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Coastal Carolina Community CollegeNatural Science DivisionBIO 110 Principles of BiologySpring 2019Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3 Credit Hours: 4Instructor: Bo SosnickiOffice: VirtualPhone: 540-267-5436 (Virginia)E-mail: [email protected] Hours: M and W from 5-6 pm, and SA from 4-5 pm (all EST)Supervisor Contact Information:Wes LeeNatural Science DivisionMS [email protected](910) 938 - 6166Text: Simon, E. J., Dickey, J.L., Hogan, K.A., and Reece, J.B., Essential Biology, 7th ed.Pearson Education, Inc. © 2019Lab Manual: Mader, S. S., Laboratory Manual to Accompany Biology. 12th ed.McGraw-Hill © 2016Prerequisite(s): DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, and DRE 98Corequisite(s): NoneCatalog Course Description: This course provides a survey of fundamental biological principles for non-science majors. Emphasis is placed on basic chemistry, cell biology, metabolism, genetics, taxonomy, evolution, ecology, diversity, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate increased knowledge and better understanding of biology as it applies to everyday life. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA and ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course.Course Objectives/Competencies:1. Utilize the Scientific Method in laboratory experimental investigations and in acquisition of biological concepts.2. Characterize the properties of matter to include illustrating the structure of an atom.3. Discuss the role of hydrolysis and dehydration synthesis pertaining to the four classes of macromolecules to include monomers, functions and characteristics of the macromolecules.4. Differentiate and define the structures and functions of a basic prokaryotic cell, eukaryotic animal cell and an eukaryotic plant cell.5. Characterize the flow of energy through the biosphere as it pertains to the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration.6. Compare and contrast the functions and processes of mitosis and meiosis with normal and abnormal outcomes.7. Solve problems that investigate basic genetic inheritance.8. Utilize the structure of DNA to explain the process of semi-conservative replication, protein synthesis, the genetic code and mutation.9. Discuss and debate selected examples of biotechnology and their impact on society.10. Define the modern taxonomic system of classification by comparing and contrasting the characteristics of living organisms.11. Discuss the contributions of scientists in the development of the Theory of Evolution and how natural selection pertains to the evolution of populations.12. Define the basic concepts of Ecology to include utilizing a food web problem for discussion.13. Utilize the computer for simulations, investigation of current topics, and research tool forlaboratory reports.14. Acquire, develop, and utilize basic laboratory skills with emphasis on safety.Grading and Testing Policy: During the semester in lecture you will accumulate points from exams and assignments. Your final grade will be calculated as a percentage of the number of points available divided into the number of points you accumulated. Exams will consist of short answer, multiple choice, matching, drawing, labeling and fill in the blank responses. In lab you will have lab practicals, quizzes, lab reports, and participation points that will be used to determine your grade. Your final course grade will consist of 75% from your lecture grade and 25% from your lab grade. Upon completion of the course - on the student’s transcript - both lecture and lab grade will be submitted as the final course grade letter value. Online Unit Exams will consist of short answer, short essays, multiple choice, matching, drawing, and fill in the blank responses. Assessment Type Point Value Total Point ValueOrientation Activities 20 20(9) Discussion Boards/Assignments 20 180(20) Online Chapter Quizzes 5 100Online Unit Exams 100 700Total - 1000 In lab you will have lab practicals, quizzes, lab reports and participation points that will be used to determine your grade. FOLLOW the Unit To Do Checklists, they contain all of the assignments that you will need to complete as well as the due dates. There is also a space for you to calculate your current grade onthese checklists.Lecture is worth 75% of your final grade, and Lab 25% of your final grade.Late work is accepted (except for discussion boards and work due the last week of the semester), however nothing will be accepted after 3 days late, and 10% will be deducted per daylate. I may make exceptions for emergencies if contacted PRIOR to the assignment being due. However, this will be up to the discretion of the Instructor. Have a backup site to do your online work, losing Internet connectivity or a crashed computer is not a reason to not do your work.Discussion Board guidelines:You will be graded on the quality of your initial discussion board post and your responses to classmates. NO Late Posts will count toward your grade!A high quality set of posts includes: 1. Initial discussion board question is answered accurately and with detail. Word count should be from 150-200 words minimum, maximum of 500 words. Posting contain one or more critical thinking questions or thoughts to stimulate interaction. Do some research and report on that, even if the questions are asking for youropinions as well.Proper mechanics (grammar, subject line text, etc.) are used, answers and responses are respectful in tone. (0-8 points).2. Postings contain outside research, for example, web links, articles, references to text, etc. At least 1 Reference (other than textbook) must be at bottom of post and be in APA format or working Website URL. (0-4 points) 3. Responses to other classmates (2 at minimum) are thoughtful and advance the discussions. It is best to write 2 "good" replies then 5-6 short and unsubstantive ones.Limited use of “great job”, “I agree…”, etc. sentences in replies. Sentences starting with this will be ignored in wordcount.Posting contain one or more critical thinking questions or thoughts to stimulate interaction. Replies should be 75-100 words minimum. (0-8 points)Attendance Policy: Coastal Carolina Community College is committed to the principle that class attendance is an essential part of its educational program. Class lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and other in-class experiences are


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