NOVA (Northern Virginia Community College): Annandale Campus
COURSE SYLLABUS: BIOLOGY 101, Spring, 2010, 4 Credits
: Tues & Thurs, Room CS 119, 4:30-5:45 pm; Section 022N
: Tues & Thurs, Room CS 114; 6:00-7:15 pm; Section 0C7N
: Dr. Charles Masarsky
: The most reliable way to get in touch with me is to call my private
office number (Vienna Chiropractic) at 703-938-6441, fax 703-323-4250. If I cannot take
your call immediately, or if the office is closed, please leave a message, including your
name, number and best times to reach you. My campus e-mail address is
Cmasarsky@nvcc.edu; however, I do not check it every day. For any time-sensitive
messages, contact me by phone, not e-mail.
: Office hours will be held from 3:45-4:15 pm, depending on student need.
Any request for review or any other issue requiring one-on-one time will be handled at
these office hours. I can plan more efficiently if I know who is coming. Please let me
know. Office hours will be held in the Adjunct Faculty Office, room CT 232.
: No previous science coursework is required for Biology 101. Students
should be able to read and express themselves both orally and in writing on a college
freshman level as measured by a college English competency examination or the
Apply the scientific method to investigate elementary biological problems
Diagram and describe the atomic structure of biologically important elements.
Explain the principles of chemical bonding and apply those principles to the
formulation and properties of both inorganic and organic molecules.
Describe the composition and organization of water, acids, bases, buffers,
carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids and explain the biological role of
Describe the structure and function of enzymes and their roles in metabolic
Identify the component parts of a typical plant, animal and prokaryotic cell, and
explain the functions of these component parts.