SRJC Course Outlines

2/23/2018 10:24:26 AMBIO 2.1 Course Outline as of Spring 2013

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BIO 2.1Title:  FUND BIO: CELL  
Full Title:  Fundamentals of Biology (Cell and Molecular)
Last Reviewed:10/23/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum5.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum5.00Lab Scheduled6.008 min.Lab Scheduled105.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total9.00 Contact Total157.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0Total Student Learning Hours: 0 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  BIO 3

Catalog Description:
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Cell structure and function, origin, evolution and diversity of cells, biochemistry, metabolism, Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, cell regulation, cell differentiation and evolutionary  development. Intended for students majoring in biological sciences, pre-medical or related pre-professional programs. (Formerly BIO 1.3, BIO 3)

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CHEM 1A and Course Completion of BIO 10 and Course Completion of ENGL 1A OR Course Completion of CHEM 4A and Course Completion of BIO 10 and Course Completion of ENGL 1A


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Cell structure and function, origin, evolution and diversity of cells, biochemistry, metabolism, Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, cell regulation, cell differentiation and evolutionary  development. Intended for students majoring in biological sciences, pre-medical or related pre-professional programs. (Formerly BIO 1.3, BIO 3)
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CHEM 1A and Course Completion of BIO 10 and Course Completion of ENGL 1A OR Course Completion of CHEM 4A and Course Completion of BIO 10 and Course Completion of ENGL 1A
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:C
Natural Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B2Life ScienceFall 1981
 B3Laboratory Activity  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5BBiological SciencesFall 1981
 5CFulfills Lab Requirement  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: BIOL 190 Cell and Molecular Biology SRJC Equivalent Course(s): BIO2.1

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Apply the scientific method to develop hypotheses and use lab skills to investigate these hypotheses by measuring biological phenomena and analyzing the resulting data. Generate lab reports in formal scientific paper format.
2.  Demonstrate proficiency (without assistance or instruction) in a variety of standard laboratory techniques and equipment, which are used for the study of cells, DNA and proteins.
3.  Explain, and provide supporting evidence for, current hypotheses on the diversity and orgins of cellular life, the properties of biologicial macromolecules, the structure and function of cells and organelles, the mechanisms of cellular respiration and photosynthesis, the flow of information in cells, Mendelian genetics, cell regulation, cell differentiation and embryonic development. Integrate these basic biological concepts using an evolutionary perspective.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Use the scientific method to develop and test hypotheses.
2. Explain current hypotheses on the diversity,  origins and evolution of cellular
life.
3. Differentiate the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic
cells.
4. Relate the properties of biochemical macromolecules to the structure
and function of cell membranes and organelles.
5. Compare and contrast the mechanisms of cell respiration and
photosynthesis.
6. Describe the transmission of genetic information through sexual and
asexual reproduction and the inheritance of traits via Mendelian genetics.
7. Explain the molecular flow of information from DNA to RNA to protein.
8. Explain cell regulation based both on control of gene expression and on signal reception and transduction.
9. Explain how cells become differentiated during the processes of embryogenesis and development, and how the mechanisms of cellular differentiation contribute to evolutionary change.
10. Use the microscope proficiently and perform a variety of standard
laboratory techniques used for the study of cells, DNA and proteins.  
11. Analyze and present student-generated data using formal scientific paper format.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to biology
       A. Characteristics of life
       B. Biological levels of organization
       C. Disciplines of biology
       D. Scientific method
       E. Evolution and biological thought
       F. Cell theory and origins of cells
II. The chemistry of life
       A. Atoms and molecules
       B. Water and carbon
       C. Biochemistry
       D. Chemical reactions
III. Cell structure and function
       A. Cell theory
       B. Evolution, classification and diversity of cells
       C. Archaea vs Bacteria vs Eukarya
       D. Cytoskeleton and organelles
       E. Cell membranes and transport
       F. Bioenergetics and enzymes
IV. Energy flow in cells
       A. Cell respiration reactions
       B. Photosynthesis reactions
V. Information flow in cells
       A. Cell reproduction: mitosis and meiosis
       B. Inheritance: genes and chromosomes
       C. Mendelian genetics
          1. Monohybrid crosses
          2. Dihybrid crosses
          3. Probability theory
          4. Sex-linkage, epistasis, multi-gene traits and pleiotropy
          5. Chi-squared analysis of genetic data
       D. Structure, replication, mutation and repair of DNA
       E. Transcription, RNA processing and translation
       F. Genetic regulation: epigenetics, transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation, signal transduction pathways and allosteric proteins
VI. Cell differentiation and evolutionary development
       A. Gamete formation and fertilization
       B. Embryonic development and stem cells
       C. Enhancers and specific transcription factors
       D. Homeotic genes and morphogens
       E. Generation of diversity in animals
VII. Laboratory exercises
       A. Molecular model building
       B. Microscopy, cell structure, diversity and adaptation
       C. Statistical analysis of data: chi square and probability theory
       D. Enzyme activity
       E.  Drosophila monohybrid and dihybrid crosses
       F. Chromatography of Drosophila eye color pigments
       G.  Bacterial transformation
       H.  Plasmid DNA extraction and restriction enzyme disgestion
       I. Gel electrophoresis of DNA
       J. Polymerase chain reaction
       K. Performance of student-designed original experiments

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading in text, 30-60 pages per week.
2. Lab reports: may include calculation, graphing, data analysis, and explanation of ideas in writing 3 reports per semester.
3. Original group research project, written as a scientific paper and presented. May include calculation, graphing and data analysis as well as explanation of ideas.
4. Formal assessment: 4 midterm exams, including objective and essay questions, 1 lab practical
examination,  and 6-9 quizzes may be required.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Research project, research paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 15%
Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
60 - 70%
Multiple choice, completion, essay questions, lab exams, quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 5%
Group presentation


Representative Textbooks:
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Biology, 9th edition, Campbell and Reece; Pearson Benjamin Cummings, 2011
World of the Cell, 8th edition, Wayne M. Becker, Lewis J. Kleinsmith,
Jeff Hardin; Pearson Benjamin Cummings, 2011
Essential Cell Biology, 3rd edition, Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Karen Hopkin, Alexander Johnson, Garland Science, 2010
Instructor prepared lab manual

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