Jung Choi (JC)
213 Cherry-Emerson Building
Tonya Shearer (TS)
tel: 404 385-4434
Good background in high school biology and chemistry.
This is an active-learning class that introduces students to basic principles of
modern biology, including biomacromolecules, bioenergetics, cell structure,
genetics, homeostasis, evolution, and ecological relationships.
This course will
foster the development of critical scientific skills including hypothesis testing,
experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, and scientific
Campbell, N.A. et al. (2008).
Benjamin Cummings, San
We have arranged special pricing through the bookstore for
hardcover, looseleaf-bound and ebook versions of the textbook bundled with a
PRS coupon and access to the Mastering Biology website.
An Interwrite PRS-RF unit ("clicker") is required and will be used for quizzes
and interactive lecture sessions, which will contribute to the "participation"
portion of your course grade.
The course is organized into five modules, each of which deals with a major area
of modern biology.
All students are expected to abide by the Academic Honor Code, which can be
viewed online at http://www.honor.gatech.edu.
Attendance in lecture correlates strongly with performance in Biology 1510.
will make our lecture slides available via T-Square and urge you to download and
print them for use in taking notes during lecture.
The lectures and readings are
complementary and some materials will be presented only in lecture.
complete each reading assignment before class.
Four midterm exams and the final exam.
The midterm exams will be held in the
evening, are closed-book and will be made up of multiple-choice questions based
on topics, materials, and discussions presented in class, in the assigned readings,
and in the Mastering Biology assignments.
Exams and quizzes may also be given
in the laboratory and on-line on Mastering Biology and T-square.
If you miss an exam for any reason, you will receive a grade of 0 (zero) on that
exam unless you petition us for a makeup exam within 24 h of the start of the
missed exam, and we approve your petition.
Your petition must be submitted in
writing and must include documentation of a legitimate reason for missing the
You can, of course, submit your petition before the exam if you know of
your scheduling conflict in advance.
We will consider each petition individually.
Examples of legitimate reasons to miss an exam include illness, illness or death