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clw1/2008 Course Syllabus for General Biology I BIO 101— Spring 2008 Welcome to BIO 101. Your first assignment is to read this syllabus document thoroughly and understand what is expected of you this semester. Credits: 4.0 (includes lab) Instructor: Cathy Whitlow (lecture) e-mail: Lecture Schedule: Wednesday 7:00-9:40pm Lecture Location: LR 270 Lab Schedule: see your individual schedule Lab Location: LS 121 If you have any questions or concerns between classes, please contact me via e-mail. I will typically check my NOVA e-mail once daily so allow at least 24 hours for a reply. MAJOR TOPICS to be covered in BIO 101: A. Characteristics of life B. Scientific method C. Biological chemistry D. Cell structure E. Cell division (mitosis) F. Cell physiology: includes Transport, Respiration, Photosynthesis G. Cell division (meiosis) H. Classical genetics I. Molecular genetics J. Population genetics K. Diversity of Life L. Evolution COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: A. Describe the fundamental importance of evolution as a unifying concept in biology B. Describe the major taxonomic groups of living organisms C. Apply the scientific method to investigate elementary biological problems D. Diagram and describe the atomic structure of biologically important elements E. Explain the principles of chemical bonding and apply those principles to the formation and properties of both inorganic and organic molecules F. Describe the structure and function of enzymes and their roles in metabolic pathways G. Diagram a typical plant, animal and prokaryotic cell and label the component parts of each and explain their function H. Describe the processes by which materials move across the cell membrane and within the cell I. Describe the main events of cell division and relate these to the formation of new cells J. Apply the basic principles of inheritance and probability to the solution of genetic problems K. Describe the molecular aspects of the storage, expression, and transmission of genetic information L. Describe the recent developments in genetics and relate these to human welfare M. State the Hardy-Weinberg Law and discuss its relevance to evolution N. Describe the main features of the modern theory of evolution PREREQUISITES: Upon entering this course you must be able to read and express yourself, both orally and in writing, on a college freshman level (as measured by a college English competency test). BIO 101 is a prerequisite for BIO 102, or, BIO 102 can be taken without BIO 101 with instructor approval. Looking Ahead-
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