Fall 2020 - MBB 231 D100

Cellular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

Class Number: 2980

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    MBB 222, BISC 101, CHEM 281 with grades of C- or better. Corequisite or Prerequisite: CHEM 282 or CHEM 283.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A study of the molecular processes which underlie cell structure and function, integrating ultrastructural, physiological and biochemical approaches. Modern techniques used in the analysis of organelle and cell function are integral parts of the course.

COURSE DETAILS:

Lecture Topics:

  1. Introduction to the cell
  2. Review of protein biochemistry
  3. Membranes and organelles
  4. Microscopy
  5. Membrane transport
  6. Energy conversion and carbon flow
  7. Intracellular compartments and protein sorting
  8. Intracellular vesicular traffic
  9. The cytoskeleton
  10. Cell migration and signaling
  11. The immune system

Grading

  • Midterm 1 20%
  • Midterm 2 25%
  • Midterm 3 25%
  • Final 30%

NOTES:

  • Lecture:  blended (synchronous lectures, recorded and available online for asynchronous viewing)  
  • Tutorials:  synchronous (attendance is not mandatory)  
  • Assessments:  synchronous midterm exams
  • Final exam:  synchronous
  • Remote invigilation:  possibly

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

  • Access to high-speed internet
  • Computer (with webcam)

REQUIRED READING:

Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments, 9th Ed., Karp, Gerald, et al. 2019.  Wiley. E-book.
ISBN: 978-1-119-59816-9

Department Undergraduate Notes:


  • For help with writing, learning and study strategies please contact the Student Learning Commons at
    http://learningcommons.sfu.ca/
  • Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability, must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (778-782-3112 or e-mail:  caladmin@sfu.ca)

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).