University of Calgary

BIOL 241 - Energy Flow in Biological Systems - Fall 2018

An introduction to the energetics of life from molecules through ecosystems. Topics include: energy in biological systems; how different organisms obtain, store and use energy; energy budgets of organisms; and energy flow through cells and ecosystems.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Biology 241 is a prerequisite for Biology 243. Not recommended for students seeking a single half course, general interest overview of the biological sciences. Those seeking such a course should consider Biology 205.


  • Biology 30 and Chemistry 30


  • Credit for Biology 241 and 205 will not be allowed. Credit for more than two of Biol 231, 233, 241, 243 will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Spring 2019.
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