Bio-Scie-107 - Molecular and Cellular Biology - Thomas Smith
|Course:||Molecular and Cellular Biology|
Welcome to BIO 107!!
My name is Thomas Smith, and we will be exploring the science of life together in Bio 107. I have been teaching biology for many years. Although my favorite courses are introductory biology, I have also taught 200-level courses. I studied biology both in the USA and Canada. In my free time, I like to exercise, eat well, and read. But, these days, I would like to stay healthy and avoid the viruses that are circulating.
Unlike Bio 106, Organismal and Environmental Biology, in Bio 107 we will study the chemical basis of life, cells and energy, DNA and DNA technology, gene regulation, as well as how a single cell reproduces and differentiates into an embryo. Another interesting part of the course is the discussion of bioethics as these relate to today’s world. The description that you will be able to find posted by the college is:
Biosci107: Units: 4.00 - UC:CSU, May Be Taken Once for Credit
Pre-Requisite: CHEM-201 or CHEM-201H and MATH-070 Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101 or ENGL-101H
Cells are the foundational unit of all living things. This course introduces the principles of cellular form and function including: bioenergetics and metabolism, molecular structure and evolution, gene regulation, cellular anatomy and physiology, and the principles of biotechnology.
What to Expect in this Course
We will study 18 chapters in our textbook and 13 labs over 14 weeks of lab time. Each week you would be in the lab for three hours and spend a minimum of three additional hours for lecture, homework, and study. The lab is in the Aliso Lab Building of the Valencia campus, and the remaining work is completed asynchronously online.
- Section 64264 meets for Lab on Tuesdays 3:30 pm – 6:35 pm
For the lecture portion of this class, materials include lecture videos, lecture assignments, discussion boards, and study guides. The course pages on Canvas is where you will be able to find these materials. In order to pace your work, future assignments my not be published until close to the time that these are needed.
- Office hours will be held prior to the lab session on Tuesday from 2:50 - 3:15 pm in ALLB-114 MESA Office.
- LAB Report (due on your lab day)LAB Quiz (due on your lab day ) is taken online.
- LAB Quiz (due on your lab day) are taken online
- LECTURE Videos-requires are available weekly, as well as Lecture Assignments are due the week of the lab on Sunday.
You will submit work online after scanning the documents and sending these to your Canvas course.
Types of Assessments
In addition to the quizzes and assignments mentioned above, there are 4 lecture exams taken in the lab, 1 cumulative lab final. Unlike the open-book quizzes and assignments, all exams are closed-book and closed-notes.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
LIFE: The Science of Biology, custom Volume 1 (e-book) ISBN: 9781319402532
eBook Rental Information (through COC Bookstore or direct from Vital Source Vendor)
Short Title: CM VS EPUB3ONL6M LIFE12E V1 COC
Net Price: $49.99 Duration: 6 months
Other Relevant Course Information
I am here to help you, so please communicate if you are having any issues that are holding you back. Please note that you can be dropped for lack of participation or excessive absences. If you miss more than two labs, you cannot receive credit in the course.
Make sure you get started as soon as you can with your coursework. This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on: Your CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex: firstname.lastname@example.org). Your CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password.
Additional information about the course can be found in the course syllabus on the Canvas course page. Also, please review the Additional Resources below.
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- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
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Last updated: 08/21/2022 Sub#: 1475