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Murali-Biol1408-C1L - BIOLOGY 1408 Instructor...

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BIOLOGY 1408 Instructor Syllabus-Fall2011 Course Number : BIOL 1408, Section: C1L Course Title : Introduction to Biology I Instructor’s Information :: Instructor’s Name: SHANTHI MURALI Office Number: CPC, RM B331, Office Hours: by appointment only on TUESDAY 11-11.30. Office outside office hours: B342, 972-548-6830 Contact Information: [email protected](best way to contact) Web-site: http://iws.collin.edu/smurali/ Contact Information: Phone, e-mail, department office contact in case of emergencies The department office contact in case of emergencies is: Office of Academic Affairs, B-122 F 214.491.6270 Class Information : CPC Class meeting times – Wednesday 11.00-1.50 Class meeting location- A316 Course Information : For non-science majors. Survey of biology including molecular and cellular biology, genetics, DNA, microbiology, evolution, and ecology.Emphasis upon current topics in biology. Credit Hours : 3 Assessment(s ): Prior to enrolling in this course, the student must demonstrate eligibility to enroll in the following Math Assessment -310 Reading Assessment-College Level Writing Asssessment-English-1301 Pre-requisite : None Corequisite : Biology 1408 lecture College repeat policy : A student may repeat this course only once after receiving a grade, including a W Course Delivery method: Laboratory experiments will be mainly student participation, with some instructor demonstrations. Discus- sions of material covered in lab will precede or follow the lab topics. Films and other audio-visual materials may be used. Required textbook On-line  text-book  http://www.collin.edu/biology Required or Recommended Readings: Additional Information on science labs is http://iws.collin.edu/biopage/biopage.html Supplies : Loose-leaf notebook Labcoat or apron and latex gloves, if desired, , Measurable student learning outcomes : Upon completion of this lab course students will be able to do the following: 1. Understand lectures better 2. Understand metric and English system 3. Understand usage of instruments like balances, spectrophotometer, electrophoresis ,microscopes 4. Understand pathways plant photosynthesis and human respiration 5. Understand importance of genetics with DNA study, cell division, blood groups 6. Understand use of science proving theories with the scientific method
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Course requirements : This laboratory will have two comprehensive practical examinations, along with quizzes, lab reports KEEP COPIES OF ALL WORK TURNED IN Reports: Scientific assignment (20pts)and lab homework(80pts) Attendance mandatory to turn in lab report and home work Scientific assignment on Enzymes.The assignment will have to be typed in Font is Times New Roman and double spaced. Refer to http://iws.collin.edu/smurali/ The assignment should contain all the information as stated in the guidelines. This report grade will not be dropped 9 homework (one dropped) Student should have been present and done the lab work to turn in homework.
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