University of Illinois at Chicago BIOS 100—Biology of Cells and Organisms Syllabus 2015 Biology of Cells and Organisms BIOS 100 Spring Semester Section 36536: MWF 9:00 am to 9:50 am in LC A1 Faculty Information a. Instructor: Sandra Gibbons and Mike Muller b. Office: 3466 SES / 3092 SEL c. Office Hour: W and F 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in 3466 SES / Wednesday 10-‐12 am 3092 SEL d. Office Phone: 312-‐996-‐0961 / 312-‐996-‐3476 (do not leave a message if I do not answer please email instead) e. E-‐mail: [email protected] / [email protected] Course Identification a. 5 credit hours b. Prerequisite: None. Chemistry 112 is strongly recommended c. Catalog description: Processes of cellular and organismic function: cell structure, respiration, photosynthesis, molecular genetics and development, structure and physiology of plants and animals. Lecture, laboratory, and discussion. THIS COURSE IS INTENDED FOR SCIENCE MAJORS. Animals used in instruction. BIOS 100 and BIOS 101 may be taken in any order. Credit is not given for BIOS 104 if the student has credit in BIOS 100 or BIOS 101. Textbooks/Reading List Required: Textbook: UIC Custom edition of BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 5th Ed, by Scott Freeman; Pearson Press, 2013 with modified mastering access code. Lab book: BIO 100 lab manual by Michael Muller (lab manual, sold only at UIC bookstore) iClicker: available at the UIC Bookstore. Register your iClicker through the course Blackboard web site. This package cannot be substituted with other materials. Students are required to have their materials on the first day of class and will not be granted extended time to complete assignments due to a failure to purchase materials in a timely fashion. Optional: A Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory, by Van de Graaff & Crawley, Morton Publishing. Course Goals: a. The student shall demonstrate knowledge of common biological terms, facts and principles through exams, discussion, laboratory experiments, and written assignments. 2 b. The student shall demonstrate an understanding of the "scientific approach" by its application in class discussions, written responses to problems, and interpretations of data presented during class and laboratory. Career Development Skills: a. Follow instructions. b. Organize notes and ideas for formal, semiformal, and informal presentation. c. Estimate, apply, and solve problems involving fractions, decimals, percentages, and real numbers. d. Check, edit, and revise for correct information, appropriate emphasis, grammar, spelling and punctuation. e. Compile and maintain records, logs, notebooks, and other documents. f. Access, navigate and use on-‐line services. g. Utilize problem-‐solving skills. h. Participate in team tasks. i. Maintain openness to life-‐long learning. Course End Competencies: a. The student shall demonstrate competence in: 1. the chemical and molecular basis of life, 2. the ultrastructure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, 3. the relationship between cellular respiration and photosynthesis, 4. the central dogma of molecular biology along with prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene control, 5. the eukaryotic cell cycle, cell division, DNA replication, and animal development, 6. cellular interactions and communication along with a survey of animal physiology, 7. plant anatomy and physiology as well as plant diversity and reproduction. b. The student shall develop an appreciation of the use of science and the role of biology in everyday life. STUDENT SUCCESS: The following list includes methods you can use to improve your chances of success in the biology course you are taking this semester. § Come to every class, discussion, and laboratory. § Complete all work on time. § Read the textbook and review lecture notes § After reading the chapter assignments, answer the test your knowledge, understanding, and problem solving skills found at the end of each chapter. § Form a study partnership with a classmate or two. § Use the student resources available at the study area of our Blackboard site. § Search the Internet using key words and concepts from the readings to learn more about a topic. § Make study flash cards and use them. § Re-‐write your notes. § Meet with a biology tutor when available. § View a video associated with a difficult objective topic. 3 Course Website a. http://uic.blackboard.com b. Please contact me if you need to be added to the blackboard course site. Please note that you must be registered for the course to be added to the web site. c. Please check the course website or your UIC email often for important announcements. Classroom Policies/Procedures: a. Student Conduct: Each student is responsible for adhering to the Code of Student Conduct as stated in the college catalog. Students are expected to demonstrate mature and appropriate behavior when interacting with each other, with the professor, and with the teaching assistants. Any student being disruptive during class or during an office hour will be asked to leave. b. Attendance: While attendance is not taken during lecture students are required to attend each class. If it is necessary to miss a class it is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor to find out what material