BIOLOGY 303

Cell Biology

Spring 1999

Instructors Office Hours:

Dr. Robert E. Bast, SI-238, 687-4514 After class to 12:00 on Thursday or by appointment
Dr. Paul Doerder, SR-253, 687-2442 After class to 12:00 on Tuesday or by appointment

Dr. Doerder will maintain course grades, but we will cooperate when making and grading exams.

Text:Essential Cell Biology, An Introduction to the Molecular Biology of the Cell, 1998, Alberts et al., Garland Publishing, Inc.
The laboratory manual will be distributed in lab.

DATE

Instructor

TOPIC and READING ASSIGNMENT

J 19

21

B, D

D

Orientation; Chs. 1 to 4, review on your own time; Ch. 5 highlights.

Ch. 6, DNA Repair & 7, RNA and the origin of life.

26

28

D

D

Ch. 8 - Chromosomes and Gene Regulation.

F 4

6

D

D

Ch. 9 - Genetic Variation.

9

11

D

D

EXAM 1

16

18

B

B

Ch. 10 - DNA Technology.

Ch. 11 - Membrane Structure, review.

23

25

B

B

Ch. 12 - Membrane Transport, review Na+ - K+ pump, pg 383 to end of chapter.

M 2

4

B

B

Ch. 13 - Energy Generation in Mitochondria and Chloroplasts, mitochondria and chloroplast structure and photosynthesis.

9

11

-

-

Spring Break

16

18

B

D

Exam 2

Ch. 14 - Intracellular Components and Transport. Last day to drop!

23

25

B

B

cont.

30

A 1

B

B

Ch. 15 - Cell Communication.

Ch. 16. - Cytoskeleton.

6

8

B

B

cont.

13

15

B

D

Exam 3

Ch. 17 - Cell Division.

20

22

D

D

Ch. 18 - Cell-cycle Control and Cell Death.

27

29

B

-

Ch. 19 - Tissues. Topics to page 612.

No Class - Monday classes scheduled.

M 6

B, D

Final 8:30 to 10:30

How course grade is determined:

Exams 1, 2, & 3 = 15% each

Final Exam = 30%. ½ of Final covers new material, ½ of Final is accumulative.

Laboratory = 25%

Grading scale:

A= 90% to 100%

B= 80% to 89%

C= 70% to 79%

D= 60% to 69%

F= <60%

You are responsible for learning all the information in assigned text readings and all material presented in class.