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BIOS 100 Spring 2013 Biology of Cells & Organisms MWF 11 AM Rm 250 SES CRN # 13580 Instructors: Robert

Paul Malchow, Ph.D. Mike Muller paulmalc@uic.edu 413-3614 mmuller@uic.edu 996-3476 4083 3092 SEL SEL

Office Hours: Dr. Malchow Wednesday 8:30-10 am outside my lab, 4083 SEL Wednesday 1-2 pm African American Cultural Center Library (Room 200 in Addams Hall) & by appointment via email Mike Muller: Wednesday 10-12 am 3092 SEL Course Description: Bios 100 and its companion course Bios 101 serve as introductions to critical ideas and issues in contemporary biology and are designed to provide the student with the necessary intellectual foundation to handle these topics at more advanced and detailed levels in upper division courses. The lectures in Bios 100 survey fundamental concepts related to the chemical basis of life, biological chemistry, the structure and function of cells and organisms, DNA and RNA, molecular genetics, cellular replication, organismal development and function, energy transformation, respiration and photosynthesis. The laboratory assignments associated with Bios 100 are designed to provide an introductory hands-on experience to deepen students understanding about the nature of biological inquiry. Topics include basic microscopy and quantitative analysis, examination of cell structure, characteristics of enzyme function, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, mitosis, meiosis, and DNA, and structural and functional characteristics of plants and animals. Animals will be used in the laboratory. The discussion section is designed to connect the lecture and lab topics to current issues and research in the Biological Sciences that either have affected or are likely to affect students lives. Among the topics expected to be discussed are cloning, personal genomics, GM organisms, antibiotic resistance, the Green Revolution, and the nature of scientific knowledge. There is a significant amount of biochemistry and chemistry-related material in this course. Students are strongly advised to take a chemistry course prior to taking Bios 100. This course is designed for those planning to pursue Biology-related topics in depth in the future. Bios 100 is not a course recommended for those who have little or no background in the sciences.

Textbooks & Other Materials: Required: - Text: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 4th Ed, by Scott Freeman; Pearson Press, 2010 and access to the website associated with the 4th edition of Mastering Biology. (NOTE: you DO NOT NEED to purchase the virtual labs) - BIO100 lab manual by Michael Muller (lab manual, sold only at UIC bookstore) iClicker, available at the UIC Bookstore. Register your iClicker through the course Blackboard web site (more below).

We have worked with Pearson Press to develop a specific version of the materials needed for Bios 100, with the aim of providing all the information needed while Saving Students Money. The UIC book store carries this special version, which includes all of the chapters we will use in Bios 100 printed out, as well as web access to the 4th edition of Mastering Biology, which we will use extensively. In addition, the package includes electronic access to the complete Freeman text available to you for 2 years from the date of purchase. It is a very price-effective package. The course ID to use for Mastering Biology is malchow92476, and is associated with the course MalchowBios100Spring2013. To register, go to www.pearsonmylab.com click Student under Register, and fill out the forms. Alternatively, you can purchase a hard copy of the entire text by Scott Freeman (3rd edition of the text would be OK), but then you MUST purchase access to the 4th edition of Mastering Biology (3rd edition of Mastering Biology will NOT work). Cost online for access to Mastering Biology is about $45. Optional: - A Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory, by Van de Graaff & Crawley, Morton Publishing. iClicker registration: iClicker is a response system that allows you to respond to questions posed during class, and you will receive participation points for doing so. In order to receive this credit, you will need to register your iClicker remote within the first 3 (three) weeks of class. To register your iClicker, log in to Blackboard, select the Bios 100 course, go to Tools, and click on the link that says Register your iClicker. The remote ID is the series of numbers and sometimes letters found on the bottom of the back of your iClicker remote. If you cannot read the number on the clicker, the UIC Book store has a means to determine its number. iClickers will be used every day in class, and you are responsible for bringing your remote daily. No clicker, no points. NOTE: prior registration of your clicker on the iClicker web site will NOT work your clicker points will NOT be automatically upgraded into the Blackboard gradebook. Disabilities: Students with disabilities who require accommodations for access or participation in this course must be registered with the Office of Disability Services (ODS) contact: 312-413-2183(voice) or 312-413-0123(TTY).

