BIOL 1010 LOs [Cell, molecular biology, genetics]
General objectives for the course:
Upon successful completion of BIOL 1010 6.0, students will be able to:
Explain selection and its role in evolution.
Explain, in basic terms, how evolution shapes life on Earth.
Describe the cell theory in biology, and relate this theory to other biological
Use biological terminology with correct scientific meaning and appropriate
Assess information (and data) in the media using scientific reasoning.
Use the process of scientific inquiry to make effective decisions/arguments
about real-world issues that have a biological component.
Provide examples of how scientific knowledge is iterative and cumulative.
Observe our planet from a scientifically informed perspective.
Cells: Cell theory & cells; Eukarya, Bacteria and Archaea:
• Describe the cell theory. [Knowledge, Comprehension]
• Relate the cell theory to the theory of evolution. [Comprehension, Analysis]
• Define DNA, RNA, protein, metabolism, anabolism and catabolism. [Knowledge]
• Describe the "information system" of the cell, including the roles of DNA and RNA in
this system. [Knowledge, Comprehension]
• Describe the structure of DNA, using the appropriate terminology for components
and characteristics of this molecule. [Knowledge, Comprehension]
• Describe, at a general level, metabolism.[Comprehension]
• Describe how oxidation-reduction reactions are important in cells, providing an
• Provide an overview of photosynthesis and cellular respiration. [Comprehension]
• Explain, at a general level, the role of ATP in metabolism. [Comprehension]
• Describe the basic structure of all biological membranes. [Comprehension]
• List the common components and characteristics of all cells. [Knowledge]
• Define organelle, nucleus, rough endoplasmic reticulum, smooth endoplasmic
reticulum, endosymbiosis, motor protein, cytoskeleton. [Knowledge]
• Describe the structure and functions of organelles (including the nucleus and other
elements of the endomembrane system; lysosomes; mitochondria; chloroplasts) in
eukaryotic cells. [Knowledge, Comprehension]
• Compare and contrast the features of plant and animal cells. [Comprehension,
• Explain the relationship (and connections) between the plasma membrane,