7.014 Introductory Biology


Class Info

Studies the fundamental principles of biology and their application towards understanding the Earth as a dynamical system shaped by life. Focuses on molecular ecology in order to show how processes at the molecular level can illuminate macroscopic properties, including evolution and maintenance of biogeochemical cycles, and ecological interactions in ecosystems ranging from the ocean to the human gut. Includes quantitative analysis of population growth, community structure, competition, mutualism and predation; highlights their role in shaping the biosphere. Enrollment limited to seating capacity of classroom. Admittance may be controlled by lottery.

This class has no prerequisites.

7.014 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by G. C. Walker, M. Polz and S. W. Chisholm.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in E25-111.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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