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BIOLOGY 131-16: Introduction to BiologyCOURSE SYLLABUSSummer (2) 2021COURSE INFORMATIONMeeting Time and Place:100% onlineINSTRUCTOR INFORMATIONLecture Instructor: Waleed Saudi Email: [email protected]Lab Instructor: Heather Khanna Email: [email protected]REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR CLASSTEXTBOOK: The Core, by Eric Simon, Pearson Publishing, 3rdEdition*(required)Mastering Biology Access Code, Pearson*(required)LAB MANUAL: Lab Guide for Introductory Biology 2021-2021 Edition**(required)* The lecture materials for this course are part of an Inclusive Access package, whichmeans that you signed up for them when you registered for the course.An access codefor the materials is sent directly to your HFC Hawkmail account from the HFC CollegeStore, which will allow you to register for the course's required online homework andeText.** The Biology 131 Lab Manual is part of the Inclusive Access program which meansthat you automatically purchased access when you registered for the course.You willnot receive an access code for the Lab Manual but will access it through the MoodlePage for the course.COURSE DESCRIPTION:A foundational course emphasizing the unifying themes of biology. Explores various aspects ofliving systems, including biological chemistry, cell biology, genetics, evolution, diversity, structureand function relationships, energy transformations, plant and animal systems, ecology,biodiversity, and conservation. Introduces the scientific method and scientific reasoning. Threehours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.PRE-REQUISITES:English 131 eligible.CORE COURSE TOPICS:The nature of science and the properties of life
oScientific methodoScientific reasoning and experimental designoProperties of living thingsoMajor themes in biologyBiological chemistryoAtomic structure and bondsoWater as a biological solventoEffects of pH on living systemsoCarbon-based macromoleculesoEnzymesBiology of cellsoProkaryotic and eukaryotic cell structureoPlant and animal cell structureoMembranesoOrganelle structure and functionoCell cycleoMitotic cell divisionGeneticsoChromosomesoMeiotic cell divisionoSexual reproductionoErrors in meiosisoMendelian inheritanceDNA, RNA, and protein
oDNA structureoDNA replicationoTranscriptionoTranslationoMutationsoThe genetic basis of cancerEvolution and classificationoHow populations changeoEvidence for evolutionoMechanisms of evolutionoClassificationEnergy transformationsoEnergy in living systemsoCellular respiration and fermentationoPhotosynthesisDiversityoProkaryotesoVirusesoFungioProtistsoPlantsStructure and functionMajor groups of plantsoAnimals
Structure and functionMajor groups of animalsHuman body systemsoOrganization and homeostasisoTissuesoDigestive systemoRespiratory systemoCardiovascular systemoImmune systemoEndocrine systemoUrinary systemoReproductive systemEcologyoCommunity ecologyoEcosystems and the biosphereoBiodiversityo

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Term
Spring
Professor
Dr. Ronn
Tags
Biology, DNA, Academia, Academic dishonesty

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