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Introduction to Biology – BIOL 1011K

Description

An introduction to fundamental unifying principles in biology. Topics covered in the course include: chemistry of life, cell structure and membranes, cellular functions (metabolism, respiration, photosynthesis, communication, and reproduction), genetics (inheritance patterns, DNA structure and function, gene expression, and biotechnology), and evolution. This course involves both lecture and lab components.

Important Lab Information

This course has a laboratory component that requires you to purchase a lab kit. More information can be found below, but you are encouraged to purchase the kit and begin gathering the additional materials as soon as possible.

Lab Kit Cost - $105.00

  • The cost for option one includes lab material for BIOL 1011K(See lab material list).
  • Price includes shipping and handling for ground shipping in the state of Georgia. Other shipping and handling options may add to the total cost.

Name Office Phone Email
Christopher Beals Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
229-391-5270cbeals@abac.edu
Richard Foreman Albany State University
229-317-6448Richard.Foreman@asurams.edu
Alvin Harmon Atlanta Metropolitan State College
404-756-4056aharmon@atlm.edu
Thomas Harnden Georgia Highlands College
678-872-8528tharnden@highlands.edu
Andy Meyer Dalton State College
706-272-2491ameyer@daltonstate.edu
Bryan Mitchell Atlanta Metropolitan State College
404-756-2733bmitchell@atlm.edu
Hussein Mohamed Dalton State College
706-272-2196hmohamed@daltonstate.edu
Lauren Mueller Albany State University
229-317-6797lauren.mueller@asurams.edu
Eleanor Schut University of North Georgia
706-310-6235eleanor.schut@ung.edu
Nicole Strong Atlanta Metropolitan State College
404-756-4444nstrong@atlm.edu
Omar Villanueva Georgia Gwinnett College
706-272-2194ovillanueva@ggc.edu
4

Credit Hours


Prerequisites

  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Textbook


Course Equivalency

Lab Kit Ordering Instructions:

Welcome Students!

This course requires the purchase of a lab kit for you to perform real lab experiments remotely. These labs have been customized by your instructor and are required for course completion.

How to Order Direct from eScience Labs Website:
Follow the instructions below to order the Biology Lab kit from eScience Labs:

  1. Go to www.esciencelabs.com
  2. Click on the ‘Create Account’ button in upper right hand corner
  3. Once account is created entered, click on HAVE A CODE and enter the kit code below.
  4. Follow checkout process

Online Order Code: Kit1191

Processing Timeline:
Please allow up to 2-4 business days to process your order and an additional 3-5 business days for delivery. eScience Labs ships all lab kits through standard UPS Ground.  Kits may be expedited for an additional charge if needed. Please call 1-888-ESL-KITS for more information.

Getting Help from eScience Labs:
If you need any assistance ordering your kit, please contact eScience Labs Customer Support team via our website at www.esciencelabs.com/support.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Determine reputable sources of scientific information.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following topics:
    • Basic biological principles
    • Basic chemical nature of living things (e.g., chemistry, carbon, water, and thermodynamics)
    • Basic chemical processes involved in living organisms (e.g., respiration, photosynthesis, and metabolism)
  • Apply the scientific method, including designing controlled experiments to test variables, collecting and analyzing data and reporting and interpreting results in a scientific manner.
  • Explain the functions, structures and reproduction of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
  • Explain the molecular functions of genes and how genetic traits are inherited.
  • Unit 1: Introduction to Biology
    • Lab: Lab Safety
    • Lab: Microscope
  • Unit 2: Chemistry of Life
    • Lab: The Chemistry of Life
  • Unit 3: Cell and Membranes
    • Lab: Osmosis
    • Lab: Diffusion
  • Unit 4: Metabolic Pathways and the Production of Energy
    • Lab: Enzymes
    • Lab: Cellular Respiration
  • Unit 5: Photosynthesis
    • Lab: Energy and Photosynthesis
  • Unit 6: Cell Division
    • Lab: Mitosis
  • Unit 7: Sexual Reproduction
    • Lab: Meiosis
  • Unit 8: Patterns of Inheritance
    • Lab: Mendelian Genetics
  • Unit 9: Molecular Biology
    • Lab: DNA and RNA
  • Unit 10: Biotechnology
    • Lab: Biomolecular Techniques

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Unit Discussion – 10%
  • Unit Quizzes – 25%
  • Unit Assignments – 10%
  • Lab Activities - 25%
  • Midterm Exam – 15%
  • Final Exam – 15%

Please see the attached document BIOL 1011K Lab checklist.pdf for additional lab materials.

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