Fall 2022 - BISC 101 D100

General Biology (4)

Class Number: 1567

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

    Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    SSCC 9001, 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 form and functio
plant growth and development
plant nutrition and transport processes
plant hormones and interactions with environment  

Animal biology    
animal form and function
water and electrolyte balance, temperature regulation
nutrition and digestion
circulation and gas exchange 
communication through hormones and the nervous system

 

Grading

  • Lecture Midterm I 20%
  • Lecture Midterm II 20%
  • Lecture Final exam 20%
  • Lab 40%

NOTES:

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

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

No required textbook 


RECOMMENDED READING:

(Highly) Recommended READING:

Freeman, Quillin, Allison, Black, Podgorski, Taylor, Carmichael, Harrington & Sharp. 2019. Biological Science (3rd Canadian Edition). Pearson, Toronto.

 

 


Registrar Notes:

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