BIOLOGY 152

Biological Investigations

Spring 2015

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Syllabus

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Schedule

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Bio Web

Bio 152 is the second course in our introductory biology sequence for Biology and Biochemistry majors and is also taken by students in other majors preparing for professional schools in the health fields. Students learn key concepts, techniques and skills in biology through understanding how biologists integrate molecular, cellular, organismal, ecological and evolutionary ideas to approach important biological problems.

Key:         Lecture        Lecture with link        Lab (section no.)        Due Date (lab section)

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

Week 1

Muscle Contraction

Lactose Metabolism (1,2)

Lab Data Worksheet

Gene Doping Discn. (1)

Data for Section 1

Metabolism

Lactose Metabolism (3)

Lab Data Worksheet

Aerobic Respiration

Week 2

Anaerobic Respiration

Read about PCR

Genetic Analysis DNA 1 (1,2)

Notebook 1 due (1,2)

β-gal plot (1)

Oxygen Transport

Quiz 1

Genetic Analysis DNA 1 (3)

Notebook 1 due (3)

Erythrocyte Homeostasis

Week 3

Erythropoietin in Humans

Read about Gels

Genetic Analysis DNA 2 (1,2)

Revised Pre-lab assignment

Epo Doping

Genetic Analysis DNA 2 (3)

Revised Pre-lab assignment

Exam 1

Week 4

Replication and Mitosis

Draft of Results and Discussion sections due (1,2)

Development Lab, Mitosis and Meiosis (1,2)

Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction

Draft of Results and Discussion sections due (3)

Development Lab, Mitosis and Meiosis (3)

Fertilization and Embryonic Development

Quiz 2

Week 5

Morphogenesis

DNA Results and Discussion due (1,2)

Pseudomonas Evolution 1 (1,2)

Anatomy of a Paper

Notebook 2 Due (1,2)

Reading Quiz

Paper Discussion (Section 1)

Paper Discussion (Section 2)

DNA Results and Discussion due (3)

Pseudomonas Evolution 1 (3)

Anatomy of a Paper

Notebook 2 Due (3)

Exam 2

Week 6

Climate Change and Biomes

Pseudomonas Evolution 2 (1,2)

Trophic Cascades 1 (1,2)

Statistics-C211

Organismal Interactions Community Structure

Pseudomonas Evolution 2 (3)

Trophic Cascades 1 (3)

Statistics-C211

Food  Webs and Trophic Cascades

Notebook 3 due (1,2)

Week 7

Photosynthesis and Climate Change

Notebook 3 due (3)

Rall Symposium (all)

Rall Assignment

Trophic Cascades 2 (1,2)

Climate Change and Physiology

Quiz 3

Trophic Cascades 2 (3)

Phenotypic Plasticity

Rall Review due (all)

Week 8

Nutrient Cycling

Trophic Cascades Part 3 (1,2)

Modeling Population Dynamics- C211

Exam 3

Trophic Cascades Part 3 (3)

Modeling Population Dynamics- C211

Community Structure and Diversity

Week 9

Memorial Day

No Class!

Fire and Forest Ecology (1,2)

Data Spreadsheet

Population Growth

Draft of Trophic Cascade paper (2 copies)  (all)

Fire and Forest Ecology (3)

Data Spreadsheet

Tolerance and Life History Strategies

Peer reviews due (all)

Week 10

Niches and Competition

Quiz 4

Trophic Cascade papers due (all)

Trophic Cascade Presentations (1,2)

Notebook 4 due (1,2)

Meet in SC204 (1,2)

Disturbance and Succession

Trophic Cascade Presentations (3)

Notebook 4 due (3)

Prairie Conservation

Finals Week

Final Exam (Section 1)

7:30-9:30 am

Final Exam (Section 2)

7:30-9:30 am