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COURSE SCHEDULE
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Quizzes
and Exams

Laboratory
Work

Jan. 10-14

Course Introduction

The Process of Science

Biology:
The Study of Life


Laboratory Information

Introductory Assignment (Assignment 1)

Jan. 17-21
(Holiday,
Jan. 17)

The Chemistry of Life: Water

The Chemistry of Life: Organic Molecules

Quiz #1
(due 1/23)

Scientific Investigation
(Assignment 2)

Jan. 24-28

Enzymes and Energy

Introduction to Cells

Quiz #2
(due 1/30)
Enzymes and Biochemical Assays
(Assignment 3)
Jan. 31-Feb 4

Prokaryotes: Single-Celled Organisms

Eukaryotes: Animal Cells I

Quiz #3
(due 2/6

Microscopes and Cells
(Assignment 4)
Feb. 7-11

Eukaryote: Animal Cells II

Eukaryotes: Fungal cells and Protista

EXAM 1:
Feb. 7-9
Metabolism: Respiration and Fermentation
(Assignment 5)
Feb. 14-18

Eukaryotes: Plant Cells

The Cell Cycle I

Quiz #4
(due 2/20)
Metabolism:
Photosynthesis

(Assignment 6)
Feb. 21-25

The Cell Cycle II

The Purpose and Process of Meiosis

Quiz #5
(due 2/27)
Cells and Cell Division (Assignment 7)
Feb. 28-March 4

Patterns of Inheritance

Linkage and Genetic Disorders


EXAM 2:
Feb. 28- March 2
Introduction to Genetics
(Assignment 8)


March 7-11

The Molecular Basis of Inheritance

Gene regulation

Quiz #6
(due 3/13)

Solving Genetics Problems
(Assignment 9)

March 14-18
(Spring Break)

 

 

   
March 21-25

Development of Plants

Development of Animals I

Quiz #7
(due 3/27)

Development I
(Assignment 10)

March 28-April 1

Development of Animals II

Developmental Genetics

Quiz #8
(due 4/3)
Development II
(Assignment 11)
April 4-8

Bacterial and Viral Genetics

Genetic Technology and Bioinformatics

EXAM 3:
April 4-6

Molecular Genetics
(Assignment 12)

April 11-15

Biotechnology

The Plasma Membrane

Quiz #9
(due 4/17)
Biotechnology
( Assignment 13)

April 18-22
(April 25-last day of classes)

Cell Communication I

Cell Communication II

Quiz #10
(due 4/24)
No lab assignment

Final Exam: April 28-May 2