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COURSE SYLLABUSSemester: Spring Year: 2022Mission Statement:Richard J. Daley College empowers our diverse community to achieve their goals throughinnovative education and programming in a supportive, inclusive, and equitable environmentfor life-long learning.Course (Discipline):Number:61361Section:CGIAI#:BIO910Course Title:__BIOLOGY 121 __Length of Course (Weeks): _16_Credit Hours: 5Lab Hours: 2Contact Hours: 6Meeting Day(s):Monday and Wed.Times:8-10:50Building:MainClassroomZoomSyllabus can be found on Brightspace websiteInstructor’s Name:Jennifer SearleE-mail Address:[email protected]Phone #:773-340-0853Office #:Building:Main-3221Office hours:Monday 10:50-12:30 (Zoom), Tuesday/Thursday 11-11:40 in 3127Course Description:Cellular and Molecular Biology.Introduction to biochemistry, molecular genetics, cell structure,function and processes.Laboratory required.Course Prerequisites:Placement Test, or English 100 with a grade of C or better, or Consent of DepartmentChairperson.
Students Course is Expected to Serve:This course is intended for students who will major in Nursing and Allied Health majorsCourse Objectives:1. Explain and apply the scientific method2. Describe the basic units and prefixes used in metric system3. Measure length, volume, weight and temperature using Metric Units4. Collect, analyze and classify information5. Develop hypotheses, construct models and evaluate contending theories6. Recognize the limits of scientific understanding7. Explain and use core concepts such as matter, energy, scale, proportion, dynamicequilibrium,change and evolution8. Place scientific knowledge in its historical context and recognize ethical, social, economicandpolitical dimensions of science9. Describe cell ultra-structure and processes10. Survey six kingdoms with emphasis on interrelationships and increasing levels ofcomplexity11. Describe enzyme function and generation of cellular energy12. Describe structure and functions of nucleic acids and proteins13. Explain the concept of metabolism by comparing metabolism and photosynthesis14. Explain the cell cycle and cell reproduction15. Describe Mendelian patterns of inheritance and compare to chromosomal patterns ofinheritance16. Explain the structure and function of DNA17. Describe how genes work, the genetic code replication by transcription and translation,prokaryotic, eukaryotic regulation and gene mutation18 . Describe the basics of biotechnology such as cloning and gene therapyStudent Learning Outcomes:Upon completion of this the student will be able to:1.Apply the Scientific method2.Apply the principles of General Chemistry to Biological processes.3.Discuss the structures and functions of the molecules of life.4.Describe the structures and functions of cellular organelles.5.Discuss the concept of membrane permeability and compare and contrast osmosis,diffusion, tonicity, and active transport.

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