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CELL 1010-02 GENERAL BIOLOGY (Fall 2011) Instructor: Dr. Meenakshi Vijayaraghavan email: mviji@tulane.

edu Class Schedule: TR, 11.00AM 12.15PM, RICH 117


Office Hours: Dr. V: Mon., and Wed., 1.15 2.15PM & appt. Office: 4006 Percival Stern Hall Course Description: This course aims to impart knowledge of the general principles of biology, chemical basis of life, general features, structures, functions and physiology of the cell, cytogenetics, and microbial genetics. It meets the science requirement for a major in cell and molecular biology and biomedical engineering.

Pre- requisites: None Course Learning Outcomes: At the completion of the course, students will be able to
list the properties of life explain the general principles of biology describe the difference between discovery-based and hypothesis-based research label the parts of a cell list the general features, structures, functions and physiology of the cell differentiate and explain a prokaryotic cell from a eukaryotic one explain the laws of heredity explain patterns of inheritance Biology Chemistry, Cells, and Genetics (2nd ed.) by Robert J. Brooker, Eric P. Widmaier, Linda E. Graham, and Peter D. Stiling. Home work Three midterm exams at 20% each Comprehensive final examination Final grade 10% 60% 30% ____ 100%

Textbook: Grading:

Attendance, Homework, and Reading: Attendance will be taken; if you miss too many classes (>3) your grade will be reduced one level (E.g. A to A-) as will be the case when you use cell phones to receive or send voice or text messages. Tardiness in class is not tolerated as is leaving early during the lecture. At the discretion of the instructor,
homework sheets will be posted on Connect (McGraw Hill) for a scheduled time and the number of homework assignments completed will be taken into consideration while giving the final grades. Syllabus and class schedule are posted on the Blackboard website http://mytulane.blackboard.com. The tentative lecture topics and assigned textbook readings are given below.

Tentative Class Schedule TR (11.00 AM - 12:15 PM)


Date
August 30 September 1

Topic
An Introduction to Biology Biology as a scientific discipline, Chapter 2

Reading
Chapter 1 Chapter 1

6 8 13 15 20 22 27 29 October 4 6 11 13 18 20 25 27 November 1 3 8 10 15 17 22 24 29 December 1 6 8 14

The Chemical Basis of Life I The Chemical Basis of Life II The Chemical Basis of Life II General Features of Cells General Features of Cells Membrane Structure, Synthesis, and Transport EXAM - I Membrane Structure, Synthesis, and Transport Membrane Structure, Synthesis, and Transport Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism Fall Break Cellular Respiration, Fermentation, and Secondary Metabolism Cellular Respiration, Fermentation, and Secondary Metabolism Chapter 7, Photosynthesis EXAM - II Photosynthesis Cell Communication Cell Communication Multicellularity The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle, Mitosis, and Meiosis The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle, Mitosis, and Meiosis Exam - III Thanksgiving Nucleic Acid Structure, DNA Replication, and Chromosome Structure Chapter 11, Simple Patterns of Inheritance Simple and Complex Patterns of Inheritance Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria Final Exam 8AM - Noon

Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 5 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 7 Chapters 7, 8 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 15 Chapter 15

Chapter 11 Chapters 11, 16 Chapters 16, 17 Chapter 18

Missed Exam: All exams are expected to be taken at the scheduled date and time. Score in a missed exam will be recorded as zero. No make-up exam will be given. The final exam must be taken at the assigned time (14th December, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM). Any make up of the final exam requires a written excuse to be submitted to and approved by the Dean. Tulane Honor Code: Students are expected to adhere to the principles of the Tulane Honor
Code at all times. Any violations of this code will not be tolerated.