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Course Prefix and Number: 0023 0121Course Title: Biology ISection: BDFLength of Course: 8 weeksPCS Code:1.1IAI Code: L1910LCourse SyllabusMalcolm X CollegeOne of the City Colleges of ChicagoDepartment of Life SciencesSummer 2020Semester Credit Hours: 5Contact Hours: 6 (4800 minutes)Lecture Hours: 4 (3200 minutes)Lab Hours: 2 (1600 minutes)Clinical Hours: 0Expected Study Hours Outside of Lecture/Lab Hours: 10 hours (minimum 2 hours per week per credit hour)Method of Delivery (mark all that apply):Virtual Class Meeting, VCMInstructor Name: Dr. Mashouf ShaykhOffice Location: Zoom MeetingTelephone Number: 312-850-7001E-mail:[email protected]Office Hours: TW 11:45 AM to 12:15Class Time: MW 08:00 to 11:35 AM,ZOOM MEETINGClassroom/Lab: TR VirtualCourse Website: brightspace.ccc.eduCatalog Description:Cellular and Molecular Biology. Introduction to biochemistry, molecular genetics, cell structure, function, andprocesses. Laboratory required. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Biologymajors intending on transferring to a four-year institution must complete both Biology 121 and 122 with a grade ofC or better.Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, or ACT English Score range within (21-36), or consent of Department Chairperson.Course Objectives:This course seeks to:1.Provide students with skills in basic laboratory techniques and procedures;2.Develop the students’ understanding of scientific methodologies and basic biological principles;3.Familiarize students with the chemical and molecular basis of life;4.Expose students to key concepts of metabolism, photosynthesis and cell respiration;5.Develop the students’ understanding of the process of cell reproduction;6.Explain key principles of Mendelian and chromosomal patterns of inheritance to the students;7.Develop the students’ understanding of the central concept of genetics and gene regulation; and8.Expose students to recombinant DNA and the area of biotechnology.Student Learning Outcomes:Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:1.Articulate the nature of science and the process of scientific inquiry1
2.Develop and test hypotheses;3.Conduct scientific experiments using principles of scientific inquiry and common laboratory equipment;4.Evaluate scientific studies conducted by others;5.Identify key properties and recurring themes associated with all living organisms;6.Classify biological molecules by structure and/or function;7.Describe the process of cellular reproduction and death;8.Explain the role that energy plays in living organisms;9.Perform genetic problems using principles of simple and complex inheritance patterns;10.Explain the molecular and cellular process by which DNA is used to construct and maintain a living organism;11.Identify medical, agricultural, and investigative uses for biotechnology.

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