BIOL 204 Biology Notes | Assignment Help | Syllabus

Country: Canada

University: Athabasca University

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Biology 204: Biology Principles I is a general biology introduction course for BSc students and the first of two introductory biology courses designed to prepare students for second-year biology courses. It covers subjects such as the nature of science, enzymes, cells, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, classical genetics, DNA structure and replication, gene structure and expression, gene control, and molecular biology.


Athabasca University
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Gurpreet Kaur
Gurpreet Kaur
22:59 09 Dec 21
It was wonderful experience. Highly recommended. Having great teachers. One important thing about this University is... gives you enough time and students can learn at their own convenience, without hustling too much. If anybody wants to join the English course here, go with Dr. Jo-Ann Foote, understanding and great more
Ron W (RK)
Ron W (RK)
23:10 29 Nov 21
Let's finish this! For the past 11 years, AU has been the most accommodating, fair and helpful university in the few... I've attended. Your experience with them will be seamless and easy, so get started!Thank you again for such a great experience and with only 5 courses left this should be no problem!read more
Melissa Morton
Melissa Morton
22:59 10 Nov 21
I have been communicating with Athabasca since June 2021 in order to enroll. I began by ensuring the school would take ... U.S. funding and I was told that would not be a problem. It took 2 months for the financial lady to get back to me which resulted in me missing the September start time. So I enrolled November start. I emailed a week before my start date to find out I was not enrolled. I emailed this lady again to not get a response. I have now missed the November start date and have not heard back if I will be enrolled in school. While it may be challenging to deal with U.S funding, I an extremely disappointed in the lack of communication. If I was told they would not take this funding I would have accepted another school offer and would have started in more
15:53 03 Nov 21
a lot more work than regular university with really critical graders. just don't take classes here if you have a lot... more on your plate.if you're reading this athabasca please try to make your assignments shorter and get rid of overly critical graders. lost a lot of my motivation for learning by taking a transfer course more
17:37 01 Nov 21
Athabasca University is the only option to complete the RN Prescribing program in Alberta. The professional... development department that provides the 2 modules does not have a phone number and is very delayed in responding to emails (at least 3 weeks in this instance). The person I spoke to in the post-graduate nursing office, Liz, was unhelpful and was resistant to even verify the correct email address.The RN prescribing instructor is very willing to help but you can expect difficulty verifying your education (with Athabasca U) for CARNA when trying to receive your RN prescribing more
00:52 30 Oct 21
I think this is a brilliant institution. My experience has been very positive - the professors, the administrative... team, the courses and education itself - wonderful stuff all more
Emma Leeshanok
Emma Leeshanok
20:49 11 Oct 21
I have been in correspondence with Athabasca for months now in an attempt to retroactively withdraw from courses that I... submitted no work for due to the COVID-19 pandemic (citing mental health reasons). They fail to have the same compassion for their students as traditional universities, claiming that it will "compromise the integrity of the institution". At this point, they have stopped responding all together.Although the format seems tempting, I warn other students to think very carefully before taking courses with this more
17:47 09 Oct 21
I love the flexibility and classes are good. I have had some wonderful helpful tutors and teachers. My biggest gripe is... please for the love of all that is holy get rid of The Landing. It's slow, cumbersome, unorganized mess that makes me feel like I'm back in 1995 forums. For a school that is heavily reliant on Online learners this is insane to me.I love my education progress, but the landing is absolutely terrible and I know other students feel the same. Part of my credit depend on my interactions on the landings and honestly it's almost worth taking the %10 loss on my total grade to just ignore more
06:02 29 Sep 21
This school is for me opportunity to learn quality higher education. I research a lot about AU. This institution is... really focus on online learning and expert in understanding mature learning style. Wish you more more
Café Cóc
Café Cóc
05:53 29 Sep 21
