BIOLOGY 102

Human Reproduction & Development

Spring 1999

Instructor: Dr. Robert E. Bast
Office: SI 238, Office hours after class of by appointment.
Phone: 687-4514
Text: Human Biology, 5th ed, 1998, S.S. Mader, Wm. C. Brown..

DATE

TOPIC and READING

Hoa

J 20

Cell Biology 39-52

X

25

27

Human genital anatomy and function Fig 3.9, 311-318, 322-323, Fig 17.14, Birth control 324-327.

cont.

X

F 1

3

cont.

Hormones and reproduction 287-294, 300-302, ?=315, ?=318-322.

8

10

cont.

EXAM #1, Mechanisms for sex determination.

X

15

17

No Class - President’s Day

cont.

22

24

Gametogenesis 384-394.

Chromosomal disorders 379-383.

X

X

M 1

3

Inheritance and Gene Interactions 397-414.

DNA and Genes 415-420.

8

10

No Class - Spring Recess

No Class - Spring Recess

15

17

Protein Synthesis 420-425.

EXAM #2Friday 3/19 - Last day to drop.

22

24

Fertilization and early embryogenesis 357-369, 118-119.

cont.

X

29

31

Twins, quads, quints, etc.

cont.

X

A 5

7

Parturition and Lactation 370-371

cont.

12

14

EXAM #3

Immunity and antibodies 107-114, 141-157.

19

21

STDs in General.

STDs excluding AIDS 333-346.

X

26

28

29

HIV Infection & AIDS 349-356.

cont.

Exam #4

M 3

FINAL EXAM - Monday 4:00 to 6:00. Cumulative examination!

Hoa: Handout available for this lecture.

  1. The textbook is both a resource and supplement to lectures. Since examinations will cover information from the text and from the lectures, attendance at lectures is necessary in order to maximize both your understanding and grade. Your textbook has three reference sections that will be useful to you. They are; 1) APPENDICES, Metric System pg A-8, Acronyms pg A-17; 2) the GLOSSARY, pg G-1, which defines many key terms; and 3) the INDEX, pg I-1. Please locate these sections and use them while studying. Because of your diverse levels of preparation and interest in biology the Index is especially useful. If I mention a topic that you are not familiar with, look it up in the Index and read about it. Do the same if you want more detailed information about a topic that I briefly discuss in lecture.
  2. Biology 102 is designed to be a rigorous course in the biology of human reproduction and development for students with little or no science background. This is not a "watered-down" course for non-majors. Nonhuman organisms occasionally will be discussed in lecture. Grades will be based on mastery of the material.
  3. Grading scale: >90% correct = A

>80% correct = B

>70% correct = C

>60% correct = D

<59% correct = F

4. Your grade will be based on the average of 4 exams (each = 25% of total grade). During the quarter 5 exams are scheduled (4 exams during class and the final exam). Your lowest grade will be dropped before calculating your average!

5. NO MAKE-UP EXAMINATIONS WILL BE GIVEN. If you know BEFOREHAND that you will miss an exam, contact me and I'll TRY to make arrangements for you take the exam EARLY!

6. In case of INCLEMENT WEATHER listen to a local radio station, check the CSU home page on the Internet, or call 687-2000 to determine if CSU is closed. Lecture will be canceled only if the University is OFFICIALLY closed. If lecture is canceled, the lecture schedule will be pushed back.

INSTRUCTIONS for EXAMS

(Included here to reduce test anxiety)

  1. ON THE GREEN ANSWER SHEET WRITE, IN BOTH HUMAN AND MACHINE READABLE FORMATS, YOUR NAME, LAST NAME FIRST, AND ID NUMBER.
  2. SIGN YOUR NAME ABOVE YOUR PRINTED NAME. NO OTHER INFORMATION IS REQUIRED.
  3. This exam has ?? questions to be answered on a GREEN answer sheet.
  4. The questions are designed to test your understanding of the subject material. No attempt has been made to trick you with misspellings, syntax errors, etc. Simply read the statement and take it at face value without reference to previous questions. If PART of a true/false question is false, then the entire question is false.
  5. After the exams have been graded, a detailed key will be distributed in class. If you also mark your answers on the test paper, you can grade your own exam after the key is distributed.
  6. Pay particular attention to the format of the questions and their answers. Some questions are matching and some are true/false. Be sure you know how to mark T/F on the answer sheet.
  7. No talking once exam begins! The use of notes, texts, tapes, CD-players, radios, or calculators is NOT permitted during the examination. Do your own work.
  8. Because I allow you to take your exam when you leave the lecture hall, soon after the first person leaves the lecture hall no one may start the exam.