NSCC BIO101-09 Winter 2005 

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Course Schedule, Instructor:  Erica Smith

Date

Activity and Topic

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Assignment Due

1/4 T

Life and The Scientific Method

Ch. 1

 

Organization of the Cell

Ch. 4

 

1/6 Th

Chemistry of Life

Ch. 2-3

**Class Meets in IB 3409**

Lab 1:  Bioinformatics

Hand-out

 

1/11 T

Chemistry of Life cont’d

Ch. 2-3

Take-home Assignment #1

Lab 2: Microscopy and Cells

Hand-out

 

1/13 Th

Discussion:  Stem Cells

Article

In-Class Reading Quiz

Chemistry of Life

Ch. 2-3

Research Paper Topic

1/18 T

Cellular Energy

Ch. 5-7

Take-home Assignment #2

Lab 3:  Osmosis and Diffiusion

Hand-out

 

1/20 Th

No Class

 

1/25 T

Cellular Energy

Ch. 5-7

Research Paper Outline and Refs

Discussion: Low-Carb Diets

Article

In-Class Reading Quiz

1/27 Th

Mitosis and Meiosis

Ch. 8

Take-home Assignment #3

Discussion:  Cancer

Article

In-Class Reading Quiz

2/1 T

Inheritance

Ch. 9

Take-home Assignment #4

Lab 4:  Mitosis

Hand-out

 

2/3 Th

Inheritance

Ch. 9

Discussion:  Cloning

Article

In-Class Reading Quiz

2/8 T

Mol. Bio., Gene Regulation

Ch. 10-11

Take-home Assignment #5

Lab 5: DNA Isolation

Hand-out

Research Paper Submission to Loft

2/10 Th

Gene Reg, Biotechnology

Ch. 11-12

Mid-term Evaluation

Discussion:  GMOs

Article

In-Class Reading Quiz

2/15 T

Evolution

Ch. 13

Take-home Assignment #6

Lab 6: DNA Fingerprinting

 

2/17 Th

Discussion:  Antibiotic Resistance

Article

In-Class Reading Quiz

Biological Diversity

Ch. 14-15

Research Paper Due for Peer Review

2/22 T

Biological Diversity cont’d

Ch. 14-15

Take-home Assignment #7

Lab 7:  DNA Fingerprinting

Hand-out

 

2/24 Th

Astrobiology

Guest

Peer Reviews Due Back to Author

Discussion:  ET Life

Article

In-Class Reading Quiz

3/1 T

Plants and Fungi

Ch. 16

Take-home Assignment #8

Lab 8: Microinvertebrate Diversity

Hand-out

 

3/3 Th

Animals

Ch. 17

 

Discussion: Animal Behavior

Article

Research Paper Editor Review (Final)

3/8 T

Ecology

Ch. 18

Take-home Assignment #9

Lab 9: Wetland Ecology

Hand-out

 

3/10 Th

Ecosystems and Community

Ch. 19

 

Discussion:  Local Ecosystems

Article

In-Class Reading Quiz

3/15 T

Human Impact

Ch. 20

Take-home Assignment #10

Discussion: Global Warming

Article

In-Class Reading Quiz

3/17 Th

Show and Tell (Field Trip Sharing)

Course Evaluations

 

3/22 T

No Final


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