P10-Lecture 1- Introduction Jan_25

P10-Lecture 1- Introduction Jan_25 - Principles of Biology...

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Unformatted text preview: Principles of Biology II BSCI 106 Dr. Marcia Shofner Dr. Pedro Barbosa BSCI 106 Labs meet this week! Teaching Assistants: Monday Hans Wednesday 6114 Lauren Tuesday Sarah 6132 Dilip 6135 Brian S. 6136 6122 6123 Brian D. 6124 6126 Thursday Dilip 6141 Krista 6142 Katelyn 6143 Amy 6144 & 6148 Jordan 6146 Where does BSCI106 fit in? s BSCI 105 xPhysics xChemistry xMolecules xCells BSCI1 0 5 C e ll s Translat ion Met abolism Replicat ion C h e m ist r y Molecules DNA Where does BSCI106 fit in? BSCI1 0 6 s BSCI 105 s BSCI 106 xOrganisms xPopulations xEcosystems xEvolution Evolut ion E c o sy st e m s P o p u l a t io ns BSCI1 0 5 C e ll s Translat ion Met abolism Replicat ion C h e m ist r y Molecules DNA "Nothing in biology makes sense except in light of evolution" Theodosius Dobzhansky At the highest level we consider evolution Evolution Ecosystems Populations Organisms Organs Development Phylogenetics Cells Translation Metabolism Replication Chemistry Molecules DNA Where does BSCI106 fit in? BSCI1 0 6 s s s BSCI 105 BSCI 106 BSCI 207 xIntegrative Evolut ion E c o sy st e m s P o p u l a t io ns BSCI2 0 7 O r g a n i sm s Form and Funct ion BSCI1 0 5 C e ll s Translat ion Met abolism Replicat ion C h e m ist r y Molecules DNA Biology of organisms BSCI 106: We get to ask some big questions s Broad scale questions about ecology and the environment. xE.g., Are plant communities composed of individuals or are they fully integrated communities? BSCI 106: We get to ask some big questions s Broad scale questions about ecology and environment. x Human impacts e.g., global warming BSCI 106: We get to ask some big questions s Broad scale questions about ecology and the environment. x Threats to and importance of biodiversity BSCI 106: We get to ask some big questions s What is the history of life? x How did life develop? x How has life changed? BSCI 106: We get to ask some big questions s Why questions ... xWhy sex? xWhy males? BSCI 106: We get to ask some big questions s Why questions ... xWhy such differences between sexes? BSCI106: Big questions s Why questions ... x Why "altruism"? x Can it be real? xDiamondback -> BSCI 106: We get to ask some big questions s Why questions ... x Why "altruism"? x Can it be real? BSCI 106: We get to ask some big questions s Why questions ... xWhy were the germs of Europeans worse than the germs of Native Americans? BSCI106 Course Organization pp. 3- 5 on syllabus s 630 points Total for the course: s Lecture (350 pts.) x Three general areas: 3 Mechanisms and implications of evolution 3 History and diversity of Life 3 Ecology s Lab (280 pts.) Same three general areas BSCI106 Course Organization s Lecture (350 pts.): x Three Exams @ 100 pts. each 3 Lowest will be dropped 3 No make-ups x Comprehensive Final Exam @ 150 pts. 3 Emphasizing end material 3 Will have material from previous exams 3 20 pts. of exam from field trip assignment (more later!) s Lab (280 pts.)-- details will be discussed in lab BSCI106 Lecture Exams s High priority xMaterial in lecture and text xMaterial only in lecture s Lower priority xMaterial only in text s Lab material will help build your understanding, but will not be specifically tested on lecture exams. BSCI106 Course Organization s Grade Breakdown x >90%=A; >80%=B; >70%=C; >60%=D x Borderline cases: 3 TA input 3 General level of involvement, enthusiasm, and effort in lecture and lab. (i.e. attendance) s Resources - Teaching Staff Dr. Shofner & Dr. Barbosa x Office hrs: By appt. x x x x x x x x x x s TAs: Jordan Adair Brian Davidson Lauren Fitzgerald Katelyn Gay Krista Heiner Hans Lemke Sarah Rockwell Brian Shinder Dilip Pattabhiraman Amy Zets Resources - Lab Coordinator s Hans Lemke xMissed labs xMissed quizzes xLate lab work xDSS students xAthletes xReligious or other university approved conflicts xCourse information on Blackboard Resources - Texts s Biological Science xFreeman, 3rd ed. s Lab Manual - In the bookstore now! x Bird on cover! Buy soon! s Do I need them? Can I use old editions? Etc. Resources - Blackboard www.elms.umd.edu Academic Honesty: We take it SERIOUSLY!! s The University of Maryland, College Park has a nationally recognized Code of Academic Integrity, administered by the Student Honor Council. This Code sets standards for academic integrity at Maryland for all undergraduate and graduate students. As a student you are responsible for upholding these standards for BSCI 106. It is very important for you to be aware of the consequences of cheating, fabrication, facilitation, and plagiarism. For more information on the Code of Academic Integrity or the Student Honor Council, please visit: http://www.studenthonorcouncil.umd.edu/whatis.html s A word about expectations ... s What you should expect s We expect you to be x of me ... x Clear lectures that will challenge you to think x Willingness to answer questions and clarify concepts x Context and relevance x Clear criteria for success In class on time x Willing to ask questions and seek help x Committed to sustained effort x Willing to link concepts, not just memorize factlets x Intellectually curious! Wed. Begin Evolution pages 4 15; 481-84 Coping with the material s Attend all lectures s Re-write your notes s Find a study-partner(s) s Make the most of lab s Don't wait until the last minute to study for exams s Ask questions if you don't understand! Lecture Etiquette s Late arrivals/early departures Please sit near the door &/or end of aisle. s Don't pack up or make noise until professor concludes lecture. s No newspapers out during lecture. s No conversations during lecture (but please, ask questions!) s Turn off cell phones before entering room. Questions?? ...
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