General Lecture & Discussion Syllabus
Integrative Biology 100

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Lecture Number Lecture Topic Weekly Discussion Topic
Content Module 1 – Introduction to Biology & Nature of Science
1 Course Welcome & Orientation Discussion Welcome
2 Intro to Biology & Nature of Science
Content Module 2 – Ecosystem Biology
3 Ecosystems in Space Ecosystem Biology
4 Ecosystems in Time
5 Population Ecology World Human Populations
Content Module 3 – Energy Flow & Matter Cycling
6 Energy & Matter Energy Flow & Nutrient Cycling
7 Photosynthesis
8 Respiration Photosynthesis & Respiration
9 Global Climate Change
10 Cell Structure & Function Exam Review
11 Synthetic Lecture & Review
Assessment Module A & Lecture Exam 1
Content Module 4 – Heredity
12 Cell Reproduction Chromosomes & Heredity
13 Meiosis & Sexual Reproduction Mitosis, Meiosis & Genetics
14 Heredity & Genetics
15 Chromosomes & Traits Genetics Problems
Content Module 5 – Molecular Genetics
16 DNA to RNA to Protein
17 Mutations Protein Synthesis & Mutations
18 Control of Gene Expression
19 Cancer Exam Review
20 Synthetic Lecture & Review
Assessment Module B & Lecture Exam 2
Content Module 6 – Biotechnology
21 Intro to Biotechnology DNA Profiling
22 DNA Analysis Greenhouse Visit
Content Module 7 – Evolution
23 Forces of Evolutionary Change
24 Sexual Selection, Mutation & Genetic Drift Natural Selection
25 Speciation
26 Evidence Optional Review
27 Human Evolution
Assessment Module C & Final Lecture Exam


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