This is the first course in a three semester sequence for Biology majors. Course topics will cover fundamental concepts including biomolecule structure and function, energy metabolism (respiration and photosynthesis), the biology of inheritance, and gene structure, function, and expression. Focus on frontier areas of biology with an emphasis on molecular and cellular processes. Examples may include human genetics, bioinformatics, or cancer biology. Emphasis on scientific problem-solving, including collection, analysis, and interpretation of biological data. Readings, lectures, discussions, lab activities, and computer simulations. This course is designed for students who plan to take further coursework in biology or related disciplines.