Bio 103, Schedule

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Biology 103
Fall 2009, Bryn Mawr College


Course Schedule

 

Date

Lecture/Discussion Session

Lab Session

Assignments Due

       

LIFE: AN OVERVIEW

       

M,  31 Aug.

Science and Life

 

W, 2 Sept.

The Nature of Life

  Forum

F, 4 Sept.

Spatial patterns: Scale and Diversity


       

M, 7 Sept.

LABOR DAY

Observation/Diversity


W, 9 Sept.

Temporal Patterns: Scale and Evolution I

Forum

F, 11 Sept.

Temporal Patterns: Scale and Evolution II

 
       

SUBCELLULAR ORGANIZATION

       

M, 14 Sept.

Atoms and Molecules I

Observation/Diversity II

Forum

W, 16 Sept.

Atoms and Molecules II

   

F,  18 Sept.

Biological Macromolecules I


       

M, 21 Sept.

Biological Macromolecules II

Microscopy/Scale

Forum

W, 23 Sept.

Improbability, energy, information, change I

 

F,  25 Sept.

Improbability, energy, information, change II

 
       

M, 28 Sept.

Improbability, energy, information, change III

Motion at Small Scales

First Web Paper, Forum

       

CELLULAR ORGANIZATION

       

W, 30 Sept.

Cell structure

   

F,  2 Oct.

Boundedness and its regulation


       

M, 5 Oct.

Interaction of cellular components - matter

Molecules, Reactions

Forum

W, 7 Oct.

Interaction of cellular components - information

 

F,  9 Oct.

Cellular integration


       

M, 12 Oct.

FALL BREAK

   

W, 14 Oct.

FALL BREAK

   

F,  16 Oct.

FALL BREAK

   
       

M, 19 Oct.

Energy collection - photosynthesis, chemosynthesis

Human Physiology I

Forum

W, 21 Oct.

Energy usage - cellular respiration and metabolism

   

F,  23 Oct.

Reproduction and variation

 
       

MULTICELLULAR ORGANIZATION

       

M, 26 Oct.

Problems and patterns of multicellular organization

Human Physiology II

First Lab Report, Forum

W, 28 Oct.

Reproduction, inheritance, and variation I

 

F,  30Oct.

Reproduction, inheritance, and variation II


       

M, 2 Nov

From one cell to multicellular organization

Human Physiology III

Forum

W, 4 Nov

Mechanisms of cell specialization and morphogenesis

   

F,  6 Nov

Movement


       

M, 9 Nov

Distribution of matter and energy

Genetics

Second Web Paper, Forum

W, 11 Nov

Integration - nervous and endocrine systems I

 

F, 13 Nov

Integration - nervous and endocrine systems I

 
       

M, 16 Nov

Homeostasis

Cells/Tissues/Organs

Forum

W, 18 Nov

Autonomy

   

F, 20 Nov

THANKSGIVING BREAK

 
       

M, 23 Nov

Integrity and Defense I1

Ecology

Forum

W, 25 Nov

Integrity and Defense II

F, 27 Nov

Organismal integration

 
       

MULTIORGANISMAL ORGANIZATION

       
       

M, 30 Nov

Communities

Evolution

Forum

W, 2 Dec

Population Structure and Regulation

 

F, 4 Dec

Human Impact


       

M, 7 Dec

Evolution - Lessons from the past

No lab

Forum

W, 9 Dec

Evolution - Lessons for the future

   

  By 18 Dec:
Third Web Paper
Second Lab Report
Book Commentary