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Bio 103: Cell Biology Dr. Salme Taagepera Course Code 05400, 05410 Winter 2008 Bio D103: Cell Biology INSTRUCTORS: Dr. SALME TAAGEPERA McGaugh Hall 4228 Phone: 949/ 824-2475 Email: [email protected] Dr. LAN HUANG Phone: (949) 824-8548 E-mail: [email protected] LECTURES: Bio 103(A): MWF 1:00-1:50 pm Bio 103(B): MWF 2:00-2:50pm DBH 1100 OFFICE HOURS: Dr.Taagepera (4248 McGaugh Hall) Wednesdays 11:00-12:00 Thursdays 12:30-2:00 Dr. Huang (TBD) TEACHING ASSISTANTS : Name Email OH/Discussion Helen Fong [email protected] TBD Darius Gleason [email protected] TBD Elizabeth McReynolds [email protected] TBD COURSE DESCRIPTION This core course introduces biology majors to basic topics in cell biology. The course focuses on the basic structure and function of animal cells, with an emphasis on the regulation of cellular processes. CLASS WEBSITE: https://eee.uci.edu/09w/05400 https://eee.uci.edu/09w/05410 Dr. Taagepera’s web site: https://eee.uci.edu/clients/staagepe/bio%20103/index.htm
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Bio 103: Cell Biology Dr. Salme Taagepera Course Code 05400, 05410 Winter 2008 CLASS REQUIREMENTS: Midterm Exam Friday, February 6, 2009 40% Final Exam Bio 103(A) 1-2 pm: Wed, Mar 18, 1:30-3:30pm Bio 103(B) 2-3 pm: Fri, Mar 20, 1:30-3:30pm NOTE: You MUST take the final exam associated with the class you are enrolled in. Switching exams is not an option , even if you have multiple exams on the same day, so please plan accordingly . 40% Active Learning Assignments Weekly homework (14%) Clicker participation (5%) Course evaluations (1%) 20% RECOMMENDED TEXT: Molecular Biology of the Cell ( 5 th Edition) Alberts, et al ISBN 978-0-8153-4105-5 The pages listed on the lecture schedule are recommended readings, meaning they should be used to supplement what is discussed in class. An older version of this textbook (4th edition) is available online http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=mboc4.TOC&depth=2 Another good resource: Molecular Cell Biology (MCB), 5th edition: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=mcb.TOC or the more recent 6th edition of MBC which is not online. Bio D103: Cell Biology NOTES ON THE COURSE Course Topics The goal of this course is to explore the cell, to understand what makes the cell so amazing. We will first look at the basic building blocks that make up the cell (such as membranes, proteins and organelles). For the first five weeks, we will answer questions such as: How do membranes function both as a barrier and as a transporter?
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