Biology 1100 - Survey of Biology

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COURSE DESCRIPTION 

This biology course promotes scientific literacy for non-science majors and interested students. Organisms will be studied from their behavioral, ecological, hereditary, and evolutionary perspectives. An inquiry-based approach to understanding biological processes is emphasized. Students will explore the relevance of biology to contemporary issues in human society.
Prerequisites: Math 0481 with a C or better or a qualifying score on the Math Placement Exam
4 Credit Hours

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COURSE MEDIA

CD and Ecobeaker booklets packaged with the text book.

ORIENTATION/ATTENDANCE

Orientation is required.

EVALUATION/GRADING

Ten laboratory assignments, five exams

COURSE OUTLINE

Unit

Readings: Textbook and
Scientific American Articles

Study Guide Activities

Lab Exercises

Tests

Unit 1

Chapter 1

Chapter 4

Chapter 5, 6, 7

Article:
“Detecting Mad Cow Disease”

Ch. 1:
Exercises: all

Ch. 4:
Exercises: all

Ch. 5:
Exercises: 1-4, 6

Ch. 6:
Exercise: 1

Ch. 7:
Exercise: 1, 9, 10

Lab Exercise:
“Surface Area to VolumeRelationship"
(20 pts.)

Lab Exercise:
“Diffusion” (20 pts.) 

Lab Exercise:
“Osmosis” (40pts.)

1

(100 points)

Unit 2

Chapter 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Article:
“Tumor-Busting Viruses”

Ch. 8:
Exercises: 1, 4, 5, 8, 9

Ch. 9:
Exercises: 1, 2, 4-7, 10, 14

Ch. 10:
Exercises: 1, 6

Ch. 11:
Exercises : 3, 8

Ch. 12:
Exercises : 1, 2

Lab Exercise:
“Cell Division” (40 points)

Lab Exercise:
“Patterns of Inheritance- Basic Genetics” (40 points)

2

(100 points)

Unit 3

Chapter 13, 14, 15

Ch. 13: Exercises: 1, 2, 4

Ch. 14: Exercises: 1, 8

Ch. 15: Exercises: 1, 7

Lab Exercise:
“Selective Predation”
(20 points)

Lab Exercise:
“Sickle Cell Alleles”
(40 points)

3

(100 points)

Unit 4

Chapter 16, 17, 18, 19 

Article: “The Mammals that Conquered the Seas”

Article: “Does Race Exist”

Ch. 16: Exercises: 2, 6

Ch. 17: Exercises: 1, 2

Ch. 18: Exercises: 2, 5

Ch. 19: Exercises: 7, 8, 9

Lab Exercise:
“Primate Macroevolution”
(20 points)

4

(100 points)

Unit 5

Chapter 35, 36, 37, 38

 

Article “Life Out of Step”

Ch. 35: Exercises: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8

Ch. 36: Exercises: 2, 4, 6

Ch. 37: Exercises: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10

Ch. 38: Exercises: 1, 2, 5

Lab Exercise:
“Isle Royale”
(20 points)

Lab Exercise:
“Nutrient Pollution”
(40 points)

5

(100 points) 

 

 

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