BIOL 180/180L Principles of Biology, Fall 2015 

 

Syllabus - BIOL 180 A (8:30 MWF)

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Schedule - Lecture Section A (8:30 MWF)

Week Dates Lecture Topic (Textbook Chapters: OpenStax)
1 Aug 17-21 Course Overview and Introduction; Scientific Method (1)
2 Aug 24-28 Chemistry of Life (2-3); Tour of the Cell (4)
3 Aug 31-Sept 2 Tour of the Cell (4); The Working Cell (5-6)
3 Sept 4 EXAM 1 (study guide)
4 Sept 7 NO CLASS: LABOR DAY
4 Sept 9-11 The Working Cell (5-6); Energy Transformation 1: Respiration (7)
5 Sept 14-18 Respiration (7); Energy Transformation 2: Photosynthesis (8)
6 Sept 21-23 Mitosis and Cell Cycle (10)
6 Sept 25 EXAM 2 (study guide)
7 Sept 28-Oct 2 Meiosis (11); Patterns of Inheritance (12-13)
8 Oct 5-9 Patterns of Inheritance (12-13)
9 Oct 12-14 DNA and Gene Expression (14-16)
9 Oct 16 EXAM 3 (study guide)
10 Oct 19-23 DNA and Gene Expression (14-16)
11 Oct 26-30 DNA Technology (17)
12 Nov 2-4 Evolution (18-19)
12 Nov 6 EXAM 4 (study guide)
13 Nov 9-13 Evolution (18-19)
14 Nov 16-20 Life on Earth (20); Biological Diversity (20-29) 
15 Nov 23-27 NO CLASS: FALL BREAK
16 Nov 30-Dec 4 Biological Diversity (20-29)
17 Dec 7 EXAM 5 and Comprehensive Final (Mon., 7 Dec, 8:30 am) (study guide)

 

Schedule - All BIOL 180L Lab Sections

Syllabus - All BIOL 180L Lab Sections

Week Dates Lab Topic (pages in lab maual)
1 Aug 17-18 Lab Overview and Introduction; Biology Pre-Test
2 Aug 24-25 Chemistry of Food: Organic Molecules (p. 18)
3 Aug 31-Sept 1 Taxonomy and Identification (p. 59)
4 Sept 7-8 NO LABS: LABOR DAY
5 Sept 14-15 Microscopes, Aquatic Organisms (p. 7)
6 Sept 21-22 Cells and Cell Division (p. 52)
7 Sept 28-29 Fast Plants (p. 69); Graphing Tutorial (p. 96)
8 Oct 5-6 Meiosis and Heredity (p. 77)
9 Oct 12-13 Lab Practical 1
10 Oct 19-20 Respiration and Breathing (p. 35)
11 Oct 26-27 Photosynthesis (p. 45); Writing Tutorial (p. 5); Ubiquity of Microorganisms (p. 109)
12 Nov 2-3 The Prokaryotes (p. 111); Fast Plant Paper Due; Critiques of Papers
13 Nov 9-10 Simulating Natural Selection (p. 118)
14 Nov 16-17 Tour Research Collections at Sternberg Museum (p. 126); Final Drafts Due
15 Nov 23-24 NO LABS: FALL BREAK
16 Nov 30-Dec 1 Lab Practical 2 and Biology Post-Test

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