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Biol 213 - Molecular Cell Biol
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BIOL 213 504 MWF 10 20am 11 10am HECC 203 Molecular Cell Biology Fall 2017 Instructor Terry L Thomas Ph D 202B BSBE 979 845 0184 tlthomas tamu edu Office hours Immediately after class or by appointment Course Objective The purpose of this course is to provide a rigorous foundation in current molecular and cellular biology This material is the basis for much of current biomedical practices and has a major impact on ethical issues in society In addition many of the upper level life science courses you will take will begin by assuming that you know this material Textbook Alberts et al 2014 Essential Cell Biology Fourth Edition Garland Science Course Website http ecampus tamu edu Learning Objectives Prerequisites for this course are BIOL 111 112 and CHEM 227 or current enrollment in CHEM 227 By the end of this course you should be able to 1 describe the structures molecules and mechanisms of cellular energy generation and management 2 describe the processes of cellular endomembrane sorting and transport among different organelles in the cytoplasm 3 describe the molecular components and mechanisms of cellular signal transduction 4 describe the structures functions and the molecular components of the cytoskeleton 5 describe the molecular nature of the gene and its expression contributing to the cellular phenotype and 6 describe the processes stages and regulation of cell mitosis and division You should be able to cite data and evidence which lead us to our current understanding of these mechanisms and phenomena Grading Policy You will be evaluated on the basis of three 3 hourly exams and a comprehensive final exam Make up exams will be given only for University approved absences Each hourly exam will count for 100 points each for a total of 300 points and the final exam will count for 150 points for a maximum of 450 points Grades will be assigned on the following scale A 405 to 450 points 90 B 360 to 404 points 80 C 315 to 359 points 70 D 270 to 314 points 60 F 269 or fewer points 60 1 TAMU policy on attendance The university views class attendance as an individual responsibility Go to http student rules tamu edu rule07 for additional information However it is important to come to class if for no other reason than to determine what material I expect you to know and to what level I expect you to know it The Americans with Disabilities Act ADA Policy Statement The Americans with Disabilities Act ADA is a federal anti discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities Among other things this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation please contact Disability Services currently located in the Disability Services building at the Student Services at White Creek Complex on west campus or call 979 8451637 For additional information visit http disability tamu edu Academic Integrity An Aggie does not lie cheat or steal or tolerate those that do Upon accepting admission to Texas A M University a student immediately assumes a commitment to uphold the Honor Code to accept responsibility for learning and to follow the philosophy and rules of the Honor System Ignorance of the rules does not exclude any member of the TAMU community from the requirements or the processes of the Honor System For additional information see http aggiehonor tamu edu IMPORTANT DATES 08 28 09 01 11 17 11 22 11 23 11 24 12 06 12 07 12 12 First Day of Class Last day to drop add courses with no record Last day to Q drop Reading day Thanksgiving Holiday Last Day of Class Reading Day FINAL EXAMINATION 8 00 10 00 AM 2 BIOL 213 504 Molecular Cell Biology Fall 2017 Tentative Lecture Topics and Exam Schedule Introduction to BIOL 213 Chapter 1 Cells The Fundamental Units of Life Chapter 2 Chemical Components of Cells Chapter 3 Energy Catalysis and Biosynthesis Chapter 4 Protein Structure and Function 09 15 EXAM 1 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Membrane Structure Transport Across Cell Membranes How Cells Obtain Energy from Food Energy Generation in Mitochondria and Chloroplasts Oct 6 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 EXAM 2 DNA and Chromosomes DNA Replication Repair and Recombination From DNA to Protein Control of Gene Expression How Genes and Genomes Evolve DNA Technologies 11 03 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 20 EXAM 3 Intracellular Compartments and Protein Transport Cell communication Cytoskeleton The Cell Cycle Cancer December 12 FINAL EXAMINATION 8 00 10 00 AM 3


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