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Bis_104_syllabus_ssi - SYLLABUS Biological Sciences 104 Regulation of Cell Function Summer Session II 2009 General Course Information Instructor Dr

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SYLLABUS Biological Sciences 104: Regulation of Cell Function Summer Session II 2009 General Course Information Instructor: Dr. David Waddell Office hours*: M/W: 9:00 – 10:00 am Email: [email protected] 3061 SLB Phone: 916-501-0554 *Note: Week 1 Only I will have additional Office Hours on August 6 th in 3061 SLB from 2-4:00 pm. Teaching Assistants : Catalina Simion Office Hours: Tues. 2:00-4:00 pm [email protected] 2064 SLB Nate Leachman Office Hours: Wed. 2:00-4:00 pm [email protected] 3061 SLB Lecture (80147): T/W/R: 12:10 – 1:50 pm Room: 3 Kleiber Prerequisites: BIS 101; 102 or 105. Course Overview Regulation of Cell Function is a 3 unit course that consists of 6 hours of lecture per week. The course will provide a current description of eukaryotic cell function and will include an emphasis on the cell cycle, cell growth and division, the cytoskeleton, the extracellular matrix, membrane systems and cell trafficking, membrane receptors, cell-cell junctions, cell development, signal transduction, membrane transport, the immune system and cancer. Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts by solving complex problems grounded in and centered on current molecular and cellular biological techniques. Required Materials Text: Molecular Biology of the Cell. Alberts et al., 5 th edition, 2008. Evaluation Lecture Points 2 Lecture Exams (150 points each) 300 Comprehensive Final Exam 200 Total: 500 1
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Exams Your course grade will be based on two midterm exams and a final exam. A total of 500 points are possible for the course. The Midterms are worth 150 points each and the CUMULATIVE FINAL 200 points. The median grade for the course will be between a B- and C+. Each exam will cover the material from lectures and possibly the assigned sections of the text. The format will primarily be problem-solving and essay style questions. You will have the entire class period to take the exam. The Final exam will be cumulative but weighted with material covered after Exam 2 through the end of the term. The midterm and final exams will be given in class as indicated on the tentative lecture schedule. This should produce a minimum of scheduling problems. A missed midterm will be excused ONLY if the absence is verified by a medical excuse from a treating physician; in that case, the missing exam score will be calculated based on the student’s performance on other exams. If no valid excuse is submitted, the student will be given a zero for the exam. You have the opportunity to file a written request for re-grading the Midterms with the petition
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2010 for the course BIS BIS 104 taught by Professor Privalsky during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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