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NSU - Norfolk State University
BIO 110: Objectives

Course Objectives:

Biology 110 is an introductory biology course for all science majors. The course is designed as a study of all major living organism topics and will provide science students with:

1) the biological prerequisites for more advanced science courses

2) an understanding of the relationship of biology to the physical sciences

3) an understanding of the relationship of biological phenomena to current and daily scientific events

4) an appreciation of the diversity of biological topics as individual sciences themselves

5) a working knowledge of classic principles of biology as well as an overview of how they relate to modern biological advancements.

Chapter Objectives:

Chapter 2: Chemical Foundations for Cells

Chapter 3: Carbon Compounds In Cells

Chapter 5: A Closer Look at Cell Membranes

Chapter 6: Ground Rules of Metabolism

Chapter 7: How cells Acquire Energy

Chapter 8: How Cells Release Stored Energy

Chapter 9: Cell Division and Mitosis

Chapter 10: Meiosis

Chapter 11: Observable Patterns of Inheritance

Chapter 12: Genetic Abnormalities

Lecture Objectives:

Lecture 1:

-Organization of matter at the molecular, elemental, atomic, and subatomic level
-Chemical nature of ionic, covalent, and hydrogen bonds
-Role of acids, bases, and salts in cellular reactions
-Structural and chemical properties of water

Lecture 2:

-Role of carbon in cell structure and function
-Role of the five classes of organic molecules in biological systems

Lecture 3:

-Structure and function of pro-and eukaryotic cells and their organelles

Lecture 4:

-Function of cell membranes and the roles of diffusion, osmosis, and solute transport

Lecture 5:

-Nature of energy and its role in metabolic reactions
-Structure and function of enzymes, cofactors, ATP, and electron transport systems

Lecture 6:

-Principles of cyclic-, non-cyclic photophosphorylation, and the Calvin cycle as components of photosynthesis

Lecture 7:

-Mechanisms of cellular anaerobic and anaerobic energy releasing pathways -Function and structure of mitochondria as organelles of cellular respiration

Lecture 8:

-Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell cycle events and their metabolic and genetic importance
-Stages of mitosis

Lecture 9:

-Stages of meiosis
-Essential differences between mitosis and meiosis and their role in organism physiology and metabolism

Lecture 10:

-Impact of Gregor Mendel's gardening observations
-Concepts of mono-, dihybrid, test, intermediate, and multiple allele inheritance patterns.

Lecture 11:

-Construction of a pedigree chart
-Difference between autosomal recessive and dominant inheritance
-Disorders resulting nondisjunction I and II



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