How much is your time worth? Husson offers online courses at $360 per credit hour. This course, if you have to redo it, is worth $1080 (3 credit hours).

General Biology I focuses on biological principles that are fundamental to all of biology. This course covers the diversity of life and the commonalities of all living things including: molecular structure, cell structure and function, metabolism, cell division, heredity, and genetics. This course will also review the scientific process and the evaluation of scientific information. This course will prepare students for future courses in anatomy and physiology, cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry, genomic biology, and other biological specialties.

Honors (an additional $1080 at Husson). The goal of the course is to emphasize the diversity of species and for students to understand their relationship to, and their place in, the natural world. General Biology II is an introduction to the systematics, anatomy and physiology of the plant and animal kingdoms. This course will examine the structure and function of plant and animal organ systems in the framework of the evolution of adaptations. The course also concludes with an introduction to ecological systems.

E. The Living Environment E1: Biodiversity—Students describe and analyze the evidence for relatedness among and within diverse populations of organisms and the importance of biodiversity. E2: Ecosystem—Students describe and analyze the interactions, cycles, and factors that affect short-term and long-term ecosystem stability and change. E3: Cells—Students describe the structure and function of cells at the intracellular and molecular levels, including differentiation to form systems, interactions between cells and their environment, and the impact of cellular processes and changes on individuals. E4: Heredity and Reproduction—Students examine the role of DNA in transferring traits from generation to generation, in differentiating cells, and in evolving new species. E5: Evolution—Students describe the interactions between and among species, populations, and environments that lead to natural selection and evolution.

Khan Academy for biology (sign up for personalized coursework). We will use these lessons for snow days.

Quiz 1

Your full name and pronouns:

1) What do you like about biology?

2) What do you hate about biology?

3) Is biology relevant to your life? Why? Why not?

4) What do you want to learn about biology?

5) How do you learn best?

Take a picture, email to

Quiz 2

1) What is that equation?

2) Do you understand the different parts of that equation? What does C stand for? What does H stand for? What does 0 stand for?

3) Do you understand why the 6 is needed? Why not just use 1 or 2?

4) Do you understand the arrow and the words above and below it? What are they?

Honors/extra credit 5) How would the same equation be different in humans?

Quiz 3

C6H12O6 (s) + 6 O2 (g) → 6 CO2 (g) + 6 H2O (l) + heat

ΔG = −2880 kJ per mol of C6H12O6

1) What is this equation?

2) What is the meaning of the G material?

3) What is relevance to you?

4) Is this the only fuel your body can burn?

5) What is the relevance of this equation? Is it more or less efficient than the one above?

Glucose + 2 NAD+ + 2 Pi + 2 ADP → 2 pyruvate + 2 NADH + 2 ATP + 2 H+ + 2 H2O + heat


HUMOR Subject: The Final Word Here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical studies. * The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. * The French eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. * The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. * The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. * CONCLUSION: Eat and drink whatever you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.


High Protein/Low Carbohydrate

Atkins Diet -all the fat but no carbs.

Carbohydrate Addicts Diet -cut out most carbs.

Caveman Paleolithic Diet -based on the idea that cavemen ate mostly meat.

Diet Divas Program -high protein low calorie diet with supplements.

Eat Right 4 Your Type O-eat high protein, low carbs.

Lindora - Lean for Life -induce ketosis and maintain throughout.

Mayo Clinic Diet-not connected. Protein plus grapefruits.

Protein Power -protein levels and no carbs.

Low fat

Rosemary Conley's Hip and Thigh Diet -low fat/low calorie all over.


Hollywood 48 Hour Diet -juice diet which equals fasting.

Diet supplements, meal replacement plans, liquid diets- convenient low calories, but require ongoing commitment and may not provide nutrients.

Metabolic Enhancing

Body for Life -vague diet, lots of weight lifting and exercise.

Herbalife-ephedra or newer non-ephedra (caffeine)

Metabolife-same as herbalife

Peel Away The Pounds Patch -neither herb is strong enough to work.

Low Calorie

Anne Collins Diet -food pyramid with a variety of options and calorie levels.

New Beverly Hills Diet -food combining, lots of fruit combining.

Cabbage soup Diet-cabbage soup for seven days.

Celebrity diet of the month-celebrities have an entourage: trainer, cook, etc.

Cider Vinegar Diet - it is the low calories that make you lose weight.

Diet Workshop -total system with a basis in low calories and food pyramid.

Eat Right 4 Your Type A, B, -eat a limited vegetarian diet.

eDiets-offers a variety of programs and calorie levels.

Fasting Diets-reduced food=starvation.

Fit for Life -food combining restrictions which lead to decreased eating.

food-combining diets-often require only fruit for half a day to several days.

Grapefruit diet-eating grapefruit for 21 days.

Jenny Craig Diet -prepackaged foods and support.

LA Weight Loss Centers -low calorie, high exercise, push juice fasting.

very low calorie -starvation. At least fasting has a spiritual component.

Negative Calorie Diet -no such thing. Just very low calories.

NutriSystem Diet -prepackaged food.

Overeaters Anonymous -choose your own plan.

Pritikin Diet -calculate calories for whole meals

Raw Foods Diet-75% of food raw with some lean meat or fish.

Richard Simmons -food pyramid and a variety of calorie levels.

Scan Diet -very low calorie "attack."

Scarsdale Diet -high protein, low calorie.