ÇANKAYA UNIVERSITY

BIO101-INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY

2021-2022 FALL SEMESTER

INSTRUCTOR

Özge AKBULUT ÇALIŞKAN

ozgeakbulut@cankaya.edu.tr

COURSE WILL BE HELD FACE TO FACE AND ONLINE. YOU MAY CHOOSE ONE TO JOIN.

Time & Place 

BIO101-Section 1: Friday, 9:20-12:10; H127 (Amfi-3)

BIO101-Section 2: Friday, 13:20-16:10; H127 (Amfi-3)

BIO101-Section 3: Thursday, 13:20-16:10; H127 (Amfi-3)

Disclaimer: This syllabus is prepared to give the students for using as a guide during the course. It will be covered in the course and will be followed as closely as possible. However, changes or additions to this syllabus, including reading, exam schedule, grading, and course policies can be made at the discretion of the instructor when needs arise at any time

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER / SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

CATALOG DESCRIPTION

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of biological science will be covered. Topics include structures and processes from molecules to organisms, cell structure and function, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, cellular reproduction, patterns of inheritance, the structure and function of DNA, gene expression and regulation, genetic engineering, DNA technology and genomics, bioinformatics and biological databases, synthetic biology, applying engineering to biology and nanobiotechnology.

LECTURE SCHEDULE

(It is tentative and my subject to change with advanced notice)

WEEK

TOPIC

1

First meeting

About the course

Course Learning Goals

Biology and Computer

Assignments and Grading

2

An Introduction to Life on Earth

· What is Life?

· What is Science?

The Life of the Cell

· Atoms, Molecules and Life

· Biological Molecules

 3

Cell Structure

4

Cell Membrane Structure and Function

5

The Working Cell

· Energy Flow in the Cell

· Photosynthesis

6

Cellular Respiration

7

Cellular Reproduction

· Mitosis

· Meiosis

8

Midterm exam

9

The Structure and Function of DNA

10

Gene Expression and Regulation

11

DNA Technology

  • Genetic Engineering
  • Bioinformatics

12

PERFORMANCE

Biology and Computer Engineering -Presentations

13

PERFORMANCE

Biology and Computer Engineering -Presentations

14

PERFORMANCE

Biology and Computer Engineering -Presentations

15 (January 10-21)

Final Exams

TEXTBOOK INFORMATION

Eric J. Simon, Jean L. Dickey, Kelly A. Hogan, Jane B. Reece,

Campbell Essential Biology.

6th Edition. Pearson, 2016.

 

Jane B. Reece, Martha R. Taylor, Eric J. Simon, Jean L. Dickey, Kelly Hogan,

Campbell Biology Concepts and Connections.

Pearson, 2013.

 

RECOMMENDED READING

Dan Gusfield,

Algorithms on Strings, Trees and Sequences: Computer Science and Computational Biology.

Cambridge University Press, 1997.

 

David W. Mount,

Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2004.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

CATALOG DESCRIPTION

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of biological science will be covered. Topics include structures and processes from molecules to organisms, cell structure and function, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, cellular reproduction, patterns of inheritance, the structure and function of DNA, gene expression and regulation, body structure and homeostatis, nutrition and digestion, hormones and the endocrine system, reproduction and embryonic development, nervous system and the senses

LECTURE SCHEDULE

(It is tentative and my subject to change with advanced notice)

WEEK

TOPIC

1

First meeting

About the course

Course Learning Goals

Biology and Computer

Assignments and Grading

2

An Introduction to Life on Earth

· What is Life?

· What is Science?

The Life of the Cell

· Atoms, Molecules and Life

· Biological Molecules

 3

Cell Structure

4

Cell Membrane Structure and Function

5

The Working Cell

· Energy Flow in the Cell

· Photosynthesis

6

Cellular Respiration

7

Cellular Reproduction

· Mitosis

· Meiosis

8

Midterm exam

9

The Structure and Function of DNA

Gene Expression and Regulation

10

Hormones and the Endocrine System

11

Nervous System

The Senses

12

PERFORMANCE

Biology and Psychology—Presentations

13

PERFORMANCE

Biology and Psychology—Presentations

14

PERFORMANCE

Biology and Psychology—Presentations

15 (January 10-21)

Final Exams

TEXTBOOK INFORMATION

Eric J. Simon, Jean L. Dickey, Kelly A. Hogan, Jane B. Reece,

Campbell Essential Biology.

6th Edition. Pearson, 2016.

 

Jane B. Reece, Martha R. Taylor, Eric J. Simon, Jean L. Dickey, Kelly Hogan,

Campbell Biology Concepts and Connections.

Pearson, 2013.

RECOMMENDED READING 

Teresa Audesirk, Gerald Audesirk, Bruce E. Byers

Biology Life on Earth.

11th Edition, Pearson 2017.

 

EVALUATION

 
ITEM PERCENTAGE
 MIDTERM 20%
 QUIZ 15%
 ATTENDANCE 5%
 PRESENTATION 20%
 FINAL 40%