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BIOLOGY 1310 COURSE OUTLINE for Summer 2003

Dr. L. R. Williams, 369 SR2 (713) 743-2626, lrwilliams@uh.edu

OFFICE HOURS: MON 1 PM-2 PM and WED 10-11 AM or BY APPOINTMENT.

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WEEK OF TOPIC CHAPTER

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May 27 Introduction; Evolution, Life, Science, and Society 18, pp 1-4 and 9-13

Chemistry of Life 2,3

June 2 Chem of Life; Structure and Function of Cells 3,4

Cells and the Cell Membrane, Energy 5, 6

Energy of Life; Photosynthesis 6,7

June 9 Photosynthesis; Cellular Respiration 7,8

Chromosomes, Mitosis and Meiosis 9,10

JUNE 12 EXAM ONE Scores at 8 am ..............(if you do not have Excel )

June 16 Genetics; Molecular Genetics 11,12,14

Molecular Genetics; Genetic Code and Protein Synthesis 14,15

Jun 23 Gene Regulation, Biotechnology 16,17

Human Genetics; Population Genetics 13, 19

Evolutionary Biology; Origin of Life 18, 20

Plants: Structure and Function; Soil, Water, Solutes 36, 37

June 30 Plants: Reproduction, Development, Growth 38, 39

JULY 2 FINAL EXAM at 8 am

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Exams will be taken as scheduled. THERE WILL BE TWO EXAMS WORTH 100 POINTS EACH AND THERE WILL BE NO MAKE-UP EXAMS.

Your grade will be determined from the total points earned on the exams. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO EXTRA CREDIT.

10 June: last day to drop without a grade. If you drop after 10 June, but on or before the end of 19 June, you will receive a "W" or "F". Some leniency may be shown regarding grade if you drop after 10 June, if and only if you take the 1st exam.

19 June: last day to drop. This date is final, there are no exceptions for academic reasons.

TEXT: Biology by S. S. Mader (7th edition). The study guide is helpful, but no other books are required.

ANY VIOLATIONS OF ACADEMIC HONESTY WILL BE HANDLED IN THE HARSHEST POSSIBLE MANNER.

GOALS:

1. Better understand living things from a genetic and molecular perspective.

2. Develop an appreciation of how science is conducted and how information is discovered.

3. Reveal the beauty in the combination of chemistry, physics, and biology as forces influencing living things.

(4. Get 3 credit hours of Natural Science Core credit.)

SUGGESTIONS TO HELP YOU WITH THIS COURSE:

1. Come to class. You chose this class at this time and it is costing someone money for you to be here. Get your money's worth.

2. Take good notes. I will try to keep the material organized using topic headings and some form of outline.

3. Read your textbook. Minimally, read what is covered in lecture. Better yet, read each chapter completely while focusing on lecture topics.

4. Pay close attention to graphs, figures, and pictures that illustrate concepts and ideas.

5. Keep up (or ahead?) Study. I do not expect that you will properly or fully understand what is covered in a lecture at the end of that lecture. You will need to review your notes, read the text, and think about things. Most importantly, do not expect to "learn " everything the weekend (or night!) before the exam. Use the CD ROM that came with your text.

6. If you need help, contact me. I have office hours set. I will return your calls and emails. If necessary, I will make an appointment with you to help. Do not wait until it is too late.

ANY VIOLATIONS OF ACADEMIC HONESTY WILL BE HANDLED IN THE HARSHEST POSSIBLE MANNER.



Last Updated: Friday, 04-Jul-2003 09:06:22 CDT