OSAKA UNIV. CBCMP

OSAKA UNIVERSITY CHEMISTRY - BIOLOGY COMBINED MAJOR PROGRAM

Introductory Biology 1

Outline

1. Introduction: Themes in the Study of Life

I. THE CHEMISTRY OF LIFE
2. The Chemical Context of Life
3. Water and Life
4. Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life
5. The Structure and Function of Large Biological Molecules

II. THE CELL
6. A Tour of the Cell
7. Membrane Structure and Function
8. An Introduction to Metabolism
9. Cellular Respiration and Fermentation
10. Photosynthesis
11. Cell Communication
12. The Cell Cycle

III. GENETICS
13. Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles
14. Mendel and the Gene Idea
15. The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
16. The Molecular Basis of Inheritance
17. From Gene to Protein
18. Regulation of Gene Expression
19. Viruses
20. Biotechnology
21. Genomes and Their Evolution

IV. MECHANISMS OF EVOLUTION
22. Descent with Modification: A Darwinian View of Life
23. The Evolution of Populations
24. The Origin of Species
25. The History of Life on Earth

V. THE EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
26. Phylogeny and the Tree of Life
27. Bacteria and Archaea
28. Protists

Learning outcomes

Students will learn and understand about:
• Evolutionary History (plants, fungi, animals, invertebrates, vertebrates)
• Botany
• Zoology
• Ecology

In addition students will…
– get an overview of the different biological disciplines.
– understand the major biological concepts
– apply the learned concepts to new problems

Textbook

Biology: A Global Approach (11th edition)
Campbell (2018) Pearson

Grading

Criteria

Introductory Biology 1

(2 credits)

Introductory Biology 1

Exercise Session (2 credits)

Attendance

5%

5%

Examinations (2)

80%

-

Prep and exercise questions (Mastering)

-

80%

Class participation

15%

15%

Instructor

Associate Professor

Clement Angkawidjaja