WELCOME: This course is designed to introduce you to the essential principles, processes and mechanisms of molecular and cell biology. Course objectives: to develop a basic understanding of the mechanisms of life on a cell level; to gain an understanding how cells and organisms interrelate. Corequisite: BIOL 1106 – Biology for Science Majors I(Lab); Lecture + Lab = 4 credit hours (an amount of student work per credit hour = one hour of class or direct faculty instruction and two hours of out-of-class student work per week)

150 ASYNCHRONOUS INSTRUCTIONAL MINUTES: Each student will study two lecture slides #22 provided by the professor here under lecture schedule tab. (The inclusion of asynchronous instructional minutes is required in order to comply with state and federal regulations on minimum contact hours in for-credit courses).
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PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: Each of the student learning outcomes address the Biology Department Program Learning Outcomes as follows:
#1: The student will demonstrate a good knowledge base in biological concepts and be able to integrate knowledge with critical thinking skills to become problem solvers. Knowledge base will include levels of complexity (molecular/cellular through population/communities/ecosystems); biological principles and processes.
#2: The student will be able to clearly communicate scientific information; provide clear structure and transitions; demonstrate scientific tone, language, and form.
#3: The student will be able to think scientifically; this includes critical thinking / reasoning and explaining biological principles as well as analyzing and interpreting quantitative data sets.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (Course Competencies): Students who successfully complete Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology will demonstrate:
The ability, for animal cells, to recognize and identify the function(s) of the following: centrioles, chromatin, Golgi apparatus, lysosome, microfilaments, microtubules, mitochondrion, nucleus, peroxisome, plasma membrane, rough and smooth endoplasmic reticulum, and ribosomes.
The ability, for plant cells, to recognize and identify the function(s) of the following: cell wall, chloroplast, and central vacuole. An understanding of the ability of enzymes to facilitate chemical reactions. Explain how catalysts, including enzymes, affect and are affected by the chemical reactions in which they participate.
An understanding of the biochemical processes of photosynthesis, glycolysis, citric acid cycle, and oxidative phosphorylation. Define cellular respiration and identify the cellular locations of the various stages of cellular respiration. Distinguish between the light reactions and the Calvin cycle of photosynthesis.
An understanding of how cells grow and divide. Describe the major events of each of the stages of the cell cycle (Interphase, G1, G2, S, Mitosis, Prophase, Prometaphase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase, Mitotic Phase and Cytokinesis).
Explain how information flows from gene to protein. Describe the major events including transcription, translation and protein sorting. Explain the function of mRNA and tRNA. Describe how gene expression can be affected at various levels: DNA packing/unpacking and chemical modification.

ATTENDANCE:You are expected to attend all lectures according to the schedule– attendance will be monitored. Sign in with your full first name and last name as listed on the class roster. Students who do not provide their full name will be marked as absent. Missing lecture classes without university approved absences will result in points subtraction from your Final grade. In contrast perfect attendance will give you extra points to your Final grade. Stay focused: turn off your cellphone and pack it away, be respectful to your classmates and the professor. Using a phone during the class without permission will be equal to an absence. Missing an exam will be permitted only by prior arrangement. If the exam was missed without prior arrangement as an after the fact make-up will be allowed only by Faculty Notification Requests. (The information is located on the Dean of Student’s website: https://www.sfasu.edu/thehub/sos/notification-request )
CLASS DISRUPTION: Class disruptions will not be tolerated because they detract from other students’ learning. As adults, students should be able to sit through class without disturbing others.
The professor does NOT necessarily give you a warning or make an announcement that you are disrupting class. Instead, points will simply be deducted in the grade book. Students are free to inquire at any time whether they have had points deducted during office hours.
Tardiness to lecture will not be tolerated; it disrupts the lesson and the concentration of fellow students. Reasonable accommodations will be made in cases of emergency situations if documentation is provided. It is the student’s responsibility to provide the instructor with documentation of emergencies. Sleeping during class can be distracting to other students and the instructor. If a student is so tired that they cannot stay awake for a lecture, as boring as it may be, the student should not be in class. Cell phones must be turned off during lecture and packed away. In cases of family emergency the student must inform the instructor of the situation BEFORE class begins. There should be no texting in class. Texting may distract other students and the instructor. Leaving class is disruptive to other students who are trying to pay attention. Leaving the class for any reason will count against you. Hence, be sure to use the restroom before coming to class (a 5 minute break is given during lecture during the long summer lectures). If a student knows they will need to leave class early, notify the instructor well ahead of time. Points will not be deducted if the student has a legitimate excuse for leaving early. Talking/Disruptive Behaviors: the professor is highly encourages students to ask questions or make relevant comments during a lecture. However, talking to a neighbor or other disruptive behaviors will not be tolerated because, again, it disrupts the learning environment of other students. Laptop computers are not allowed in lecture. In the past, too many students have used them for surfing the internet or working on other projects during lecture, which distracts other students.
MATERIALS: PowerPoint presentations for each lecture will be online along with the lecture videos, according to the provided schedule of the course, so that notes can be made and used during the exam. Please use chrome to browse course page. You will be expected to study all prior material available on class page under the “Lecture & Schedule” tab before attending. REMEMBER: draw it to know it! Bring notebook to class for drawing diagrams and taking notes during the lecture.
TEXTBOOK: Campbell Biology, 12th edition. Urry LA, Cain ML, Wasserman SA, Minorsky PV, and Orr R; Pearson, 2020.

