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BIO201A Cell Biology (section A) Lecture 1 01/18/2012

Plan for Today:
1. 2. 3. Make announcements and cover essential courserelated questions. Briefly introduce course by looking at the syllabus. Start introduction to cells (covered on exam 01).

Important Announcements:
No labs this week or next week. Labs start during the week of Jan 30. If you are not yet registered for this class, you can seek help in the Biol Dept office in Cooke 109. Everyone must take the labs, even if you are repeating the course. Reading assignments: BIO201A Course Syllabus; BIO201A supplemental information. The Syllabus and suppl info is in the Course Information folder on UBLearns for BIO201A. If you haven't learned how to use UBLearns, you will need to do so to get through this course. If you need computer help or help with UBLearns, ask the CIT Help desk.

Important Announcements (cont):
Presentation files (pdf) from lectures will be uploaded to UBLearns following each lecture. Lecture audio recordings are found at: http://its.buffalo.edu/services/audio/digirec.shtml

Course Syllabus
University at Buffalo Department of Biological Sciences Course Syllabus BIO201, Section A, Cell Biology, Spring 2012 Description:   BIO201 is a four credit core course for Biology majors that is normally taken during the second (Spring) semester of the Freshman year.   Lectures emphasize foundations of our understanding of cells, cell organelles, membrane structure, bioenergetics, photosynthesis, cytoskeleton, cell  matrix, cell cycle, protein trafficking, nucleic acids, and cell reproduction.  Laboratories provide practice in quantitative analysis, emphasizing pipetting,  pH, spectrophotometry, and centrifugation.   Maximum enrollment (section A) is 432 students.  Laboratory sections (18 total) are capped at 24 students  each. Lectures:   MWF  9:00 AM – 9:50 AM,  20 Knox Hall.   Laboratories:   There will be six labs given during the semester on the following topics (attendance dates in parentheses).  Lab 1:  Pipetting and pH (Jan  30­Feb 3);   Lab 2:  Spectrophotometry (Feb 13­17);  Lab 3:  Oxidation/Reduction (Feb 27­Mar 2);  Lab 4:  Hill Reaction in Chloroplasts (Mar 19­23);   Lab 5:  Microscopy (April 2­Apr 6);  Lab 6:  Chromosome Analysis (Apr 16­20).  Each student will write a report for each laboratory and submit it to the  teaching assistants for grading.   Attendance in labs and participation is mandatory to receive full credit in lab (5 points per lab).    Instructor:     Dr. Randall D. Shortridge Office:  Cooke 336 Office hours:   Mondays 10AM­1PM phone:  716­645­4920  (please see note about leaving messages below under Policies/Emails) email:  rds@buffalo.edu    (please see note about emails below under Policies/Emails). Texts:   Cell and Molecular Biology(6th Edition)(recommended)by Gerald Karp, 2010, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., NY, ISB: 9780470483374; Cell Biology  Lab Manual (required); Course texts can be obtained from the University Bookstore, 200 Lee Entrance;  Top Hat Monocle ( http://tophatmonocle.com/ )  participation is optional for extra credit;  Information on Top Hat Monocle will be given in class posted on the UBLearns website for BI O201A.

Syllabus (cont)
Examination schedule: Three lecture exams worth 100 points each will be given during the semester. The third exam will be given at the time and place scheduled for a final exam (time and place assigned in mid-semester). A lab exam worth 70 points will also be given at the time and place of the final exam. All exams will count toward your final grade. First lecture exam date: Monday, February 20th. Section 1 material. Second lecture exam date: Monday, March 26th. Section 2 material. Third lecture exam date: Time/Place scheduled for the final. Section 3 material and a lab exam. Lecture exams will consist of 34 multiple-choice questions worth 3 points each. Highest score possible on lecture exams is 100 points. Lab exam will consist of 24 multiple choice questions worth...
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