Master Syllabus 2010-2011 PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE BS 101 - BIOLOGY I I. Course Code: BS 101 II. Course Title: Biology 1 III. Prerequisites: None IV. Number of Credits: 4 credits - 3 credits lecture, 1 credit laboratory Contact Hours: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory V. Instructor: Office Location: E-mail: Phone: Faculty Coordinator: Kala Mayur VI. Catalog Description: Biology 101 will provide you with a basic understanding of principles underlying the science of cells and organisms. Included are topics related to biochemistry, cell structure, metabolism, genetics, heredity and evolution. Laboratory experiments include investigations of physical and chemical life processes, analysis of cellular components, cellular functions, cell reproduction, and heredity. VII. Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, a student should be able to: a. analyze a problem and draw conclusions means of assessment: data analysis, critical thinking questions b. demonstrate understanding of basic terminology, major concepts and fundamental theories in science means of assessment: embedded questions c. apply scientific theories and principles to the solving of current issues and problems. means of assessment :short answer, critical thinking questions d. distinguish characteristics in the living world means of assessment: embedded questions e. exhibit knowledge of energy conversion and transfer processes such as photosynthesis and cellular respiration means of assessment: embedded questions f. explain sequence of events during cell cycle, chromosome segregation and consequences as a result of their disruption means of assessment: embedded questions *a-c will serve to assess general education learning objectives for this course VIII. Course Outline: Lecture Schedule Chapter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Title Concepts And Methods In Biology Chemical Foundations For Cells Carbon Compounds In Cells Cell Structure And Function A Closer Look At Cell Membranes Ground Rules Of Metabolism How Cells Acquire Energy How Cells Release Stored Energy Cell Division And Mitosis Meiosis Observable Patterns Of Inheritance Human Genetics DNA Structure And Function From DNA To Proteins Additional information on lecture Lecture Final will be comprehensive. Laboratory Schedule Exercise 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Topic Measurement Microscopy Macromolecules and You Structure and Function of Living Cells Diffusion & Osmosis Enzymes Photosynthesis Respiration Mitosis Meiosis Mendelian Genetics/Heredity Gel Electrophoresis & DNA Fingerprinting "A student must pass the laboratory portion of this course in order to pass the course. This is a Science Department policy.” IX. Required Texts Lecture Text: Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life by Cecie Starr & Ralph Taggart 11th edition Laboratory Manual for General Biology: by James Perry, David Morton & Joy Perry X. Methods of Evaluation a) Breakdown of Grading Total 45% 25% 10% 20% 100% Lecture tests Lab Quizzes Assignments & Class Participation Comprehensive Final b) Grade Scale above 92 -A 90 to 92 - A- XI. 87 to 89 83 to 86 80 to 82 - B+ -B - B- 77 to 79 - C+ 70 to 76 - C 60 to 69 - D below 60 - F Additional Course Information a) Attendance: Attendance will be taken for every class. Students are expected to attend all lectures and lab sessions. Punctuality is required. b) Eating/Drinking: Is not allowed in class c) Cell Phones: Turn off your cell phones or do not bring them to class. Absolutely no cell phone usage while class is in session. d) Children: will not be permitted in lecture or lab sessions for any reason. e) Cheating: Any student caught cheating during a test will get an automatic zero and may be dismissed from the course with an ‘F’ f) Homework/Assignments: When assignments are given, the due dates will be assigned. Students are expected to follow the deadlines. No late work will be accepted XII. Disabilities If you have a disability and believe that you need accommodations in my classroom, please see your counselor in the Counseling Department. If you require testing accommodations, you must inform me one week in advance of the test.