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BIOL 153/L. General Biology II (BIOL 153/L) is the second of a two-part series that presents general concepts and principles of biology. BIOL 153/L covers plants and groups traditionally classified as plants (fungi, bacteria, protists) and focuses on organism structure and function, energetics, life-cycles, ecology, and evolution.


The full syllabus for BIOL 153L can be downloaded here:       PDF download


Instructors:                   Justin Ramsey, Jonas Science 168

                                        Tara Ramsey, Jonas Science 168


Office Hours:        Justin Ramsey & Tara Ramsey, Jonas Science 168

                        Monday 5-6 PM, Tuesday 5-6 PM, Thursday 5-6 PM, Friday 1-2 PM


Meeting Times:        There are two, 1-hour lectures that meet each week of the semester

                                  Section 1 (B001)        M-W-F, 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Jonas 305

                                  Section 2 (B002)       M-W-F, Noon - 1:00 PM, Jonas 305


                                  There are seven, 3-hour labs that meet each week of the semester:

                                  Section 1 (B001)       Tuesday,  8:00 – 10:50 AM,  Jonas Science 143

                                  Section 2 (B002)       Tuesday,  11:00 AM – 1:50 PM,  Jonas Science 143

                                  Section 3 (B003)       Tuesday,  2:00 – 4:50 PM,  Jonas Science 143

                                  Section 4 (B004)       Thursday,  8:00 – 10:50 AM,  Jonas Science 143

                                  Section 5 (B005)       Thursday,  11:00 AM – 1:50 PM,  Jonas Science 143
                                  Section 6 (B006)       Thursday, 2:00 - 4:50 PM, Jonas Science 143

                                  Section 7 (B007)       Wednesday 8:00 - 10:50 AM, Jonas Science 143



Lecture Schedule & Downloads (PowerPoints in PDF format)

Note that outlines for lectures are printed in course-pack!  (L08 is moved later in semester.)


L01   ---   Course Intro     PDF      

L02  ---   Chemistry of Life      PDF        Study Guide

L03   ---   Phylogeny & Classification      PDF        Study Guide

L04   ---   Prokaryotes      PDF        Study Guide

L05   ---   Origin of the Chloroplast     PDF        Study Guide

L06   ---   Eukaryotes      PDF        Study Guide

L07   ---   Algae        PDF        Study Guide

L09   ---   Photosynthesis & Respiration      PDF        Study Guide         

L10   ---   Light Reactions     PDF        Study Guide                              



Lab Schedule & Downloads

Note that lab exercises are printed in your course-pack!  Please read carefully before lab.


Week 01:        <No Lab>

Week 02   ---   Lab 1:  Diversity of Photosynthetic Organisms I            

Week 03   ---   Lab 2:  Diversity of Photosynthetic Organisms II            

Week 04   ---   Lab 3:  Photosynthesis & Respiration

                           

Week 05   ---  Lecture & Lab Exams #1     Lab Exam Study Guide                  


Week 06   ---   Lab 4:  Genetics                                                             

Week 07   --- Lab 5:  Primitive Land Plants                                                              

Week 08   ---   Lab 6: Advanced Land Plants                                          

Week 09   ---   <Spring Break>

Week 10  ---   Lab 7:  Flowers & Fruits

                                         

Week 11  ---   Lecture & Lab Exams #2                                       


Week 12   ---   Lab 8:  Roots, Stems, & Leaves                                                  

Week 13   ---   Lab 9:  Transpiration                          

Week 14   ---   Lab 10:  Secondary Growth      

Week 15   ---  Lab 11:  Fungi                        


Week 16   --- Lecture & Lab Exams #3                                                                       




Images for Tree Core Analysis (Lab 10):

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Course photos...

Additional BHSU course photos may be found here and here!