Sierra CollegePage 1Sciences & Mathematics/Sierra CollegeConcepts of BiologySummer 2017SyllabusPart 1: Course InformationInstructor InformationInstructor: Linda DesaiE-mail: Through CanvasYou can expect an answer to any of your questions onweekdays in less than 48 hours and on weekends less than 72hours.Course DescriptionDesigned specifically for non-biology, non-life science majors, coveringorganization of life, cellular processes, genetics and evolution,diversity of life, ecology, and the impact of humanity on, andinterdependence with, the environment. Will meet life sciencerequirements in most general education programs. Not recommendedfor students who have taken advanced biology in high school. Does notfulfill laboratory science requirement.Student Performance Outcomes1. Appraise the relationship between cellular respiration andphotosynthesis.2. Assess the role of DNA in living things, construct methods toanalyze the patterns of inheritance, and judge the impact of geneticengineering on living things.3. Develop, utilize and evaluate scientific hypotheses4. Formulate the correct structure of the main types of cells anddiagnose the hypotheses regarding the evolutionary development ofthose cells.5. Justify the role of evolution in the development of living things, thediversity of living things and judge the effects of humans on livingthings on earth.Textbook & Course MaterialsRequired TextEssentials of Biology, by Mader, Windelspetch; 4th Edition; ISBN 978-0-
Biology 10Summer 2017SyllabusSierra CollegePage207-802422-1.This text can also be bought as a digital version throughMcGraw Hill.Also, the book in the bookstore is custom to the chapters weuse and is less expensive than buying the whole book.When buying thebook, you also are given an access code to McGrawHill LearnSmartprogram.Course StructureNavigating this online courseOn the home page of Canvas for this course are the links to theimportant navigation buttons you will use throughout thissemester for this course. They are also listed in the left handnavigation bar.Below is a brief description of each and what youcan expect to find there.Modules:Every week in the semester is listed.Each week willhave a lecture component, links to videos and other resources,assignments, Discussion Board question and Connectionsassignment that connects biology to everyday life. Thus this iswhere the weekly worked is outlined.Discussion Board:Each week a question will be posted here foryou to respond to by Tuesday and by Saturday Midnight, you willbe asked to respond to two other posts from other students inthe class.Assignments:Exams, quizzes, Connections will all be found here.