Syllabus%20Fall090 - BIOLOGY 1009 Section001 (General...

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BIOLOGY 1009 Section001 (General Biology) Fall, 2009 Lectures: T/Th, 6:00-7:15 p.m., 3-120 Molecular and Cellular Biology, (MCB) Instructor: Dr. James Fuchs, 7-116 MCB Bldg. Email: fuchs001@umn.edu Phone: 612-624-1215 Office hours: 5-6 T and TH in 7-116 MCB or by appointment. Biology Program web site: http://www.cbs.umn.edu/bioprog/ WebVista course web site: http://myu.umn.edu Texts: 1. ) Biology Available at Student Bookstore, 1501 University Ave. SE, Dinkytown (purchase or rental). Also available at Coffman Bookstore (purchase only). 2.) Introduction to Biology: Laboratory Exercises , R.W. Peifer, 15 th edition, 2009. Available only at the Student Bookstore, Dinkytown Description: Biology 1009 is a course for non-CBS majors seeking a broad survey of biology in a single semester. The course covers the major concepts and principles of contemporary biology. Topics include: structure and function of biological molecules, cell structure and function, energy recruitment and utilization, cellular reproduction, flow of genetic information through organisms and populations, principles of inheritance, evolution and ecology. This course satisfies the CLE lab distribution requirement in biology and has no prerequisites. Welcome to Biology 1009. Biology is an enormous field, and this course will focus on several themes that are central to modern biology. The topics in the course have been chosen to build a strong foundation for understanding and appreciating biological processes. Whether you have career goals in biology or would like to simply have an appreciation of the biological systems of which you are a part, the concepts you will study are a good place to begin. The major goals of the course are to help you: 1. build a framework of knowledge within the major themes of the course, 2. view biology as a collection of organizing themes, rather than a collection of facts, to better understand the unity and diversity that are present in nature, and 3. identify and understand ways that biological processes and technology directly impact your life. Some study hints for the lecture begin with regular attendance in class and include reading the assigned material in the textbook, reviewing the study outline at the end of each chapter, reviewing lecture notes, and working the problems at the end of the chapter. Therefore, you can expect to spend considerable time outside of class studying. If you have any questions or concerns about the course, please make them known to me or to your lab instructor so that we can work to strengthen the learning process for you. The laboratory component of the course will give you the chance to explore concepts with a hands-on approach, and expose you to some of the techniques used in modern biology. I also hope that you find it enjoyable and informative, and that it leaves you with a sense of awe at the beauty and amazing workings of living organisms. Please read the following. You are responsible for knowing this information.
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