BIO Objectives 1

BIO Objectives 1 - EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES The lectures and...

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EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES The lectures and reading assignments of BIS 1A are designed to convey a large number of facts and concepts that have evolved from modern studies of living organisms. In order to help you organize the large amount of material and evaluate which items are most important, we have compiled a list of objectives for the course. The objectives, listed below by lecture, describe what we believe are important skills that a student should be able to demonstrate after having absorbed the relevant part of BIS 1A. In general, educational objectives come in various degrees of difficulty. Most of the ones below are of the simplest types: knowledge (the recall or recognition of specific ideas or concepts) and comprehension (translation, interpretation, and extrapolation of concepts). Much of the information required to satisfy these objectives can be obtained by attending and listening to the appropriate lecture but some will require additional assigned reading in the textbook. A few of the objectives are of more difficult types: application (using an abstraction to solve a specific problem) and analysis (identifying the parts of a concept and the way they are organized.) These objectives represent just one study guide--one way to see how well you have absorbed the information in lectures and reading. There are others available to you--the problem sets that you will work with in discussion sections and the sample exams on the web. While this year's examination questions will be written with the objectives and the problem sets in mind, they may require you to weave together many of the skills mentioned in different objectives. An ability to integrate the various skills and ideas can best be obtained by taking an active part, as often as possible, in discussions--both formal and informal--with other students and instructors. BASIC PROPERTIES OF LIVING ORGANISMS Lecture 1/7. Life and life science List axioms of biology related to scientific method, the relation of chemistry to life functions, heredity, evolution, and ecology. Explain how each axiom relates to the topics of BIS 1A, B, or C. List at least six properties characteristic of living systems; explain how these properties might be used to determine whether a given object is alive or dead or whether a given phenomenon is caused by a living organisms or not. Identify vitalistic and mechanistic statements concerning life and living organisms.
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course BIO SCI bis 1A taught by Professor Murphy during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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BIO Objectives 1 - EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES The lectures and...

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