Lecture Exams (all together) – 75 pts
BIOL1106 grade – 25pts
Students with perfect attendance will receive 2 pts to the Final grade,
Students with poor attendance including tardiness will lose up to 10 pts of the Final Grade.

In details:
• Examinations: There will be 3 noncumulative multiple-choice exams (#1, #2, #4 as scheduled). Context will include any material covered during lectures and activities covered prior that particular exam. There will be two cumulative exams (Midterm – exam #3, and Final – exam #5). These five lecture exams are equally weighted and are worth 75 points all together.
• Co-requisite Lab biol 1106: accumulative Lab grade is worth 25 points.
• Independent activities: Students are expected to complete weekly activities which are posted in the “activities” column under the Lecture & Schedule tab on the appropriate week. Print and complete them, collect in a designated folder and bring it to class. It will be a time when you will be asked occasionally to pull a certain one from your folder for various in class exercises or discussions. “Activities” are supplemental and help you to self-check on the class material. It will be a tremendous help for you during the exams. The grade will NOT be assigned for the activities.
• BONUS: SI visits (at least ones a week) and perfect lec attendance will result in 2 points added to your course grade.
• NOTE students with poor attendance including tardiness will lose up to 10 pts of the course grade.
• You will be expected to study all prior material available on class web-page under the “Lecture & Schedule” tab before attending the lecture.

SI is Madelyn Edwards, email.
SI meetings are TR 16:00-17:00, @ room M (AARC Steen Library), starts on the second week of classes.
You're invited to GroupMe. A GroupMe link is a chat to remind when tests, SI meetings etc.
T 12:30-16:00, W 11:00-12:00, 15:00-15:30 or by appointment @S236
week meeting schedule topic activities lecture slides lecture video
TR: on campus, face-to face
Introduction to the class.
Virus in the cell.
TR: on campus, face-to face Scientific method. Atoms, molecules.
Water and life.
Carbon and the molecular diversity of life.
Carbohydrates. Lipids.
T: on campus, face-to face The structure and function of
large biological molecules:
proteins & nucleic acids.
Feb12 Monday, 12noon-13:00, BPSC Twilight Ballroom Darwin DAY! GET EXTRA CREDIT!
T: on campus, face-to face
R:Exam 1 (D2L) during class time
Cell structure & function.
TR: on campus, face-to face A tour of the cell.
Living systems and energy flow.
TR: on campus, face-to face Membranes structure and function.
Cell communication.Transport across cellular membrane.
T: on campus, face-to face
R: Exam 2 (D2L) during class time
An introduction to metabolism.
Glycolysis. Fermentation. Aerobic respiration.
Spring Break
TR: on campus, face-to face Photosynthesis.
DNA - cellular basis of Information.
DNA-genetic material.

Easter Break
T: on campus, face-to face
R: Exam 3 (D2L) during class time
Photosynthesis and Respiration:
ETC comparison
TR: on campus, face-to face DNA replication.
DNA packing
April 15 4pm in STEM 401, Dr. Robert (Bob) Marks, current director of the Walter Bradely Center for Natural & Artificial Intelligence “Non-Computable You: What You Do AI Never Will” a technical talk over his latest book on artificial intelligence
T: on campus, face-to face
R: Exam 4 (D2L) during class time
DNA damage and repair.
TR: on campus, face-to face Cell cycle. Mitosis & miosis.
Mendelian genetics.
DNA manipulations & analysis
DNA tools and forensics.
TR: on campus, face-to face Gene Expression: Transcription.
Gene Expression: Translation.
Protein sorting.
Gene expression regulation.
T: Final Exam (D2L) 10:30 class (comprehensive)
Bioinformatics. Biotechnology.
Communication with the professor is over an e-mail avankley@sfasu.edu (please DO NOT email through D2L ).

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NO emails will be answered after 5 p.m. and/or during weekends or holidays.
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