Bio 140 syllabus qcc, lecture outline with exam dates
Phylogenetic Tree of Primates
QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
For students to begin to develop an understanding of how a natural science, like biology, is used to
explain the world around us through evidence and reasoning.
For students to learn some concepts in biology that may serve them in dealing with a complex life.
Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology, by Simon, Reece and Dickey, 3rd
Edition, Pearson 2010.
Exercises in Biology, by D. Meyer, Pearson Custom Publishing,2008, Third Edition
A Web site, known as Blackboard has been established by CUNY for every class at QCC. Your instructor
will let you know if this site will be an active part of the class.
For additional information and help go to www.masteringbiology.com. Use your code made available to
you once you purchase the text book.
The lecture grade will constitute 65% of your final grade and will be based on exams prepared by your lecture
instructor. The remaining 35% will be based on the grade provided by your laboratory instructor. To pass the
course you must pass both the lab and the lecture parts of the course with a grade of 60 or better.
You are expected to attend class on time every time. Coming late to class may be counted as an
Excessive absences (more than SIX in lecture and more than TWO in lab) will result in a grade of WU
You are responsible for all material covered in the event of an unavoidable absence.
Makeup exams will only be given for lecture exams missed for legitimate reasons. Talk to your
Cell phones must be turned off in class (MANDATORY).
You have the responsibility of learning; the instructor is only responsible for guiding you on what to
learn and how to think.
Introduction (Week 1)
Introduction Biology Today
UNIT 3: Evolution and Diversity (Weeks 2,3 & 4)
How Populations Evolve
How Biological Diversity Evolves
The Evolution of Microbial life
Evolution of Animals.
UNIT 4: Ecology (Week 5)
An Introduction to Ecology and Biosphere
UNIT 1: Cells (Weeks 6,7,8,9 &10)
The Essential Chemistry for Biology
The Molecules of Life
A Tour of the Cell
The Working Cell
Cellular Respiration: Obtaining Energy from Food
Photosynthesis: Using Light to Make Food
UNIT 2: Genetics (Weeks 11,12 &13)
Cell Reproduction: Cells from Cells
Patterns of Inheritance
Structure and Function of DNA
Gene Expression and Regulation