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Lab Materials - Principles of Biology(Biology 100 Fall 2009 Professor Craig E Martin General Course Information Course Content This course entails

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Fall 2009 Professor Craig E. Martin General Course Information Course Content This course entails a study of life and how living things manage to survive, both in the short- term, as well as in the long-term sense. Throughout the semester, most major aspects of biology will be covered. The traditional approach starting from studies of molecules and cells and ending with studies of ecosystems and the biosphere will be employed. More emphasis will be placed on achieving an understanding of the basic concepts in each of these disciplines; less emphasis will be placed on accumulating numerous facts about various organisms and how they live. Goals of the Course The goals of the course are simple and straightforward: 1) to learn about the major principles governing the existence of the dominant living organisms in our lives; 2) to explore some of the benefits and costs associated with different approaches to solving life’s challenges; and 3) to appreciate the wonder of how living organisms manage to live. Biology Majors versus Non-majors Biology 100 is a one-semester introductory course for non-majors. Biology 150 (Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology) and Biology 152 (Principles of Organismal Biology) comprise the two-semester course for majors. On the other hand, you should be aware that students declaring Biology as their major after taking Biology 100 will not be required to take both semesters of the major’s sequence. Format of the Course Given the large size of the class, the format of the course is necessarily based on formal lectures (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:00 noon until 12:50 pm in Room 120 of Budig Hall). By no means, however, should this discourage questions and comments from you. Clarifying material presented in the lectures, in addition to related material not directly covered, is far more important than making rapid progress on the course lecture outline. Format of the Lectures All lectures will be preceded by a “Daily Tune” which is selected to illustrate some aspect of that lecture via music. Note that this tune will be played before class begins. Thus, you should try to arrive in class early to hear it, and, of course, you will not be responsible for knowledge of the Daily Tune. At some point during each 50-minute lecture period, you will witness a “Daily Demo,” a breathtaking demonstration of sorts that relates to the lecture material. In addition, all lectures will be accompanied by an outline of specific topics to be covered in each lecture. 1
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2010 for the course BIOL 101 taught by Professor Burg,j during the Spring '08 term at Kansas.

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Lab Materials - Principles of Biology(Biology 100 Fall 2009 Professor Craig E Martin General Course Information Course Content This course entails

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