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Quizzes
and Exams

Laboratory
Work

Aug. 22-26

Course Introduction

The Process of Science

Biology:The Study of Life

Quiz #1
(due 8/28)

Laboratory Information

Introductory Assignment (Assignment 1)

Aug. 29-Sept. 2

The Chemistry of Life: Water

The Chemistry of Life: Organic Molecules

Quiz #2
(due 9/4

Scientific Investigation
(Assignment 2)

Sept. 5-9
(Labor Day
Sept. 5)

Enzymes and Energy

Introduction to Cells

No Quiz Enzymes and Biochemical Assays
(Assignment 3)
Sept. 12-16


Prokaryotes: Single-Celled Organisms

Eukaryotes: Animal Cells I

EXAM 1:
Sept. 14-16

Microscopes and Cells
(Assignment 4)
Sept. 19-23

Eukaryote: Animal Cells II

Eukaryotes: Fungal cells and Protista

Quiz #3
(due 9/25)
Metabolism: Respiration and Fermentation
(Assignment 5)
Sept. 26-30

Eukaryotes: Plant Cells

The Cell Cycle I

Quiz #4
(due 10/2)
Metabolism:
Photosynthesis

(Assignment 6)
Oct. 3-7

The Cell Cycle II

The Purpose and Process of Meiosis

Quiz #5
(due 10/9)
Cells and Cell Division (Assignment 7)

Oct. 10-14
(Fall break
Oct. 10-11)

Patterns of Inheritance

EXAM 2:
Oct.12-14
No laboratory


Oct. 17-21

Linkage and Genetic Disorders

The Molecular Basis of Inheritance

Quiz #6
(due 10/23)

Introduction to Genetics
(Assignment 8)

Oct. 24-28

Gene regulation

Development of Plants

Quiz #7
(due 10/30)
Solving Genetics Problems
(Assignment 9)
Oct. 31-Nov. 5

Development of Animals I

Development of Animals II

Quiz #8
(due 11/7)

Development I
(Assignment 10)

Nov. 7-11

Developmental Genetics

Bacterial and Viral Genetics

EXAM 3:
Nov. 7-9
Development II
(Assignment 11)
Nov. 14-18

Genetic Technology and Bioinformatics

Biotechnology

Quiz #9
(due 11/20)

Molecular Genetics
(Assignment 12)

Nov. 21-25
(Thanskgiving
Nov. 23-25)

The Plasma Membrane

Quiz #10
(due 12/2, FRIDAY)
Biotechnology
( Assignment 13)

Nov. 28-Dec. 2
(Last day of class Dec. 5)

Cell Communication I

Cell Communication II

No quizNo laboratory

Final Exam: December 7-9