Official course description: Cell differentiation, metamorphosis and regeneration, embryonic development, cell cycles, mitosis and meiosis, Mendelian inheritance, gene expression and gene interactions, human inheritance, mechanisms of evolution, natural selection, adaptation, population genetics, speciation, sexuality, evolution and the origin of life, the biosphere, communities and community succession, ecosystems, energy and productivity, mineral cycles, community structure, population dynamics, population growth and reproductive strategies, population regulation, human populations, human intrusion in ecosystems.