INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY
(BS 130)

Lecture Syllabus
Exam I (lectures 1-6 plus readings)
Introduction
Domains of Life; Bioinformatics; Science process
(Case study 1: Student's t test)

Text Chapter
1
1

Cell Chemistry-inorganic
Water
Lipids
Carbohydrates
Proteins, nucleic acids
Case study 2: bioinformatics

2

3


Exam II (lectures 7-10 plus readings)
Cell Structure and Function
Membranes

(osmosis samples)

Enzymes (energy, activation energy)


4
5

7

Exam III (lectures 11-16 plus readings)
Energetics: thermodynamics
Respiration
Photosynthesis


7
8
9
Exam IV (lectures 17-23 plus readings)
Cell Division: mitosis, meiosis
Mendelian Genetics: monohybrid and dihybrid crosses, extensions
Molecular Genetics: DNA, RNA
Gene Regulation: operans
10
11
12, 13
14
Exam questions will assess students at various cognitive levels as outlined below:

TAXONOMY OF EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: THE COGNITIVE DOMAIN. Modified from Bloom, B. (ed.) 1956. Taxonomy of educational objectives, Handbook 1: Cognitive domain. New York:McKay. (Hoffmann, R. and McGuire, S. Y. 2010. Learning and teaching strategies. American Scientist 98 (5), 378-382)

Level One: Basic Knowledge (Remembering)
Definition: Students know specific facts, terms,
and methods.

Level two: Comprehension (Understanding)
Definition: Students must show they understand
the materials, ideas, facts, and theories.
Students restate the material in their own words.

Level Three: Application (Applying)
Students must be able to demonstrate their knowledge to real situations.

Level Four: Analysis (Compare)
Students must be able to classify to break material down into its components, understand the relationship between the components, and recognize the principle that organizes the structure or the system.

Level Five
: Evaluation (Judge)
Students will be able to evaluate information and ideas according to established or created standards of judgement.

Level Six: Synthesis (Creating)
Students bring ideas together to form new ideas, methods, or procedures.