NS103 Biology

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
NS103 Biology 3 0 6 Mo, 13:00-14:50; Wed, 11:00-11:50
Prerequisite It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Ayla Arslan Office Hours / Room / Phone
Wednesday:
14:00-17:00
Thursday:
14:00-16:00
A F1.14 - 033 957 237
E-mail aarslan@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives The purpose of this course is to provide students with the introductory level principles, mechanisms, and methodology of biological sciences with special emphasis on molecular and cellular aspects of living systems.
Textbook Biology, Concepts and Connections, Campbell-Reece-Taylor-Simon, 2011, Pearson, 7th Edition.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Explain the principles of scientific methodology.
  2. Define biological terms and explain associated mechanisms using these terms.
  3. Communicate biological concepts clearly and accurately.
  4. Explain biology as a creative activity in variety of research and application fields.
Teaching Methods Lecturing. Class discussions with examples. Assigments. Student centered learning
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 The scope of biology Chapter 1
Week 2 The process of science Chapter 1
Week 3 The Chemical Basis of Life I Chapter 2
Week 4 The Chemical Basis of Life II Chapter 2
Week 5 The Molecules of Cell Chapter 3
Week 6 The Molecules of Cell Chapter 3
Week 7 Introduction to the cell Chapter 4
Week 8 Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells Chapter 4
Week 9 Membrane Structure Chapter 5
Week 10 Membrane Function Chapter 5
Week 11 Recombinant DNA technology Chapter 12
Week 12 Recombinant DNA technology Chapter 12
Week 13 Genomics Chapter 12
Week 14 Review
Week 15 Review
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Ouizes 2 20 1,2,3
In-term exam 1 30 1,2,3
Participation and attendance 10
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 Final Exam Study 20 1 20
Home study 7 10 70 Home study 7 10 70
In-term Exam Study 165 1 15
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 19/03/2020
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