Mellinda M. Curis, Capwell Hall
303, 945-5141, x3001. email: Mellinda.Curis@keystone.edu.
Office hours: TBA. I am
also available by appointment.
Jerry Skinner, Capwell Hall 208, 945-5141, x3108. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office hours: TBA, and by appointment.
Dorothy Anthony, Lab Instructor.
Lectures: Section 01: Capwell
212, M-W-F 1-1:50 pm (Skinner)
Section 02: Capwell 212, T-Th 9:30-10:45 am (Curis)
Lab in Capwell
309: Tues 2-3:50 pm (Anthony), Tues 4-5:50 pm (Anthony), Wed 2-3:50 pm (Curis)
magazine, Tuesday's Science section of the New York Times. All
students enrolled must have subscriptions to both. And other
assigned readings which will be provided to you.
will be available in the bookstore or handed out in class.
Biology 101 is a one
semester general biology course designed for the non-science major. This
general biology course focuses on basic biological concepts and recent advances
in biology, genetics, evolution and biotechnology. Upon completion of this
course, you should gain sufficient knowledge to become an active member of our
increasingly technological society.
At the conclusion
of this course you will be able to
- describe the structure of the
cell and the function of various cell organelles.
- describe the basic tenets of
biology: cell theory, theory of evolution, and inheritance.
- describe the basic chemistry
- analyze how recent advances
may impact on society.
You will attend ALL
lectures and labs, and read all assigned materials beforehand. Attendance
and participation will be considered in the final grade. You are expected
to be punctual, prepared for class, attentive, and respectful of others.
If you arrive late for an exam, you may not be permitted to take that
exam. **If you cannot attend an exam you will not be permitted
to make it up unless I am informed beforehand! Make-up exams will be
provided in only the most adverse circumstances (e.g., serious illness).
Documentation of the circumstance (e.g., doctor's note) may be required.
Laboratory exams may not be made up under any circumstances.
are expected to be turned in on time. Late assignments will not
be accepted except in the most adverse circumstances. Documentation of the
circumstance (e.g., doctor's note) will be required. No lab assignments
will be accepted for labs you have not attended.
are expected to follow Keystone College's policy on academic honor (re:
plagiarism, cheating, etc.) Academic dishonesty will be reported to the
Dean and result in a grade of zero.
If you have a
disability that may require special assistance or accommodation, please contact
your professor as soon as possible.
Papers are to be written and turned in for all articles assigned.
Late assignments will not be accepted. They must be no longer than one typed
page (12 point font, double spaced, 1.5" margins). The first
paragraph will be a brief summary of the article. The second paragraph is
to be your reaction to the article. The paper should include a vocabulary
list of new terms you encountered with definitions that you understand.
You should be prepared for quizzes on vocabulary before the article is discussed
|Four exams @100 pts
||= 400 pts
If you have a 96.000%
or higher average, you are exempt from taking the final exam.
This schedule is tentative and subject to change.
||What's alive?; the
scientific method; pseudoscience;
||No Lab This Week
||No class Monday, Labor Day
Deep Under the Sea, Boiling Founts of Life Itself
Mysteries of Evolution
||Cells & Membranes
|| Midterm Week
||Lab Practical Exam
||No Class Monday, Columbus Day
Cell Structure & Organelles:
|Eukaryotic Cell Division
||Mendelian Genetics/Fruit Flies I
|| Wed, Nov 12-Last day to drop
||rDNA pGlo Bacteria
||Fruit Flies II
||Thanksgiving-classes meet only Mon
||No Labs this week
||Lab Practical Exam
||Finals week: time and place to be announced