FALL 2018 LABORATORY SYLLABUS: GENERAL BIOLOGY 1 (BIO 181) Instructor: Dr. Udo Savalli Email/Phone: [email protected]; 602-543-3750 Lecture: MWF 8:35 – 9:25 am. Lect 110. TTh 10:30 – 11:45 am. CLCC 299. MWF 9:40 – 10:30 am. CLCC 246. Laboratory: 12:00 – 2:45 pm Office Hours: TBA. Course Description : Biology 181 lecture and laboratory is designed to give students a survey of the basic theories of the discipline and the relationship between structure and function in living organisms at the molecular, cellular, organismal and population levels. This course is designed to be taken as the first of a two-semester series. The second semester (BIO 182) should be taken after this course. Credit is allowed for only BIO 181, 281, or 282. Course Goals and Learning Outcomes: The goal of this laboratory course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the theories and a sampling of common experimental techniques used in the biological sciences in the study of biochemistry, cell biology and genetics. Upon completion of the course students should be able to describe the basic tenets of the biological sciences at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels, as well as demonstrate a working understanding of the scientific method, basic laboratory skills relevant to biological research, and awareness of safety procedures relevant to a biological research laboratory. Attendance: Attendance at all laboratory exercises is essential to performing well in this course. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain information from missed lectures. Tardiness to laboratory will not be tolerated. It disrupts the lesson, and is disrespectful to other students. If it is unavoidable, please inform the instructor in advance. Reasonable accommodations will be made in cases of religious holidays or emergency situations. It is the student’s responsibility to provide the instructor with documentation of holidays and or emergencies and a plan to cover the missed course material. *Students that miss more than two laboratory exercises will not pass the course.* Course Materials: Biology: How Life Works, 2 nd edition (2016), Morris et al. Freeman/MacMillan Learning Biology Laboratory Manual , 11 th edition. (2017), Vodopich & Moore. McGraw Hill Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences , 6 th edition (2017), McMillan. Bedford/St. Martin’s Appropriate Laboratory Attire: Goggles are available for sale in the bookstore and will be available in the lab. Safety goggles must be worn during the lab periods when chemicals are used, as well as gloves (provided during the lab). Close toed shoes are required for all laboratory exercises. Computer Access: Many of the documents necessary for this course will posted on the course’s Blackboard web site. Students can access this from their myASU account ( ).
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