Official course description: Prerequisite for BIOL-UA 11: high school chemistry. Prerequisite for BIOL-UA 12: BIOL-UA 11 or equivalent. Strongly recommended, at least concurrently: General Chemistry I and II and Laboratories (CHEM-UA 125, 126). Lecture. Note that biology majors are not required to register for the 1-credit Principles of Biology Lab (BIOL-UA 123); it is intended for prehealth students not majoring in biology. Offered in the fall (I), spring (II), and summer (I and II). 4 points per term. Introductory course mainly for science majors, designed to acquaint the student with the fundamental principles and processes of biological systems. Subjects include the basics of chemistry pertinent to biology, biochemistry and cell biology, genetics and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, neurobiology, ecology, population genetics, and history and classification of life forms and evolution. Laboratory exercises illustrate the basics of experimental biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics, as well as the diversity of life forms and organ systems.