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BIOL1406.001 Stella Marie M. Doyungan, Ph.D. MTWR 2:00-3:55 CS 115 Office: ST 308 Summer II 2011 Office Hours: MTWR at 4:00-5:00 pm M at 1:00-2:00 pm E-mail: [email protected] Office Telephone : 361-825-3686 Biology I Course Description This course examines fundamental biological concepts that apply to all organisms and, as such, is suitable for all majors. General topics include scientific method, cell biology, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, genetics and evolution. Prerequisite/Co-Requisite : SMTE0091 Exemplary Education Objectives for Core Courses These general objectives encourage students to view science as a way of knowing (learning, evaluating, discussing), and help them to relate and apply scientific concepts to their daily lives. They permeate all aspects of most courses in the natural sciences. 1. To understand and apply method and appropriate technology to the study of natural sciences. 2. To recognize scientific and quantitative methods and the differences between these approaches and other methods of inquiry and to communicate findings, analyses, and interpretation both orally and in writing. 3. To identify and recognize the differences among competing scientific theories. 4. To demonstrate knowledge of the major issues and problems facing modern science, including issues that touch upon ethics, values, and public policies. 5. To demonstrate knowledge of the interdependence of science and technology and their influence on, and contribution to, modern culture. Student Learning Outcomes At the end of the semester, the student will be able to: 1. Discuss the basic concepts of chemistry as they relate to living organisms. 2. Describe how a living cell is constructed, and recognize the relationships among its components. 3. Explain the physical and chemical bases for the activities of living cells and elucidate how these activities are controlled. 4. Demonstrate familiarity with the cellular and molecular processes involved in inheritance. 5. Identify examples of recent advances in applied cellular and molecular biology and evaluate their impacts on society. Major Course Requirements A. Lecture (75% of final grade) 1. Lecture 1-hour Exams . The exams will cover specific assigned topics. They usually consist of multiple choice, matching, and true-false. There are three lecture exams during the semester; each exam is worth 100 points (300 points total).
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2 2. Final Exam. The final exam is comprehensive covering all lecture topics covered throughout the semester. Exam questions may be taken from previous lecture examinations. The exam is worth 200 points. No student is admitted to an exam after the first exam taker has left.
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