Welcome to BIOL1000!
Biology I - Cells, Molecular Biology and Genetics
Instructor: Dr . Nicole Nivillac
E-mail: [email protected]
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• Include NAME and STUDENT NUMBER at end. Classes/ Tutorials
• Mon, Wed, Fri : 1:30-2:30pm in LAS C
• Tutorials announced as needed.
- Usually Q & A style.
• Office hours – TBA but you can always e-
mail me to make an appointment.
• Large Class – etiquette! Classroom Etiquette
Be respectful of your classmates.
If it will disturb someone do NOT do it!!!
• Watching You Tube or other videos
• Listening to loud music, singing, humming…
• Arriving late
• Leaving early Course website (Moodle)
http://moodle.yorku.ca:Course outline, News, Quizzes, Policies, Files,
Discussion forum: Q re: course material? Please post it to the discussion boards
if you’re comfortable - other people likely to have same question!
Any Moodle related questions? Contact CNS Client Services:
Voice: 416-736-5800; E-mail: [email protected]
Course Outline (Available on Moodle) BIOL 1000 Materials
• Course textbook available in the Bookstore:
Russell et al. “Biology: Exploring the Diversity of
Life” 1st Canadian ed. Nelson Publishing.
• Lab manual – available in the Bookstore
• Turning Point Clicker – see Course Outline and
“Clicker Information” document on Moodle.
Purchase (New or Used)
Register your device by Jan 18, 2013
• http://www.yorku.ca/prs/students/register.htm How to use your T extbook
“If you ask students why they read the textbook,
they say it’s to help them understand the lectures.
It should be the other way around: students
should be coming to class in order to get help
understanding the reading!”
- E. Mazur How to use your Textbook
• Check out:
• Table of Contents
• When reading, pay attention to:
• Key concepts
• Threads between other
• Beginning soon, we’ll be
using clickers in class.
• Allows us to:
– Check for understanding
– Quickly get an idea of how
the class is thinking.
– Adjust our plans,
depending on what results
Clicker is bundled with textbook at
bookstore, but can also be
obtainedfrom ComputingServices. QUESTION
What would occur to protein movement in the plasma
(cell) membrane if the temperature were suddenly
decreased from 37 to 20 degrees celsius? Explain.
1. Protein movement would remain the same.
2. Protein movement would increase.
3. Protein movement would decrease. Slides
• I’ll try to get slides posted ahead of class
whenever possible. If not possible before
class, they will be posted as soon as I can after
• Posted slides may differ slightly from those
shown in class.
• The notes *you* make are the most valuable
in terms of learning the material.
• Clicker questions posted after class. Assessment
Must pass both the lecture and laboratory independently in order
to pass the course.
Item Weight Date
Test 1 18% Feb 8
Test 2 22% March 15
Final exam 33% TBA
Laboratory 22% Throughout course
Additional Activities (e.g. click5% Throughout course
questions, reading quizzes etc.)
• The final exam will be cumulative.
• Clicker questions, Moodle quizzes/assignments, surveys, are relatively small activities
contributing towards total points; lowest 20% will be dropped. Moodle Quizzes
• “Test” quiz (activities grade)
o To test Moodle settings
o Contributes towards participation grade
o Must be completed by Jan 18, 2013
• Reading Quizzes (acti