Biology 122 Syllabus

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Week One: September 7

Topics for Discussion

The Scientific Method, Chapter 1, p. 1-7

 

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Week Two: September 12 and 14

Topics for Discussion

Nature of Molecules, Chapter 2/ESP CD-ROM Cell, Chemistry, Atoms, Life Science Animation#1 Concept 1 and Life Science Animation/3D Concept 1

 

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Week Three: September 19 and 21

Topics for Discussion

Nature of Molecules, Chapter 2, continued / ESP CD­ROM CELL, Chemistry, Bonds

Chemical Building Blocks, Chapter 3 / ESP CD­ROM CELL, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry; CELL, Chemistry, Carbohydrates; CELL, Chemistry, Lipids; CELL, Chemistry, Proteins; CELL, Chemistry, Nucleic Acids CELL, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

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Week Four: September 26 and 28

Topics for Discussion

Chemical Building Blocks, Chapter 3, continued

Cell Structures, Chapter 5 / ESP CD­ROM DIVERSITY, Bacteria, Characteristics; CELL, Cell Structure, Prokaryotes; Life Science Animations #1, Concept 2

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Week Five: October 3 and 5

Topics for Discussion

Cell Structures, Chapter 5, continued / ESP CD­ROM CELL, Cell Structure, Eukaryotes; CELL, Cell Structure, Endomembranes; CELL, Cell Structure, Energy Organelles; CELL, Cell Structure, Cytoskeletin; CELL, Cell Structure, Summary

First Hour Examination, October 5

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Week Six: October 10 and 12

Topics for Discussion

Membranes, Chapter 6 / ESP CD­ROM / ESP CD­ROM CELL, Cell Membranes, Membrane Structure; CELL, Cell Membranes, Diffusion; CELL, Cell Membranes, Osmosis; CELL, Cell Membranes, Facilitated Diffusion

Photosynthetic reactions, carbon isotopes, and the fossil record

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Week Seven: October 17 and 19

Topics for Discussion

Cell­Cell Interactions, Chapter 7 / ESP CD­ROM CELL, Cell Membranes, Cell Interactions

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Week Eight: October 24 and 26

Topics for Discussion

How Cells Divide, Chapter 11 / ESP CD­ROM Genetics, Cell Division, Introduction; Genetics, Cell Division, Prokaryotes; Genetics, Cell Division, Chromosomes; Genetics, Cell Division, Mitosis / Cell Cycle; Life Science Animations #2 Concept 12; Life Science Animations #5 Concept 50; Life Science Animations / 3D Concept 10

 

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Week Nine: October 31 and November 2

Topics for Discussion

Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis, Chapter 12 / ESP CD­ROM GENETICS, Cell Division, Meiosis; GENETICS, Cell Division, Review of Cell Division; GENETICS, Cell Division, Review of Cell Division

 

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Week Ten: November 7 and 9

Topics for Discussion

Second Hour Examination, November 7

Patterns of Inheritance, Chapter 13 / ESP CD­ROM GENETICS, Introduction; GENETICS, Monohybrid Cross; GENETICS, Dihybrid Cross; GENETICS, Chromosomes, Introduction; GENETICS, Chromosomes, Sex Chromosomes; GENETICS, Chromosomes, Abnormal Chromosomes

 

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Week Eleven: November 14 and 16

Topics for Discussion

Patterns of Inheritance, Chapter 13, continued / ESP CD­ROM GENETICS, Classical Genetics, Beyond Mendel; Life Science Animations #4 Concept 40; Life Science Animations / 3D Concept 23

DNA: The Genetic Material, Chapter 14 / GENETICS, DNA, DNA Structure; Life Science Animations / 3D Concepts 14, 15, 16, and 17

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Week Twelve: November 21 

Topics for Discussion

DNA: The Genetic Material, Chapter 14, continued / ESP CD­ROM GENETICS, DNA, DNA Replication; Life Science Animations #2 Concept 15; GENETICS, Protein Synthesis, Gene Activity

 

Thanksgiving Recess: November 22, 23, and 24

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Week Thirteen: November 27 and 29

Topics for Discussion

Genes and How They Work, Chapter 15 / ESP CD­ROM GENETICS, Protein Synthesis, Gene Activity; GENETICS, Protein Synthesis, Translation; GENETICS, Protein Synthesis, Transcription; Life Science Animations #2 Concepts 16 and 17; Life Science Animations / 3D Concepts 18, 19, and 20

 

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Week Fourteen: December 5 and 7

Topics for Discussion

Control of Gene Expression, Chapter 16; ESP CD­ROM GENETICS, Protein Synthesis, Transcription; GENETICS, Protein Synthesis, Gene Regulation; Life Science Animations #2 Concept 18; Life Science Animations / 3D Concepts 21 and 22

 

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Week Fifteen: December 12 and 14

Topics for Discussion

Control of Gene Expression, Chapter 16, continued

 

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Final Examination: December 16 from 2-4 PM