Syllabus: BIOLOGY 1107 General Biology I

Dr. James K. Adams 148 Sequoya Hall;  Spring 2008

Class Meets Monday & Wednesday, 12:15 - 1:40 p.m. in Sequoya 103.  Laboratory meets 
M from 9:25 - 11:15 a.m. in Sequoya 213.  Lab topics / assignments will be announced in class. 

Contact info: Office: (706)272-4427 Home: (706)602-6993; e-mail: jadams@daltonstate.edu
Faculty website: http://www.daltonstate.edu/faculty-staff/jadams/ 

Textbook: Biology, 8th Edition, by Solomon, Berg, and Martin 

Week                 Exams                  Topics                                         Chapter, Pages

Jan. 7 - 11                                      Introduction                                       1 (2-6; 11-20)
                                                      Inorganic Chemistry                            2

Jan. 14 - 18                                     Inorganic Chemistry (cont.)                2
                                                       Begin Organic Chemistry                    3

                     ***Martin Luther King Holiday, Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 ***
Jan. 22 - 25                                     Organic Chemistry                             3

Jan. 28 - Feb. 1                               Cell Structure: Organelles                  4 (74-76; 80-85; 88-101)

Feb. 4 - 8        EXAM 1, Feb. 4    Cell Membranes / Transport               5
                          
Chapters 1 - 4

Feb. 11 - 15                                     Cell Membranes / Transport (cont.)    5
                                                         Energetics                                          7     

Feb. 18 - 22                                      Photosynthesis                                   9 & Handouts
                                 (see also Leaf Structure, Chapter 32, pgs. 618 - 624)
                                                         Cellular Respiration                            8 & Handouts  

Feb. 25 - Feb. 29  Exam 2, Feb. 27    Cellular Respiration (cont.)              8
   
                         Chapters 5 - 8               

                                    ***Spring Break, March 1 - 9, 2008***

March 10 - 14                               Mitosis/Meiosis                                     10
                                                     Mendelian Genetics                               11, ex. from 16

March 17 - 21                               Mendelian Genetics (cont.)                    11
                          
     (March 18 --  Last day to Withdraw with a W)

Mar. 24 - 28                                  Mendelian Genetics (cont.)                     11
                                                      DNA Structure / Replication                   12

Mar. 31 - Apr. 4                            DNA Structure / Replication (cont.)        12
                                                      Gene Expression                                     13   
                                                            (Includes mutations)                                              

April 7 - 11   EXAM 3, April 7     Gene Expression (continued)                  13
                   Chapters 9 - 11, 15        
(Chromosomal Mutations, if time        16 (351 -356))

April 14 - 18                                   Gene Regulation                                     14
                                                       Genetic Engineering                                15  (in lab)

Apr. 21 - 25                                    Gene Regulation (continued)                   14 
                                                        Introduction to Evolution                        18  (in lab) 

April 28          EXAM 4, April 28      (Review in lab)
                    Chapters 12 - 14, 15

                Final:  Friday, May 2, 2008, 10:30 a.m.