"Sheila Spring09 Bio3 Syllabus"
Syllabus for Biology 3 : Introduction to Biology Sec 0109 and 0110 Los Angeles Mission College Instructor: Dr. Sheila Fennoy Spring 2008: Mon Feb 9 – June 08, 2008 e-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org My Campus Phone Ext: 4269 All students attend two lectures each week!!! Lecture: Mon and Wed 7:20- 9:00 am. Rm 2004. Lecture notes can be downloaded at www.lamission.edu/lifesciences then go to lecture notes; then click on section number next to my name, Sheila Fennoy Laboratory Meets in 2019: M or W 9:10-12:15 pm Requirements: Lecture Textbook: “Biology: Concepts and Connections” by Campbell et al Laboratory Text: Laboratory Investigations by J. Dickey Scantron Forms (882-ES) and pencils (#2) for exams and genetics laboratory and mitosis and meiosis handouts. Course Objectives: This course is designed to introduce students to the use of the scientific method to study living systems. Topics will provide a general understanding of the chemistry of life, plant and animal cell structure and function, metabolism, genetics, and evolution. You are expected to read and study the assigned text chapters before coming to class. A successful student in Biology 3 will be able to work together as a laboratory team to answer questions, in writing, on laboratory techniques learned in the course and will be able to design simple experiments and explain the results. There will be a number of exams covering the assigned reading at the start of class. Exams will cover concepts from lecture, lab, discussions, and your text. Attendance is mandatory. Continual tardiness will be looked upon as an unexcused absence. Performance in class is correlated with attendance in both lecture and laboratory. Students who attend class, take detailed notes and study those notes and the text receive passing grades. Students absent 3 or more times from class will be dropped from the roster. Points are lost for leaving lecture early. Laboratory: The laboratory will reinforce fundamental concepts related to lecture topics. During every lab emphasis is placed on measuring, graphing, recording and interpreting experimental results. There will be a lab quiz at the start of every lab. Each quiz is worth 10 points. Quizzes cover information from the current and previous lab as well as information from lecture. Eating is not allowed in lab. Lab reports are worth 10 points each. No credit can be given on assignments or reports from a student who did not attend the class. Examinations: Several exams worth 100 points are taken during the semester and a comprehensive final, at the end. There are no make-up exams. The lowest exam score will be dropped when evaluating the final score. Students caught cheating will automatically receive a zero ”0” on that exam. Cheating is grounds for dismissal from the college. Your Biology Grade is based on: lecture exams 4 100 pts each Final examination 200pts Laboratory practicum 100pts Laboratory reports 100 Quizzes 120 4(10pt) ExCr Opportunities 40 Grade Scale: Letter grades are based on the following A:90-100% B: 80-89% C:70-79% D:60-69% F:59% or less It is your responsibility to drop the class by the appropriate deadlines. LECTURE TOPICS Chapt 1. Introduction To Biology And The Scientific Method: Scientific Inquiry Lect 1 Metric System, Graphing Chapt 2: Chemistry Of Life. Atomic Structure, Ions, Bonds And Properties Of Lect 2 Water Chapt 3: Molecules Of Cells. Buffers and pH, Mono And Polysaccharides And Lect 3 Proteins Lect 4 Chapt 3. Molecules Of Cells. Lipids And Nucleic Acids Lect 5 Chapt 4. Cells. Prokaryotes And Eukaryotes Cell Structure Lect 6 Chapter5. Intro To The Plasma Membrane Lecture Exam #1 Chapt. 5: Cellular Work: Enzymes, Membrane Transport, Osmosis, Passive And Lect 7 Active Diffusion. Organelles And Their Function Lect 8 Chapter 6: Glycolysis, Fermentation And The Kreb Cycle Lect 9 Chapter 6; Electron Transport Chain Lect 10 Chapter 7: Photosynthesis Lecture Exam #2 Lect 11 Chapt 10. DNA And RNA Replication. Lect 12 Chapt 10. Transcription And Translation Chapt 11. Regulation Of Gene Expression. Promoter, Enhancer, Gene Lect 13 Sequences Lect 14 Chapter 12: Biotechnology Lect 15 Chapter 8: Mitosis & Meiosis Lect 16 Chapter 9: Mendelian Genetics and Principles of Inheritance Lect 17 Chapter 9: Non-Mendelian Inheritance Lecture Exam #3 Lect 18 Chpt 20: Animal Structure And Function: Cells, Tissues And Organs In The Human Body Lect 19 Chpts 22-23: The Cardiovascular And Respiratory Lect 20 Chpt 30: The Skeletal And Muscular System Lect 21 System Chpt 21& 25: The Digestive & Excretory System Lect 24 Chpt28-29The Nervous System Lect 22 Chpt 26 -27 Endocrine & Reproductive System In Animals And Plants Lect 23 Chpt 24: The Immune System Evolution: Evidence for Evolution, Microevolution and Macroevolution Evolution of Plants to Land: Bryophytes, Ferns, Gymnosperm and Angiosperm CUMULATIVE FINAL EXAMINATION JUNE 2, 2009 Biology 3 – Introduction to Biology STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of this course, the successful student should be able to: 1. Critically interpret how the scientific method has been employed in prominent scientific studies of interest to the general public. 