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BIO – 102

GENERAL BIOLOGY FOR NON-SCIENCE MAJORS II

 

LECTURE SYLLABUS

 

TEXT:   BIOLOGY: Concepts and Connections, Campbell, Reece, Mitchell and Taylor, 6th Edition, 2008. Benjamin Cummings, New York

 

 

WEEK

 

TOPIC

 

CHAPTERS

1

Mitosis & Meiosis

8

2

Reproduction & Development

27

3

Human Reproduction

27

4

Genetics

9

5

DNA Structure & Function

10

6

Genetic Control

11

7

DNA Technology & Human Genome

12

8

Evolution

13

9

Evolution

14 & 15

10

Origin of Life: Bacteria, Viruses

16

11

Fungi & Plants

17 & 31

12

Animals & Human Evolution

18 & 19

13

Ecology

34, 36-37

14

Conservation Biology

38

15

Behavior

Pulling-it-together and Finals

35

 

PROPER PREPARATION FOR CLASS INCLUDES READING THE APPROPRIATE ASSIGNMENTS BEFORE COMING TO CLASS. THE TEXT COMES WITH INSTRUCTIONAL CD AND WEB SITE WHICH YOU SHOULD EXAMINE. MANY FIND THESE HELPFUL. IN ADDITION, THE LEARNING CENTER, ROOM F-107, CAN PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE IN UNDERSTANDING THE TOPICS. CENTER HOURS VARY, SO CHECK THE SCHEDULE POSTED ON THE DOOR.

 

STUDENTS IN DR. PRABHAKAR’S COURSE SHOULD VISIT WEBCT FOR DETAILS REGARDING ASSIGNMENTS, PROJECTS, RESEARCH REPORTS, AND EXAMS.

 

 

 Banana Plantation in Costa Rica (Summer 2007)

 

 

 

BIO – 102

GENERAL BIOLOGY FOR NON-SCIENCE MAJORS II
LABORATORY SYLLABUS  

In-house Laboratory Manual will be made available to students without any charge.
 
 
DAY
 
TOPIC
 
READING
 
1.
 Laboratory Safety

Mitosis

Set up Tobacco Seeds (Begin)

Laboratory Safety 1;

Activity 4, Lab 3, p 3-6

 
2.
  Aseptic Culture Technique (Begin)

Meiosis & Fertilization

Aseptic Technique & 2

 
3.
 Aseptic Culture Technique (end)

Tobacco Seeds (end)

Mendelian Genetics

  Aseptic Technique, 3,

activity 4 from Lab 3

 
4.
 
Animal Development:
Cleavage, Gastrulation, and Late Development
 
4
 
5.
 
DNA Extraction & Gel Electrophoresis
  5

 
6.
 
Evolution & Natural Selection


 
7.
 
Taxonomy & Microorganisms
  7

 
8.
 
Lab Midterm Exam
 

 
9.
 
Fungi & Primitive Plants
 
10.
 
Advanced Plants
10 

11. Invertebrates
11
 
12.
 
Vertebrates & Relatives
  12

 
13.
Ecology & Woody Plants of the College Campus Field Trip 1  13
 
14.
 
Field Trip II
 

 
15.
Final Examination  
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT PROPER PREPARATION FOR LABORATORY CLASSES INCLUDES READING THE APPROPRIATE ASSIGNMENT BEFORE COMING TO CLASS AND WEARING THE APPROPRIATE SAFETY EQUIPMENT DURING THE LABORATORY. STUDENTS WITHOUT APPROPRIATE SAFETY EQUIPMENT MAY NOT ATTEND THE LABORATORY!

  
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