dates:June 22-August 4, 2020
Due date:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:F 10 AM - 12:30 PM / TBA
Grade:Student option
Max. enroll:40
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in BIOG 1440 001-LEC
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.

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