Biology 110 Introduction to Biology Fall 2003
We Meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 - 8:50 a.m. in Darwin 108
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Week

Date

Topic

Reading
Lab Investigation
(for the whole week)
1

Wed 8-27

An Introduction to Biology; 2003 is 50th Anniversary of Discovery of DNA's structure! What is DNA?
Secret of Photo 51

Handouts

No Labs This Week

Fri 8-29

Secret of Photo 51 (cont.) Third Branch of Life: the Archaea;
Methods & Concepts in Biology; Levels of Organization

Video & Handout
Chap 1, pp 2 -16; & Page 196 "Rosalind's Story"

2

Mon 9-1

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

NO CLASS

The Medical Examination
(All lab periods EXCEPT for Monday's)

Wed 9-3

Biological Inquiry;
Tissues, Organs and the Internal Environment

Chap 1, pp 12 -16 Chap 29, pp 472-474

Fri 9-5

Organ Systems; Stability & Homeostasis

Chap 29, pp 480-482

3

Mon 9-8

Quiz #1;
The Chemistry Inside You!

Chap 2, pp 20-24

Diffusion & Osmosis

Wed 9-10

Chemical Bonds;
Water's (Amazing!) Properties

Chap 2, pp 26-32

Fri 9-12

Membrane Transport Mechanisms

Chap 5, pp 85-90

4

Mon 9-15

Carbon Compounds in Cells

Chap 3, pp 34-48

Systems In and Out of Balance

Wed 9-17

Nature of Cells; Cell Structure and Function; What are Organelles?

Chap 4, pp 50-60

Fri. 9-19

Quiz #2; Cytomembrane System; the Cytoskleleton

Chap 4, pp 61-71

5

Mon 9-22

Ground Rules of Metabolism Enzyme Structure and Function

Chap 5, pp 74-83

Enzymes and Cells

Wed 9-24

How Cells Aquire Energy: Enzyme Systems &Sunlight;Light in the Dark Sea

Chap 6, pp 92-103

Fri. 9-26

Midterm #1

Chapters 1, 29, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 (see which pages above)

6

Mon 9-29

The Immune System; Key Players in Immunity

Chap 35, pp 576-585

Know Your Community
Health Issues: The Biological Perspective

Wed. 10-1

Lymphocytes; T Cells,B Cells; Antibodies

Chap 34, pp 586-594

Fri 10-3

Digestion & Human Nutrition

Chap 37, pp 616-629

7

Mon 10-6

DNA Revisited: DNA's Structure and Function

Chap 12, pp 190-198

The Structure of DNA

Wed 10-8

Quiz #3;The Plant Kingdom: Pioneers -- and the subject of much DNA Research

Chap 22, pp 340-349

Fri 10-10

Gymnosperms & Angiosperms; Sexual Encounters of the Floral Kind

Chap 22, pp 350-355

8

Mon 10-13

Cell Division & Mitosis;
Sexual Reproduction & Meiosis

Chap 8. pp 126-131
Chap 9. pp 138-143

Modifying Mendel's Model

Wed 10-15

Observable patterns of Inheritance

Chap 10, pp 152-160

Fri 10-17

Quiz #4;Patterns of Inheritance

Chap 10, pp 161-169

9

Mon 10-20

The Origin and Evolution of Life

Chap 19, pp 292-308

A Look at Evolution ( Use Chap. 16-19 as references)

Wed 10-22

Video Fish Evolution in Lake Tanganyika

Chap 19, pp 292-308

Fri 10-24

Midterm #2

Chapters 34, 37, 12, 22, 8, 9, 10 and 19 (see which pages above)

10

Mon 10-27

Recombinant DNA & Genetic Engineering

Chap 15, pp 222-228

Know Your Community
Implications & Applications of Biotechnology

Wed 10-29

Isolating Interesting Genes

Chap 15, pp 229-234

Fri 10-31

Quiz # 5; Intro to the Kingdom Animalia & The Invertebrates

Chap 23, pp 356-371

11

Mon 11-3

Molluscs and Echinoderms; Life at the Edge of the Sea

Chap 23, pp 372-380

To Know a Commons

Wed 11-5

Animals with Backbones: Intro to the Vertebrate Classes

Chap 24, pp 382-393

Fri 11-7

Vertebrates and Evolution;
Mammals and Primates

Chap 24, pp 394-403

12

Mon 11-10

Community Interactions;
How do Species Interact?

Chap 42, pp 718-730

The Campus Community -An Ecosystem

Wed 11-12

Ecosystems; Trophic levels

Chap 43, pp 736-742

Fri 11-14

Energy Flow through Ecosystems

Chap 43, pp 743-753

13

Mon 11-17

The Biospere

Chap 44, pp 756-771

Biodiversity -- An Independent Field Inquiry

Wed 11-19

Biodiversity in Perspective

Chap 25, pp 406-417

Fri 11-21

Midterm #3

Chapters 15, 23, 24, 42, 43, 44, and 25 (see which pages above)

14

Mon 11-24

The Flooded Forest Fascinating story of the Tropical Rain Forest

The Medical Examination (for Monday's Lab period)
No Labs This Week for the rest of the lab periods

Wed. 11-26

Thanksgiving Holiday

NO CLASS

Fri 11-28

Thanksgiving Holiday

NO CLASS

15

Mon 12-1

Population Ecology

Chap 40, pp 684-693

Habitat Preferences in Darkling Beetles

Wed 12- 3

Social Interactions

Chap 41, pp 702-707

Fri 12-5

Communication; Reproductive Success

Chap 41, pp 708-718

16

Mon 12-8

Quiz # 6; Human Impact on the Environment

Chap 45, pp 782-787

Know Your Community
Improving the Commons

Wed 12-10

Deforestation; Bioethics

Chap 45, pp 788-791

17

Fri 12-12

Water and Energy

Chap 45, pp 792-798

Monday, Dec. 15

Final Exam
8:00-9:50 a.m.

Comprehensive



Marilyn Cannon, Sept.6, 2003