BIO 122 Syllabus Fall 2011 - FINAL

BIO 122 Syllabus Fall 2011 - FINAL - BIO 122: Cells and...

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BIO 122: Cells and Genetics Drexel University, Fall Term 2011 Instructors : Dr. Jennifer Stanford (Weeks 1 – 5) Dr. Karen Kabnick (Weeks 6 – 11) Office: PISB 425 Office: PISB 221B Phone: 215-895-6180 Phone: 215-895-6695 Email: jss75@drexel.edu Email: ksk49@drexel.edu Office Hours: Th 1-3, or by appt. Office Hours: W and F 12-12:45 pm, or by appt. Freshman Lab Coordinator: Maggie Cunningham Phone: 215-895-1435 Email: mmc93@drexel.edu Day/Time Location Section Lecture: M/W/F 11-11:50 am PISB 120 B M/W/F 2-2:50 pm PISB 120 C Lab and Recitation: Refer to the course website for times, locations and TA information Required Text: Biology: Raven, Johnson, Losos, Mason & Singer. 9 th ed. McGraw-Hill, publishers. Course Description: An introduction to the concepts of cell and function, cell and reproduction, cell communication, genetic inheritance, and population genetics. The relevance of genetics to society and ethical issues are included. Course Purpose within the Program of Study: This is the first required course for all Biology majors, is a foundational course for students from other majors that continue on to take upper level biology courses, and also serves as the first course in the introductory biology series for any students interested in continuing on to pursue any degree in clinical medicine. This course provides a foundation in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics. In addition, this course introduces students to experimental design, scientific writing and a variety of techniques in the lab. Statement of Expected Learning: As a result of this course, students will: Understand: 1) how cells are constructed and how the parts of the cell function, 2) how energy is harnessed and used by cells, 3) how cells signal to one another and how cellular signaling pathways work, 4) how cells divide, and how these pathways are regulated, 5) how genetic traits are passed from one generation to the next, 6) what a gene is and how genes encode proteins, 7) what viruses are and how they function, 8) some modern issues in biology and how they relate to other topics discussed during the course Gain hands-on experience with techniques being used to study cell biology, molecular biology and genetics. Develop their ability to generate and test hypotheses Analyze data to draw conclusions about specific experimental problems Apply course knowledge through problem solving Begin to learn about and practice scientific writing 1
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Assessment: You will be assessed in a variety of ways in this course: Exams – You will have four exams during the course, all in multiple choice format. These exams are intended to assess your learning and understanding of course material. Exam I
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BIO 122 Syllabus Fall 2011 - FINAL - BIO 122: Cells and...

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