COLLIN COLLEGE COURSE SYLLABUS REPLACA Course Information Course Number: BIOL 1406 Course Title: Biology for Science Majors I Course Description: Lecture: Fundamental principles of living organisms will be studied, including physical and chemical properties of life, organization, function, evolutionary adaptation, and classification. Concepts of cytology, reproduction, genetics, and scientific reasoning are included. Lab: Laboratory activities will reinforce the fundamental principles of living organisms, including physical and chemical properties of life, organization, function, evolutionary adaptation, and classification. Study and examination of the concepts of cytology, reproduction, genetics, and scientific reasoning are included. Course Credit Hours: Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 4 3 3 Prerequisite: Meet TSI standard for MATH 0310, and TSI college-readiness standard for Reading and Writing; or equivalent Student Learning Outcomes: ● State-mandated Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will: Lecture 1. Describe the characteristics of life. 2. Explain the methods of inquiry used by scientists. 3. Identify the basic requirements of life and the properties of the major molecules needed for life. 4. Compare and contrast the structures, reproduction, and characteristics of viruses, prokaryotic cells, and eukaryotic cells. 5. Describe the structure of cell membranes and the movement of molecules across a membrane. 6. Identify the substrates, products, and important chemical pathways in metabolism. 7. Identify the principles of inheritance and solve classical genetic problems. 8. Identify the chemical structures, synthesis, and regulation of nucleic acids and proteins. 9. Describe the unity and diversity of life and the evidence for evolution through natural selection. Lab 1. Apply scientific reasoning to investigate questions and utilize scientific tools such as microscopes and laboratory equipment to collect and analyze data. (Teamwork) 2. Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving to make informed decisions in the laboratory. (Critical Thinking Skills) 3. Communicate effectively the results of scientific investigations. (Communication Skills) 4. Describe the characteristics of life. 5. Explain the methods of inquiry used by scientist. 6. Identify the basic properties of substances needed for life. 7. Compare and contrast the structures, reproduction, and characteristics of viruses, prokaryotic cells, and eukaryotic cells. 8. Describe the structure of cell membranes and the movement of molecules across a membrane. 9. Identify the substrates, products, and important chemical pathways in metabolism. 10. Identify the principles of inheritance and solve classical genetic problems. (Empirical & Quantitative Skills) 11. Identify the chemical structures, synthesis, and regulation of nucleic acids and proteins. 12. Describe the unity and diversity of life and the evidence for evolution through natural selection. Withdrawal Policy: See the current Collin Registration Guide for last day to withdraw. Collin College Academic Policies: See the current Collin Student Handbook. Americans with Disabilities Act Statement: Collin College will adhere to all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations as required to afford equal educational opportunity. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the ACCESS office, SCC-D140 or 972.881.5898 (V/TTD: 972.881.5950) to arrange for appropriate accommodations. See the current Collin Student Handbook for additional information. INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION Instructor’s Name: Anagha Phansalkar Office Number: J136 Office Hours: Mon,Wed 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Thurs: 10:00 – 1:00 PM; (OR BY APPOINTMENT) Phone Number: 972-881-5885 Email: [email protected] Class Information: Section Number: 1406 S13 Meeting Times: TR 1:00 – 2:15 PM Meeting Location: C103 Course Resources Campbell Biology Volume 1, 11th ed., Campbell or Collin custom edition with Mylab and Mastering Supplies: None Method of Evaluation: Overall course grade: Lecture 75%, lab 25% Lecture: 4 to 5 major in class multiple choice exams (80 % of Lecture grade) 4 to 6 Assignments (20% of lecture grade) Attendance policy: Attendance is mandatory Tentative Course Calendar (Fall 2018): WEEK LECTURE TOPICS CHAPTER 1 08/28 Science of Biology 1 2 09/04 Basic Chemistry 2 3 09/11 Water 3 4 09/18 Carbon Chemistry 4 5 09/25 Exam 1: multiple choice test based on ch1,2,3,4 5/6 09/27 Macromolecules 5 6/7 10/2 The Cell 6 8 10/9 Membrane Structure and Function 7 9 10/16 Metabolism 8 10 10/23 Exam 2: multiple choice test based on ch 5,6,7,8 10 10/25 Cellular Respiration 9 11 11/1 Photosynthesis 10 12 11/8 Cell cycle 12 13 11/15 Exam 3 : multiple choice test based on ch 9,10,12 13 11/20 Meiosis 13 14 11/29 Molecular basis of inheritance 16 15 12/04 From gene to protein 17 16 12/11 or 12/13 Exam 4 : multiple choice test based on ch 13,16,17 and optional Exam 5 (chapters to be announced ) ADDENDUM Your total Biology 1406 grade will be calculated as follows: (total lecture grade out of 100)*0.75 + (total lab grade out of 100) * 0.25 Breakdown of lecture grade: 80% from in class multiple choice exams :4 exams, 100 points each,( a total of 400 points) There will be an optional test 5. Tests 1 through 4 are mandatory. If a student takes test 5, I will drop their lowest test score and consider the 4 best scores to calculate the lecture grade. I reserve the right to deny any student the opportunity to take the optional test 5 if their attendance falls below 85 %. (which for this class is missing more than 5 lectures in the entire semester) 20 % from Assignments on Pearson Mylab and Mastering (a link to this site has been set up on the canvas shell for your course.). You will need an access code to get to the Mylab and Mastering website. If you bought a brand new book, this is sold with it. But if you are using an older version or a used book, the code is available for stand alone purchase through the Mylab and mastering course link set up in canvas For help with MyLab & Modified Mastering with Canvas, go to: http://help.pearsoncmg.com/mylabmastering/canvas/student/en/index.html There will be two optional extra credit assignments that will let you increase your multiple choice exam total of 400 points by a max of up to 20 points. (Details about these will be posted on Canvas and discussed in class) Extra credit assignments will be based on the some of the following chapters (Cell Communication 11, Mendelian Inheritance and human genetics 14, 15 Viruses 19, Biotechnology 20, Prokaryotes 27) Any student who is found to be involved in any form of cheating or plagiarism will receive a 0 as grade for that particular assessment or work. If a student misses an exam or assignment, make-up can be scheduled only if the student has a valid reason and proof thereof. Please get in touch with me regarding missed exams or assignments This syllabus is subject to change if needed as the semester progresses. You will be informed in class about any changes made to the syllabus.