was missed. Late registration will not excuse missed assignments. All late penalties will still apply. c. Withdrawal: A student who does not withdraw officially from a course may receive a grade of "F", depending on course progress or course attendance, which will become a part of the student's permanent record. March 20, 2015 is the last day to drop a course(s) offered by all colleges. d. Cheating and Plagiarism: e. Any student caught cheating on an exam, modified mastering assignment, or any other class, discussion, or laboratory assignment will be immediately dismissed from the course and given a final grade of "F" regardless of the student's total points in the course. Writing your answers on the exam question booklet large enough for others to see will be considered cheating and will result in a zero for the exam. Only registered students are able to take the exam. Your UIC photo ID will be checked on exam dates. You will be given an assigned seat to take your exam in so please take care to study the exam-‐ seating chart that will be made available soon after the last day to add classes in the semester. Students who are not registered for the course and who attempt to take the exam will be considered in breach of academic integrity and dealt with accordingly. Cellular Phones and Computers: Students and college visitors may not use and must silence cell phones, pagers, and other communication devices in all instructional areas that include: all labs and classrooms during instructional sessions. Continued disruption of the course will result in a cessation of the lecture and students will be required to learn the missed content on their own. Computers must be used for note taking only. 4 f. g. E-‐mail Policy: Due to the large numbers of students that I teach it is important that you follow this email policy or you many not receive an answer to your question. I will only read on respond to email send through your UIC email account. You must have your course and section number in the subject line of the email so that I know exactly which class you are in. You must have your full name as it appears in blackboard in your email message. Failure to follow this policy may lead to your email and questions being deleted and not answered. Disability statement: Students with disabilities must inform the instructor of the need for accommodations. Those who require accommodations for access and participation in this course must be registered with the Disability Resource Center and present the instructor with their written accommodation request before accommodations can be granted. Please contact ODS at 312/413-‐2183 (voice) or 312/413-‐0123 (TTY). Grading Policies / Procedures a. Exams: Each hourly examination is comprised of 50 multiple-‐choice questions and is worth a total of 150 points. There are a total of 5 exams – 4 during the course, and the final exam. If a test is not taken, the score for that test will be counted as a zero. In calculating grades, the test having the lowest score will be dropped. This policy is in place to allow students who must miss one exam due to circumstances beyond their control (for example, illness or an accident) to do so without penalty -‐ the score for that exam will be dropped. If a student has taken the first 4 exams, the final examination is thus more or less optional. If you choose to take the final and have taken the other four exams, we will drop the lowest exam score. Note that there is no penalty for taking the final examination even if you have taken all four other exams -‐ if the final is your lowest score, we will drop the final examination score. If you miss one of the four hourly examinations, you must take the final examination. To be clear, there will be NO MAKE-‐UP EXAMS – we simply drop one of the test scores. The final exam is cumulative and will contain about half old and half new questions. Students will take each exam twice. The student working alone without the aid of any ancillary material will first take exams as usual, in the classroom. This will count for 80% of the 150 points for the student’s exam grade. Students will then take the same exam (with the same questions) with a small group of other students, and may discuss potential answers together. Students may also consult any other ancillary materials that they chose. The exam “retake” will be worth a maximum of 20% of the 150 points possible for each exam. The first three exam retakes will take place during the Discussion period of the week of the test. The retake for the fourth exam will be a “take-‐home” retake. There will be a retake for the final exam as well on the day the final exam is given; the “solo” test will take the first one hour of the test period, and will be followed directly after by a one hour retake of the final exam. There will be a total of 600 possible points available for exams. Failure to fill in your name on the computer sheet will result in a 5-‐point deduction from your exam score. This includes a failure to fill in the bubbles for your name properly. Failure to sit in your assigned seat on exam day will result in a five-‐point deduction from your exam score. 