Lecture1Notes - 9/7/10 Principles of Biology V23.0011...

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9/7/10 1 Principles of Biology V23.0011 V23.0013 Prof. David Fitch, Lectures Coordinator bioprof@nyu.edu Prof. Michael Purugganan Prof. Kenneth Birnbaum Prof. Robert DeSalle Additional staff • Prof. William Velhagen, course administrator – wv4@nyu.edu, 998-8232 – deals with grading, homework, exam organization • Prof. Nikolai Kirov, director of laboratories – nk2@nyu.edu • Prof. Eric Brenner, laboratory coordinator – oversees lab grading, supervises TAs • Your TAs (Teaching Adjuncts) – lead your labs, grade labs Important resources • Your professors Special Biology Tutor: Naomi Ziv – nz375@nyu.edu, Mondays @ 5pm • College Learning Center – free peer tutoring – Weinstein Hall (but also University Hall?) – Check their schedule (usu. daily 12-7/10pm) – www.nyu.edu/cas/clc; (212) 998-8085 • Your TAs Office hours (Prof. Fitch only) • Monday and Wednesday, 11:00 - 12:30 • 951H Brown (Center for Developmental Genetics) – Line up outside the doors near the Waverly elevators (9 th floor) – If there is no line, call me using the hall phone: 8-8254 Textbooks • Required – "Biology" by Campbell & Reece, 8th ed. NYU Biology Lab Manual by N. Kirov – bundled at the bookstore, but can be purchased separately – i>Clicker • Optional – access to "Mastering Biology" website – "Student Study Guide for Biology" – "A Photographic Atlas" ( required next term ) Course Information • BlackBoard Site (via http://home.nyu.edu ) – Announcements – Course Information • Syllabus • Grading policies • Exam schedules – Course Documents • Lecture notes, extra reading – Assignments • Homework questions & Recitation readings • Bulletin board, Silver 604
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9/7/10 2 Goals for this course • To gain basic knowledge and learn the "language" of biological science – How organisms function, reproduce, develop, and evolve • To gain some understanding of the means by which biology knowledge is gained – Process of constant testing, self-correction, refinement of knowledge • To respect biology as a longterm endeavor by human society – Biology exists in a political/social context and requires community for support Syllabus • Module 1: The Working Cell – molecular & cell building blocks, how they're made – energetic mechanisms • Module 2: Heredity – mechanisms of heredity and reproduction • Module 3: The Genome – gene regulation, signal transduction, genomics • Module 4: Evolution – mechanisms of evolutionary change Syllabus Syllabus Syllabus Syllabus
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9/7/10 3 Assessment • Midterm exam 1: 20 points • Midterm exam 2: 20 points • Final exam: 25 points • Homework (10 sets, first due 9/15): 5 points • In-class clicker questions: 5 points • Lab: 25 points – quizzes 60%, participation 10%, writeups 20%, performance 10% – no makeups Total: 100 pts Assessment: Honors only • Exams, lab, homework, clicker questions: all apportioned as for Regular section, but counted as
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