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La Salle College

Antipolo City

Course Outline in NatSci2

2nd Semester

School Year 2005-2006

  1. Title: Biological Science
  2. Description: This course involves life sciences, particularly the development, growth, response, reproduction of all living organisms. Emphasis is given to the biology of man.
  3. Objectives:

At the end of the term, students should be able to:

    1. Understand the scope and meaning of biology.
    2. Have a realistic conception of organisms and their parts.
    3. Understand the structural and adaptive characteristics of an organism.
    4. Apply basic biological principles in daily living.
  1. Requirements and Grading Plan:

Requirement

Grade

Term examinations (Prelim, Midterm, Endterm)

20%

Quizzes

40%

Reports/ Final Project

40%

Total

100%

Time Frame, Topics and Teaching Methods:

Time Frame

Topic

Teaching Method

Week 1

Scope and Meaning of Biology

Historical Perspectives

Lecture

Week 2

Related Disciplines and Approaches

Lecture, Group Discussions

Week 3

Characteristics of Living Organisms

Lecture, Group Discussions

Week 4

Kingdoms of Living Organisms

  1. Kingdom Monera
  2. Kingdom Protista

Lecture, Group Activity

Week 5

Kingdoms of Living Organisms

  1. Kingdom Fungi
  2. Kingdom Plantae
  3. Kingdom Animalia

Lecture, Group Report, Group Activity

90 minutes

Prelim Examination

 

 

Week 7

Chemical Basis of Life

Lecture, Group Activities

Week 8

Cellular Basis of Life

Group Reports and Activities

Week 9

Organ Systems

  1. Integumentary System
  2. Endocrine System
  3. Muscular System

Lecture, Group Reports and Activities

Week 10

Organ Systems

  1. Skeletal System
  2. Digestive System
  3. Respiratory System

Lecture, Group Reports and Activities

Week 11

Organ Systems

  1. Circulatory System
  2. Excretory System

Lecture, Group Reports and Activities

90 minutes

Midterm Examination

 

Week 13

Organ Systems

  1. Reproductive System

Lecture, Group Discussions and Activities

Week 14

Organ Systems

a. Nervous System

Lecture, Reports, Group Discussions and Activities

Week 15

Introduction to Genetics

Recent Biological/ Medical Breakthroughs

Individual Reports, Group Discussions and Activities

Week 16

Recent Biological/ Medical Breakthroughs

Individual Reports, Group Discussions and Activities

Week 17

Recent Biological/ Medical Breakthroughs

Individual Reports, Group Discussions and Activities

90 minutes

End Term Examination

 
  1. Textbook:
  2. Essentials of Biological Sciences by Juliana R. Hafalla, Sarabia and Sangel, Jollence Publishing, 1998 edition

  3. References:

Biology, the Web of Life by Strauss and Lisowski, Pearson Education Inc., 2nd edition

Concepts in Biology by Enger and Ross, Mc Graw Hill, 9th Edition

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