BIO100_AIN3_SP14 - Page 1 of 6 COURSE OUTLINE Semester\/Session SPRING 2014 Course Number Bio-100 AIN3 Current Catalog Course Title Life Sciences Course

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___________________________________________________________________________________________ Page 1 of 6 COURSE OUTLINE COURSE OUTLINE Semester/Session SPRING 2014 Course Number: Bio-100 – AIN3 Current Catalog Course Title: Life Sciences Course Credit(s): 3 credits Prerequisite(s): None Corequisite(s): None Current Catalog Description: Life Science is an introductory biology course for non-biology majors. It introduces the fundamental biological concepts pertaining to the cell, multicellular organisms, and environmental relations. This course does not satisfy the biology requirements for biology majors. . Section Day/Time Room Class Meeting Times & Locations: Bio 100 - AIN3 Distance Learning (Internet) Instructor Name(s): Joanna Kazmierczak, Ph.D. Instructor Telephone(s): 412-237-2754 Instructor E-Mail Address(es): [email protected] Instructor Office Hours: By appointment please. Instructor Office Location(s): K347 Course Objectives: To acquaint the student with the anatomical structures and the functioning of the chemical interactions that allows the organism to carry out its life processes. The relationships of the organism its environment is also stressed and the evolutionary processes that brought biodiversity to the biosphere. Cellular interactions of the various biological systems involved in the multicellular organism for homeostasis and also the relevance of the homeostatic mechanisms of the ecosystem. Included in this framework is the genetic milieu that brings about and orchestrates this life process. Thereby the students will have the opportunity to develop skills in understanding the concept of life and the intricate detail and the functions that make life so amazing. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: 1. Explain the scientific method 2. Define the basic chemistry of biological systems 3. List the fundamental characteristics of living systems 4. Explain the structure, function, and reproduction of a living cell5. Correlate the biology of a single cell to the complexity of a multicellular organism (human). 6. Apply the basic principles of genetics to the continuity of life 7. Explain the relationship(s) between and the dependency of living organisms and their environment 9. To briefly provide knowledge of several organ systems in the animal body
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LISTED TOPICS: READINGS from text 1. Science of Biology Chapter 1 2. The Chemistry of Life Chapter 2 3. Molecules of Life Chapter 3 4. Cells Chapter 4 5. Energy and Life Chapter 5 6. How Genes Work Chapter 12 7. The New Biology Chapter 13 8. How Cells Divide ( Mitosis & Meiosis ) Chapter 8, 9 9. Evolution of Plants Chapter 17 10. Evolution of Animals Chapter 18 11. The Animal Body and How It Moves Chapter 23 12. Circulation and Respiration Chapter 24, 25 13. The Path of Food Through the Animal Body Chapter 26 14. The Nervous System Chapter 29 Materials and Resources: Required Text: Essentials of THE LIVING WORLD , 4 th ed . Johnson, George McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2013. ISBN 9780073525471
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