I already enrolled some course from this university. It fits with my study style. I enjoy this type of learning. I hope... everyone can find a good way to learn because online/distance learning is not easy. Keep learning with your more
Gagan Sekhon
Gagan Sekhon
21:44 17 Sep 21
I just started with Athabasca as an unclassified student. Had some trouble with my student loan and registration. But... The staff is so helpful and sweet. From admission to elevation team and student funding department, They all did their best to provide me with solutions. I’m truly great full for their more
Yuxuan Wang
Yuxuan Wang
13:24 12 Sep 21
I emailed the University’s finance department multiple times about my course fee refund; NO RESPONSE AT ALL. They said t... he cheque was mailed but didn’t give me the tracking number. They rush you to pay the course fee when you register but are EXTREMELY reluctant to give you refund if you withdraw from a course. I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY CHEQUE, more
Kamal Aujla
Kamal Aujla
11:06 18 Aug 21
I used to teach my sister, who took one course in AU, BIOL-235, Anatomy and Physiology. Our experience was horrible.... Not enough information is provided on how to go smoothly with booking exams. We were lost for a few weeks, had to cancel 2 mid-terms on the day of exams in this confusion. Also, there is no coordination between the departments. One person tells and confirms one thing, the other person would be like, no, that’s not how it is. You CANNOT reach them instantly. I remember 2 times my sister was ready for her exams(she used PROCTOR- online supervision) sitting and waiting behind the screen of the examiner, but they could not unlock the exam and we tried to call the university, they don't answer, they only regard emails. My question is if you are allowing exams at any time, why are you not available for emergencies all the time? It was exceptionally highly frustrating. The instructors are okay to reply one-two question, but not more. I remember my sister was looking for some direction, she emailed the instructor second time, but never heard back.Being an international student, she paid $2500 for her one course. Having mentioned all these things, my sister couldn’t perform the best and could only get 61% (she needed 75%) marks. So, she requested them if she can do the exams again to improve (technically you are required to complete the course in one year, but shr completed in 6 months), but they said, “ No, you cannot, you have to enroll and pay fees again.”Really?? Do you guys have some humanity? You will be okay if we pay you $2500 again, but you are not okay if she wants to improve her score with the same money as she is still in that one-year contract period.I request to the owner that please please 🙏🙏show some responsibility towards people’s efforts and problems they face to pay the fees. If someone is paying this much money they are handling you the responsibility of their future, and please handle it carefully. Don't make education only business.And guys, My this big review is warning you , please be informed and take your decision carefully. Nobody cares in this university. Find something else. I want to end this review with one thing, as one writer said, “Success is not a destination, it’s a lifestyle that we need to maintain through our habits and attitude towards life.”read more
Meghan Bowman
Meghan Bowman
17:28 30 Jul 21
Horrible. I paid to apply for a masters program ($162) and after a glitch in their payment/application system, was... charged for a different start time (not what I wanted). After trying to get a refund ($162 in a pandemic is my grocery money) and was refused by Athabasca stating the fee is “non-refundable” as advertised (did I mention I did not receive what was advertised due to a glitch on their end) my credit card company agreed to give me my money back. A day later (my credit card took back the fee for me) Athabasca contacted me and said I owed them that money and if they did not receive it immediately, It would go to a collection agency and I would not receive a grade for the courses I was currently enrolled in. They also said I would not be able to apply for the master program now, even though they were making me pay for it.I have taken undergrad classes as well and it totally depends on the tutor how good the course will be IMO. I have given Athabasca around $2000 and it is the worst $2000 I have ever spent. Never more
Tanisha Brockhoff
Tanisha Brockhoff
17:34 11 Mar 21
I am surprised by all of the negative reviews. The application process is straightforward, as are the class... expectations. If you're choosing online learning, the expectation is that you're independent and self-sufficient. Everything is laid out easily, marks are returned quickly, and for both courses I've taken, the tutors replied to questions within a reasonable timeline. I also appreciate the self-paced aspect, and the fact that AU online courses are significantly cheaper than other more
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