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Biology V03:

Introduction to Organismal &
Environmental Biology

Dr. Marta D. de Jesus

(Ph.D. Biology, UCLA)

Introduction: Should I take this class?

What is your goal?


BA/BS (4
-
5 yrs)
eg: biological technician, tech sales, K
-
12 teacher, public
outreach, BSN, etc.


MA/MS (~2yr beyond BA/BS)
eg: tech specialist, lab manager, CC
instructor, public outreach, MBA, Nurse Practitioner (MSN), Occupational Therapy,
Physician Assistant, etc.


PhD (~6+ yr; MA/MS not required)

eg: 4
-
yr college/univ. professor,
industrial research scientist, governmental advisor, etc.


Professional Doctoral degrees (no research required to
finish; 3
-
4 yr at least but more if specializing)
eg: MD (medical
doctor), DO(steopath), PharmD, OD (optometry), DDS (dentist), DPM (podiatry),
DVM (veterinary), DPT (physical therapist), DNP (nurse practitioner), AuD
(audiologist), DEnv, JD (law), etc.

Introduction


What is this class?




Nuts & bolts



Roll



Syllabus



Comments



Helps & Hints

Ventura College websites:

http://www.venturacollege.edu

MyVCCCD.edu
(with WebStar)


My website for classes:

http://www.dewhozitz.net/


Prereqs:


Intermed Algebra


1 yr HS Bio or Bio 1


1 yr HS Chem or Chem 20 & 20L


Recommended:


Chem 1A & 1AL
, 1B & 1BL


Chem 12A & 12AL, 12B & 12BL


Calculus


Statistics


Physics

Other classes of interest to Biology majors this semester:

BIOL/BIOT V18 Human Genetics
{does NOT replace the (usually upper
-
division) Genetics requirement for the
Biology/Biochemistry majors}

BIOL/BIOT V30 Intro to Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
(with BIOL V03 & V04 this will take care of UCLA’s LS1, 2 & 3)

BIOL/BIOT V42 Contemporary Issues in Cell Biology


For some Pre
-
Health students (not MD or OD usually)

ANAT V01 Human Anatomy

PHSO V01 Human Physiology

MICR V01 General Microbiology

Textbook: Biology, 9th ed.
by Solomon, Berg and Martin


Optional: Study Guide

Lab Manual

Grading


Guaranteed Grades:

A = 90
-
100% B = 80
-
89% C = 65
-
79% D = 55
-
64%

F = below 55%


Exams





(36% of the grade)

Laboratory points



(12% of the grade)

Practicum/Practical Exams


(20% of the grade)

Individual Report




(10% of the grade)

Final Exam





(20% of the grade)

Attendance




(2% of your grade)






100% of the grade

Lab Quizzes

PreMed/PreDent/etc. required classes:


1 yr College Biology (BIOL V03, V04)


1 yr Gen. Chemistry (CHEM V01A/V01AL, V01B/V01BL)


1 yr Organic Chemistry (CHEM V12A/V12AL, V12B/V12BL)


1 yr College Physics
(which one?)


1 yr College English


1 semester
-

1 yr Calculus
(which one?)


Others possible: Statistics, Biochemistry, Psychology


Note: do NOT have to major in Biology or even Science, but do have to have these classes.

Do I need all of these for transfer? Usually not,
but
....


Articulation for California state universities & colleges:

http://www.assist.org

Make sure you also look at university websites & catalog
information

Time tested: SQ3RP Method
of Studying


Survey


Question


Read


Recite


Review


Practice



Remember “Carnegie Units”

What is Science?


[French, from Latin
scientia
, from
sciens
,
-
entis
, p. pr.
of
scire

=
to know
]

What is Science?


1. process/method

What is Science?


1. process/method


2. information

What is
not

Science?


Examples:


Art


Literature


Philosophy


Theology/Religion

(and some subjects are in between…)

Experimental design

bias,
sampling
errors,
repeatability,
ethics

Biology
-

What is life?


1. ordered structures



cells

What is life?


1. ordered structures


cells


reductionism


emergent properties


systems biology

Map of protein interactions
of a yeast cell

What is life?


1. ordered structures


2. Standard biochemistry



DNA
-
> RNA
-
> protein

What is life?


1. ordered structures


2. Standard biochemistry



DNA
-
> RNA
-
> protein



metabolism

What is life?



1. ordered structures



2. Standard biochemistry


3. maintain homeostasis

39
-
5

What is life?


1. ordered structures


2. Standard biochemistry


3. maintain homeostasis


4. demonstrate irritability

What is life?


1. ordered structures


2. Standard biochemistry


3. maintain homeostasis


4. demonstrate irritability


5. reproduction & growth/development

What is life?


1. ordered structures


2. Standard biochemistry


3. maintain homeostasis


4. demonstrate irritability


5. reproduction & growth/development


6. products of evolution

Charles Darwin

honeycreepers

What is life?


1. ordered structures


2. Standard biochemistry


3. maintain homeostasis


4. demonstrate irritability


5. reproduction & growth/development


6. products of evolution

3 themes of Biology:


Evolution


Information transfer


Energy transfer

Size
Hierarchy

Ecological
hierarchy

Domain

Bigger

Smaller

Carl Woese

Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) at Univ. of Arizona

http://www.tolweb.org/tree/


From Science 6/03

http://www.sciencemag.org/feature/data/tol/


From Tellapallet

http://www.tellapallet.com/tree_of_life.htm

Domain: Eukarya