Bio 202 - Fundamentals of Biology: Molecular & Cellular Biology


PLEASE NOTE: BIO201 and 202 cannot be taken online together -The dates and times of the exams are concurrent. Please choose one OR the other of these two courses.  You may take BIO358 or BIO361 online concurrent with either BIO201 or BIO202.




SUMMER 2016 Schedule

SUMMER 2016-Extended Session 1
May 31st – July 23rd, 2016

Faculty: Vitaly Citovsky, PhD, Deborah Brown, PhD and Joanne Souza, PhD

Stony Brook Students:  DEC E  Natural Sciences (SBC:STEM+)
Non-Stony Brook Students – Check with your Institution for Transfer Info. 


This course is offered online except for the Three Mandatory Live Exams. Exams may be taken at our West Campus in Stony Brook, NY our Manhattan Campus in NYC or at other approved locations nationally. Register for the Manhattan Section (Section 60) to take Exams in Manhattan and for the West Campus Section (Section 30) for all other options including Stony Brook, NY. Please contact us for arrangements for other possible approved testing locations .

Stony Brook WEST (Main) Campus Sections:

MANDATORY Exam 1: Tuesday, June 21st- 6:30–8:30 PM EST - Javits Center or other prior approved arrangements

MANDATORY Exam 2: Tuesday, July 5th -6:30–8:30 PM EST -Javits Center or other prior approved arrangements

MANDATORY Cumulative Final Exam: Wednesday, July 20th-6:30-9:30 PM EST-  Javits Center or other prior approved arrangements


Manhattan Campus Sections
387 Park Avenue South
Student Entrance:  101 East 27th Street, 3rd floor    

MANDATORY Exam 1: Tuesday, June 21st- 6:30–8:30 PM- EST Rm 321B/C

MANDATORY Exam 2: Tuesday, July 5th -6:30–8:30 PM - EST Rm 321B/C

MANDATORY Cumulative Final Exam: Wednesday, July 20th-6:30-9:30 PM EST- Rm 321B/C

Major objectives of this course:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Welcome to the fundamentals of cell biology, biochemistry and genetics!  This course covers the biochemical and molecular bases of cell structure, energy metabolism, gene regulation, heredity, and development in living organisms from bacteria to humans. Our goal is to give you a strong foundation in the principles you need to understand and solve problems in the areas of molecular and cellular biology.  Whether your career goal is medicine, basic research, clinical research, or teaching, a sound, rigorous understanding of these basic principles is crucial.  This online course is structured to support your efficient mastery of the extensive course material, including content exploration in small asynchronous discussion groups.  You will find the problem solving skills you learn here to be crucial throughout the rest of your career, including in the laboratory segments of your academic degree program. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  This course is organized in thirds with a live, in-person evening exam given at the end of each third to assess your mastery of the content presented. The cumulative final exam is given concurrently with the exam for the last third of the course (for a total of three live exam sessions).  These exams may be taken at the  the Stony Brook West Campus, the Stony Brook Manhattan campus or prior arrangements can be made for other national approved remote testing sites. All other features of the course are online and delivered through Blackboard.  The content of the course is accessible to you via video lectures, lecture Power Points for note taking, and through readings in the 9th Edition of the Campbell Biology textbook. 

Multiple choice sample questions covering challenging content will be the basis of your discussions with peers in the asynchronous discussion groups.  Two posts per week discussing these questions with your colleagues are required. This portion of your work will also serve as a powerful study aid for mastery of key concepts and performing well on the exams as well as to increase your critical thinking and communication skills.  Grading for this portion of the course will consist of the assessment of your critical thinking and application skills as guided by the discussion board rubric.

Biology ONLINE: Life Sciences Rm. 380, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5215 - 631 632-8548

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