Biology

BIOL 1107: Principles of Biology I

Course Description:
May be taken in either order. Four credits. A course in high school level chemistry or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1127 are recommended for students enrolling in 1107. Designed to provide a foundation for more advanced courses in Biology and related sciences. Topics covered include molecular and cell biology, animal anatomy and physiology (BIOL 1107). Laboratory exercises in BIOL 1107 include dissection of preserved animals.

Semester offered: Fall, Spring or Full-Year.


BIOL 1108: Principles of Biology II

Course Description:
May be taken in either order. Four credits. A course in high school level chemistry or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1127 are recommended for students enrolling in 1107. Designed to provide a foundation for more advanced courses in Biology and related sciences. Topics covered include ecology, evolution, genetics, and plant biology, (BIOL 1108).

Semester offered: Fall, Spring or Full-Year.


Student Eligibility Guidelines for BIOL 1107 & BIOL 1108:

Student must have studied/been exposed to the fundamental basic principles of inorganic and organic chemistry in a course that in addition contains a laboratory component.

Instructor Certification Requirements: 

The minimum degree requirement for instructors wishing to teach UConn ECE biology courses will be a Masters degree in a subject area, such as cell biology or animal physiology. Additionally, the candidate should present on transcripts a diverse and deep breathe of course work and laboratory course work as both an undergraduate and as a graduate student. Applicants will not be considered unless they provide a detailed lecture and lab syllabus for their proposed Bio 1107/1108 courses with their application. Certification also requires an interview with the ECE Biology Coordinator at the Storrs campus.

Applicants for Bio 1107/1108 should have documented coursework in the following areas:
• General Biology
• General Chemistry
• Organic Chemistry

Additionally, Biology 1107 applicants should present previous course work in the following:
• Genetics
• Microbiology
• Cell biology
• Animal Physiology, Comparative Anatomy or Human Physiology
• One semester of Biochemistry is recommended

Additionally, Biology 1108 applicants should present previous course work in the following:
• Plant Physiology or Botany
• Ecology or Environmental/ Conservation Science
• Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology
• Evolution Theory
• Animal behavior is recommended

Other factors that contribute to certification include: prior teaching experience, work experiences in research or applied aspects of biology, and recommendations.

Instructor Resources:

BIOL 1107 Sample Syllabus
BIOL 1107 Sample Lab Syllabus
BIOL 1108 Sample Syllabus
Biology Handbook 2017

Notes: The University’s Biology Department will provide exit exams.