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Course Descriptions

SUMMER SESSION

CHM 131 Chemical Concepts, Systems and Practices I

Instructor: D. Hickey

Prerequisites: High school chemistry, trigonometry, and analytical geometry.

Description: This course is an introduction to the concepts of chemistry. Topics include: properties of gases, liquids, and solids; chemical equilibrium, acids and bases; solubility equilibria, oxidation-reduction reactions; and chemical thermodynamics. Students whose curriculum requires a laboratory should also register for the lab. Each student taking the laboratory must pay a lab fee of $50.

Offered: Summer


CHM 132 Chemical Concepts, Systems and Practices II

Instructor: D. Hickey

Prerequisites: CHM 131 with a grade of C- or better

Description: A continuation of CHM 131, emphasizing a microscopic approach to chemical system. Topics covered include: Properties of atoms, atomic structure, chemical bonding, kinetics, and the descriptive chemistry of main group and transition elements. Students whose curriculum requires a laboratory should also register for the lab. Each student taking the laboratory must pay a lab fee of $50.

Offered: Summer

FALL SEMESTER

BIO 110 Principles of Biology I

Instructor: A. Olek

Course Work: Three 50 minute lectures and one 2 hour problem-based workshop per week

Exams: Three 90-minute exams and one 3-hour final exam

Prerequisites: Completion or concurrent enrollment in CHM 131 or equivalent

Description: The first semester in a year long course sequence designed for majors and minors in biology. Major topics include: biochemistry, molecular and cellular evolution, cell reproduction, fundamentals of genetics and molecular biology.

Offered: Fall


BIO 105 Introductory Biology Laboratory (1 credit)

Instructor: A. Olek

Course Work: Laboratory meets for one 3 1/2 hour session each week.

Exams: Quizzes, Laboratory reports and other assignments, Lab practical

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the UR Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical program

Description: The laboratory experiments complement lecture material in BIO 110, Principles of Biology I. Topics include protein and nucleic acid structure, enzyme activity, cell and tissue structure, and cell reproduction. The laboratory emphasizes experimental design and data analysis.

Offered: Fall


BIO 198 Principles of Genetics

Instructor: E. Sia

Course Work: Three 50 min lectures and one 50 min problem based recitation per week

Exams: Three 1 hour exams and a comprehensive final exam

Prerequisites: BIO 110 and completion of or concurrent enrollment in CHM 203

Description: Methods of genetic analysis are stressed. Topics include: Mendelian assortment; gene interaction; linkage and mapping; methods of genetic analysis in yeast, bacteria and phage; DNA replication, recombination, repair and mutation; gene expression and its regulation; transposons and retroviruses; recombinant DNA technologies; cancer as a genetic disease.

Offered: Fall


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