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Welcome! Biology 1115 – General Biology I Dr. Ji Yang Office: A360; see course syllabus for office hrs. [email protected] Introductions & survey I. Outlining the basics of course structure II. Get to know the instructors and the other students in class III. Chapter 1 – Introduction to Biology A. Organization of life B. Themes connect the concepts of biology C. The Scientific Method Lecture Outline Pre course Survey Do not write your name on the sheet. For each of the terms, rate them on the following scale: 1 = I have never heard this term before; 2 = this term sounds vaguely familiar; 3 = I have heard this term used and can guess what it might be referring to; 4 = I can sort of define this terms and I cannot fully explain its use or context; or 5 = I can define this term and correctly use it in its biological context. Purpose: To find out what you already know. To give you a sneak peek at the topics we will cover in the course. Do not worry if many of the terms are unfamiliar! I. Course Information D2L Site will be your best resource this term! Lecture notes, Calendar of important dates, Grades, Syllabus Textbook : Biology. Ninth Edition. Campbell and Reece 2011 8th edition is fine. Make sure you are registered in both the lecture and the lab classes Lecture Grade: Lecture will make up 70% of the final grade. Lecture grade will be based on 3 exams, plus 5 quizzes (10%) and in class assignments (4%) and iclicker participation/question (4%) Lab grade: Lab will make up the remaining 30% of the final grade. Lab grade will be based on 2 lab exams and the Bioinformatics lab Bioinformatics lab: s/biol1115bioinfolabhome.html Grading
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How to Succeed in Bio 110 Attend all classes . Pay attention. Take notes on lectures. Use opportunity to learn material, ask questions if unclear. Read the lecture notes ahead . Come to class prepared to learn After each lecture, review the lecture notes and review them as often as possible Form study groups and study together Make a list, and study, unfamiliar terms . There will probably be many – in the process of learning them, you will learn much of the course material. Come to my office hours Biology is connected to our lives in many ways Some of the biggest challenges facing humanity have a huge biological component. A basic understanding of biology is necessary for an informed position on many issues These issues include: - human population growth - climate change - pollution - endangered species (fisheries) - genetic engineering - nutrition - medical advances - disease - Any others? The history of human population growth In flowering plants, specialization of flowers to different animal pollinators promote speciation.
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