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Unformatted text preview: Biology 230 information & schedule, Fall 2010 Instructor: Kathy Diamond, office: 36-205F, phone & voicemail: 574-6602; email: diamondk@smccd.edu Office hours: M 11-12:30 in 36-205F, T & Th 9-11 in 36-110 (ISC) and by email every day till 9 pm diamondk@smccd.edu (Always bring your lecture notes to office hours.) My complete schedule is posted on my office door and on my CSM faculty doorcard page and on WebAccess. Class Meetings: Lec MWF 10:10-11:00 in 36-207; Lab W 2:10-5 in 36-200 Preparation: BIOL 230 is required for most Biology majors who transfer to four-year institutions. You can check transfer requirements for four-year institutions at www.assist.org. You must have completed CHEM 220 with at least a C before you can take BIOL 230. Most Biology majors take BIOL 210 (Zoology), 220 (Botany), and 230 (Cell). Because of its difficulty and Chemistry prerequisites, BIOL 230 should be taken AFTER BIOL 210 or 220 or both. You should be eligible for ENG 838 or 848. This means you can understand the text and put its words into your own words, and you can write grammatically correct phrases, using words whose meanings you understand. Students with poor English reading and writing skills do not succeed in this class. Textbook: Alberts et al., ESSENTIAL CELL BIOLOGY, Third Edition, Garland Science, 2009 Lab Exercises Online: Before you come to lab, you must download and print your own copy of each lab exercise from WebAccess at http://smccd.mrooms.net. Use your G number and birthdate (default password) to log in. Course Objectives: This course offers an introduction to life at the cellular and subcellular level: cytology, biochemistry, and molecular genetics. Students will learn about the molecular basis of cell structure, metabolism, the function of genetic material, and current advances in DNA technology. In lab you will use various techniques, plan, conduct and communicate group experiments in cell biology and biotechnology. Student Learning Outcomes 1. Describe and relate structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and organelles, and related landmark experiments. 2. Identify and describe structure and major functions of cellular organic molecules. 3. Explain mechanisms of cellular metabolic processes of respiration, photosynthesis and eukaryotic cell cycle. 4. Distinguish and compare biochemistry, synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins, including major experimental techniques. 5. Describe elements of prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene regulation and signal transduction. 6. Demonstrate basic laboratory skills for objective investigation of cell biology phenomena and a scientific approach to investigating cells. 7. Communicate explanations of cell biology phenomena in writing. Biology 230 information & schedule, Fall 2010 2 Attendance: This class will function as a small (human) community during the semester. You are expected to attend all lectures and labs. You may only miss two labs during the entire semester! If you miss two straight weeks of lecture you will be dropped from the class. If you miss three labs any time you will be dropped from the class, no exceptions. Please leave me a message if you miss more than one class meeting, so I know you intend to stay in the class. Arrange with two other students to exchange lecture notes and announcements in case of absences. You are expected to arrive on time to lab, with a printed copy of the lab exercise (or it may be on your laptop if you bring that to lab). This way you can participate fully with your group. Please contribute equally to all lab work and clean-up. (Arriving 15 or more minutes late or not having the lab exercise with you counts as turning in a late lab assignment.) Course Assignments, Exams, and Grades: You will earn your grade by completing the following: 1) 3 Lecture Exams; 2) Final Exam; 3) Lab assignments. See the course schedule for exam dates. Exam dates will not change. There will be no make-up exams unless arranged in advance (and no student may take more than one make-up exam in the semester). YOU MUST TAKE EXAM I TO REMAIN ENROLLED, NO EXCEPTIONS. IF YOU MISS EXAM I YOU WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE CLASS. Exams: Study Questions to help you prepare for exams are posted on WebAccess. If you use your lecture notes and text to correctly answer these questions, then quiz yourself and "play" with the questions, you will be prepared for exams. Plan to check your Study Question answers with me early in the semester. I encourage you to form study groups. We will review Study Questions in lab the week before each exam. You will get more out of the review if you have completed the questions before you come to