Class Information



 

  North Seattle Community College's
Biol 160
Instructor:  Aaron D. Clark

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WELCOME TO Biology 160
 

Grade Scale

4.0 - 3.5            A/A-
90-100%
3.4 - 2.9            B+/B
80-89.9%
         2.8 - 2.2            B-/C+
70-79.9%
2.1 - 1.5            C/C-
60-69.9%
1.4 - 0.9            D+/D
50-59.9%
0.8-0.0              D-/E
below 50%

Course Schedule

Week

Day

Date

Topic (Lecture or Lab)

Textbook

Actually covered

Due in class

1

Mon

Apr 4

Course introduction; Science and Biology

Ch. 1

Ch.1

 

Tues

5

Science and Biology Continued

Ch. 1

Ch. 1

 

Weds

6

LAB 1: Microscopy

 

 

 

Thurs

7

QUIZ 1

Chemistry of Biology

Ch 2 & 3

Ch. 2-3 at a glance

 

2

 

Mon

Apr 11

The Cell structure

Ch. 4

Ch. 4

Lab 1

Tues

12

Cell function

Ch. 4 & 5

Ch. 4&5

 

Weds

13

LAB 2: Cell Diversity

 

 

 

Thurs

14

Cell structure & function cont’d

Ch. 4 & 5

Ch. 2: atoms

 

3

 

Mon

Apr 18

Workings of a cell

Ch. 4 & 5

Posters

Lab 2

Tues

19

Diffusion

Ch. 5

Ch. 2-3

 

Weds

20

LAB 3: Diffusion & Osmosis

 

 

 

Thurs

21

Cell and Diffusion catch up (Earth day is Apr 22)

Ch. 4 & 5

 Ch.2, Ch.4 review

 

4

Mon

Apr 25

Cellular Respiration

Ch. 6

Ch. 6

Lab 3

Tues

26

Photosynthesis

Ch. 7

 Ch. 7

 

Weds

27

LAB 4: Photosynthesis and Respiration

 

 

 

Thurs

28

EXAM 1

Ch. 1-7

 

 

5

Mon

May 2

Cellular reproduction

Ch. 8

 Ch. 8

Lab 4

Tues

3

Inheritance

Ch. 9

 Ch. 8 and a little of 9

 

Weds

4

LAB 5: Mitosis, Meiosis slides and models

 

 

 

Thurs

5

Reproduction & Inheritance review

Ch. 8 & 9

 exam 1 review

 

6

Mon

May 9

DNA structure

Ch. 10

Ch. 9

Lab 5

Tues

10

Gene regulation/ “Epigenetics”

Ch. 11

 Ch. 10

 

Weds

11

LAB 6: DNA investigator, Part 1

 

 

 

Thurs

12

DNA and gene reg. Wrap-up

Ch. 10 & 11

 Ch. 11 (briefly)

 

7

Mon

May 16

DNA technology

Ch. 12

Ch. 12

Poster outline

Tues

17

DNA Technology & Review session

Ch. 12

 Review

 

Weds

18

LAB 6: DNA investigator, Part 2

 

 

 

Thurs

19

EXAM 2

 Ch. 8-12

 

 

8

Mon

May 23

Evolution 1

Ch. 13-15

Ch. 13

Lab 6

Tues

24

Evolution 2

Ch. 13-15

 Ch. 13

 

Weds

25

LAB 7: Modeling Evolution

 

 

 

Thurs

26

Evolution wrap-up

 

Ch. 14

 

9

Mon

May 30

MEMORIAL DAY—NO CLASS

 

 

 

Tues

31

Plant and Fungi Diversity

Ch. 16

Ch. 15&16

Lab 7

Weds

Jun 1

LAB 8: Plant Diversity

 

 

 

Thurs

2

(Aaron away) Diversity wrap-up?

 

 

 

10

Mon

Jun 6

Animal Diversity

Ch. 17

Ch. 17

Lab 8

Tues

7

Ecology 1

Ch. 18-20

mostly Ch. 19-20 

 

Weds

8

LAB 9: Food Webs and Community Dynamics

 

 

 

Thurs

9

Ecology 2

Ch. 18-20

 

 

11

Mon

Jun 13

Poster Presentations

 

 

Lab 9, Poster

Tues

14

Review

 

 

 

Weds

15

EXAM 3 10:30-12:30

Ch.1-20