BIO 102 MENU
syllabus 
1 - origin 
2 - biomol. 
3 - biomol2 
4 - viruses
5 - prokaryon 
6 - endosym 
7 - eukaryon 
8 - energy 
9 - mitosis 
10 - meiosis 
11 - reprod 
12 - genetics 
13 - humgene 
14 - humge2 
15 - evolution 
16 - evolutio2 
17 - diversity 
18 - diversi2 
19 - tissues 
20 -digestive 
21 - respirat 
22 - circul 
23 - excret 
24 - endocr 
25 - receptors 
26 - nervsys 

Quizzes
Bio 103 Lab  
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Biology 102 General Biology Lecture


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Instructor:

  

Carol D. Guzé, Ph.D.

E-mail:

 

carol@carolguze.com

Web site:

 

http://carolguze.com

Bio 102 Class

 

DR. CAROL GUZE

   

TEXT:
BIOLOGY: Concepts and Applications, 6th edition
, by Cecie Starr.

Obtain a text and the CD-ROM. The disk and your text have self-quizzes with answers (see answers in the Appendix). Also, be sure to use the Index and Appendices in the back of the text. Use the Glossary of Biological Terms, it will be of immense value.

LIBERAL STUDIES MAJORS AT CSUDH:
If you plan to teach, we encourage you to sign up for the Bio 103 laboratory section designed specifically for you and it is taught by an experienced practicing K-12 teacher who is a graduate of the Biology Master's degree program.

TUTORING:

The Center for Learning and Academic Support Services (C.L.A.S.S.) (http://www.csudh.edu/class) provides tutoring in a number of subjects including biology and offers computer use facilities as well. It also provides a comfortable learning and studying environment where students can ask questions and receive academic support. While tutors can help you, remember that you will be much better served by discussing any difficult areas with the professor.

Lecture Topics & Chapters in the Text

I. The Cellular Basis of Life

The Origin of Life on Earth

 

18, 1

Biomolecules: Are You What You Eat?

 

1, 2, 3

DNA—RNA--Protein

 

12, 13,

Viruses, Cells and Cell Organelles

 

4, 19

Antibiotic Resistance
Vaccines, Immunity, Antibodies

 

30, 34 and see page entries listed in the Index

Metabolism and Energy Production

 

5, 6, 7 Appendix V

 

II. Principles of Inheritance and Development

Cell Division: Like Begets
Like (Mitosis) and Unlike (Meiosis)

 

8, 9

Human Reproduction and Development
(Teratogens in Human Development)

 

38

Mendelian Genetics
(work genetics problems at the end of the chapter)

 

10 (answers are in Appendix IV)

Genes, Chromosomes and Mutations

 

11

Human Genetics
(work Genetics problems at end of chapter)

 

11 (Answers are in Appendix IV)

 

III. Principles of Evolution &
IV. Evolution, Ecology and The Diversity of Life

Evidence and Mechanisms of Evolution

 

16, 17, 18

The Five Kingdoms

 

Appendix I

Viruses, Bacteria

 

19

Protists

 

20

Fungi

 

20

Plants

 

21

Animals: Invertebrates and Vertebrates....
Animals with and without backbones

 

22, 23

 

V. Animal Structure and Function:
Human Anatomy and Physiology

Tissues, Organs, Systems

 

28, 32

Protection, Support and Movement

 

32

Nutrition-Digestive System

 

36

Gas Exchange-Respiratory System

 

35

Circulatory System-Immune System

 

33, 34

Excretory System
(The Internal Environment)

 

37

Coordination:
Endocrine-Nervous Systems

 

29, 30, 31

Course Objectives

 

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • 1. Describe the cellular basis of life and the structure and function of the major cellular organelles
  • 2. Describe the structure and function of the biomolecules used in the construction of all cells
  • 3. Explain the nature of viruses, how they differ from cells and why antibiotics do not control them
  • 4. Explain the nature of the genetic material (DNA) and how it replicates, stores and transmits information
  • 5. Explain how new organisms are produced sexually and how they develop from a fertilized egg.
  • 6. Describe the five Kingdoms of organisms and the major animal and vertebrate groups
  • 7. Describe the function and structure of the major organ systems in animals and humans.

Suggestions for Studying

Read over the notes before class and use the print out to take notes during the class. Be sure you can identify the main ideas in each paragraph. After class make note cards for the new vocabulary and concepts you encountered in the lecture and the lecture notes. Be sure to ask questions (e-mail works) about anything you do not understand or about which you would like further explanation.