BIOLOGY 1100 OUTLINE

Biology 1100

Topical Outline

References are to Johnson, 4th edition and to essays at http://www.cod.edu/people/faculty/fancher/LstIndex.html

I.
Introduction: [Ch. 1]["Science and Life" Essays]
A.
What is the nature of science?
B.
How do you think critically?
C.
What does a Biologist study?
D.
What is life?

II.
Life in the Big Picture: Ecology [Chapter 2, Part Nine]["Ecology" Essays]
A.
Populations and Communities [Ch. 32]
B.
Ecosystems [Ch. 31]
C.
Biomes and Biosphere [Ch. 33, 34]

III.
Organisms: [Ch. 4, 5, 14, 15, 16, 17, Parts Six (skim) and Seven (skim)]["Bodies and Cells", some "Evolution" Essays]
A.
What kinds of life exist on this planet? Taxonomy [Ch. 14, Units Six and Seven (skim both)]
B.
History of Life on Earth [Ch. Units Six and Seven (skim)]
C.
Our own history [Ch. 23]

IV.
Where did it all come from? Evolutionary Theory [Ch. 2, 13]["Evolution" Essays]
A.
History of the Big Idea
B.
Charles Darwin and Darwinian Evolutionary Theory
C.
State of the Art

V.
Life from Life: Reproduction and Genetics [Ch. 7, 8, 9]["Genetics" Essays]
A.
The Human Life Cycle -or- What is sex, anyway? [Skim Ch. 30]
B.
Cell Division: Two kinds [Ch. 7]
C.
Classical (Mendelian) Genetics [Ch. 8]
D.
DNA and Genes [Ch. 9, Skim 10, 11, 12]

be sure to make use of the on-line materials on your text's web site.
Pay attention to the graphics, highlighted summaries and boxed essays throughout.
Read the "Exploring current Issues" and "Summary" at the chapter ends carefully.

The articles at http://www.cod.edu/people/faculty/fancher/LstIndex.htm" are required reading.
Make sure you read them as you study the appropriate units.

Reading your text is your responsibility; Don't wait for "Assignments!"


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