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Bio131- Introductory BiologyFALL2015COURSESYLLABUSCourse InformationMEETINGTIMEANDPLACE:Lecture: Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 – 7:20 pmRoomJ - 113Lab: Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 – 8:50 pmRoom J-105INSTRUCTORINFORMATION:Instructor name:Mrs. O’BrienOffice hours:By AppointmentEmail:[email protected]Email:Students are now required to use their HawkMail account for all communication with the College.Instructors cannot send emails to any accounts other than HawkMail when communicating with studentsPhone: cell: 313-608 – 7976home:313-271-7976REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR CLASSTEXTBOOK: The Core, by Eric Simon, Pearson Publishing**New textbook (required)Mastering Biology Access Code, Pearson (required)LAB MANUAL: Lab Guide for Introductory Biology 2015-2016 edition*only available in the college bookstore (required)Each student will need their own lab manual. If you are retaking the class,you will have to purchase a new lab manual.#2 pencil for exams and quizzesnotebook for taking class notesOne package (6) Scantron forms 882-ECOURSE DESCRIPTION:Explores various aspects of living systems, including cell biology, genetics, evolution,plant and animal diversity, structure and function relationships, ecology, biodiversity, and conservation.Introducesthe application of scientific thinking to everyday life.Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.PRE-REQUISITES : Recommended a score of 43 or above on ASSET reading test or 84 or above onCOMPASS test of satisfactory completion of ENG 08CORE COURSE TOPICS:Scientific methodEcology and sustainabilityChemistry of lifeBiology of cellsGeneticsDiversityEnergy transformationsEvolutionComparative animal structure and functionImportance of plants in the environment
OBJECTIVES:Students successfully completing BIO 131 should be able to:1.Design an investigation2.Apply the scientific method and logic to answer questions in science and other aspects of everyday life3.Describe material cycling and energy flow in ecosystems4.Apply current scientific data to make decisions on social and political issues5.Describe interactions among organisms and between organisms and their environment6.Recall and restate basic biological facts and concepts as listed in the individual unit objectives.7.Demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic biological laboratory equipment.8.Describe how evolutionary theory applies to the structure and function of living organisms.9.Describe how negative feedback loops maintain homeostasis.10.Predict inheritance patterns using knowledge of the relationship between DNA, RNA and proteins.11.List several ways in which scientists define life and classify living organisms.12.Demonstrate use of critical thinking skills in the analysis of experimental data.13.Describe cell structure and function.14.Describe the role of natural selection in evolution.15.Describe how evolution can account for both the unity and diversity of life.16.Provide examples of how structure determines function in living organisms.

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