240 Bioenergetics and Systems Fall 2017 MWF 8:00-8:55 ST 231 M 1:25-2:20 ST 261

Instructor: Dr. Lisa M. Baird Office: ST 481 Phone: X4073 Email: [email protected] Office hours: M 2:30-3:30; W 1:30-2:30; TH 1:00-3:00 Required Text: Campbell Biology, 11th edition, by Urry et al.

Course Overview

This one-semester course for biology majors provides an introduction to the mechanisms of flow within cells and between and the environment. Lecture topics will include and , organismal physiology and locomotion, and ecological interactions. The laboratory will include inquiry into the mechanisms of physiology, including testing novel hypotheses concerning bioenergetics.

Bio 240 and Bio 240L (the associated laboratory course) are designed to be taken concurrently, and constitute half of the year of introductory biology. Bio 242 and 242L, Genomes and Evolution, should be taken the semester before or after Bio 240. This introductory series meets the general biology requirements of the biology major and health science professional programs, as well as the Core requirement for Scientific and Technological Inquiry.

Student Learning Outcomes At the end of the semester a student who takes both Bio 240 lecture and lab should be able to: 1. Design and conduct an experimental and/or observational investigation to generate scientific knowledge. 2. Analyze data using methods appropriate to Biology in order to make valid and reliable interpretations. 3. Explain the basic scientific concepts and theories relevant to the area of study. Identify and use appropriate and sufficient scientific evidence to evaluate claims and explanations about the natural world.

Grades Your course grade will be earned by your performance on exams and assignments and your participation/attendance in class. Midterm exam dates are listed on the lecture schedule and will not be changed (unless there is a campus emergency). The exams will be worth 100 points each and cover class material (including videos and assignments). Any reading assignments are considered supportive of the lecture and may be on the exam. You are not responsible for material in the textbook that is not covered in class. There are no make-up exams. You must take the exam during the scheduled period unless prior arrangements have been made through Disability Services. If you are ill, you must make arrangements to call me or X4729 prior to the exam period. No adjustments to exam dates will be made to fit vacation/break travel plans. No extra credit will be given in lieu of successfully completing regular course work.

Required LLC Assignments

1. Changemaker Challenge: All classes in the Collaborate LLC agreed to participate in the Changemaker Challenge. The theme for 2017 is “Equity Access in Education, Housing and Healthcare”. Student groups will be formed and are required to submit a 2 minute video by November 10, 2017 (midnight). Details are at http://www.sandiego.edu/changemaker/ideas-into-action/changemaker- challenge.php

Videos must also be submitted to me for grading. The criteria for this assignment are: 1) Clear articulation of the issue(s) you are addressing. You may focus on one area or any combination. 2) Do you clearly show how your idea will help solve the problem? 3) While wonderful videos are always a pleasure to watch, your video needs only to be of basically good sound and visual quality – smartphone quality is fine. This assignment is worth 20 points.

2. Open Classroom Assignment: All students in the LLC are required to attend a Collaborate Open Classroom in another discipline. Write a 1-2 page reflection paper on this experience that addresses the following: a) What did you learn about this discipline and its approach to discovering/developing new knowledge? b) How is it similar to or different from what you have learned about the scientific approach? This assignment is worth 5 points.

The Numbers

Midterms……200 points Final…………125 points Changemaker video…….20 points Open Classroom Assignment….5 points Class participation/attendance…….50 points Total………….400 points

Your final exam will be a third midterm as well as having a cumulative portion. The final is worth 125 points and is scheduled for: December 18, 2017, 8:00-10:00 AM

You will be graded based on the percentage of the total points you earn. The following scale will assist you in estimating your grade:

A – 90-100% B – 89-80% C – 79-70% D – 69-60% F – 59% and below

If you have any questions about your performance at any time, please see me.

Be certain that you understand what constitutes cheating and plagiarism. If you have any questions about this, or any other item related to academic integrity, please ask.

CELL PHONES: in consideration of your classmates all phones must be silenced and put away for the duration of each class. Disregard of this policy will affect your grade. If your cell phones are needed for a particular exercise, this will be made clear in class and constitute an exception to this rule. If you are experiencing a family emergency that requires your cell phone to be available, please notify me before class. TENTATIVE LECTURE SYLLABUS

Date Topic Reading

Sep. 6 Course introduction Sep. 8 What is science? What is biology? What is Ch 1 bioenergetics?

Sep. 11 Some basic chemistry Ch 2 Sep. 13 Macromolecules for biology Ch 3, 5 Sep. 15 Cell organization – Ch 6

Sep. 18 Thermodynamics and energy Ch 8 Sep. 20 More thermodynamics and energy Ch 8 Sep. 22 Ch 8

Sep. 25 LLC Open Lecture – Just Breathe – Warren Aud. Sep. 27 Enzymes Ch 8 Sep. 29 Cellular respiration Ch 9

Oct. 2 Cellular respiration Oct. 4 Cellular respiration Oct. 6 Review

Oct. 9 Midterm #1 Oct. 11 Photosynthesis – introduction Ch 10 Oct. 13 and leaves Ch 6, 10 and p. 769 Oct. 16 Photosynthesis Ch 10 Oct. 18 Photosynthesis Oct. 20 Fall Holiday

Oct. 23 Photosynthesis Oct. 25 Photosynthesis Oct. 27 Photosynthesis

Oct. 30 – regulation and transport Nov. 1 Whole and regulation Ch 42 Nov. 3 Whole organism metabolism and regulation

Nov. 6 Temperature effects Nov. 8 Reactions and metabolism in the real world Nov. 10 Review

Nov 13 Midterm #2 Nov. 15 Ecology – putting ideas together Ch 52 Nov. 17 Climate and environmental variation

Nov. 20 Biomes exercise – cell phones and/or computers needed Nov. 22-26 Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 27 Dispersal and distribution Nov. 29 Limits to distribution – biotic and abiotic factors Dec. 1 Energy flow in the environment

Dec. 4 Primary productivity Ch 54, 55 Dec. 6 Trophic structure Dec. 8 Energy and trophic structure

Dec. 11 Energy and trophic structure Dec. 13 Bioenergetics as a way of looking at Dec. 15 Review

Dec. 18 FINAL EXAM – 8:00-10:00 AM

Note for reading assignments: Not all of the topics in every chapter listed will be covered in lecture. You are responsible only for the portions of the chapters that are covered.