Biology 160 (1024.04 Fall Quarter 2012)

***Tentative Schedule

Wk

Date

Lecture Topics

Reading

Lab Exercises

1

M

9/24

Introduction to Biology (PDF)

Ch. 1 & 2

 

T

9/25

 

Lab Safety, Scientific Method (PDF)

W

9/26

Chemistry

 

Th

9/27

 

Chemistry

F

9/28

Class Cancelled and Practice Quiz (Online)

 

2

M

10/1

Water and  Biomolecules

Ch. 3 & 13.6

 

Tu

10/2

 

Microscope

W

10/3

Macromolecules 2

 

Th

10/4

 

Cells

F

10/5

Intro to Cells and Quiz 1

 

3

M

10/8

Cell Physiology

Ch. 4 & 5

 

Tu

10/9

 

Diffusion/Osmosis

W

10/10

Energy

 

Th

10/11

 

Enzymes (Metabolism)

F

10/12

Protein Synthesis and Quiz 2

 

4

M

10/15

DNA

Ch 5 & Ch. 6, 355-357, 377 – 379,

 

Tu

10/16

 

TBD and Review Session

W

10/17

DNA

 

Th

10/18

 

Exam 1

F

10/19

DNA

 

5

M

10/22

Reproduction

Ch 6, 7 &

8

 

Tu

10/23

 

Protein Synthesis, DNA Extraction

W

10/24

Meiosis

 

Th

10/25

 

 Cell Division (Meiosis and Mitosis)

F

10/26

Genetics I and Quiz 3

 

6

M

10/29

Genetics II

Ch. 9,  10 & 11

 

Tu

10/30

 

Antibiotic I; Inheritance Problems

W

10/31

Evolution I

 

Th

11/1

 

Antibiotic II; Evolution

F

11/2

Evolution  II

 

7

M

11/5

Origins of Life III

Ch. 12 & 13

 

Tu

11/6

 

Antibiotic III, Evolution Movies, Review

W

11/7

Classification IV

 

Th

11/8

 

Exam 2

F

11/9

Viruses, Prokaryotes

 

8

M

11/12

Protista

Ch. 14

 

Tu

11/13

 

Protist

W

11/14

Plants

 

Th

11/15

 

Plants I

F

11/16

Plants and Quiz 4

 

9

M

11/19

Plants, Fungi

Ch. 15

 

Tu

11/20

 

Plants II, Fungi

W

11/21

Animals

 

Th

11/22

HOLIDAY – No Class

HOLIDAY – No Class

F

11/23

HOLIDAY – No Class

 

10

M

11/26

Animals

Ch. 15 & 16

 

Tu

11/27

 

Animals

W

11/28

Animals

 

Th

11/29

 

Animals

F

11/30

Ecology

 

11

M

12/3

Ecology

Ch. 17 & 18

 

Tu

12/4

 

Exam 3

W

12/5

Ecology

 

Th

12/6

 

Review and TBD

F

12/7

Open

 

12

M - W

12/10 – 12/12

FINALS Week

 

FINAL EXAM -  Tuesday: 12/11 (1 pm – 3 pm)


***Note that the instructor reserves the right to alter the schedule, assignments, grading procedures, etc., at any point in time during the class, due to schedule conflicts, new/different assignments, new approaches, etc., based upon the instructor’s professional judgment.