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Rogers State UniversityDepartment of BiologyGeneral Biology Lecture and LaboratoryBIOL 1114 004 & BIOL 1114 002 LInstructor:Dr. Lisa OverallPhone:918-338-8022E-Mail:[email protected]Office:BR 601C (Bartlesville Campus)Mailing Address:Department of Biology, 1701 Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore Ok, 74053Office Hours:Monday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am- 11:00 am, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am to 11:00 am, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 11:00 amMeeting Room:Lecture: BR 623Meeting Dates & Time:Lecture: Tues/Thurs 11:30 am – 12:45pmMeeting Room:Lab: BR 611Meeting Dates & Time:Lab: Thurs 1:00 pm – 2:50 pmCourse DescriptionGeneral Biology provides an introduction to various topics in biological science including basic chemistry;cellular biology; studies of animals, plants, protozoans, and fungi; human biology; genetics and heredity;and environmental/population studies.This course meets the four credit hour life sciences requirementfor graduation from Rogers State University and is open to any student.Lab required.General Biology emphasizes topics considered essential for general knowledge in the biological sciences.Students enrolled in General Biology should be non-biological science majors entering fields such asbusiness, accounting, elementary or secondary education, computer technology, etc.This coursesatisfies the requirements for life science with a lab, but also supports those students who lack a stronghigh school science backgroundCourse PrerequisitesAdmittance to university level courses.Student OutcomesUpon completion of this course, the student will be able to:1.Demonstrate oral and written communication skills, as well as problem solving through criticalthinking and the scientific method.2.Discuss concepts in organic and inorganic chemistry.3.Describe structures, functions, and genetic processes of the cell.4.Demonstrate morphology, physiology, systematic and evolution of life.5.Interpret and apply current technology and research techniques relating to biology.
Course ObjectivesDuring the course of the semester, the student will become proficient in the following topics:1.Ability to discuss the major steps of the Scientific Method.2.Diagram the atom, and molecules, and the relationship of these to organic and inorganiccompounds.3.Explain the structure and function of the organic compounds needed for life, includingcarbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids.4.Explain mitosis and meiosis and the role these processes take in the life of the cell and otherliving organisms.5.Diagram and explain the structure and function of cellular organelles.Explain the movement of materials into and out of the cell and various processes that are involved in thatmovement.Required MaterialsTextbooksoLecture: Biology: Concepts and Investigations (4rdEd.) 2017. M. Hoefnagels, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ISBN: 9781260149289oLaboratory:Biology Laboratory Manual, 11thEdition 2017, Vodopich and Moore,McGraw Hill.ICBN: 9781309099094A calculator will be needed during laboratories and for lecture/laboratory exams.Students will not

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