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Unformatted text preview: Biology 1 DiGennaro UC Berkeley Extension General Biology I – Molecular & Cellular Biology Spring 2012 EDP#: 403329 Instructor: Ms. Carla DiGennaro ([email protected]) Lecture: T 6-10 pm Location: Room 202, UC Berkeley Extension, 1995 University Ave. Course Website: https://bspace.berkeley.edu/portal Required Prerequisite: High school chemistry “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” - Plutarch 
 Course
Description:

 This
course
is
intended
to
provide
an
introduction
to
fundamental
concepts
in
biology,
including
cell
 structure
and
function;
prokaryotes;
eukaryotes;
metabolism;
molecular
and
organismal
genetics;
 classification;
and
animal
development,
form,
and
function.
While
learning
these
concepts
students
 will
become
acquainted
with
related
areas
of
research
and
experimental
research
methods
and
 approaches.
This
course
is
associated
with
General
Biology
I
Laboratory;
however,
lecture
may
be
 taken
without
taking
the
lab.

 Our
lecture
will
run
from
6
pm
until
approximately
9
pm.
The
remaining
hour
or
so
will
constitute
an
 “office
hour”
so
please
feel
free
to
stay
and
ask
questions.
 This
is
a
challenging
class
that
will
require
you
to
work
very
hard,
but
I
hope
you
will
find
it
rewarding!
 
 Intended
Audience:
 The
course
is
geared
towards
majors,
pre‐medical
and
pre‐health
students.
It
is
also
appropriate
for
 returning
students
interested
in
a
refresher
course
in
general
biology
and
for
individuals
with
 expertise
in
different
disciplines
who
are
seeking
a
career
change.
 
 Required
Class
Materials:
 ∗ Required
text:
Biology,
9th
edition.
Campbell
and
Reece
(Benjamin
Cummings
ISBN
0‐3215‐5823‐5)
 ∗ Recommended
text:
Dictionary
of
Word
Roots
and
Combining
Forms.
Borror
(Mayfield
ISBN
0‐ 87484‐053‐8)
 ∗ Email
address

 ∗ 25
index
cards
–
please
have
at
least
2
at
every
class
 
 Exams:
 ∗ The
exams
will
generally
cover
the
material
since
the
last
exam.
However,
each
exam
will
cover
 some
previous
material.
 ∗ There
will
be
two
exams
and
a
final.
 ∗ The
final
exam
will
be
cumulative
and
must
be
taken
by
everyone.
Please
check
the
final
exam
 date/time
now
and
arrange
your
schedule
accordingly.
 ∗ Exams
will
be
made
up
of
a
combination
of
multiple
choice
questions
and
essay
questions.
 ∗ Everyone
must
take
every
exam.
There
are
no
makeup
exams.
For
excused
absences
(i.e.
a
note
 from
your
doctor)
your
exam
score
will
be
based
on
your
final
exam
percentage.
 ∗ The
exams
will
be
difficult
and
will
challenge
to
you
apply
course
material
in
new
ways.
 
 
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Participation:
 ∗ Class
participation
and
attendance
are
mandatory.
Participation
may
include
asking
questions
in
 class,
asking
questions
in
lab,
asking
questions
via
email
or
asking
questions
before
or
after
class
and
 participating
in
in‐class
activities
 ∗ In
the
event
of
an
absence,
it
is
your
responsibility
to
obtain
missed
information.

 ∗ You
must
be
present
for
all
exams,
poster
presentation
and
the
final
exam.
All
exams
count
towards
 your
grade.
Please
check
the
dates
and
arrange
your
schedule
appropriately.
 
 Poster
presentation:

 ∗ Students
will
work
in
small
groups
to
make
a
poster
answering
a
biological
question.
 ∗ More
information
will
be
provided
during
class.
 
 Writing/
Group
Assignments:

 ∗ Assignments
will
range
from
short,
in‐class
writings
to
longer
assignments
requiring
research
outside
 of
class.

 ∗ Specific
Assignments
will
be
detailed
as
we
go
through
the
class.
 
