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School:
University of Pittsburgh
Course:
Biosc 0150 - Foundations of Biology 1

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Biological Sciences 150 Foundations of Biology I Fall 2003 03 1 Instructor E mail Dr Laurel Roberts L13 Clapp Hall 624 4291 laurelb pitt edu Website http courseweb pitt edu look for Course 03113434 Lectures Monday Wednesday and Friday 12 00 12 50 PM L9 Clapp Hall Recitations Wednesday 3 00 3 50 169 Crawford Thursday 8 30 9 20 224 Langley Thursday 1 00 1 50 169 Crawford Friday 10 00 10 50 224 Langley Lab Carole LaFave L14 Clapp Hall Schedule posted on door Office Hours Tuesday 1 30 3 30 Friday 1 30 3 30 and by appointment at the BIO HELP DESK MAIN HALL of the CATHEDRAL OF LEARNING Text Biology Campbell Reece 6th Edition Benjamin Cummings Publishers SI Leader TBA Learning Skills Center 648 7920 Course Description This is an introductory course divided into two semesters The first part covers the cellular basis of life including a discussion of simple chemistry cells as units of structure and function and energy transformations The second part includes an examination of those functions common to all organisms such as nutrition gas and fluid transport hormonal and neuronal control Throughout the emphasis is on the mechanisms used to accomplish these basic functions 1 Course Design Bio 150 is an introduction to biology for students planning to major in biology psychology health related professions or natural sciences The topics covered in 150 provide background for further study in biochemistry botany microbiology animal physiology vertebrate morphology and other areas Lecture Three 50 minute sessions per week There will be no formal assignments However I expect that you will look over the material before coming to class and that you will expend whatever energy is necessary to understand the material presented prior to the next lecture Recitations Once weekly for 50 minutes Recitations will review lecture material as well as introduce information not covered in lecture Attendance is not mandatory however 10 15 of the questions on exams will come from material covered



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