Summer 2022 - BISC 100 D100

Introduction to Biology (4)

Class Number: 1930

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    RCB 8100, Burnaby

    Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
    RCB 8100, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 17, 2022
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    AQ 3005, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Students with a C or better in Biology 12, who are considering a BISC Major, are encouraged to proceed directly to BISC 101 and 102.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to the basic concepts of biology, emphasizing evolution as a unifying theme. Topics include cell structure, mitosis and meiosis, DNA structure and function, evolution and population and ecosystem ecology. Students with credit for BISC 101, 102 or 113, or succeeding biology courses, may not take BISC 100 for further credit. Breadth-Science.

COURSE DETAILS:

An introduction to the basic concepts of biology, emphasizing evolution as a unifying theme. Topics include cell structure, mitosis and meiosis, DNA structure and function, evolution and population and ecosystem ecology. Prerequisite: Students with a C or better in Biology 12, who are considering a BISC Major, are encouraged to proceed directly to BISC 101 and 102. Students with credit for BISC 101102 or 113, or succeeding biology courses, may not take BISC 100 for further credit. Breadth-Science.

Outline of Topics:                                                                                     

Introduction & Scientific Method
Cell Structure (A tour of the cell) 
Metabolism (the working cell) 
Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis                                     
Cellular reproduction
Patterns of Inheritance
Molecular Biology of the Gene
Control of gene expression & biotechnology
Evolution
Taxonomy and Biodiversity
Ecology (communities, Ecosystems & conservation biology)
Ecology (Population Dynamics)                                                     

Grading

  • Tutorials 5%
  • Lab midterm 20%
  • Lecture midterm 25%
  • Lab final 20%
  • Lecture final 30%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

ADDITIONAL COURSE FEE: $16.60

REQUIRED READING:

 

Campbell Essential Biology

By Simon, Eric J., Dickey, Jean L., Reece, Jane B., Hogan, Kelly A., Burton, Rebecca A., Simon, Eric, Dickey, Jean, Reece, Jane

Print ISBN-13: 9780134765037

Edition: 7th


Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2022

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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 summer 2022 term.