Fall 2020 - BISC 101 D100

General Biology (4)

Class Number: 1252

Delivery Method: Distance Education

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    High school Biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better; and High school Chemistry 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or CHEM 111 with a C- or better.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to the biochemical and physiological mechanisms of living organisms. Topics covered include cell structure and function, DNA replication and the flow of genetic information, enzyme function, metabolism and physiology of microorganisms, plants, and animals. Breadth-Science.

COURSE DETAILS:

Cell biology 

proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids
cell structure and function, cell cycle, cell replication
DNA replication, transcription and translation
genomics and biotechnology
metabolism and enzymes
cellular respiration

Plant biology    

photosynthesis
plant from and function
plant nutrition and transport processes
plant hormones and interactions with environment
plant reproduction and development

Animal biology     
nutrition and digestion
temperature regulation and osmoregulation
nervous systems
sensory, muscular, and endocrine systems
circulation and gas exchange

Grading

  • 1st Lecture Midterm 20%
  • 2nd Lecture Midterm 20%
  • Lecture Final exam 20%
  • Lab Component 40%

NOTES:

*You must pass both the Lecture and the Lab part of the course to pass BISC101

REQUIREMENTS:

Mode of teaching:
Lecture: asynchronous (recorded)
Laboratory: synchronous
Tutorial: synchronous
Midterm(s): synchronous; date: TBA
Final exam: synchronous; date: TBA

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Access to reliable high speed internet, and webcam on a computer.  Students must enrol in a course schedule/time where they are able to regularly attend all of the synchronous components, particularly the lab time; this is required to pass the course.

REQUIRED READING:

Freeman, Harrington & Sharp. 2018. Biological Science (3rd Canadian Edition). Pearson, Toronto.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).