Fall 2021 - MBB 231 D100

Cellular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

Class Number: 4096

Delivery Method: Remote

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

  • Exam 1 25%
  • Exam 2 25%
  • Exam 3 25%
  • Final Exam 25%

NOTES:

  • Lecture: blended (synchronous lectures, attendance is not mandatory; recorded and available online for asynchronous viewing)
  • Tutorial: synchronous (students are expected to attend scheduled tutorials remotely)
  • Assessments: synchronous 
  • Final exam: synchronous 

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

  • Access to reliable high-speed internet
  • Computer with webcam

REQUIRED READING:

Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments, 9th Ed., Karp, Gerald, et al. 2019.  Wiley. 
WileyPLUS ISBN 9781119598251


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 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware 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.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.