BIO 311C_F10_syllabus_CL


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INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY I BIO 311C FALL ‘10 Uniques: 48635, 48640, 48645 Class meetings: M, W, F 12 to 12.50 pm Lecturer: Dr. Anita Latham Office: PAI 1.22B Phone: 232-5161 [email protected] Office Hours: M, W, F at 10.50 am – 11.50 am (or by appointment) Teaching Assistant: Cynthia Londeore Office: BIO 213 Office hours: By appointment Evening office hour: 7 – 8.30 pm JES (through the Residence Hall Study Groups program) Email: [email protected] The best way to contact us outside of class time and office hours is by email . Course description: 311C is designed for majors in biological sciences, and for others if required by their departmental programs. This course covers major concepts in biological chemistry, cellular organization, metabolism, cell cycle, gene expression, gene regulation, recombinant DNA and stem cells. Prerequisites: You must have already completed with a grade of at least a C or be registered for CH 301 or equivalent chemistry course. If you do not meet this requirement, you will be automatically dropped from this class. Required Textbook: Biology by NA Campbell and JB Reece. Benjamin Cummings, 8 th edition. The book comes with an online access to which has very helpful animations and quizzes in the Study Area. If you purchase a used textbook, then you will have to separately purchase masteringbio online access. This online access is recommended although not required for this course. Prior knowledge and skills required for BIO 311C To be academically competitive in this course, a student should be able to do the following prior to the start of the course: 1. Be able to explain a simple biological process clearly. 2. Read a descriptive paragraph in a science textbook, and identify the major points. 3. Be able to identify what a question is asking and to answer a question clearly and to the point. 1
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4. Read a college course syllabus and identify and locate the course resources that are provided by instructors, textbook, and online resources, and be able to plan what activities you need to add in order to be successful in the course. 5. Utilize basic math and algebra functions to solve calculations, including calculations involving fractions, exponents, and scientific notation. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide simple numbers without using a calculator. 6. Without using a calculator, determine the log 10 of 100 and the log 10 of 0.001. 7. Determine information from a graph, and construct a graph from given data. 8. Be familiar with measurement scales. Tell the process by which numbers are converted from one unit of measurement to another; for example, how to convert meters to inches or cm 3 to liters. Be able to estimate. 9. From linear dimensions, calculate the volume of a sphere or the volume of a cube. Calculate density from a given mass and volume.
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