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Biology 150 ONLINE Schedule


Course Schedule

 Daily course activities must be completed in the following order:
1. Read assigned chapter (s) in Raven et al.,8th ed., and review Chapter PowerPoint Presentation(s). Take copious notes.
2. Review resource materials on ARIS or Biology Basics if necessary.
3. Complete topics for online Discussion Board by Monday of each week.
4. Work on Problem Set (Due day of exam) and review chapter concepts for exam daily.
5. Complete scheduled online laboratory for the week.

Using Citrix to access software


                                                              FALL 2007                                                               

Date

Topic

Lecture

Assignments

Laboratory

Assignments

Week 1
8/22-26

  Introduction: The Science of Biology
  & Evolution of Cells

  Cell Structure & Function

 

  Chapt. 1, pp. 1-16
  Chapt. 4, pp. 59-84

  Problem Set # 1
  (Due day of Exam #1)

  Chapter 1: PowerPoint

  Chapter 4:  PowerPoint

Preparing Online Labs

Week 2
8/27-9/2

 The Nature of Molecules
 Atoms and Bonding

 Chapt. 2, pp. 17-32

  Chemistry PowerPoint

  Chapter 2: PowerPoint

  Animations

Measurements in Biology

Lab #1

Week 3
9/3-9

  The Chemical Building Blocks of Life
   -Carbon: The Framework of Biological Molecules

   -Carbohydrates: Energy Storage and Structural      Molecules

  Chapt. 3, pp. 33-37
  Chapt. 3, pp. 37-40

  Chapter 3: PowerPoint
 
  Biological Molecules

   Animations


Introduction to Microscope

Lab #2

 

Week 4
9/10-16

  -Nucleic Acid: Information Molecules
  -Proteins: Molecules with Diverse Structures and   Functions

  Chapt. 3, pp. 41-43
  Chapt. 3, pp. 43-53

   Animations

Biological Important Molecules

Lab #3

 

Week 5
9/17-23

  -Proteins (Continued)
  -Lipids: Hydrophobic Molecules

 

 

  Chapt. 3, 48-53
  Chapt. 3, 53-56

  Animations

                   EXAM #1
         (Problem Set #1 Due)


Cell Structure & Function

Lab #4

 

Week 6
9/24-30

  Membranes

  Chapt. 5, pp. 85-104

  Problem Set # 2
 (Due day of Exam #2)

  Chapter 5: PowerPoint

  Animations

Cellular Membranes

Lab #5

Week 7
10/1-7

 Energy and Metabolism

  Chapt. 6, pp. 105-118

  Problem Set# 3
   (Due day of Exam #3)

  Chapter 6: PowerPoint

  Animations

Enzymes

Lab #6

 

Week 8
10/8-14

 Exam #2

 FALL BREAK (October 11 & 12)



                    EXAM #2
          (Problem Set #2 Due)    



NO LAB

Week 9
10/15-21

  How Cells Harvest Energy

  Chapt. 7, pp. 119-142

  Problem Set # 3

  Chapter 7: PowerPoint

  Online Notes

  Animations

Spectrophotometry

Lab #7

Week 10
10/22-28

  How Cells Harvest Energy (Cont.)

  Photosynthesis

 

  Chapt. 7, pp. 119- 142
  Chapt. 8, pp. 143-164

  Chapter 8: PowerPoint

  Animations

                    EXAM #3
         (Problem Set #3 Due)

Diffusion/ Osmosis

Lab #8

Week 11
10/29-11/4

  How Cells Divide

  Chapt. 10, pp. 185-204

  Problem Set # 4

  Chapter 10: PowerPoint

  Mitosis and Cancer PowerPoint

 Animations

Photosynthesis

Lab #9

Week 12
11/5-11

  Sexual Reproduction & Meiosis

  Chapt. 11, pp. 205-218
 
  Chapter 11:PowerPoint

  Online Notes

  Animations

Mitosis & Meiosis
 

Week 13
11/12-18

  Patterns of Inheritance


 

  Chapt. 12, pp. 219-236

  Chapter 12: PowerPoint

                  EXAM #4
        (Problem Set #4 Due)

Genetics
 

Week 14
11/19-25

  DNA: The Genetic Material
  Genes and How They Work
  DNA Replication

  Chapt. 14, pp. 225-276
  Chapt. 15, pp. 277-302

  Chapter 14: PowerPoint
 
  Chapter 15: PowerPoint

  Online Notes

  Animations

DNA Technology

Lab #10

Week 15
11/26-12/2

  

  Genes and How They Work

  DNA Replication & Transcription



 

  Chapt. 15, pp. 277-302

  Genes and Proteins PowerPoint

  DNA Replication Fork

 Animations

Lab Notebook Due

Final Lab Exam

 

Week 16
12/3-9

12/10-16

 

  Transcription and Translation

 

 

  Chapt. 15, pp. 277-302

   RNA Synthesis PowerPoint

   Protein Synthesis PowerPoint

  Animations

             FINAL EXAM