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This course is designed to introduce biology at an entry level by examining the hierarchy that ranges from the fundamentals of cell biology to the physiology of organisms, and the interactions among those organisms in their environment. The topics in this course include cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, evolution, physiology, and ecology.
Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:
• University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. • Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.
University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.
Simon, E. J., Reece, J. B., & Dickey, J. L. (2010). Essential biology with physiology. (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Pearson/Benjamin Cummings.
Additional materials may be provided by the instructor as needed
All electronic materials are available on the student website.
Point Values for the Course Assignments
|ASSIGNMENTS |Points | |Individual (70%) | | |Class Participation (All Weeks – 3 points each week) |15 | |What is Life? Worksheet (Week 1) |8 | |Family Tree (Week 2) |15 | |Evolution Lab Report (Week 3) |15 | |Organism Physiology Paper (Week 4) |15 | |Learning Team Evaluation Form (Week 5) |2 | |Learning Team (30%) | | |Learning Team Charter (Week 2) |2 | |Team Discussion of Current News in Biology (Week 2)...