BIOL 180/180L Principles of Biology, Spring 2014 

 

Syllabus - BIOL 180 B (10:30 MWF)

Syllabus - BIOL 180L (all sections)    

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Schedule - Lecture Section B (10:30 MWF)

Week Dates Lecture Topic (Textbook Chapters: Campbell et al., 2012)
1 Jan 20 NO CLASS: MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
1 Jan 22-24 Course Overview and Introduction; Scientific Method (1)
2 Jan 27-31 Chemistry of Life (2-3); Tour of the Cell (4)
3 Feb 3-7 Tour of the Cell (4); The Working Cell (5)
4 Feb 10 EXAM 1 (study guide)
4 Feb 12-14 The Working Cell (5); Energy Transformation 1: Respiration (6)
5 Feb 17-21 Respiration (6); Energy Transformation 2: Photosynthesis (7)
6 Feb 24-28 Photosynthesis (7); Mitosis and Cell Cycle (8)
7 Mar 3 EXAM 2 (study guide)
7 Mar 5-7 Meiosis (8); Patterns of Inheritance (9)
8 Mar 10-14 Patterns of Inheritance (9)
9 Mar 17-21 NO CLASS: SPRING BREAK
10 Mar 24-28 DNA and Gene Expression (10-11)
11 Mar 31 EXAM 3 (study guide)
11 Apr 2-4 DNA and Gene Expression (10-11)
12 Apr 7-11 DNA Technology (11-12)
13 Apr 14-18 Evolution (13-14)
14 Apr 21 EXAM 4 (study guide)
14 Apr 23-25 Evolution (13-14)
15 Apr 28-May 2 Life on Earth (15-16); Biological Diversity (17-19) 
16 May 5-9 Biological Diversity (17-19)
17 May 14 EXAM 5 and Comprehensive Final (Wed, 14 May, 10:30 am) (study guide)

 

Schedule - All BIOL 180L Lab Sections

Date Lab Activities
Jan 20-21
NO LABS: MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY  
Jan 27-28
Introduction; Microscopes, Aquatic Organisms 
Feb 3-4
Chemistry of Food: Organic Molecules
Feb 10-11
Cells and Tissues
Feb 17-18
Set Up Fast Plant Experiments
Feb 24-25
Enzyme Kinetics
Mar 3-4
Embryology and Cell Division
Mar 10-11
LAB PRACTICAL 1
Mar 17-18
NO LABS: SPRING BREAK
Mar 24-25
Heredity and Gene Expression
Mar 31-Apr 1
Data Analysis and Microsoft Excel Tutorial, Writing Tutorial
Apr 7-8
The Prokaryotes; Draft of Fast Plant Paper Due, Critiques of Papers
Apr 14-15
Simulating Natural Selection
Apr 21-22
Classification and Identification; Final Drafts Due
Apr 28-29
Tour Research Collections at Sternberg Museum
May 5-6
LAB PRACTICAL 2; LAB NOTEBOOKS DUE   

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