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Introduction to Biology
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Date Created: 09/11/16
BIOLOGY 1310, section 13580 COURSE OUTLINE: Fall 2015 Dr. L. R. Williams, 221F SR2: 743-2637, email: OFFICE HOURS: TUESDAY, 10:30 TO 11:30 am, WEDNESDAY, 10:30 TO 11:30 am or BY APPOINTMENT. Contact me by email for appointments. REVISED 5 OCTOBER 2015 WEEK: TOPICS CHAPTERS _____________________________________________________________ 23,25 Aug Introduction; Life, Science, and Society 1 30A,1Sep Chemistry of Life, Molecules 2,3 6,8 Sep Structure, Energy, Cells; Energy, Enzymes 4, 5 13,15 Sep Enzymes Cell Membrane; EXAM ONE (Thursday) 5 20,22 Sep Energy of Life; Cellular Respiration 6 27,29 Sep Cellular Respiration; Photosynthesis 6,7 4,6 Oct Cellular Reproduction; Intro to Genetics Patterns of Inherit 8 11,13 Oct Patterns of Inheritance EXAM TWO (Thursday) 9 18,20 Oct Molecular Genetics, Control of Gene Expression 10,11 25,27 Oct Control of Gene Expression; Biotechnology 11, 12 1,3 Nov Biotechnology; Intro to Evolution 12, 13 8,10 Nov Pop Genetics and Evolution EXAM THREE (Thursday) 13, 14 15,17 Nov Evolution and Evolutionary History 15 22 Nov Evolution of Life; THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY on Th 16, 17 29N, 1 Dec Living Things Invades Land; Animal Diversity 18, 19 FINAL EXAM IS 9:00 AM THURSDAY, 8 DEC 2016 ****************************************************************************** THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. ALL VIOLATIONS OF ACADEMIC HONESTY WILL BE HANDLED IN MOST SERIOUS MANNER. If you are caught cheating or plagiarizing, your minimal penalty will be a zero on the exam/assignment and you may receive an F for the course. According to UH policy, if you have previous infractions your penalty may be as severe as suspension or expulsion from UH. This course will use Blackboard Learn for communication (other than email) and academic information you will need. USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES DURING CLASS TIME IS PROHIBITED BY UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON POLICY UNLESS USED TO FOLLOW PRESENTATIONS, TAKE NOTES, OR OTHERWISE AID LEARNING. IF YOU ARE FOUND VIOLATING THIS UNIVERSITY POLICY, YOU WILL BE TOLD TO LEAVE THE LECTURE. VERY IMPORTANT DATES YOU NEED TO KNOW: Wednesday, 7 Sep 2016: last day to drop without a grade or without counting toward your enrollment cap. YOU DROP THROUGH YOUR MyUH ON LINE. Friday 28 Oct 2016: last day to drop the course with a “W.” YOU DROP THROUGH YOUR MyUH ON LINE Saturday, 3 December 2016: Last day of classes. HOW GRADES WILL BE EARNED 1) Exams will be taken as scheduled on Thursdays. No make up exams are scheduled. All exams (final exam is exam 4) will be 50 questions (100 points) each. 2. In class clickers, Turning Point (Technologies) response pad, (clickers; more information about the pads is below and will be posted on Blackboard (BB)). Additional use of the Clickers will include 1) survey questions to assess opinions (done anonymously) and 2) questions imbedded in lectures to assess comprehension. 3) You will write two (2) reports. Each will be two pages and will cover a topic from class or something related. The first report is due by midnight Wednesday 12 Oct and the second is due Wednesday 16 Nov 2016. Each report will have a cover page with the title of your report, your name, psid, and BIOL 1310 fall 2016. The next two pages will be the body of your report. The fourth page will list the work you cite as references for the body of your report. Your report must have at least three (3) works cited. One citation may be your text and of the other citations only one may be a web site (You may not use Wikipedia or similar web sites. Using such sites causes an automatic zero on the paper). There are librarians in the M. D. Anderson Library you may consult with on these reports. They can help you research your topic resources. The topic for the first paper must be related to material covered up to EXAM 2. The topic for the second paper must be related to material covered after EXAM 2. 4) EXTRA CREDIT Homework will be assigned using Mastering Biology, the software purchased with your text (may have been purchased separately). Here is how the homework may help you. Points will be added to your final score for the class in the following manner: 90% or above 4 points 80-89% 3 points 70-19% 2 points 60-69% 1 point In the past there has been a high correlation between students who do the Mastering Biology well and their exam scores, therefore doing this homework and doing it well will give you more than just extra credit. It will improve your exam scores. HOW YOUR GRADE WILL BE CALCULATED: Total points earned for your final grade will be calculated using the following formula: ((.7 (exam average %) + .2 (% of clicker points) + .1(writing points average %)) + home work points earned. This means your exams count 70%, clickers count 20%, and your reports count 10% toward your total score. GRADE SCALE TO BE USED: A >92% A- 90-92% B+ 88-89% B 83-87% B- 80-82% C+ 78-79% C 73-77% C- 70-72% D+ 68-69% D 63-67% D- 60-62% F <60 WHAT YOU NEED TO PURCHASE FOR THIS COURSE: PURCHASE THREE THINGS: TEXT, MASTERING BIOLOGY ACCESS CARD (comes with the text package), and a TURNING POINT TECHNOLOGIES “CLICKER.” Additional readings will be posted on Blackboard Learn. TEXT: I have made arrangements with the publisher of the text for you to purchase a custom edition of the text with only the chapters we will cover, access to the e-text, and Mastering Biology for $55 directly from the publisher. The information to access the website is posted on Blackboard. See “Purchase Text from Publisher.” To purchase the text online from the publisher, go to:’ username:  biol1310 password:  uhouston This same customized text with Mastering Biology will be available in the UH Bookstore, but will cost more because of the Bookstore markup. If you choose to purchase the text and Mastering Biology in another manner the text is: ISBN: 9781269899949 Author: Reece Title: Campbell Biology: Concepts and Connections, Volume 1 Custom Edition for UH Edition: 2 MASTERING BIOLOGY: The information to get mastering biology comes with your text. There is a mastering biology ACCESS CARD. Log on and create your account Instructions for this are posted on Blackboard. GOALS (what you should take away from this class): 1. Explain the methods of science and their application using experiments, data, reasoning, and logic as opposed to opinion. 