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LIFE 102 - Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)

  • 4 credits
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In this hybrid course (online lectures + 4 in-person labs), we learn about the introductory information for biological science in living systems. Here, we work to facilitate your understanding of the four main pillars of biology: (I) The Chemistry of Life, (II) The Cell and Its Interactions with the Environment, (III) Genetics and Reproduction, and (IV) Mechanisms of Evolution."

Majors requiring this course are Biological sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical sciences, Health and Human sciences, Sports and Exercise sciences, Chemistry, Agricultural sciences, Natural sciences, and Environmental sciences. This course also satisfies 4 credits of the Biological and Physical Sciences AUCC requirement. 

This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Biological/Physical Sciences (Category 3A) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Natural and Physical Sciences with Lab (GT-SC1).


Peyton Haifley, PSM

Peyton earned her BS in zoology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. During this time, she participated in conservation research in Tanzania, where she studied vegetation diversity and interspecies relationships of zebra and wildebeest. After completing her undergraduate degree, she earned her Professional Science master's degree in Natural Sciences also at CSU.

Zoë D’Agostino, PSM, KPA CTP

Zoë D’Agostino, PSM, KPA CTP is the primary instructor for this course. Zoë has worked in biological education for over 5 years and has been a part of the CSU Ramily for just over 3 years now, having gotten her professional science master's in natural sciences at CSU.

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