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BIOLOGY 131: Introduction to BiologyCOURSE SYLLABUS –Fall 2020Section 24COURSE INFORMATIONMeeting Time and Place:100% online:oLecture: No Scheduled Lecture Meetings (optional online meetings on Mondays at 12:30pm through Zoom)oLaboratory: Virtual Lab Meetings Mondays 2:10-3:30 pm (Ms. Vinod: [email protected])INSTRUCTOR INFORMATIONLecture Instructor: J.A. Stepaniak, Ph.D.Email:[email protected]Online office hours: Mondays: 8:00 - 9:30 am, 12:30 - 1:30 pm (Bio 131-24 only), 1:45 - 2:45 pm (Bio131-21 only); Tuesdays: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm; Wednesdays: 8:00 - 10:30 amREQUIRED MATERIALS FOR CLASSTEXTBOOK: The Core, by Eric Simon, Pearson Publishing, 3rdEdition*(required)Mastering Biology Access Code, Pearson*(required)LAB MANUAL: Lab Guide for Introductory Biology 2020-2021 Edition**(required)* The lecture materials for this course are part of an Inclusive Access package, which means thatyou signed up for them when you registered for the course.An access code for the materials issent directly to your HFC Hawkmail account from the HFC College Store, which will allow you toregister for the course's required online homework and eText.**The lab manual for this course is electronic and only available through theHFC College Store.It is NOT part of Inclusive Access and must be purchased separately.COURSE DESCRIPTION:A foundational course emphasizing the unifying themes of biology. Explores various aspects of livingsystems, including biological chemistry, cell biology, genetics, evolution, diversity, structure and functionrelationships, energy transformations, plant and animal systems, ecology, biodiversity, and conservation.Introduces the scientific method and scientific reasoning. Three hours of lecture and three hours of labper week.PRE-REQUISITES:English 131 eligible.CORE COURSE TOPICS:The nature of science and the properties of life
oScientific methodoScientific reasoning and experimental designoProperties of living thingsoMajor themes in biologyBiological chemistryoAtomic structure and bondsoWater as a biological solventoEffects of pH on living systemsoCarbon-based macromoleculesoEnzymesBiology of cellsoProkaryotic and eukaryotic cell structureoPlant and animal cell structureoMembranesoOrganelle structure and functionoCell cycleoMitotic cell divisionGeneticsoChromosomesoMeiotic cell divisionoSexual reproductionoErrors in meiosisoMendelian inheritanceDNA, RNA, and proteinoDNA structure
oDNA replicationoTranscriptionoTranslationoMutationsoThe genetic basis of cancerEvolution and classificationoHow populations changeoEvidence for evolutionoMechanisms of evolutionoClassificationEnergy transformationsoEnergy in living systemsoCellular respiration and fermentationoPhotosynthesisDiversityoProkaryotesoVirusesoFungioProtistsoPlantsStructure and functionMajor groups of plantsoAnimalsStructure and functionMajor groups of animals
Human body systemsoOrganization and homeostasisoTissuesoDigestive systemoRespiratory systemo

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LarryAlexander
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Biology, Academia, Academic dishonesty, Bankruptcy in the United States

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