ENV-103 / 6 crédits

Enseignant(s): Altshuler Ianina, Carratala Ripolles Anna

Langue: Anglais


Summary

This course will cover the fundamental principles governing life and the living world. Topics will include the diversity of living organisms, cellular biology, genetics, evolution, and ecology. This course provides a foundation in biology, fostering critical thinking & analytical skills.

Content

Keywords

Cells, metabolism, DNA, RNA, biodiversity, ecology, genetics

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

None

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Describe ecological principles focusing on the interactions between organisms and their environments, ecosystem dynamics, and the impact of human activities on the ecological balance
  • Classify the major biomolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, lipids) and their functions in the cell
  • Examine genetics and evolution principles, understanding genetic inheritance, DNA processes, transcription, translation, and gain insight into the evolutionary mechanisms driving diversity of life
  • Categorize the diversity of the living world and classify different organisms based on their unique characteristics and evolutionary relationships.
  • Explain the different cellular metabolisms and energy production pathways, understanding key metabolic pathways like glycolysis, citric acid cycle, fermentation, photosynthesis
  • Develop ethical awareness in the context of biology, environmental protection, conservation, understanding the ethical implications and importance of responsible decision-making in environmental engineering to promote sustainability and conservation efforts
  • Contextualise biological knowledge in a real-world context, connecting biological principles to practical applications in agriculture, environmental conservation, and biotechnology.

Expected student activities

Lectures, exercises, discussion.

Quizzes to track learning progress.

Assessment methods

Written exam in the summer exam session.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

"Biology: a global approach" (Pearson, 12th edition, but older editions are fine as well)

Ressources en bibliothèque

Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

ENV-202 Microbiology for engineers

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Biology
  • Cours: 4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11 AAC137INJ218  
11-12   
12-13     
13-14 GCC330   
14-15    
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Mardi, 10h - 12h: Cours AAC137

Mardi, 13h - 15h: Exercice, TP GCC330

Mercredi, 10h - 12h: Cours INJ218