Biology 131_syllabus_summer 2016_student - Cuyamaca College...

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Cuyamaca College Biology 131 lab: General Biology I: Summer 2016 June 13, 2016- July 21, 2016 Instructor: Christina Burnett Email: [email protected] Office Hours: by appt. Phone: Voice mailbox # 3064 Section Number: 0030 MW in H221:1:00-5:30pm Course Materials Lab will be compiled in a lab packet which can be purchased from the bookstore. You will want to purchase a three ring binder to put your lab packet and papers in. Gloves and safety glasses will need to be purchased for use in some labs. If you are going on in science you may want to purchase your own pair of safety glasses. You may be required to refer to a general biology textbook or access information from the internet or the library as part of the requirements for this course. Course Requirements The prerequisite for this course is Bio 130 or concurrent enrollment in Bio130. Course Description This course is designed to complement the General Biology Lecture (Bio130). Experiments are designed to increase the student’s ability to understand and apply biological concepts. Laboratory topics will consists of but not limited to: molecules of life, cell structure and intracellular transport, photosynthesis, respiration, mitosis, meiosis, and classification of living organisms. Laboratory exercises may consists of short lectures, activities and/or field excursions with brief discussions of exercise results. Course Objectives (Student Learning Outcomes) Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: Perform the basic activities of scientific inquiry, including presentation of data in the form of tables, charts and graphs, design of experiments, collection of data, and critical analysis of data. Use both compound and stereo microscopes to study cells and organisms. Describe the relationship between respiration and photosynthesis, producers and consumers and the role of each of these in ecosystems. Relate membrane transport examples to real world situations Test for the presence of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids; recognize the relationships between the testing methods and the chemical properties of these compounds, and the significance of these molecules in living organisms. Measure the rate of enzyme catalyzed reactions under different conditions, and explain the significance to living systems.

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