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BIOLOGY 101 COURSE SYLLABUS FOR FALL 2012

Course Description

Biology 101 is the first of a two-semester introductory course sequence designed primarily for science majors. It covers some central concepts in biology. Topics include molecules, cells, enzymes, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, cellular reproduction, genetics, and biotechnology. The laboratory includes basic laboratory skills such as safety, microscope use, and measurement, and it reinforces topics discussed in lecture.

This course meets the SUNY General Education course requirements for natural sciences.

Credit Hours: 4; Contact Hours: 5

Instructor

Dr. Michael Gregory
Office: 219T, Phone: 562-4336
Office Hours: M, T, 10:00-11:00; W, F, 9:00-10:00
E-mail: Michael.Gregory@clinton.edu

Course Requirements

Textbook – Textbook – Reece et al. Campbell, Biology, 9th edition

Access code to Mastering Biology. This comes with new textbooks. It must be purchased separately if you purchased a used textbook without the code. It can be purchased online (www.masteringbiology.com) or in the bookstore.

Splash-proof goggles

Access to the Internet. 

The Biology Web contains the lab manual, lecture notes, and other resources needed for the course. A link to faculty websites can be found on the college home page (http://www.clinton.edu/).

Students will be required to use the Angel online course management system for some of the assignments in this course.

Corequisite: ENG 101 or equivalent is a corequisite.

Topics and Reading Assignments

|Topic |Reading |Exam | | |(textbook chapter) | | |Introduction |1 |Exam 1 | |Characteristics of Living Organisms | | | |Natural Selection | | | |Scientific Method | | | |Chemistry |2, 3 | | |Organic and Biochemistry |4, 5 | | |Cells |6 |Exam 2 | |Cell Membranes |7 | | |Energy and Enzymes |8 | | |Glycolysis and Cellular Respiration |9 | | |Photosynthesis |10 |Exam 3 | |Cell Communication |11 | | |Cell Division: Mitosis |12 | | |Cell Division: Meiosis |13 | | |Genetics: Genes |14 |Exam 4 | |Genetics: Chromosomes |15 | | |DNA |16 | | |Gene Expression |17 | | |Control of Gene Expression |18 | | |Viruses |19 | | |Biotechnology |20 | |

Laboratory Topics

|Date |Topic |Type of Report |Due Date |Submission | |Aug 28 |Introduction,...
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