Principles of Biology I -- Biology 1107
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James K Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org
Biology 1107 is the first course of a two course sequence
in General Biology. Topics covered include: chemistry and molecular
biology, cells and cell division, energetics (including the dreaded cellular
respiration and photosynthesis!), genetics and inheritance, gene function (how
genes are expressed), genetic engineering (an ever-expanding field in which you
can make lots of money!), and an introduction to evolution. This course,
as is true for most biology courses, has both lecture and laboratory components,
and you must successfully complete (pass) both parts of the course to pass the
Syllabus, TR morning, Spring 2008
Syllabus, MW afternoon, Spring 2008
Chemistry Study Sheet Answers
Exam 4 (and Final)
Images used during Lecture
Chemistry and Cellular Biology
Photosynthesis: Leaf Cross section
Light Dependent Reactions (Light Capturing Reactions -- involves electron transport)
Non-cyclic and Cyclic Photophosphorylation
Light "Independent" Reactions -- the Calvin Cycle. Important as the Carbon Fixation reactions.
C4 and CAM photosynthesis
Glycolysis and Fermentation
Decarboxylation and Krebs' Cycle
Oxidative Phosphorylation (electron transport chain)
Net ATP Yield
Mitosis, Meiosis and the Cell Cycle
Mitosis and Meiosis
Structure and Replication
Transcription and Translation
Answers for Tests on File in the library:
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Use biological terminology, including chemical terminology, in appropriate circumstances as it applies to different biological concepts.
2. Describe what it means to be "living", and how cells are central to this concept.
3. Describe, in general, the importance of photosynthesis and cellular respiration to organisms; and, in particular, how the processes are used to generate ATP.
4. Understand (in general) the how genes determine the characteristics of living organisms, and how this, therefore, applies to you!5. Describe how the process of natural selection leads to adaptive evolution of organisms; discuss the ample evidence that supports the concept of evolution.
6. Better utilize critical thinking skills to assimilate and apply information in novel circumstances, hopefully both in biology and other disciplines.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS:
This may be the first biology class in some time (perhaps ever for many of you). It is important that you keep a few things in mind so that you may more easily succeed in Biology 1107. First and foremost, if you have questions about any topic, ASK!! There is no better way to learn material that you are in any way confused by than to ask questions. Hopefully the book will provide you what you need, but I can clarify anything you wish to have clarified. Speaking of the book, another way to insure success is to stay ahead in the reading. In other words, come to class prepared. This way you will likely be able to sit back and listen when I lecture, as you will have already read something on the topics being covered.
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