This course discusses the biological activity at the level of the cell, including cell structure, chemical constituents, cellular macromolecules, architecture, enzymes, material exchange with the environment, cell membrane, cell communication, major energy-generating biochemical pathways, cellular respiration and basic concepts in cell division.
Online Practical contents
The focus of most in-class/off-class (homework assignments) is on understanding selected topics in-depth and applying the information to understand novel situations/concepts. There will also be different activities throughout the semester to help you review or preview information, or to serve some other function as class needs arise.
The Off-Class (homework assignments) are divided into three categories:
1- Reading Assignment – Each chapter, students will be given a paragraph to read and analyze over the course of the semester.
2- Selected videos from YouTube – Each chapter, students will be given a video to analyze and answer questions using the Socrative program over the course of the semester.
3- Case Study – The students will be given 5 different concepts throughout the semester. Students will have to synthesize and evaluate these concepts. Students will be examined in the class by using MS online quiz.
There will be two quizzes per unit, one for the whole unit, and one for the case study. Each quiz worth 2 points. Quizzes must be completed in class using the Socrative program.
Daily activity – Students will complete an MS or T/f or fill-in-blank questions, reflecting on an applying what they have learned during class as well as any experiences that they have received outside of class. Each item in this log will relate to how well they understand from the lecture.
Class participation and attendance will be assessed through the use of online questions (Socrative). If you are present and answer the Socrative questions, you will receive credit. If you are absent from class, regardless of your reason, there is no way to make up the points. It is your responsibility to make sure to register on the Socrative website and to function correctly.
This course is intended to provide an opportunity to investigate an area of Biology and the integral part of everyday life biology plays. We will investigate the composition, diversity, and how living things are connected on earth. Fundamentals concepts of heredity and evolution will lead to investigations into explorations of the living world, the physical environment, and the interactions that occur in and between ecosystems.
Students engage in investigations to learn and explain the behavior of living things in a diversity of scenarios that combine scientific reasoning, analysis, communication skills, and real-world applications.
This course is a freshman-level course at Najah University with prior knowledge of physical science is a plus. Students completing general biology may move onto basic chemistry, environmental science, or human anatomy & physiology.
A. Knowledge and Understanding:
B. Intellectual skills:
C. General and transferable skills:
-Any other available references at An-Najah National University library.
-Internet resources (like YouTube, flashes, interactive animations ).