 Index
cards
(10
points
each):
Questions
asked
will
be
answered
in
writing
during
class
on
index
cards.
 You
will
receive
a
score
of
1‐10
points.
If
you
choose,
you
can
re‐write
your
index
card
to
increase
your
 score
up
to
8
points.
When
turning
in
re‐writes,
you
must
attach
the
original
graded
index
card.
Each
 index
card
can
be
re‐written
once.
You
must
be
present
in
class
to
turn
in
an
index
cards,
however
 your
lowest
index
card
score
will
be
dropped.
 ∗ 10
points
–
Excellent
job!
Your
response
was
well
supported
with
biological
evidence
and
is
mostly
 or
totally
complete.
 ∗ 5
points
–
Nice
work!
Your
response
was
on‐topic
and
you
supported
your
response
with
some
 evidence
from
biology.
There
is
probably
additional
evidence
that
would
support
your
argument
 or
deepen
your
response.
Talk
with
your
classmates
or
me,
then
turn
your
revised
card
back
in
to
 me
and
increase
your
score
for
up
to
8
points.
 ∗ 1
point
–
Thanks
for
sharing
your
ideas!

However,
your
response
was
a
little
off
topic
or
did
not
 have
support
from
biological
evidence.
Talk
with
your
classmates
or
me,
then
turn
your
revised
 card
back
in
to
me
and
increase
your
score
for
up
to
8
points.
Don't
worry,
everyone
will
get
a
1‐ point
card
at
time,
and
it
does
not
have
to
permanently
affect
your
performance.
 
 Point
Distribution:
 Midterms
(2
x
75
pts)
 Final
Exam
 Poster
presentation
 Writing/
Group
assignments
 Index
cards
(10
x
10
pts)
 TOTAL
 
150
 
125
 
100
 
100
 
100
 
675
points
 26
%
 22
%
 17
%
 17
%
 17
%
 
 
 Grade
assignments
will
be
based
on
the
percentage
of
total
points
earned.
 A
=
92.5
–
100%
of
total
points
 A‐
=
90
–
92.5%

 B+
=
87.5
–
89.9%
 B
=
82.5
–
87.5%
 B‐
=
80
–
82.5%
 C+
=
77.5
–
79.9%
 C
=
72.5
–
77.5%
 C‐
=
70
–
72.5%
 -2- Biology 1 
 DiGennaro D+
=
67.5
–
69.9%
 D
=
62.5
–
67.5%
 D‐
=
60
–
62.5%
 F
=
<
60%
 Course
Website:
 Lecture
notes
for
each
lecture
will
be
posted
on
the
course
website
at
least
1
day
in
advance
of
the
 lecture.
You
are
responsible
for
printing
copies
of
the
lecture
notes
and
lab
materials
ahead
of
time
 and
bringing
them
with
you
to
class.
You
can
download
Adobe
Acrobat
Reader
(to
read
.pdf
files)
for
 free
at:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.

 
 Academic
Dishonesty
(Cheating):

 As
adult
learners
I
expect
that
you
are
fully
cognizant
of
all
the
reasons
why
cheating
is
pointless
and
 stupid,
and
I
fully
anticipate
that
you
will
adhere
to
a
high
ethical
and
academic
standard.
Do
not
copy
 work
from
your
fellow
students,
from
books
or
from
the
internet.
If
in
the
course
of
completing
 assignments
you
make
use
of
external
resources
you
must
cite
them
appropriately.
I
caution
you
 against
relying
on
Wikipedia
for
your
answers.
Not
everything
you
read
there
is
correct.
Many
 'authorities'
make
mistakes
(like
your
instructors),
do
not
assume
everything
you
read
is
correct.
 
 Class
Guidelines:
These
guidelines
are
in
place
to
assure
a
pleasant
and
constructive
environment.
 This
means
that
you
should
able
to
listen
to
and
participate
in
the
lectures
without
unnecessary
 distraction
or
anxiety.
 ∗ If
you
have
a
question
please
raise
your
hand.

Please
grant
your
classmates
this
same
courtesy
 when
they
have
the
floor.


 ∗ PLEASE
BE
ON
TIME!

If
you
are
late,
enter
the
classroom
quietly.

 ∗ Do
not
talk
during
the
exams.
Talking
during
the
exams
will
be
considered
cheating.


 ∗ Please
be
respectful
of
your
fellow
classmates.
Remember
that
you
and
your
fellow
students
are
 all
part
of
a
learning
team.
Cooperative
efforts
are
strongly
encouraged.



 ∗ That
said,
however,
DO
NOT
COPY
FROM
ANY
SOURCE
without
proper
citation.



 ∗ Please
make
sure
all
cell
phones
are
SILENCED
during
class!
 ∗ Syllabus
and
schedule
are
tentative
and
may
be
changed
through
the
course
of
the
semester.
 Changes
will
be
announced
in
class
and
posted
on
the
course
website.
 

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