5 b. c. d. Laboratory There are 11 laboratory exercises, each worth 10 points. The lowest laboratory grade will be dropped; thus, there will be a total of 100 points for labs possible. No make-‐ups for labs will be allowed – this is the reason we allow one of the labs to be dropped. In addition, in week 12, there will be a fetal pig mini-‐practical. This is worth an additional 10 points and CANNOT be dropped. All lab data (descriptions, drawings, etc.) are to be initialed by the lab instructor prior to leaving the laboratory. The lab assignments are to be submitted to the lab instructor at the beginning of discussion of the following week. Failure to obtain the initials of the instructor will result in receiving zero points for the lab. Some of the laboratories use stains and chemicals that can damage clothing, so please dress accordingly to laboratory. Neither UIC nor the Biology Department will assume any responsibility for damaged clothing. Also, there will be a fetal pig dissection that encompasses two of the lab sessions. Discussions & Prelabs: The Discussion hour portion that precedes each lab is required and will include two components -‐ a lecture review and prelab quiz, followed by a discussion on several required readings or documentary viewing (note: during weeks when there are group retakes of exams, these will be given during discussion and there will be no lecture review, prelab quizzes or articles to read). The lecture review and prelab quiz will consist of 10 questions relating to the upcoming lab as well as material covered in lecture. There will be 11 lecture review and prel-‐ab quizzes and the lowest score will be dropped, for a total of 55 points. Additionally, there will be 11 discussion sessions with required articles or documentary viewing. Your TA will grade you based on participation -‐ each session will be worth 5 points and the scores from the lowest one will be dropped; thus a total of 55 points are possible for the discussions. Finally, each student (acting in a group of 4) will be required to lead one discussion; students will be given 10 additional points for leading one discussion. The discussion topics can be found in the “Discussion Topics” folder in Blackboard. Note that there will be no Discussion points for the “retake” of exams – rather, students earn points on the exam score by doing the exam retake. Group Presentations: There is a group project that you and your lab group will present to the class. The presentation will focus on research being done in a laboratory here at UIC or somewhere in the Chicago area. Students will be expected to describe the overall nature of the research projects being done in a given lab, and to go over the results of one paper recently published from that lab. This will be worth 45 points. Attendance to the other groups’ presentations is mandatory as you will be assessing their presentations. If you fail to attend and perform peer evaluations, you will lose 10 points from your project score. 6 e. f. g. Modified Mastering Biology Assignments There will be a variety of modified mastering biology assignments worth a total of 100 points. These assignments enrich the student’s learning by allowing for completion of course content outside of lecture. These assignments can be linked to in the Modified Mastering area of our blackboard site. The access code for the site came with the purchase of a new textbook package from the UIC bookstore. Information on how to access the site is found in the course information area of the blackboard website. The assignments must be completed by the due date listed in the course calendar and late mastering assignments will be reduced by 50% and must be completed before the last day of instruction, May 1st. All the questions for each assignment do not need to be completed at the same time, however this is not something that can easily be completed in a half hour so plan accordingly. If you have never used the mastering feature in another class and need help learning how to access and complete the assignments please contact the instructor for help as soon as possible. iClickers: There will be points associated with using iClickers during the lectures. A total of 30 points for their use during lecture are possible. We anticipate using the clickers almost every class. There may be more or less than 30 clicker sessions, but we will normalize the number of points to 30 when calculating grades if needed. If you are in class but have forgotten to bring your clicker, you miss picking up that day’s clicker point – remember to bring your clicker with you. Check your clicker points on a regular basis – they will be posted on the Blackboard grade book. Clicker points must be checked on the Blackboard grade-‐book by the end of the third week of the semester to make sure they are being input correctly. Students failing to check their clicker grades have the potential to lose clicker points. Remember that you MUST register your iclicker through our Blackboard course site to have points automatically uploaded to the grade book. Registering over the web through the iclicker web site will NOT work. Grading Policy: Grade determination is based on the number of points earned compared to the maximum number of points possible which is 1000 points. Determination of the final grade will be based on accumulation of total points. The following grading scale will be used: 90% or above of Points = A Final Grade 80% to 89.9% of Points = B Final Grade 70% to 79.9% of Points = C Final Grade 60% to 69.9% of Points = D Final Grade 59.9% of Points and below = F Final Grade. The course will not be curved and grades are NOT negotiable. 