2. Confidently discuss and debate science findings as they are presented in the popular media. 3. Apply the scientific method by collaborating with peers to formulate a hypothesis, design a simple controlled experiment, collect and record data, and make a reasonable conclusion. 4. Demonstrate basic laboratory skills, including: metric system of measurement of mass, volume. length and temperature; use the compound light and dissecting microscopes; conducting simple chemical tests. 5. Enunciate the theory of evolution as the unifying theme in biology, and supporting evidence from biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, organismal biology, and population biology. 6. Describe the fundamental characteristics of living things. 7. Compare the hierarchical levels of organization of organisms and their size relationships: atoms, molecules, organelle, cell, tissue, organ, organ system, organism. population, ecosystem. 8. Identify the structure and function of major biological macromolecules: carbohydrates, lipids. proteins, and nucleic acids. 9. Identify the structure and function of cellular components: nucleus, Golgi apparatus, SER, RER, cell membrane, cell wall, mitochondria, chloroplast, ribosomes, cilia, cytoskeleton. 10. Compare and contrast prokaryote/eukaryote cells and plant/animal cells. 11. Explain the role of the cell membrane in: diffusion, osmosis, facilitated diffusion, active transport, phagocytosis, and pinocytosis. 12. Describe how enzymes catalyze chemical reactions. 13. Compare and contrast the processes of cellular respiration and photosynthesis and their roles in energy transformations in organisms. 14. Describe the cellular basis of asexual and sexual reproduction, including the transmission of hereditary material to offspring. 15. Solve classical Mendelian genetics problems using Punnet squares and apply these methods to calculating probabilities of single-gene diseases. 16. Define the contemporary understanding of a gene and describe the processes of transcription and translation. 17. Define the organization and function of some of the major human organ systems, such as: digestive, circulatory, nervous, and reproductive. 18. Describe difference between angiosperms and gymnosperms, and the major parts of a typical plant. 19. Explain the interdependency between different species, and between animals and their environment. Apply biological principles to the evaluation of contemporary societal problems (Examples: genetic screening, cloning, genetic engineering, deforestation, global warming, population growth, infectious disease.)IMPORTANT DATES Office Hrs: Mon and Wed 7am-7:30 am and 11:35-12:30 pm Wed February 09, 2009 Spring 09 semester classes begin. February 13-16, 2009 Presidents Day (College Closed). February 20, 2009 Last day to ADD Classes. February 24, 2009 Last day to apply for a refund. March 06, 2009 Last day to DROP classes with no "W" on transcripts (no refund). March 13, 2009 Last day to file a petition for Credit/No-Credit. March 13, 2009 Last day to process a section transfer. March 31, 2009 Cesar Chavez Holiday (College Closed). April 03, 2009 Last day to file a petition to graduate SPRING/SUMMER 09. April 06-10 2009 SPRING BREAK (COLLEGE CLOSED) May 08, 2009 Last day to DROP classes, with a "W" (in person, internet or S.T.E.P) May 25, 2009 Memorial Day (College Closed). LAB SCHEDULE MON TUES WED WEEK1 9-Feb 10-Feb 11-Feb Labs 1 & A-Inquiry/Tools Lab 1-Scientific Inquiry Lab 1-Scientific Inquiry WEEK 2 16-Feb 17-Feb 18-Feb HOLIDAY Lab A- Tools Lab A- Tools WEEK 3 23-Feb 24-Feb 25-Feb Lab 3- pH & Buffers Lab 3- pH & Buffers Lab 3- pH & Buffers WEEK 4 2-Mar 3-Mar 4-Mar Lab 5- Microscope Lab 5- Microscope Lab 5- Microscope WEEK 5 9-Mar 10-Mar 11-Mar Lab 4- Macromolecules Lab 4- Macromolecules Lab 4- Macromolecules WEEK 6 16-Mar 17-Mar 18-Mar Lab 6- Enzymes Lab 6- Enzymes Lab 6- Enzymes WEEK 7 23-Mar 24-Mar 25-Mar Lab 7- Respiration Lab 7- Respiration Lab 7- Respiration WEEK 8 30-Mar 31-Mar 1-Apr Lab 8- Photosynthesis HOLIDAY Lab 8- Photosynthesis WEEK 9 6-Apr 7-Apr 8-Apr ####### SPRING ############### ########BREAK WEEK 10 13-Apr 14-Apr 15-Apr Mitosis & Meiosis Lab 8- Photosynthesis Mitosis & Meiosis WEEK 11 20-Apr 21-Apr 22-Apr Genetics 1 Mitosis & Meiosis/Gen 1 Genetics 1 WEEK 12 27-Apr 28-Apr 29-Apr Genetics 2 Genetics 2 Genetics 2 WEEK 13 4-May 5-May 6-May Lab 14 - Digestion Lab 14 - Digestion Lab 14 - Digestion WEEK 14 11-May 12-May 13-May Lab 15 - Circulation Lab 15 - Circulation Lab 15 - Circulation WEEK 15 18-May 19-May 20-May Lab Practical Lab Practical Lab Practical WEEK 16 25-May 26-May 27-May HOLIDAY Lab 18 - Fruits & Flowers Lab 18 - Fruits & Flowers WEEK 17 1-Jun 2-Jun 3-Jun Lab 18 - Fruits & Flowers Final Exam Final Exam