Spring 2024 - BISC 101 D100
General Biology (4)
Class Number: 2695
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Jan 8 – Apr 12, 2024: Tue, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Jan 8 – Apr 12, 2024: Thu, 9:30–11:20 a.m.
1 778 782-5937
1 778 782-3090
Instructor:Peter Hollmann (Lab Instructor)
Prerequisites:Biology 12 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C (or BISC 100 with a minimum grade of C-, or BISC 113 with a minimum grade of C+, or BPK 105 with a minimum grade of C+, or HSCI 100 with a minimum grade of C+); and Chemistry 12 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C (or CHEM 111 with a minimum grade of C-).
Introduction to the molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms of living organisms (microorganisms, plants, animals). Lecture and lab topics include cell structure and function, flow of genetic information, enzyme function, metabolism, whole organism form and function (circulation, gas exchange, nutrition, osmoregularion). BISC 101 and 102 can be taken in either order. Breadth-Science.
Cell biology (weeks 1-4)
molecules of life
cell structure and function
cell cycle, cell replication
DNA replication, genes to proteins, DNA technology
metabolism and enzymes, cellular respiration
Plant biology (weeks 5-8)
plant cells and photosynthesis
plant form and function; growth and development
plant nutrition and transport processes
plant hormones and interactions with environment
Animal biology (weeks 9-12)
form and function
homeostasis and thermoregulation
osmoregulation and excretion
nutrition and digestion
gas exchange and circulation
- Lecture Midterm = 20% value (weeks 1-4) 20%
- Lecture Final Exam = 40% value (weeks 5-12) 40%
- Lab final exam 40% value = (weeks 1-12) 40%
Mode of teaching:
Lecture: In person
Laboratory: (2-hour block labelled “LAB” in your schedule) In person
Tutorial: (1-hour block, also labelled “LAB” in your schedule) In person
Midterm: In person; date TBA
Lab Final Exam: In person; date TBA
Final Exam: In person; date TBA
**You must pass the Lab part of the course (20/40) to pass BISC101
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Students must enroll 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. We may be using Google documents for lab notebooks.
No required textbook.
Freeman, Quillin, Allison, Black, Podgorski, Taylor, Carmichael, Harrington & Sharp. Biological Science (4th Canadian Edition, 2023) or (3rd Canadian Edition, 2019). Pearson, Toronto.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
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