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EB3107

INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY
Dr. Lee Ping Shin
Room S208
@nilai.edu.my
06-8502338(383)

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Course information
Learning Outcomes
Syllabus content
Mode of delivery
Assessment methods
Rules and regulation
Recommended text and references

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Course information

Code: EB3107
Course: Introductory Biology
Credit Value: 4
Contact Hour: Lecture (2 hrs/week)(Wed 810am)
Tutorials( 1 hr/ week)(Thurs 1011am)
Lab (2 hrs/week)(Fri 10am-12pm)

Semester/Year: 1st Sem/ 2017


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Learning Outcomes
Define and correctly use scientific terminology in regard
to biological organisms and processes
Describe basic integrating principles of biology, including
cell structure, function, chemistry, genetics, evolution and
diversity of living things
Describe the scientific method, synthesise information
and solve critical thinking problems
Practice effective communication and self-directed
learning using a range of sources and tools

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Syllabus Content
Chapter 1 The Study of Life
o Biological organization
o Emergent properties of systems
o Diversity of life
o Evolution
o Forms of inquiry to explore life

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Chapter 2 The Chemistry of
Life
Chemical context of life
Water and the fitness of the
environment
Carbon and the molecular diversity
of life
Structure and function of
macromolecules

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Chapter 3 The Cell

Cell components and their function


Membrane structure and function
Cell metabolism
Cellular respiration
Photosynthesis
Cell communication
Cell cycle

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Chapter 4 Genetics

Meiosis and sexual life cycles


Mendel and the gene idea
Chromosomal basis of inheritance
Molecular basis of inheritance
From gene to protein
Genetics of viruses and bacteria
Eukaryotic genomes
DNA technology and genomics
Genetic basis of development

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Chapter 5 Mechanisms of
Evolution
Descent with modification
Evolution of population
Origin of species
Phylogeny and systematic

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Chapter 6 Biological Diversity
Prokaryotes
Protists
Seed plants
Fungi
Invertebrate animals
Vertebrate animals

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Chapter 7 Ecology
Introduction to ecology and the
biosphere
Behavioral ecology
Population ecology
Community ecology
Ecosystems
Conservation biology and restoration
ecology

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Mode of Delivery
Lectures
Tutorials (Test Questions, Quizzes,
Assignments)
Lab practicals

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Assessment Methods

10% Tests / Quizzes


10% Mid-Semester

Examination
40 % Course work
20% Laboratory

Reports/ Tutorials /
Assignments
60 % Final Examination Fifty percent of the

final examination
emphasize on topics
covered after the mid
term exam, while the
other fifty percent of
the final covered
chapters before the
mid term exam

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Coursework assessment: 40%


Tasks
Tutorials/Quizzes

Percentage
20

PowerPoint Presentation

Week
(Day/Date)
1-14
6 (Thu, 23 Feb)

Lab reports

10

10 (Tue, 20 Mar)

Mid-semester test

10

Refer to lab
manual

Total

40

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Rules and Regulation


A total of 5% of the continuous assessment for coursework is allocated for
class participation and performance. Students performance in the lab
include criteria such as attendance, initiative, puntuality, housekeeping and
techniques.
Marks will be deducted for late submissions of lab reports or assignments,
(less than half of full marks will be obtained automatically after due date)

Attendance is COMPULSORY (lectures, tutorials, lab practicals)


75% attendance at least for local students or students will be barred from
examination. Skipping of 3 classes & above will receive notification of
warning and parents/guardians will be informed.
80% at least for international students, or students will be barred from
examination. Skipping of any 3 class & above will receive notification of
warning and international office will be informed.

Punctuality important Students arriving late than more than half of


class period is considered absent. E.g. 30 minutes late for tutorial (1 hr).

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Rules and Regulation


Warning: Cheating

Cheating in Tests/ Examination

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Recommended text/references

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