EBIO 1210 General Biology 1


Dr. Lynn Wolfe

Email: Lynn.Wolfe@Colorado.edu


Provides a concentrated introduction to molecular, cellular, genetic, and evolutionary biology. Emphasizes fundamental principles, concepts, facts, and questions. Intended for science majors. Approved for GT-SC1. Meets MAPS requirement for natural science. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural science.


There is a lot of information in any intro course. Biology is no exception! Here are my goals for you as an educated undergraduate in this class:

  1. To locate and describe information relating to evolution by natural selection, basic biochemistry, genetics and biotechnology. Locating and understanding college-level material is an important real-world skill; memorization not so much. I will not ask you to memorize any of the material in this course. I will stress how we find information and apply it rather than rote memory work.
  2. To identify the main concepts of cell biology and genetics (identified in each week’s overview)
  3. To define the main terms associated with cell biology and genetics (bolded in the lectures)
  4. To apply your knowledge of these biological concepts in real world scenarios (practiced in our discussions)


Campbell Biology in Focus
Author: Urry, Cain, Wasserman, Minorsky and Orr
Edition: 3 with Mastering Biology


There will be  15 Mastering Biology Assignments (11% of grade), 13 multiple choice and 13 short answer quizzes (60% of final grade), 4 discussions (8% of final grade), mid-term exam and a final exam (10% of final grade each). If you miss any work due to a personal tragedy, hospitalization, or a disability, please contact one of the following: Office of Victim Assistance (303-492-8855), Disabilities Services (303-492-8671); they can provide documentation allowing me to adjust your grade.

Letter Grades will be assigned according to the total points earned in the course, weighted by percentages listed above:

  • A = 94-100%
  • A- = 90-<94%
  • B+ = 87-<90%
  • B = 83-<87%
  • B- = 80-<83%
  • C+ = 77-<80%
  • C = 73-<77%
  • C- = 70-<73%
  • D+ = 67-70%
  • D = 63-<67%
  • D- = 60-<63%
  • F = 0-<60%


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Monday – Friday
9:00am to 4:00pm


We are located at the corner of University Avenue and 15th Street in a white brick building.


1505 University Avenue
University of Colorado Boulder
178 UCB
Boulder, Colorado