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Biology and Its Modern Applications (Session 1)

Program(s): Immersion

This course is currently at capacity. If you select this course as a first choice on your application, please apply for second options that fulfills your interests.

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  This course aims at developing the basic concepts that form the crux of life from both structural and functional perspectives. It will cover cellular functioning and organization and the transformation of energy. In addition, concepts of evolution and natural selection will be investigated. The course also introduces the student to the continuity of life from genetic and molecular perspectives. The course will extrapolate to demonstrate how cells communicate through cell signaling and how defects in such communication often lead to diseases. The course will conclude by discussing various aspects of current applications of biology in medicine, drug discovery, nanotechnology, forensics, and bioengineering. The goals of this course will be realized through various course activities including virtual labs, group projects and presentations, and team-based learning. Both synchronous and asynchronous modes of interaction and communication will be used in this course.

Daily Course Expectations

  • 6 hours of daily work
  • Mix of synchronous and asynchronous work (see definitions here)
  • 1 required synchronous session per day: 9:00 A.M to 11:00 A.M CST 

Course Considerations

This course would be particularly appealing to students who would like to learn more about principles of biology and the multiple innovative careers that the study of biology can prepare them for.

Writing Intensive

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade



Start Date

June 21

End Date

July 08

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Amr Fawzy

Academic Interest

Biological Sciences

Class Specifics

Course Code

BIOS 10002 94

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri


Session I

Course Length

3 weeks