syl.f09 - BIOLOGY 311C Introductory Biology I Fall 2009...

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Unformatted text preview: BIOLOGY 311C: Introductory Biology I Fall 2009 Instructor: Dr. Mona Mehdy Office: PAI 2.32 Phone: 471-5806 Office Hours: Mon 9:00-9:45 am, Fri, 10-10:45 and by appt (set up by email , in person or phone) E-Mail: [email protected] Teaching Assistant : Tharindu Weeraratne Office: PAI 1.52 Office Hour: Wed 11am-12:00 pm and by appt (set up by email , in person or phone) Email: [email protected] (best way to contact until 5:00 pm) Lectures: MWF 8:00-9:00 AM, PAI 3.02 Discussion sections: 50305 Tu 1:00 - 2:00 JES A216A 50310 W 1:00 - 2:00 JES A209A 50315 Tu 2:00 - 3:00 CBA 4.344 50320 W 2:00 - 3:00 RAS 312 Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration for Chemistry 301 or the equivalent. Required Textbook: Biology, 8th edition by Neil Campbell, Jane Reece and others, 2008. Note: The accompanying Student Study Guide for Biology (8 th edition) may be useful but is not required. Required Course Packet: A packet of figures and readings which will be used in the lectures has been compiled. This packet will be available at Speedway Copying & Printing located in the Dobie Mall, 2025 Guadalupe St, Suite. 140 (ground level) Austin. Phone: (512) 478-0871. Expected to be ready by Thurs, Aug 27, after 1 pm Use of Blackboard: Our class will use Blackboard for announcements, syllabus, examples of an old exam and quiz, documents, links to various related sites. You will be notified during lecture or by email as additional information is added as the semester progresses. Course Format: Welcome! Bio 311C is a fast paced course covering many aspects including macromolecular structures, cell biology, biological energy mechanisms, cell communication, gene structures and regulation. This type of understanding is crucial to understanding how cells and higher levels of organization such as tissues and organs work. Knowledge from this course will provide a valuable foundation for upper division courses and, more importantly, for your general knowledge of an organism’s growth and health and dietary/environmental impacts on metabolism. You’ll want to be ready to work on your own quite a bit, both to prepare for lectures and discussions and afterwards. Lectures:-The lecture presentations are the basis for the knowledge and ability to apply your knowledge that I hope you will have acquired as a result of taking this course. It is a good idea to lightly read the indicated text sections before coming to class. In class, take thorough notes during the lectures besides the partial lecture notes shown on the projector or in the manual. Please be sure to bring your course packet to every lecture as well as any applicable handouts. 1- Everything covered in lecture, unless explicitly excluded by instructor, can be the subject of exam and quiz questions....
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