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Other Information about the Course
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Biological Principles I at Bucks County Community College for the Spring semester of 2013. This course will involve reading, working with course content, and completing lab exercises. The course format outlines the expectations for completing the course.
Classes will meet for face to face labs and for exams on Monday 9:30am-12:15pm in F015. Grades will be determined by test scores, laboratory assignments and written assignments. I look forward to meeting with you.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 215-858-4414. My office hours are Mon. 8-9 am or by appointment. Please contact me if you have any concerns.
Sincerely, Donna Fiedler
Official College Syllabus for BIOL121: http://www.bucks.edu/academics/courses/syllabus/index.php?lookup=BIOL121
Prerequisites: Prior to admission into this course, the student must have successfully completed (with a minimum grade of C) CHEM101 or CHEM121 or High School Chemistry. If these prerequisites have not been met, approval of the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is required.
Textbooks: Biology Second Edition, Brooker (Customized)
Investigating Biology, Seventh Edition Morgan/Carter
Course Learning Goals
Students will be able to:
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- explain the molecular logic of cells: structural – functional relationships on molecules, organelles, and processes;
- describe the energy transformations that occur in photoautotrophs and chemoheterotrophs;
- explain the processes of mitosis and meiosis; and
- describe the transmission of genetic information within a cell and between generations.
- chemistry review
- macromolecules of the cell
- energy and enzymes
- cellular organization and function
- cell membrane: structure - function
- cellular metabolism
- cellular division: mitosis and meiosis
- mendelian genetics
- non-mendelian genetics
- molecular genetics