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Dr. Michal Shuldman Biology 11 Dr.

Daniel Zilberman Introduction to the Science of Living Organisms

Spring 2014 UC Berkeley

Description: Principles of biological organization and function using examples from plant and animal kingdoms. Similar in scope to Biology 1, except that knowledge of physical sciences is neither required nor assumed. Sponsored by Plant and Microbial Biology. Lectures: MWF 9:00 am – 10:00 am, 2060 Valley VLSB Labs: Th 2-5; in 209 Genetics and Plant Biology Teaching Building (GPBT) Reading: Biology: Concepts and Applications, 9th edition. We will use a web version of the book. Please wait to hear all about it in the first class WEEK
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M January 20 W January 22 F January 24

TOPIC
NO CLASS Introduction to biology and the scientific method Life’s chemical basis Molecules of life Cell structure and function I Cell structure and function II Cell structure and function III Energy in the cell DNA structure and the genome Cell division and cell cycle From gene to protein From gene to protein President’s day NO CLASS Biotechnology Midterm Meiosis and sexual reproduction Genetics Human inheritance Epigenetics Viruses Prokaryotes

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LABORATORY
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Techniques

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Enzyme Action

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Microorganisms

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Cell cycle 15

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Cell reproduction 13 14 10 19 19 Algae and Fungi

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1 14 M April 21 W April 23 F April 25 M April 28 W May 30 F May 2 Animal Div. 2 Michal Shuldman Michal Shuldman Michal Shuldman Michal Shuldman Michal Shuldman Michal Shuldman 15 Anatomy 16 M May 6 W May 8 F May 10 M May 13. 18 16. 18 17 39 40 41 42 15 28 29. 30 33 34 34 43 44 Plant Diversity Daniel Zilberman Daniel Zilberman Daniel Zilberman Daniel Zilberman Daniel Zilberman Daniel Zilberman Daniel Zilberman Daniel Zilberman Michal Shuldman 12 Development 13 Animal Div. 27 6 23.8 M March 10 W March 12 F March 14 M March 17 W March 19 F March 21 M March 24 W March 26 F March 28 M March 31 W April 2 F April 4 M April 7 W April 9 F April 11 M April 14 W April 16 F April 18 Fungi Plant diversity Plant body Photosynthesis Animals Midterm NO CLASS NO CLASS NO CLASS Natural selection Evidence for evolution Speciation Behavioral ecology Population ecology Community ecology Ecosystems Genetically modified crops Animal tissues & organs The neural system The circulatory system The immune system Infectious diseases The Biosphere Human Impacts on the Biosphere RRR week RRR week RRR week FINAL EXAM 22 21 25. 24 Plant Structure Daniel Zilberman Daniel Zilberman Daniel Zilberman Daniel Zilberman Daniel Zilberman Daniel Zilberman 9 Plant Function 10 NO LAB 11 16. NO LAB 17 NO LAB ii . 7-10 PM. 26.

not on the basis of a “curve”. Office hours TBD. in a clear. concise. available at the Copy Central on Shattuck. Written replies to regrade requests will be available after lecture when they are completed. If you have a question regarding the grading of a lecture exam. Office hours Friday 4-5. email: carine@berkeley. For Lab Lab grades are based on quizzes and lab reports.edu GRADUATE STUDENT INSTRUCTORS: Meagan Oldfather. Michal Shuldman.INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Daniel Zilberman. 2015 VLSB. We encourage you to help one another learn the material.edu Carine Marshall. 211 Koshland. Starr. This means that you are not competing with other students in the course for each grade. Ninth Edition. GRADING: For Lecture Your lecture grade in Bio 11 is based on your grades on two non-cumulative midterms (25% of final grade each) and one comprehensive cumulative final exam (50% of final grade). If we didn’t think the material was important. describe the problem or question in writing. Office hours Friday 10-11. email: mishuldman@berkeley. to study together. and to work together in the laboratory portions of the course. email: meagan_oldfather@berkeley. Dr. For Lab Lab manual. email: danielz@berkeley. so we expect you to understand at least 90% of the material to get a high grade. Office hours TBD. No corrections can be made after this time. You must bring a blank composition book (no lines) and pencils (colored pencils optional but recommended). we wouldn’t cover it in lecture or lab. ETC: For Lecture Biology: Concepts and Applications. Lecture exams consist entirely of multiple choice questions. Attach the exam to this cover letter and give it to the Lecturer within 5 working days from the date the exam was returned to you. Quizzes Lab Assignments TOTAL 120 points 130 points 250 points 48% of final grade 52% of final grade 100% iii . Lecture grades will be determined by the percentage of the total points received in the course: A ! 90% B ! 80% C ! 70% D ! 60% F< 55% Lecture grades are assigned on a percentage basis.edu REQUIRED TEXTS. and well-organized statement.edu.

for example a sudden hospitalization (subject to documented verification). Zilberman’s email: danielz@berkeley. We will email or call you to schedule the makeup as soon as possible after the original examination date. EXPECTATIONS: 1. Make-up labs: No make-up labs. Dr. Shuldman and Dr. 4. 3. (3) Make-up examinations may consist of an oral examination with the Lecturers. Attend lecture (and lab if enrolled in both). be prepared to state the problem and provide a phone number where you can be reached. hand in lab assignments and take quizzes in lab. Take exams at the scheduled exam date and time.edu. iv . Ask for help when you need it. There is no make-up or rescheduling of the final exam.MAKE-UP EXAMINATIONS: Midterm exams . Dr. These will be given only under the following conditions: (1) exceptional circumstances prevent your attendance. Zilberman’s email can be obtained from information at UCB if you forget it. COURSE POLICIES: All students have the responsibility to know and abide by the standards of intellectual honesty expected in an academic community. Read the text chapters assigned to a lecture before the lecture. 2. Shuldman’s email: mishuldman@berkeley. When you write.edu.Make-up Mid-term examinations are given at the discretion of the instructor. Note that Dr. (2) you have contacted the Lecturers in writing at least 24 hours before the exam is scheduled to begin. Don’t let yourself get behind where it will be difficult to recover.