lab. Exams in this class are not multiple-choice, but short answer and short essay, requiring proper English composition. Assignments: See course schedule for due dates: lab assignments are usually due by Friday of the week after lab for full credit. You should turn them in as soon as you complete them. Lab assignments may be turned in up to one week late for late credit: first late lab "free," 1 point off all other late labs. After one week past their due dates lab assignments will not be accepted. There will be a few bonus opportunities during the semester. Grades will be EARNED out of a total of 400 points, with Lab assignments graded on an absolute scale, and exams curved to highest score unless it is exceptionally high or low. Your course grade is determined by a sum of the three curves. Best 2 midterm Exams out of 3 @ 70 pts each = 140 pts Final exam = 130 pts Lab assignments = 130 pts Biology 230 information & schedule, Fall 2010 Lecture & Lab Schedule: Mark your calendar with important dates, especially holidays and exams. Be sure to download lab exercises from WebAccess BEFORE you come to lab (no downloading on lab computers). 3 Dates, Wk Lec # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Lecture Topics, Reading in ecb3 Introduction; Cells, Organisms, Organelles Organelles, Studying Cells Studying Cells; Molecules Ch 1,15 Lab Exercise (download from WebAccess) Chemistry Review & Preview—Molecular Models (8 pts, due Fri week 2) Pipets (8 pts, due Fri week 3) Scientific Investigation (8 pts, due Fri week 4) Enzyme activity (8 pts, due Fri week 5); Protein extraction & quantification (8 pts, due Fri wk 7) 8/18-20 #1, 2 8/23-27 # 3 -5 8/30-9/3 # 6 -8 9/6-10 #9, 10 9/13-17 #11, 12 9/20-24 #13-15 9/2710/1 #16-18 10/4-8 #19-21 10/11-15 #22, 23 10/18-22 #24-26 10/25-29 #27-29 11/1-5 #30-32 11/8-12 #33, 34 Ch 1, panel 1-1, 4-4 Ch 2 Holiday Mon 9/6 Molecules, Proteins Ch 2, 4 Ch 4, 3 Ch 3, 11, 12 Proteins, Protein regulation; Energy Enzymes; Membranes, Transport Metabolism; Respiration SQ Review for Exam I Protein quantification results Lecture Exam I in lab Intro to Technology Business (6 pts, due Fri week 7) Electrophoresis of Proteins (12 pts, due Fri week 9) Ch Protein Gel Results;Technology Business I: Carlos Schuler (16 pts, due Fri week 16) (tentative) Bacterial Growth: Selective Plating (16 pts, due Fri week 11); SQ Review for Exam II Exam I Wed in lab (covers 8/19-9/16, #1-12) Ch 13 Respiration; Regulation; Photosynthesis 13, 14 Cell Cycle; DNA Ch 18, 5 Ch 5, 6 DNA structure, Replication Transcription, RNA, Hybridization RNA; Translation Translation, Mutation Lecture Exam II in lab Bacterial Growth results & analysis DNA Sequencing Models (8 pts, due Fri week 12) Technology Business II: Carlos Schuler DNA Technology I: Restriction Enzymes & Plasmids (26 pts, due Finals week Wed 12/15); SQ Review for Exam III Exam II Wed in lab (covers 9/18-10/28, #13-29) Ch 7, 10 Ch 7, 9 Ch 6, 7, 9 Holiday Fri 11/12 Biology 230 information & schedule, Fall 2010 14 11/15-19 #35, 36 11/22-26 #37, 38 11/2912/3 #39-41 12/6-10 #42-44 Mon 12/13 4 Mutation, Regulation of Gene Expression; Ch 8 Exam III in lab Exam III in lab Wed 11/17 (covers 10/11-11/10, Lec #22-34) Prokaryotic Gene Regulation Ch 8 Cell Information flow (6 pts, due in lab) DNA Technology II: Mini-plasmid Prep & Restriction Digests DNA Technology III: Agarose Gel Electrophoresis of DNA DNA Technology: Results, Analysis, Conclusions SQ Review for Final 15 16 17 Holiday Thu, Fri 11/25, 26 Prokaryotic, Eukaryotic Gene Regulation; Signals Ch 5, 8, 16 Ch 16 Hormones & Signal Transduction Monday 12/13 Final Exam 8:10-10:40 (Final consists of “Exam IV” (covers 11/17-12/10, #38-47) + Review of Exams I, II, III) Bio 230 Hour by Arrangement Biology 230 includes one hour by arrangement per week. For this course, you will work on current Study Questions using your lecture notes, with supplement by the textbook as needed. You may do the work either in the ISC (Integrated Science Center), alone or in a study group, or by emailing me your study question answers and responding to my corrections. Be sure to log in at the ISC so there will be a record of your hours. In addition, download and complete the HBA table from WebAccess. You do not have to pay for hours in the ISC. Bio 230 Students! Register now for: BIOTECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP IN PCR Biology 123 (1 unit) Techniques and Applications of the Polymerase Chain Reaction F OUR Saturday mornings, October 2 - 23 T his fun workshop will give you confidence, improve your performance in Bio 230 and other c lasses, plus give you experienc e in Biotechnology and increase your gpa; This course is r equired for biotechnology certificate, biotechnology majors. ...
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