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Biology Courses

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Basic Microbiology (iTunes) from Harrisburg Area Community College.

Biochemistry (iTunes) from Imperial College, London.

Biology 1A from UC Berkeley, on youtube and iTunes.

Biology 1B from UC Berkeley, on youtube and iTunes.

Biology classes from Khan Academy. Also available on iTunes.

Biology lectures (iTunes) from Yale School of Forestry.

Bozeman Biology is a series of succinct video guides to biology. Most are about 10 minutes long. Videos include:

  1. Biology - a short introduction to the four main ideas of biology.
  2. The Molecules of Life - fascinating introduction to the chemical/molecular basis for life on earth.
  3. The Hierarchy of Life
  4. Why are Cells Small?
  5. Gibbs Free Energy
  6. Cladograms
  7. Classification of Life
  8. The Three Domains of Life
  9. The Digestive System
  10. Positive and Negative Feedback Loops

Check out all of Bozeman's playlists here.

Corylus avellana. bole cross section. Photo by Annukar1.

Photo by Annukar1.

Coursera offers many free biology courses, including:

Elementary Biochemistry (iTunes) from Oregon State University.

Evolution, Ecology and Behavior (iTunes) from Yale University.

Human Behavioral Biology (iTunes) from Stanford University.

Human Genetics (iTunes) from University of Chicago.

Integrative Biology 131 - General Human Anatomy (Youtube) from UC Berkeley.

Introduction to Biology (iTunes) from MIT Open Course Ware.

The Living World: Bio 100 Snippets (iTunes) from Arizona State University.

Molecular and Cell Biology 110 (iTunes) from UC Berkeley.

Molecular and Cell Biology 130 (iTunes) from UC Berkeley.

The Saylor Foundation's Biology courses include:

Scitable has many free science books, including books on cell biology and genetics.

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