2. Know the four basic organic molecule groups and their functions in cells. 3. Name the component structures of cells and their functions. 4. Explain the processes of cellular metabolism: photosynthesis and cellular respiration. 5. Comprehend simple inheritance patterns and demonstrate the ability to predict outcomes of matings. 6. Comprehend the structure and function of DNA and it’s role in inheritance and the production of proteins. 7. List and explain main uses of biotechnology and formulate an opinion of the role of biotechnology in modern society. 8. Explain evolutionary theory expressing an understanding of its historical development, population genetics, species concept and modes of speciation, and the body of evidence supporting evolution. 9. Evaluate the strength of the evidence supporting evolutionary theory against weaknesses. SUGGESTIONS TO HELP YOU WITH THIS COURSE: 1. Come to class. You chose this class at this time and it is costing someone money for you to be here. Pay attention. No facebook, no twitter, no texting, no phone calls, no chatter. Respect you follow students and yourselves. 2. Take good notes. I will try to keep the material organized using topic headings and some form of outline. I will also help you note important points. 3. Read your textbook. Minimally, read what is covered in lecture. Better yet, read each chapter completely while focusing on lecture topics. I will add supplemental material to read as appropriate current articles or information comes available. These will be posted on Blackboard Learn (BL). 4. Pay close attention to graphs, figures, and pictures that illustrate concepts and ideas. Develop the ability to use these devices as critical summaries of information. 5. Study. Keep up (or ahead). Use any study aids you have. If possible, organize a study group of classmates. I do not expect that you will always properly understand what is covered in a lecture at the end of that lecture. You will need to look your notes over, read the text, and think about things. It really helps to discuss the material with others in a study group. Most importantly, do not expect to "learn" everything the weekend (or night!) before the exam. Remember the general rule for college classes: Expect to spend 2 or 3 hours outside class studying and reading for each hour in class. That’s a 9 to 12 hour/week commitment to a 3-hour class. 6. If you need help, contact me. I have office hours set. I will return your emails and calls. If necessary, I will make an appointment with you to help. Do not wait until it is too late. (NOTE: If you contact me by email there are a couple things to remember. One, always put BIOL 1310 in the title or subject line (FYI, I do not open emails without a title or subject. They are immediately deleted.) Two, these are a professional communication between student and professor. Treat them as such. Use capital letters where appropriate as well as proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. If these guidelines for proper communication are not followed, I will return your email unanswered.) 7. Very importantly, do not consider what we cover as a series of facts to memorize, rather make everything a process that make sense. Remember, what we cover will be processes that living things do to maintain life. How can that not make sense or be logical?! As we progress through the material, I will give you examples of this. ABOUT THE PROFESSOR: I received his Ph. D. from the University of Houston working on Attwater’s pocket gopher on the coastal prairie in south Texas. Prior to that I completed a B. S. in Biology at Central State University (currently University of Central Oklahoma) in Edmond, OK. After that and before coming to UH, I completed a M. S. in Biology at Fort Hays Kansas State University in Hays, KS. My primary area of interest is Ecology and Evolution (along with fishing the coastal waters of Texas). I have worked with several species of grassland mammals and the plants of their native habitat. More recently my work has been on imported red fire ants and some aquatic biology of ephemeral ponds. Besides classroom education, I remain the Director of Undergraduate Affairs and Advising (20 years) for the Department of Biology and Biochemistry and am also the Department’s Director of Undergraduate Research. I’ve been at UH since 1977 and have been teaching BIOL 1310 and 1320 since spring 1986. I also teach BIOL 4206, Ecology and Evolution Lab every spring, BIOL 3326, History and Philosophy of Biology (fall odd years), and Environmental Biology of Texas (fall of even years). I have been active throughout the University serving on various committees and task forces and sponsoring student organizations. My biggest commitment is as a long-serving member of UH Undergraduate Council as a member, committee chair, and a past Chair of the Council. Beginning fall 2011, Undergraduate Council became Undergraduate Committee as part of the UH Faculty Senate and elected members become Senators. I am currently the Chair of the Student Success Subcommittee of the Undergraduate Committee. I am also the Director of Health Professions Services and UH Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) Faculty Director. However, my most fun work is being in the classroom.


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