A11101 NYA 0501 by 8k75m1


									                                           DAWSON COLLEGE
                                         BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
COURSE TITLE: General Biology I



SEMESTER: Winter 2001


          Name                Tel#      Office                      E-mail address
S. d'Apollonia                1525      5A-21      Sdapoll@place.dawsoncollege.qc.ca
K. Kumar                      1525      5A-21      kkumar@place.dawsoncollege.qc.ca
D. Nash                       1524      5A.19      nashd@place.dawsoncollege.qc.ca
J. Op de Beeck                1757      7A.12      jopdebeeck@place.dawsoncollege.qc.ca
S. Srivastava                 1561      5A.10      shanta@place.dawsoncollege.qc.ca


COURSE OBJECTIVE: The aim of this course is to introduce the student to the complex
interactions of organisms with their environment, and to do this, the topics of ecology, diversity
of life, and genetics will be studied. The interaction of autotrophs and heterotrophs, both past and
present, will be studied to develop an appreciation of the complexity of the biosphere. Laboratory
work is designed to assist in illustrating the subjects being discussed in class and is an integral
part of this course.

REQUIRED TEXT: Two texts books are recommended. Choose the one you think is more
appropriate for you.
For students only taking General Biology I: NYA          Campbell, N.A., Mitchell, L.G.. & Reece, J.B.. Biology: Concepts
                                                         and Connections, 3rd. Edition. (2000). Benjamin Cummings, Inc.
                        Text Book A                      Menlo Park:CA.

For students also taking General Biology II: BZE         Campbell, N.A., Reece, J.B., & Mitchell, L.G. (1999). Biology, 5th
                                                         Edition. Benjamin Cummings, Inc. Menlo Park:CA.
                        Text Book B

Laboratory Outline for General Biology I. Dawson College, Revision 00.2.
Dawson Science Program. (1999). Science. Student’s Handbook, 1st edition


The format includes lectures, home study, and laboratory work which will be conducted in
groups. The student is encouraged to study review material in the text, material distributed in
class, and may be assigned review questions for homework. In addition, students will be
expected to use computers as part of their learning experience.

Course Outline Biology NYA, Fall 2000                                                              page 1
                                                       Pages in Text Book A           Pages in Text Book B
                     COURSE CONTENT                    Biology: Concepts and          Biology
PART I: Introduction                                   [Ch. 1]                        [Ch. 1]
Life's Hierarchical Order                              1-3                            1-5
Evolution, Unity and Diversity                         6-12                           9-13
Science as a process                                   3-5                            13-19
PART II: Cellular Chemistry and Biology                [Ch. 3, 4, 8, 10, 16]          [Ch. 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 28]
The Structure And Function Of Macromolecules           36-47                          58-79
The Flow of Genetic Information                        192-194                        294-300
Microscopes                                            52-55                          102-105
Cell Structure (Prokaryote, Plant, And Animal)         55-66                          105-127
The Origin of Eukaryotic Diversity                     334-335                        522-524
Cell Cycle (Mitosis and Meiosis)                       128-150                        206-217, 226-237
PART III Genetics                                      [Ch. 9]                        [Ch. 14]
Mendelian Inheritance                                  156-167                        239-247
Extending Mendel                                       168-175                        247-252
The Chromosomal Basis Of Inheritance                   173-176                        261-268, 271-275
Sex Chromosomes and Sex-Linked Inheritance             177-179                        268-271
PART IV Evolution                                      [Ch. 13, 14]                   [Ch. 22, 23, 24]
Emergence Of Evolutionary Thought                      258-266                        414-426
Evolution Of Populations and Mechanisms of Evolution   267-278                        428-442
The Origin of Species                                  282-292                        445-462
PART IV The Diversity Of Life                          [Ch. 15, 16, 17, 18]           [Ch. 25 to 34]
The Origin Of Life                                     316-323                        490-498
Classification of Organisms                            306-313 and Lab VII            473-485 and Lab VII
Prokaryotes and the Origins of Metabolic Diversity     324-333 and Lab VIII           502-517 and Lab VIII
Protist Diversity                                      335-341 and Lab VII and VIII   520-543 and Lab VII and VIII
Plant Diversity                                        346-358 and Lab IX             546-559, 561-572 and Lab IX
Animal Diversity                                       367-394 and Lab X              589-627, 630-656 and Lab X
PART V Ecology                                         [Ch. 34, 36 ]                  [Ch.50, 53, and 54]
An Introduction To The Biosphere                       680-696                        1026-1034
Community Succession                                   722                            1121-1125
Ecosystems                                             724-734                        1131-1151

Course Outline Biology NYA, Fall 2000                                                        page 2
EVALUATION AND TENTATIVE DATES: Check with your instructor for final dates.
Class test I                                                   Week of March 4th               15%
Class test II                                                  Week of April 22nd              15%
Lab test I                                                     Week of March 18th              10 8%
Lab Test II                                                    Week of May 6th                 10%
Biology NYA Research Project                                                                   10%
 Proposal due week of February 18th                                                            10%
 Project due week of April 15th
Laboratory, reports, quizzes, etc.,
Final Examination during Exam period (May 14th-24 th)                                          30%

The College policy on academic behaviour will be adhered to. The student is responsible for
reading and understanding the policy - it can be found in the Calendar.

It is the policy of the Biology Department to subtract marks from the total class grade for such
behaviours as tardiness, excessive rowdiness in class or lab, and for disturbing the learning
environment of other students.

It is the policy of the Biology department that no make-up tests will be given.


The Biology NYA project will also serve as the first requirement for the Comprehensive
Assessment for the New Science Program. Therefore, students must obtain a passing grade on
the project in order to get their DEC.


The student is responsible for reading and understanding the College policy on cheating and
plagiarism - it can be found in both the Calendar and the Timetable. It is the policy of the
Biology Department to assign a grade of zero to the piece of work in question in a first offense. A
second instance will result in a failure in the course.


Since a vital part of being a biologist is to be able to communicate your ideas and discoveries, we
will allocate a minimum of 5% for the literacy of written submissions.


Attendance at all classes is expected. Failure to attend is likely to cause failure in the course.
Attendance at all laboratory sessions is mandatory. Marks may be deducted for absences.

In addition to the above, students in the First Choice Science Program will follow the regulations
in the First Choice Science literature. See the program coordinator for more information.

Course Outline Biology NYA, Fall 2000                                                     page 3
                                                      LAB SCHEDULE

            Week starting                                         Lab Topic                       Lab Manual

January 22nd                                 The Scientific Method                             Laboratory I

January 29th                                 Introduction to Animal Behaviour and Physiology   Laboratory II A

February 5th                                 Introduction to Data Analysis                     Laboratory III

February 12th                                Introduction to the Microscope (part A)           Laboratory IV

February 19th                                Introduction to the Microscope (part B)           Laboratory IV

February 26th                                The Cell Cycle                                    Laboratory V

March 5th                                    Genetics                                          Laboratory VI

March 12th                                   Spring break (no labs)

March 19th                                   Lab Test 1

March 26th                                   Bacteria, Protists, and Fungi                     Laboratory VIII

April 2nd                                    Plant Survey (Part A)                             Laboratory IX

April 9th (Monday-Thursday)                  Plant Survey (Part B)                             Laboratory IX

April 16th (Friday lab only)                 Plant Survey (Part B)                             Laboratory IX

April 23rd                                   Animal Survey                                     Laboratory X

April 30th                                   Review

May 7th                                      Lab Test 2

     Course Outline Biology NYA, Fall 2000                                                     page 4

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