الأحياء العامة (علـــوم)

نوفمبر 30th, -0001

GENERAL BIOLOGY – SCIENCE


BIOL 1305


3 Theoretical Credit Hours / Week


 


Dr. Abdel Fattah N. Abd Rabou


Ph.D. Environmental Studies (Wildlife Ecology)


Department of Environmental Studies, Al-Neelain UniversitySUDAN


 


Biology Department, Faculty of Science, The Islamic University of Gaza


E-mail: arabou@iugaza.edu


University Telephone No.: +970 8 2823311


University Fax No.: +970 8 2863552


 



The Course Description  and Objectives


 


The main objectives are to give a basic understanding of biology and biological processes and to introduce a number of fundamental biological terms. Lectures of this course will focus on the chemistry of life, basic cell biology (structure and function), cell division and metabolisim, animal structure and function, plant structure and function, the diversity of life concerning prokaryotes, protists and fungi. Finally, the ecosystems and human impact on the biosphere will be denoted to.


 


The Lecture Schedule


 












































Week


Topic Covered


1


Introduction to biology and the chemistry of life


2 + 3


The animal and plant cell structure and function


4 + 5


Energy and the cell: Respiration and photosynthesis


6


Mitosis and cell division


7


Animal histology


MIDTERM!


8 + 9


Animal diversity and animal systems


10 + 11


Plant diversity and plant anatomy


12


Prokaryotes: Bacterial cells


13


Protists (Protozoa and alage)


14


Fungi


15


Ecosystems and human impact on the biosphere


16


FINAL!


 


 

Teaching Techniques

 


1.      Lectures and discussions


2.      Report and essay writing


3.      Textbook and references


4.      Midterm and final exams


 


The Course References


 


1.      Audesirk, T. et al. (2005): Biology: Life on earth, 7th edition, 897 pp.


2.      Campbell, N.A. (1990): Biology, 2nd edition,1165 pp.


3.      Alcamo, E. (1995): Cliffs quick review biology, Cliffs Notes, 2nd edition, 208 pp.


4.      Starr, C. and Taggart, N.A. (2001): Biology: The unity and diversity of life, 9th edition, 942 pp.


5.      Gould, J.L. and Keeton, W.T. (1996): Biological science, 6th edition, 1205 pp.


6.      Fullick, A. (2000): Biology, 2nd edition, 760 pp.


7.      McLaren, J.E. et al. (1991): Heath biology, 904 pp.


8.      Postlethwait, J.H. et al. (1991): Biology: Bringing science to life, 614 pp.


9.      Baker, J.J.W. and Allen, G.E. (1982): The study of biology, 4th edition, 971 pp.


10. Brum, G.D. and McKane, L.K. (1989): Biology: Exploring life, 727 pp.


11. Green, N.P.O. et al. (1995): Biological science, 2nd edition, 972 pp.


12. Hopson, J.L. and Wessells, N.K. (1990): Essentials of biology, 865 pp.


13. McFadden, C.H. and Keeton, W.T. (1995): Biology: An exploration of life, 1st edition, 996 pp.


14. Purves, W.K. and Orians, G.H. (1987): Life: The science of biology, 2nd edition, 1271 pp.


15. Davis, P.W. et al. (1990): The world of biology, 4th edition, 928 pp.


16. Torrance, J. (2002): Higher human biology, 2nd edition, 346 pp.


 


The Course Evaluation


 


Attendance, essays, reports and other activities         10%

Mid-term exam(s)                                                   0%

Final exam                                                             60%


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Total                                                                   100%