Course Descriptions

Introductory Biology and LAB – BIOL 1011K


An introduction to fundamental unifying principles in biology. Topics covered in the course include: chemistry of life, cell structure and membranes, cellular functions (metabolism, respiration, photosynthesis, communication, and reproduction), genetics (inheritance patterns, DNA structure and function, gene expression, and biotechnology), and evolution. This course involves both lecture and lab components.

Important Lab Information (Fall 2022 only)

This course has a laboratory component that requires you to purchase a lab kit. More information can be found below, but you are encouraged to purchase the kit and begin gathering any additional materials as soon as possible.

The cost includes lab material for BIOL 1011K (See lab material list).

Lab Kit Cost - $86.00

(Price does not include sales tax, shipping and handling)

NOTE: For Fall 2022, if you are enrolled in sections 1AG or 1BG, you will NOT need to order a lab kit. These sections will utilize Labster virtual labs. Access to Labster is $85. You will be prompted for payment when first accessing the labs in the course.

Name Office Phone Email
Christopher Beals Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Nicole Bond University of North Georgia
Rebecca Cooper Georgia Gwinnett College
Valerie Crouse University of West Georgia
Kathryn Dye South Georgia State College
Victor Esenabhalu South Georgia State College
Candice Flowe-Chatman Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Richard Foreman Albany State University
Latanya Hammonds-Odie Georgia Gwinnett College
Alvin Harmon Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Thomas Harnden Georgia Highlands College
Jenny Harper Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Brandon Henry Albany State University
Inez Jones Gordon State College
Shoshana Katzman Georgia Gwinnett College
Jody Klann University of North Georgia
May Liu Albany State University
Jack Mitchell Lockhart Valdosta State University
Andy Meyer Dalton State College
Bryan Mitchell Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Hussein Mohamed Dalton State College
Julie Morgan Georgia State University
Deon O'Bryant Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Ejiroghene Ogaga Georgia Highlands College
Olabisi Ojo Albany State University
Eleanor Schut University of North Georgia
Martiana Sega East Georgia State College
Mindy Smith University of West Georgia
Nicole Strong Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Kimberly Subacz Georgia Highlands College
Christopher Tabit University of West Georgia
Anh-Hue Tu Georgia Southwestern State University
Megan Whitaker Potter University of West Georgia
Eric Wruck East Georgia State College
Doug Wyatt Albany State University

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Free Textbook

  • Open educational resources (OER)

Course Equivalency

Lab Kit Ordering Instructions

Your course requires the purchase of a lab kit. It contains all of the materials you will need to perform the labs for this course. Please order in advance of the course start date!

How to order from eScience Labs

Your lab kit is available directly from the eScience Labs website. They will ship it directly to you.

Your SKU is: KIT1975

To place your order, follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Go to
  2. Go to the “Log In” icon located in the upper-right corner and create a new account (if you do not have one already)
  3. Once logged in, click on the “Have Code?” button on the upper right side of the page, in the navigation bar
  4. Enter your SKU, KIT1975 (no spaces), and proceed to check out

Check with your bookstore

Bookstores may offer lab kit vouchers that are redeemable with eScience Labs. Be sure to check with your bookstore for this option. To redeem your vouchers:

  1. Go to
  2. Go to the “Log In” icon located in the upper-right corner and create a new account (if you do not have one already)
  3. Once logged in, click on the “Have Code?” button on the upper right side of the page, in the navigation bar
  4. Use the code from purchased voucher and proceed to check out

Processing Timeline

Please allow up to 1-3 business days to process your order and an additional 3-5 business days for delivery. eScience Labs ships all lab kits through standard UPS Ground. Please call 1-888-ESL-KITS (1-888-375-5487) for more information.

Student questions

Please contact eScience Labs if you have any questions about the kits at Then Click on “Student” button. This is the fastest way for students to get help.

eScience Labs can also be reached over the phone (1-888-375-5487) Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm Mountain Standard time.

eScience Labs Return Policy

  • These science kits are warranted only to contain their stated list of equipment and supplies
  • Only fully intact and resalable products returned within 30 days of receipt qualify for a refund
  • Student must contact eScience Labs, Inc. in advance to request a Return Merchandise Authorization and shipping instructions
  • Kits returned without a Return Merchandise Authorization will be refused by eScience Labs
  • Authorization of refund will be completed within 3-5 days of receiving the returned kit
  • A restocking fee equal to 20% of the product price for inspecting and restocking and any return shipping costs will be deducted from any refund

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Determine reputable sources of scientific information.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following topics:
    • Basic biological principles
    • Basic chemical nature of living things (e.g., chemistry, carbon, water, and thermodynamics)
    • Basic chemical processes involved in living organisms (e.g., respiration, photosynthesis, and metabolism)
  • Apply the scientific method, including designing controlled experiments to test variables, collecting and analyzing data and reporting and interpreting results in a scientific manner.
  • Explain the functions, structures and reproduction of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
  • Explain the molecular functions of genes and how genetic traits are inherited.
  • Unit 1: Introduction to Biology
  • Unit 2: Chemistry of Life
  • Unit 3: Cell and Membranes
  • Unit 4: Metabolic Pathway and the Production of Energy
  • Unit 5: Photosynthesis
  • Unit 6: Cell Division
  • Unit 7: Sexual Reproduction
  • Unit 8: Patterns of Inheritance
  • Unit 9: Molecular Biology
  • Unit 10: Biotechnology

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Attendance Verification - 1%
  • Discussions - 10%
  • Quizzes - 25%
  • Lab Activities - 25%
  • Assignments - 9%
  • Midterm Exam - 15%
  • Final Exam - 15%

Please see this attached document for additional lab materials.

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