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Bio 001: Summer 2008
4 credits: class MWF 8:30-12; lab Tuesday and Thursday (AM or PM session) Catherine “Kate” Farrell, M.S., M.Ed. Catherine.Farrell@UVM.edu Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday immediately after class for one hour in Lafayette 403 and by appointment. We will use Biology, 8th edition by Campbell, et al. Mastering Biology We’ll use the text website, MasteringBio.com, for assignments and reinforcement. Please set up an account so that you can view and complete assignments.
Course ID: BIOFARRELL0616
Grading Lab Tests Class Assignments
30% 50% (Each test is 10%, except the final which is 20%) 20% (Mastering Biology, open book/open notes)
Philosophy It is my sincere hope and goal that this be a productive learning experience for all my students as well as for me. Especially considering the brisk pace of a summer course, please ask questions if I begin to loose you in class. I’m also available during office hours and via email to help with questions. Tips for Success Ask questions in class – it makes class more interesting for everyone and will help you learn. I will allow 10 minutes at the beginning of each class for questions on the last class. Preview chapters before class – focus on Concepts (used as section titles) and diagrams Do the assignments – test questions will be similar to these. I will only test you on material that was covered in class or lab as well as on an assignment. To the degree possible, adjust your schedule to allow plenty of time for reading and thinking about course material. Digesting new information takes time and energy – it’s just a fact of biology. Form a study group – two brains are usually better than one. Ask questions… I’m here to help! The Rules and Reg’s
Your written work (tests and labs) must be uniquely your own. You may work with a study buddy on labs and assignments, but unless directed otherwise, you need to submit your own work.
Bio 1 – Schedule. Summer 2008 Note: Schedule is subject to modifications announced in class or via email. Unit 1: The Chemistry of Life Monday June 16 Ch. 2 The Chemical Context of Life Ch. 3. Water and the Fitness of the Environment Ch. 4 Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life Tuesday June 17 Science as a Process: Pineapple Lab Wednesday June 18 Assignment 1 Due Ch. 5 The Structure and Function of Large Biological Molecules Unit 2: The Cell Ch. 7 Membrane Structure and Function Thursday June 19 Cell Membrane Beet Lab Friday June 20 Test: Unit 1 (Chapters 2, 3, 4, & 5) Ch. 6 A Tour of the Cell Ch. 8 An Introduction to Metabolism Monday June 23 Assignment 2 Due Ch. 9 Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy Ch. 10 Photosynthesis Tuesday June 24 Pigment Lab Respiration Lab Wednesday June 25 Assignment 3 Due Ch. 12 The Cell Cycle Unit 3: Genetics Ch. 13 Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles Thursday June 26 Microscope Day – make slides, mitosis and meiosis
Friday June 27 Test: Unit 2 – (Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12) Ch. 14 Mendel and the Gene Idea Ch. 15 The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance Monday June 30 Ch. 16 The Molecular Basis of Inheritance Ch. 17 From Gene to Protein Ch. 18 Regulation of Gene Expression The Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria Tuesday July 1 DNA Model and Patterns of Inheritance in Corn Wednesday July 2 Assignment 4 Due Ch. 19 Viruses Ch. 20 Biotechnology Ch. 21 Genomes and Their Evolution Thursday July 3 Genetics in the News Friday July 4 No class. Celebrate your Independence! Monday July 7 Test: Unit 3 (Chapters 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21) Unit 4: Mechanisms of Evolution Ch. 22 Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life Ch. 23 The Evolution of Populations Tuesday July 8 Evolution Simulation Day Wednesday July 9 Ch. 24 The Origin of Species Ch 25 The History of Life on Earth Review?? Thursday July 10 Lab and Class Review Friday July 11 Final Exam – Cumulative, includes class and lab