Biology (BIOL 1131) is a one-semester introductory course with two hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. This course provides students with a theoretical and practical foundation for many subsequent courses. It introduces students to fundamental biological concepts and processes, including (but not limited to): biodiversity and sustainability, evolution, cell structure and function, the role of biological macromolecules, genetic analyses, and enzymatic function and metabolic processes. Laboratory activities will complement lecture content. There will be a focus on building skills like microscopy, report writing, and data analysis.