Academic Dishonesty Policy: Any student caught copying others' work on an assignment or exam or cheating in any other way will receive a zero for that assignment or exam and will be referred to the Student Judicial Affairs Committee, the Department Chair and/or Dean. Be sure to give proper attribution when using others' work in laboratory assignments. Lecture Capture: We will be using a video/audio lecture capture system to capture instructor presentations and make them available to students. These materials must NOT be put up on any other public venue by students (putting them on your personal computer or IPOD is fine). Students are expected to sign a form agreeing to this policy prior to accessing the captured files. Laptops and Cell Phones: We ask that students NOT use laptops for any other purpose than viewing course materials and taking notes. There should be no texting or cell phone use in the lecture, labs and discussion sections. Courtesy to other students: The lecture hall, SES 250, is very large and prone to noise, making it very difficult for students in the back to hear the lecture. PLEASE refrain from talking in class. If there is a need for a student to leave the class early, they should do so quietly. NOTE: We reserve the right to make changes in this syllabus. Any changes will be announced in lecture or posted on Blackboard. Coming to class will be important for keeping current on if and how the syllabus changes. Grading: The point levels below are guarantees - for example, if you earn 840 points, you are guaranteed a B. We will never raise the grading scale. However, at the end of the semester, we may lower it. Please don't pester us too much about this - we won't know if the scale will move or not until after the final exam is graded at the end of the semester - it usually doesnt change at all! Point values: Maximal points that can be obtained are: 600 points on tests, 110 points for lab, 22 points for pre-lab assignments, 50 points for Group Projects and evaluation of those projects, 113 points for completing the assigned exercises in Mastering Biology and other associated assignments, 30 points iClicker use, 55 points for discussion section, and 10 additional points for leading a discussion section. There are thus a total of 1000 points. Grading scale: 900-1000 800-899 700-799 600-699 0-599 A B C D F

Grades for tests, labs, discussions and clicker points will be posted on the UIC Blackboard course site. Mastering Biology will have its own grade book. Make sure to check the accuracy of your grades in the grade book on a regular basis.

Clicker points must be checked on the Blackboard grade book by the end of the third week of the semester to make sure they are being input correctly. Students failing to check their clicker grades have the potential to lose clicker points. Exams: Each hourly examination is comprised of either 40 or 50 multiple-choice questions and is worth a total of 150 points. There are a total of 5 exams 4 during the course, and the final exam. If a test is not taken, the score for that test will be counted as a zero. In calculating grades, the test having the lowest score will be dropped. This policy is in place to allow students who must miss one exam due to circumstances beyond their control (for example, illness or an accident) to do so without penalty - the score for that exam will be dropped. If a student has taken the first 4 exams, the final examination is thus more or less optional. If you choose to take the final and have taken the other four exams, we will drop the lowest exam score. Note that there is no penalty for taking the final examination even if you have taken all four other exams - if the final is your lowest score, we will drop the final examination score. If you miss one of the four hourly examinations, you must take the final examination. To be clear, there will be NO MAKE-UP EXAMS we simply drop one of the test scores. The final exam is cumulative and will contain about half old and half new questions. There are thus 600 possible points available for exams. Labs: There are 12 laboratory exercises, each worth 10 points. The lowest laboratory grade will be dropped; thus, there will be a total of 110 points for labs possible. No make-ups for labs will be allowed this is the reason we allow one of the labs to be dropped. Associated with the labs will be pre-lab write-ups. These MUST be prepared and handed in BEFORE the lab. They are worth 2 points a piece, and one of them will be dropped; thus, there are a total of 22 pre-lab points possible. Group Presentations: There is a group project that you and your lab group will present to the class. You and your group will prepare a 25-minute presentation on a topic of your choice and then follow with a Q & A session. This will be worth 50 points. Attendance to the other groups presentations is mandatory as you will be assessing their presentations. If you fail to attend and perform peer evaluations, you will lose 10 points from your project score. Discussion assignments: The Discussion hour portion at the beginning of each lab is required and will include exercises and worksheets to complete as part of the discussion sections. The written portion of the discussion must be handed in prior to the beginning of the discussion session. Each discussion session will be worth 5 points. In addition, students will lead one of the discussions, and will receive 5 additional points for this. Like the labs, one of the discussion section scores will be dropped (but you must lead one of the discussions). There are twelve possible sessions, and the scores from the lowest one will be dropped; thus a total of 55 points are possible for the discussions and 10 additional points for leading one discussion. The discussion topics can be found in the Discussion Topics folder in Blackboard.

