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COURSE SCHEDULE
Date
Topics

Quizzes
and Exams

Laboratory
Work

Jan. 7-11

Course Introduction

Biology:The Study of LifeThe

Process of Science

Quiz #1
(due 1/13)

Laboratory Information

Introductory Assignment (Assignment 1)

Jan. 14-18

The Chemistry of Life: Water

The Chemistry of Life: Organic Molecules

Quiz #2
(due 1/20)

Scientific Investigation
(Assignment 2)

Jan. 21-25
(Holiday 1/21)

Enzymes and Energy

Introduction to Cells

Quiz #3
(due 1/27)
Enzymes and Biochemical Assays
(Assignment 3)
Jan. 28-Feb. 1

Prokaryotes: Single-Celled Organisms

Eukaryotes: Animal Cells I

EXAM 1:
Jan. 30-Feb.1

Microscopes and Cells
(Assignment 4)
Feb. 4-8

Eukaryotes: Animal Cells II

Eukaryotes: Fungal cells and Protista

Quiz #4
(due 2/10)
Metabolism: Respiration and Fermentation
(Assignment 5)
Feb. 11-15

Eukaryotes: Plant Cells

The Cell Cycle I

Quiz #5
(due 2/17)
Metabolism:
Photosynthesis

(Assignment 6)
Feb. 18-22

The Cell Cycle II

The Purpose and Process of Meiosis

Quiz #6
(due 2/24)
Cells and Cell Division (Assignment 7)
Feb. 25-Mar. 1

Patterns of Inheritance

Linkage and Genetic Disorders

EXAM 2:
Feb. 25-27
Introduction to Genetics
(Assignment 8)

March 4-8

The Molecular Basis of Inheritance

Gene regulation

Quiz #7
(due 3/10)

Solving Genetics Problems
(Assignment 9)

March 11-15
Spring Break

 

   
March 18-22

Development of Plants

Development of Animals I

Quiz #8
(due 3/24)

Development I
(Assignment 10)

March 25-29

Development of Animals II

Developmental Genetics

EXAM 3:
March 27-29
Development II
(Assignment 11)
April 1-5

Bacterial and Viral Genetics

Genetic Technology and Bioinformatics

Quiz #9
(due 4/7)

Molecular Genetics
(Assignment 12)

April 8-12

Biotechnology

The Plasma Membrane

Quiz #10
(due 4/14)
Biotechnology
( Assignment 13)

April 15-19
(Holiday 4/19)

Cell Communication I

  No lab assignment

April 22-26

Cell Communication II

 

No lab assignment

Final Exam: April 29-30