General Biology I
Cod: 21012
Department: DCET
Scientific area: Biological Sciences
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 26

General Biology I introduces the study of Biological Sciences with unifiyng and integrating subjects: the cell – structure and energetics; reproduction and hereditariety; the evolutionary species concept – diversity, systematics and ecology.

1. Cellular biology
2. Reproduction and hereditariety
3. Biological evolution
4. Systematics

It is intended that at the end of this Curricular Unit/Course, students should be able to:
1. collect, interpret, relate and analyse information from diverse sources;
2. recognize and exemplify that knowledge acquisition in Biology implies pluri- and interdisciplinary approaches;
3. explain and apply concepts of Cell Biology, Reproduction and hereditariety, Biological evolution, Systematics and Ecology.

1. Composition and organization of the cell.
2. Cell Energetics.
3. Reproduction and heredity.
4. Evolution.
5. Systematics.
6. Ecology.

Materials are given on-line.


Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%).
In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final presence-based exam (100%).