BIOL 180/180L Principles of Biology, Fall 2014 

 

Syllabus - BIOL 180 A (8:30 MWF)

Syllabus - BIOL 180L (all sections)    

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Schedule - Lecture Section A (8:30 MWF)

Week Dates Lecture Topic (Textbook Chapters: OpenStax)
1 Aug 18-22 Course Overview and Introduction; Scientific Method (1)
2 Aug 25-29 Chemistry of Life (2-3); Tour of the Cell (4)
3 Sept 1 NO CLASS: LABOR DAY
3 Sept 3-5 Tour of the Cell (4); The Working Cell (5-6)
4 Sept 8 EXAM 1 (study guide)
4 Sept 10-12 The Working Cell (5-6); Energy Transformation 1: Respiration (7)
5 Sept 15-19 Respiration (7); Energy Transformation 2: Photosynthesis (8)
6 Sept 22-26 Photosynthesis (8); Mitosis and Cell Cycle (10)
7 Sept 29 EXAM 2 (study guide)
7 Oct 1-3 Meiosis (11); Patterns of Inheritance (12-13)
8 Oct 6-10 Patterns of Inheritance (12-13)
9 Oct 13-17 DNA and Gene Expression (14-16)
10 Oct 20 EXAM 3 (study guide)
10 Oct 22-24 DNA and Gene Expression (14-16)
11 Oct 27-31 DNA Technology (17)
12 Nov 3-7 Evolution (18-19)
13 Nov 10 EXAM 4 (study guide)
13 Nov 12-14 Evolution (18-19)
14 Nov 17-19 Life on Earth (20); Biological Diversity (20-29) 
14 Nov 21 NO CLASS: INAUGURATION OF FHSU PRESIDENT
15 Nov 24-28 NO CLASS: FALL BREAK
16 Dec 1-5 Biological Diversity (20-29)
17 Dec 8 EXAM 5 and Comprehensive Final (Mon, 8 Dec, 8:30 am) (study guide)

 

Schedule - All BIOL 180L Lab Sections

Date Lab Activities
Aug 18-19 Introduction; Microscopes, Aquatic Organisms (p. 7) 
Aug 25-26 Content Exam 1
Sept 1-2 NO LABS: LABOR DAY
Sept 8-9 Chemistry of Food: Organic Molecules (p. 18)
Sept 15-16 Cells and Tissues (p. 29)
Sept 22-23 Cell Division and Embryology (p. 65)
Sept 29-30 LAB PRACTICAL 1; Set Up Fast Plant Experiments (p. 59)
Oct 6-7 Classification and Identification (p. 48)
Oct 13-14 Enzyme Kinetics (p. 87)
Oct 20-21 Meiosis and Heredity (p. 73)
Oct 27-28 Data Analysis and Microsoft Excel Tutorial (p. 92); Writing Tutorial
Nov 3-4 The Prokaryotes (p. 107); Draft of Fast Plant Paper Due, Critiques of Papers
Nov 10-11 Simulating Natural Selection (p. 115)
Nov 17-18 Tour Research Collections at Sternberg Museum (p. 135); Final Drafts Due
Nov 24-25 NO LABS: FALL BREAK
Dec 1-2 LAB PRACTICAL 2; Content Exam 2   

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