This course is the first of a two-semester sequence that introduces students to major ideas within the scope of modern biology. This course is designed for students majoring in science. Topics covered include cell structure and function, cell metabolism, genetics, gene expression, and evolution. Labs provide hands-on activities that help explain the lecture material. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. A letter grade of a "C" or above is needed to move on to General Biology II (Bio 113).