Biology BL-A104, Fall 2002, Dr. Stark, Syllabus and Information

DATE TOPIC READING ASSIGNMENT


here is the cumulative lecture outline

M Aug 26 Scientific inquiry, Phylogeny and taxonomy Chap. 1
W 8/28 No class because of the Mass of the Holy Spirit
F 8/30 Properties of life, Levels of analysis Chap 1 continued
M Sept 2 LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
W 9/4 Inorganic chemistry and Water Chaps. 2 and 3
F 9/6 Organic chemistry is based on carbon Chaps. 4 & 5
M 9/9 Proteins Chap. 5 continued
W 9/11 Nucleic acids and the code of life Chap 5 continued
F 9/13 The control of biological metabolism Chap. 6
M 9/16 Cells and the biosynthesis of proteins Chap. 7
W 9/18 The cellular basis of life Chap. 7 continued
F 9/20 Membranes: gateway between the quick and the dead Chap. 8
M 9/23 Respiration, the release of biological energy Chap. 9
W Sept 25 EXAM I
Find your score (and the grade distribution), the test, and the test answers (student # 1-40) here,
(student # 41-80) here, (student # 81-120) here, and (student # 121-160) here
F 9/27 Photosynthesis, Light and life Chap. 10
M 9/30 Signal transduction in cells Chap. 11
W Oct. 3 General properties of cell division Chap. 12
F 10/4 Sex, meiosis and biological variability Chap. 13
M 10/7 Genes are the units of heredity Chap. 14
W 10/9 Genetic abnormalities Chap. 14 continued
F 10/11 Chromosomes & their abnormalities Chap. 15
M 10/14 Catch-up session
W Oct 16 EXAM II
Find your score (and the grade distribution), the test, and the test answers (student # 1-40) here,
(student # 41-80) here, (student # 81-120) here, and (student # 121-160) here
F 10/18 How DNA reproduces itself Chap. 16
M Oct. 21 FALL BREAK
W 10/23 Central Dogma Chap. 17
F 10/25 DNA, transcription, RNA, translation, protein Chap. 17 continued
M 10/28 Viruses & bacteria: threshold of life Chap. 18
W 10/30 Viruses, disease and immunity Chap. 18 continued
F Nov 1 How cells decide which genes to use Chap. 19
M 11/4 Control of gene expression Chap. 19 continued
W 11/6 Biotech Chap. 20
F 11/8 Catch-up session
M Nov 11 EXAM III
Find your score (and the grade distribution), the test, and the test answers (student # 1-40) here,
(student # 41-80) here, (student # 81-120) here, and (student # 121-160) here
W 11/13 Control of development Chap. 21
F 15 Gene control in development Chap. 21 continued
M 18 Evolution vs. special creation Chap. 22
W 20 Genetic bases of evolution Chap. 23 and 24
F 22 The origin of life Chap. 26
M 25 The history of life on Earth Chap. 25
W Nov 27 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
F Nov 29 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
M Dec 2 Prokaryotes Chap. 27
W 12/4 Semester wrap up
F 12/6 Catch-up session
M Dec 9 EXAM IV
Find your score (and the grade distribution), the test, and the test answers (student # 1-40) here,
(student # 41-80) here, (student # 81-120) here, and (student # 121-160) here

FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 8 am TO 9:50 am FINAL EXAM


DISCLAIMERS:
(1) This page and pages hyperlinked to it are not necessarily corrected for tabs, Greek letters, etc.
(2) The topic hyperlinks are rough outlines and should not be considered to be as complete as good notes.
(3) Although most material is largely up to date at the start of the semester, you should watch for the date of the last update (see the bottom of each item).
(4) In some cases, several topics hyperlink to the same outline.

As a study guide:
the 2001 first exam and its answers are here
the 2001 second exam and its answers are here
the 2001 third exam and its answers are here
the 2001 fourth exam and its answers are here
the 2001 final and its answers are here

Link to course information, catalog description and teaching philosophy
Uniform Learning Objectives for all sections of Principles of Biology I Lecture (BL 104)
A brief summary of assessment is here
earlier assessment here

This page was last updated 5/13/04

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