EBIO 1210 General Biology 1
Dr. Lynn Wolfe
ABOUT THE COURSE:
Provides a concentrated introduction to molecular, cellular, genetic, and evolutionary biology. Emphasizes fundamental principles, concepts, facts, and questions. Intended for science majors. Approved for GT-SC1. Meets MAPS requirement for natural science. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural science.
There is a lot of information in any intro course. Biology is no exception! Here are my goals for you as an educated undergraduate in this class:
- To locate and describe information relating to evolution by natural selection, basic biochemistry, genetics and biotechnology. Locating and understanding college-level material is an important real-world skill; memorization not so much. I will not ask you to memorize any of the material in this course. I will stress how we find information and apply it rather than rote memory work.
- To identify the main concepts of cell biology and genetics (identified in each week’s overview)
- To define the main terms associated with cell biology and genetics (bolded in the lectures)
- To apply your knowledge of these biological concepts in real world scenarios (practiced in our discussions)
Campbell Biology in Focus
Author: Urry, Cain, Wasserman, Minorsky, Jackson and Reece
There will be 15 quizzes with multiple choice and short answer components (55% of final grade), 5 discussions (10% of final grade), two short papers (15% of final grade) and a final exam (20% of final grade). You will have the opportunity to take each multiple choice quiz 2 times with different questions and the scores will be averaged. If you miss any work due to a personal tragedy, hospitalization, or a disability, please contact one of the following: Office of Victim Assistance (303-492-8855), Disabilities Services (303-492-8671); they can provide documentation allowing me to adjust your grade.
Letter Grades will be assigned according to the total points earned in the course, weighted by percentages listed above:
- A = 90-100%
- B = 80-89%
- C = 70-79%
- D = 60-69%
- F = 0-59%