7 h. i. Incomplete: An incomplete grade will be given only in cases of documented prolonged illness or an accident/death in the family during the last few weeks of the semester that prevents a student from completing their work. Students must have been making satisfactory progress (a C or higher) in the course prior to requesting an incomplete. A request for an incomplete must be made before the end of the semester. An incomplete grade will not be given due to missing exam or homework scores or to prevent a low grade. Additional Notes: • In discussion and laboratory, students frequently work in groups. However, all assignments are individual efforts, not group efforts. We encourage students to discuss answers before hand, but all work submitted must be the student’s own. If lab exercises are copied, all parties involved will receive zero credit. • All discussion and laboratory assignments must be initialed by your TA before you leave. Assignments submitted without TA initials will receive zero credit. • No lab make-‐ups are allowed. This is why students get to drop a prelab, discussion, and a lab grade. • We are not responsible for lost exam scantrons -‐ if a student’s scantron is lost, the student will not receive a grade for that exam and must take the final. • Blackboard is meant to be a place where students can find out their scores on labs and exams. However, it does not drop the lowest exam or labs. Keep this in mind when determining your grades. • Students are ultimately responsible for keeping track of their grades. Students are encouraged to keep track of clicker points and point out any problems in a timely fashion. Course Schedule of Due Dates The course calendar with your due dates for modified mastering biology is found in the blackboard site. You will be advised of any changes made during the semester in class and through a blackboard announcement. Lecture Schedule: Date Textbook Chapter Topic Jan. 12 Chapter 2 Water and Carbon: The Chemical Basis of Life Jan. 14 Chapter 5 An Introduction to Carbohydrates Jan. 16 Chapter 6 Lipids, Membranes, and the First Cells Jan. 19 No Classes Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Jan. 21 Chapter 6 Lipids, Membranes, and the First Cells Jan. 23 Chapter 3 Protein Structure and Function Jan. 26 Chapter 7 Inside the Cell 8 Jan. 28 Jan. 30 Feb. 2 Feb. 4 Chapter 7 Chapter 7 Exam 1 Chapter 8 Feb. 6 Feb. 9 Feb. 11 Feb. 13 Feb. 16 Feb. 18 Feb. 20 Feb. 23 Feb. 25 Feb. 27 Mar. 2 Mar. 4 Mar. 6 Mar. 9 Mar. 11 Mar. 13 Mar. 16 Mar. 18 Mar. 20 Mar. 23 to Mar. 27 Mar. 30 Apr. 1 Apr. 3 Apr. 6 Apr. 8 Apr. 10 Apr. 13 Apr. 15 Apr. 17 Chapter 9 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 10 Chapter 4 Chapter 16 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Exam 2 Chapter 19 Chapter 12 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 15 Chapter 22 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 No Classes: Spring Break Inside the Cell Inside the Cell Covers weeks 1 through 3 Energy and Enzymes: An Introduction to Metabolic Pathways Cellular Respiration and Fermentation Cellular Respiration and Fermentation Photosynthesis Photosynthesis Nucleic Acids and the RNA World How Genes Work How Genes Work Transcription, RNA Processing, and Translation Transcription, RNA Processing, and Translation Control of Gene Expression in Bacteria Covers weeks 4 through 7 Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes The Cell Cycle The Cell Cycle Meiosis DNA and the Gene: Synthesis and Repair Principles of Development Principle of Development An Introduction to Animal Development Chapter 11 Chapter 42 Chapter 42 Exam 3 Chapter 43 Chapter 45 Chapter 45 Chapter 46 Chapter 48 Cell-‐Cell Interaction Animal Form and Function Animal Form and Function Covers weeks 8 through 11 Water and Electrolyte Balance in Animals Gas Exchange and Circulation Gas Exchange and Circulation Animal Nervous System Animal Movement 9 Apr. 20 Apr. 22 Apr. 24 Apr. 27 Apr. 29 May 1 Chapter 37 Chapter 37 Chapter 41 Chapter 41 Chapter 31 Exam 4 Final Exam Date and Time to be Determined Bios 100 Lab Schedule Spring 2015 Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Plant Form and Function Plant Form and Function Plant Reproduction Plant Reproduction Green Algae and Land Plants Covers weeks 12 through 15 Cumulative over all topics Topic Discussion will meet; HOWEVER, – no lab this week Techniques in Microscopy Quantitative Techniques and Statistics Cell Structure Reflects Function *** Determination of Properties of the Enzyme Turnip Peroxidase Cellular Respiration Photosynthesis *** Paternity Testing in Whooping Cranes Group Presentations & Evaluations Group Presentations & Evaluations Spring Break Mitosis and Meiosis *** Comparative Anatomy of Animal System *** Animal Anatomy Mini-‐Practical Plant Anatomy *** Plant Reproduction & Plant Mini-‐Practical *** Chapter in Muller Lab Book 2 1 3 5 7 11 9 8 10 12 13 *** Laboratories in which the book A Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory, by Van de Graaff & Crawley will be useful.
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