Introductory Biology
4.6 (352 ratings)
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Introductory Biology

Life around us is simply amazing. I'll show you why.
4.6 (352 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,415 students enrolled
Created by Thomas Amann
Last updated 3/2019
English [Auto]
Current price: $104.99 Original price: $149.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 9.5 hours on-demand video
  • 25 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand more about the natural world around you, gain an appreciation for the complexities of life and score higher on exams!
  • A device for watching videos and the ability to download .pdf documents is all that's needed! (I should add, a hunger for learning and open-mindedness is also recommended!)

                 This course will provide students with a basic understanding of an introductory level biology experience.  It will contain video lectures and fill-in lecture notes, as well as end of section quizzes.  It is up to you how you would like to experience this course, fast-paced for upcoming test prep or more slow-paced for learners that want to take their time. 

                 The course will cover most major aspects of a biology experience in high school or introductory college course. However, It can be useful to students (at any level) looking for additional help or prep in biology topics. 

    I have 19+ years of experience teaching biology and chemistry at both the high school and collegiate level.  The course will be taught with an appreciation for life's processes and applications to the real world will be integrated into lectures. 

Who this course is for:
  • This course is designed for high-school, introductory college and homeschooled students. It will also benefit AP-test preppers.
Course content
Expand all 36 lectures 09:28:38
+ Biology Basics
4 lectures 54:59

This is the first lecture of our course. It will define biology is and explain the characteristics of life. Download the fill-in notes to accompany the lecture if you are looking to be active during the video. By writing down information, you will incorporate more neurons as you process and organize new ideas. You will be able to recall more than just listening/watching alone. Because of Udemy time limits on videos, I will break lectures into multiple parts (when necessary.)

Preview 14:47

This is part 2 of the first lecture.

What is Biology? (Part 2): Characteristics of Life
Homeostasis (Part 2): Feedback Loops

This is a quick 5-question quiz to check if you are picking up pertinent information as you go through our lectures.

Section 1 Quiz
5 questions
+ Building Cells
11 lectures 02:57:40

This 4-part lecture will cover the chemistry of biology. Part 1 will go over the structure of atoms, subatomic particles, the periodic table and isotopes.

The Chemistry of Biology (Part 1): Atoms, Subatomic Particles, Periodic Table

Part 2 will explain bonding and ion formation.

The Chemistry of Biology (Part 2): Bonds and Ion Formation

Part 3 explains the formation of the ionic bond and properties of ionic compounds.

The Chemistry of Biology (Part 3): Ionic Compounds

Part 4 explains covalent bonding and hydrogen bonding.

The Chemistry of Biology (Part 4): Covalent Compounds, Polarity and H-Bonds
Quiz: Chemistry of Biology
5 questions

This lecture will explain water's integral connections to life.

Water's Biological Importance
Quiz: Water's Biological Importance
5 questions

This multi-part lecture will explain the structure and functions of the building blocks of living matter. It will also explain the mechanism of building polymer from monomers.

Biomolecules: Intro
Biomolecules: Carbohydrates
Biomolecules - Lipids
Biomolecules - Proteins (Part 1)
Biomolecules - Proteins (Part 2)
Biomolecules - Nucleic Acids
Quiz: Biomolecules
5 questions
+ Cellular Basics
8 lectures 02:18:12
The Cell (Part 1): Cellular Basics
The Cell (Part 2): Membranes, Surface Area to Volume ratio, nuclei, DNA
The Cell (Part 3): The Endomembrane System
The Cell (Part 4): Additional Organelles
The Cell (Part 5): Cytoskeleton, Intracellular Junctions
Quiz: The Cell
5 questions
The Cell Membrane
Cell Membranes (Part 2): Concentration Gradients, Permeability, Tonicity
Cell Membranes (Part 3): Passive/Active Transport, Bulk Transport
Quiz: Cell Membranes
5 questions
+ Cell Reproduction
7 lectures 01:42:54
The Cell Cycle and Mitosis (Part 1): The Cell Cycle
The Cell Cycle and Mitosis (Part 2): Stages of Mitosis
The Cell Cycle and Mitosis (Part 3): Cytokinesis and Binary Fission
Quiz: Mitosis
5 questions
Meiosis (Part 1): Overview
Meiosis (Part 2): Stages of Meiosis
Meiosis (Part 3): Meiosis vs. Mitosis and Genetic Implications
Meiosis (Part 4): Meiotic Errors
Quiz: Meiosis
5 questions
+ DNA and the "Central Dogma of Biology"
6 lectures 01:34:53

This lecture will explain how DNA entered the scientific realm as the genetic material. Several famous experiments will be explained as well as the connection to figuring out DNA's structure. In parts 2 and 3, DNA replication will be explained.

DNA (Part 1): Early experimentation to determine the genetic material
DNA (Part 2): DNA Structure
DNA (Part 3): DNA Replication
Quiz: DNA
5 questions
DNA to Protein (Part 1): "The Central Dogma of Biology" and messenger RNA
DNA to Protein (Part 2): Transcription
DNA to Protein (Part 3): Translation
Quiz: DNA to Protein
5 questions