Biology 115 Intro.to Biology -- Spring 2008

Section 6 meets Mon. & Wed. from 2:30 - 3:45 in Darwin 102

Week

Date

Topic

Reading
1

Jan. 28

An Introduction to Biology;
Biology Today

Handouts; Chapter 1, pp 1 - 18

Jan. 30

Ecology: Communities & Ecosystems

Chapter 19
EXTRA CREDIT: You Choose the Chapters! DUE ON FEB. 6.

2

Feb. 4

Human Impact on the Environment

Chapter 20

Feb. 6

Quiz #1 (Chap. 1 & 19);
I. CELLS: The Chemistry Inside You!

Chapter 2

3

Feb. 11

Biology is Chemistry!

Chapter 2

Feb. 13

The Molecules of Life;
A Tour of the Cell

Chapter 3, pp 35-52
Chapter 4, pp 54 - 61

4

Feb. 18

President's Day Holiday

NO CLASS

Feb. 20

Quiz #2 (Chap. 20, 2, and 3
Working Cells (Energy Transfers)

Chapter 4, pp 61-70
Chapter 5

5

Feb. 25

Obtaining Energy from Food: Respiration

Chapter 6

Feb. 27

Midterm #1

Chapters: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

6

Mar. 3

Using Light to Make Food: Photosynthesis

Chapter 7

Mar. 5

II. GENETICS Cellular Reproduction;
Patterns of Inheritance

Chapter 8;
Chapter 9

7

Mar. 10

Mendelian Genetics

Chapter 9, pp 153-169

Mar. 12

Quiz #3 (Chap. 7, 8, & 9)
DNA: Structure & Function;
Mutations, Viruses. Emerging Viruses

Chapter 10

8

Mar. 17

Gene Control

Chapter 11

Mar. 19

DNA Technology

Chapter 12

9

Mar. 24

SPRING BREAK

NO CLASS

Mar. 26

SPRING BREAK

NO CLASS

10

Mar. 31

Cesar Chavez Holiday

NO CLASS

Apr. 2

III. EVOLUTION & DIVERSITY: How Populations Evolve

Chapter 13

11

Apr. 7

Midterm #2

Chapters: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

Apr. 9

How Biological Diversity Evolves

Chapter 14

12

Apr. 14

Evolution of Microbial Life

Chapter 15

Apr. 16

Water to Land: Plants and Fungi

Chapter 16

13

Apr. 21

Quiz # 4 (Chap. 12, 13 & 14)
V. ANIMAL STRUCTURE & FUNCTION: Evolution of Animals

Chapter 17, pp 342 - 358

Apr. 23

Evolution of Animals (continued)

Chapter 17, pp 359 - 374

14

Apr. 28

Midterm #3

Chapters: 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17

Apr. 30

Animal Systems;
Digestion and Nutrition

Chapter 21. pp 472 - 482
Chapter 22, pp 485 - 495

15

May 5

Digestion and Nutrition (continued)
The Body's Defenses: NonspecificDefenses

Chapter 22, pp 496 - 501;
Chapter 24, pp 527 - 532

May 7

The Body's Defenses: Specific Defenses

Chapter 24, pp 532 - 542

16

May 12

Quiz # 5 (Chap. 21, 22 and 24)
VI. PLANT STUCTURE & FUNCTION: The Working Plant! (They feed us!)

Chapter 29, pp 640 - 655

May 14

Sexual Encounters of the Floral Kind

Finish plant biology

Monday, May 19

FINAL EXAMINATION 2:00 - 3:50

Comprehensive

ANY CHANGES TO THIS SCHEDULE WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN CLASS

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Marilyn I. Cannon, January 22, 2008