GENERAL COURSE OUTLINE

 

Science as a Process Ch. 1

Chemistry Ch. 2, 3, 6

--Test 1--

Cell Structure Ch. 4 - 5

Photosynthesis Ch. 7

Harvesting Chemical Energy Ch. 8

Mitosis; Meiosis Ch. 11

--Test 2--

Genetics Ch. 12

DNA; Protein Synthesis Ch. 9 - 10

Molecular Biology Ch. 13

--Test 3--

Evolution Ch. 14 – 16, 17 (pp. 346 – 353)

--Test 4--
 
 





BIO 111-- Sequence of Lectures*

(click on a topic for an outline of that lecture)

 

Topic

1 Introduction

2 Science as a Process

3 Doing Science

4 Hypothesis Testing

5 Introduction to Statistics

6 Atoms and Molecules

7 Chemical Processes

8 The Chemistry of Water

9 Organic Molecules

10 Metabolism

11 Enzymes

TEST 1  Thursday, February, 6

12 Cell Structure

13 Cell Structure (cont.)

14 Cell Membrane/Diffusion

15 Osmosis

16 Photosynthesis

17 Photosynthesis; Carbohydrate Metabolism

18 Carbohydrate Metabolism (cont.)

19 Cell Cycle; Mitosis

20 Meiosis

TEST 2  Thursday, March 6

21 Intro to Genetics: Historical Perspective

22 Mendel

23 Mendel (cont.)

24 Genetics Beyond Mendel

25 Genes and Chromosomes

26 Human Genetics

27 DNA Structure

28 Protein Synthesis

29 Regulation of Protein Synthesis

30 Mutations and the Structure of DNA

31 DNA Technology

TEST 3  Thursday, April 3

32 Intro to Evolution: Historical Perspective

33 Darwin

34 Darwin (cont.)

35 The Strength of Darwin's Theory

36 Population Genetics

37 Natural Selection and Population Genetics

38 Speciation

39 Human Evolution

40 Human Evolution (cont.)

TEST 4  Tuesday, April 29

FINAL EXAM  Thursday, May 1
 
 

* This schedule is based on a class meeting three times per week