Fall 2009

Molecules, Genes and Cells

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-19


Dominic L. Poccia (Sections 02, 03, 04, 05 and 06)
Amy L. Springer (Sections 02, 03, 04, 05 and 06)


An introduction to the molecular and cellular processes common to life. A central theme is the genetic basis of cellular function. Four classroom hours and three laboratory hours per week.

Requisite: Prior completion of, or concurrent registration in, Chemistry 12 or permission from the instructor. Fall semester. Professor Poccia and Visiting Professor Springer.


Lab Science Course, Science & Math for Non-majors


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022

Textbook information

Submitted by Amy L. Springer on Friday, 7/10/2009, at 9:54 AM

The textbook for Biology 19 for Fall 09 is:

Life: The Science of Biology, Eighth Edition 2008

Auth: Sadava, Heller, Orians, Purves, Hillis,

For information on ordering:


Purchasing options:

If you are enrolling only in Bio19 and not planning to take Bio18, you can purchase just Volume I of this book (chapters 1-20), at lower cost.

The publishers also have an option for subscribing to the textbook s an “ebook”, available at the above website, this is much cheaper than purchasing a hard copy.  However, it does mean you no longer have access to the book after the class ends (which may be a consideration if you might want to use it in the future as a reference for standardized test preparation or other biology classes) and it will cost you extra to print out any of the pages.