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Topic Cell theory, cell structure Cell structure, cell function Cells & proteins NO CLASS Marin Luther King Day Proteins- structure and examples Proteins, chemical bonds, & water Chemical evolution, Carbohydrates Carbohydrates & lipids Lipids Exam 1 covers weeks 1-3 Cellular Respiration Cellular Respiration Cellular Respiration Photosynthesis Photosynthesis Photosynthesis DNA, RNA, protein: central dogma How genes work Transcription Translation Control of Gene expression in prokaryotes I Exam 2 covers weeks 4-7 Control of Gene expression in prokaryotes II Gene expression in eukaryotes Cell cycle, Mitosis DNA synthesis Meiosis Development I Stem Cells, Cloning, IVF Development II SPRING BREAK Cell-cell interactions Intro to physiological principles Power of water in physiological systems Exam 3 covers weeks 8-11 Intro to osmotic regulation I Intro to osmotic regulation II Gas exchange & circulation I Gas exchange & circulation II Intro to Neuronal function Intro to Muscle function Plant Anatomy & Physiology I Plant Anatomy & Physiology II Plant Diversity & Reproduction I Plant Diversity & Reproduction II Exam 4 Covers weeks 12-15 Final Exam 10:30-11:30

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Mastering Biology exercises: There will be a number of Mastering Biology exercises to perform, as well as several assignments whose point value will be added in with the Mastering Biology scores. The Mastering Biology assignments will be done on the Mastering Biology web portal. Additional assignments will be posted on the Blackboard site for the course. A score for each Mastering Biology assignment will be given, which will be stored on the Mastering Biology website and not on blackboard and will likely show a much larger total score. Your Mastering Biology total for the semester will be scaled down to a total score out of 113 points at the end of the semester. Mastering Biology assignments will have specific due dates throughout the semester, listed on Blackboard and on the Mastering Biology web site; assignments not completed by the due dates can still be submitted until the final day of class (that is, 11:59 pm on the Friday before final exam week), but students will only receive ! credit for their responses. A number of these exercises will be reading quizzes, designed to ensure that students read the appropriate material prior to attending the class lectures on these topics. Thus, you will be expected to read some material from the textbook and answer some basic questions about the material before it is covered in depth in class. Mastering Biology assignments will be structured so that students have two chances to get an answer correct during the session. iClickers: There will also be points associated with the use of iClickers during the lectures. A total of 30 points for their use during lecture are possible. We anticipate using the clickers on a regular basis usually every class. There may be more or less than 30 clicker sessions, but we will normalize the number of points to 30 when calculating grades. The score from two clicker sessions will be dropped when calculating the grades. If you are in class but have forgotten to bring your clicker, you miss picking up that days clicker point remember to bring your clicker with you. Check your clicker points on a regular basis they will be posted on the Blackboard grade book. If there seem to be problems, come to office hours to straighten them out. Clicker points must be checked on the Blackboard grade-book by the end of the third week of the semester to make sure they are being input correctly. Students failing to check their clicker grades have the potential to lose clicker points. Lab Assignments All lab data (descriptions, drawings, etc.) are to be initialed by the lab instructor at the time of collection; i.e. prior to leaving the laboratory. The lab assignments are to be submitted to the lab instructor at the beginning of discussion of the following week. Graded assignments will be returned one week later. Failure to obtain the initials of the instructor will result in receiving zero points for the lab. Some of the laboratories use stains and chemicals which can damage clothing, so please dress accordingly to laboratory. Neither UIC nor the Biology Department will assume any responsibility for damaged clothing. Also, there will be a fetal pig dissection that encompasses two of the lab sessions. If you have

religious or ethical objections to this, please contact Michael Muller as soon as possible. An alternate exercise may be assigned. Additional Notes: In discussion and laboratory, students frequently work in groups. However, all assignments are individual efforts, not group efforts. We encourage students to discuss answers before hand, but all work submitted must be the students own. If lab exercises are copied, all parties involved will receive zero credit. All discussion and laboratory assignments must be initialed by your TA before you leave. Assignments submitted without TA initials will receive zero credit. No lab make ups are allowed. This is why you get to drop a prelab, discussion, and a lab grade. We are not responsible for lost exam scantrons - if a students scantron is lost, the student will not receive a grade for that exam and must take the final. Blackboard is meant to be a place where students can find out their scores on labs and exams. However, it does not drop the lowest exam or labs. Keep this in mind when determining your grades. Students are ultimately responsible for keeping track of their grades. Students are encouraged to keep track of clicker points and point out any problems in a timely fashion. Bios 100 Lab Schedule Spring 2013
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Topic Discussion will meet; HOWEVER, no lab this week Techniques in Microscopy Quantitative Techniques and Statistics Cell Structure Reflects Function *** Determination of Properties of the Enzyme Turnip Peroxidase Cellular Respiration Photosynthesis *** Group Presentations & Evaluations Group Presentations & Evaluations Mitosis and Meiosis *** Spring Break Comparative Anatomy of Animal System *** Animal Anatomy Mini-Practical Paternity Testing in Whooping Cranes Plant Anatomy *** Plant Reproduction & Plant Mini-Practical *** Chapter in Muller 2 1 3 5 7 12

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*** Laboratories in which the book A Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory, by Van de Graaff & Crawley will be useful.