Recommended: ChE/BE 163, CS 21, CS 129 ab, or equivalent. This course investigates computation by molecular systems, emphasizing models of computation based on the underlying physics, chemistry, and organization of biological cells.
I. Body Organization
A. Define anatomy and physiology
B. Explain the relationship between anatomy and physiology
C. List the characteristics of life
D. List the factors required for maintenance of life
E. Use accepted anatomical terminology to describe body positions, sections, and regions
F. Locate major body cavities
G. Identify membranes
H. Name the major organ systems and list the organs associated with
I. Identify vital signs
J. Define homeostasis and summarize its significance
K. Describe the systemic approach of study of the human body and organize the body in this format.
A. Identify the human cell
B. Identify the structures of the human cell
C. List the functions of principle cell structures
D. Summarize the Cell Theory
E. Explain physiological movements through cell membranes
F. Identify the stages of cell division in human cells
G. Demonstrate proper staining of a human cell
H. Identify prepared cells upon presentation
I. Define common cytological terms
A. Identify human tissues types upon presentation
B. Categorize human tissues
C. Describe the functions of each tissue type
D. List locations of tissue types in the body
E. Explain how glands are classified
F. Define common histological terms
IV. Integumentary System
A. List functions of the skin
B. Identify the regions of the skin
C. Identify organs of the integumentary system upon presentation
D. List functions of the integumentary organs
E. Describe factors involved in skin color
F. Distinguish anomalies and pathologies of skin
G. Define common dermatological terms
V. Skeletal System
A. List functions of the skeletal system
B. Identify bone structures
C. Classify bones according to their shape
D. Summarize bone growth and remodeling
E. Recognize divisions of the skeleton
F. Identify bones of the skeleton
G. Identify foramina and processes of bones
H. Distinguish anomalies and pathologies of bone
I. Describe the effects of hormones that act on bone
J. Classify joints based on structure and movement
K. Identify joints
L. Distinguish pathologies of joints
VI. Muscular System
A. List the functions of the muscular system
B. Identify structures within skeletal muscle
C. Describe how muscles structure is organized
D. Identify the muscle organs of the human body upon presentation
E. Summarize the events of muscular contraction
F. Explain how energy is supplied to muscle
G. Summarize muscle fatigue
H. Explain the effect of oxygen on muscle
I. Describe how exercise affects skeletal muscle
J. Identify the three types of muscle
K. Summarize muscle group function
L. Define common terms associated with muscle and kinesiology
M. Distinguish common muscle pathologies
VII. Nervous System
A. List the functions of the nervous system
B. Describe how nervous tissue is organized
C. Identify the types of nerve cells
D. List functions of nerve cells
E. Identify structures within nerve cells
F. Explain how an injured nerve may regenerate
G. Explain nerve cell potentials
H. Summarize the events at a synapse
I. Distinguish between types of post synaptic potentials
J. List factors that affect post synaptic potentials
K. List the components of the reflex arc
L. Summarize the importance of nerve pathway organization
M. Identify the meninges
N. Distinguish between CNS and PNS
O. Identify the organs of the CNS
P. Identify the major parts of the brain and spinal cord
Q. List the functions of the organs of the CNS
R. Distinguish association areas of the cerebral cortex
S. Distinguish between ANS and SNS
T. Summarize the functions of the ANS
U. Distinguish between the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the ANS
V. Identify the nerves of the PNS
W. Distinguish common nervous system pathologies
X. Identify special senses
VIII. Endocrine System
A. Identify organs that secrete hormones
B. Classify glands based on structure
D. Classify glands based on function
E. Explain hormone pathways and regulation
IX. Cardiovascular System
A. Identify the components of blood upon presentation
B. List the functions of each type of blood cell
C. Explain control of red blood cell production
D. List the functions of blood plasma
E. Summarize blood typing procedures
F. Summarize the events in coagulation
G. Identify the structures of the heart
H. Describe the pathway of blood through the heart chambers
I. Explain heart contraction
J. Summarize the events of the conduction system
K. Identify common physiological tests
L. Perform vital signs
M. Identify the types of blood vessels
N. Locate major arteries and veins of the body
O. List functions of each type of blood vessel
P. Distinguish common heart, blood, and vessel anomalies using standard
Q. Define terminology used in the medical community relating to
X. Digestive System
A. Identify digestive organs, their regions, and structures upon
B. Distinguish between alimentary canal organs and accessory organs
C. List and explain the functions of the digestive system
D. List the functions of each digestive organ
E. Explain how the contents of the alimentary canal are moved
F. Describe common pathologies of digestive organs
G. Summarize factors that affect digestion
XI. Respiratory System
A. Identify respiratory organs, their regions, and structures upon
B. Summarize the events in inspiration and expiration
C. List and explain the functions of the respiratory system
E. Define common respiratory ailments
F. List nonrespiratory air movements
G. Classify respiratory organs as upper or lower tract
H. Explain the exchange of gases at the alveolar level
I. Distinguish common breathing anomalies using standard medical
J. Identify clinical pathologies of the respiratory system
XII. Urinary System
A. Identify urinary organs, their regions, and structures upon
B. List and explain the functions of the urinary system
C. Trace the pathway of blood through the kidney
D. Explain the events of urine formation
E. Summarize the events of micturition
F. Identify common anomalies of the urinary system
XIII. Reproductive System
A. Identify reproductive organs, their regions, and structures upon
B. List the functions of each reproductive organ
C. Identify analogous organs of both gender systems
D. Explain how hormones control sexual characteristics
E. Trace the complete path of sperm cells
F. Trace the complete path of an egg through fertilization and
G. Identify common STDs
H. Lymphatic System
I. Identify lymphatic organs
J. List the functions of the lymphatic system
Another way to produce propene is via methanol (produced from biomass via synthesis gas), which is an example of the MTO (Methanol To Olefins) process. (Olefin is the older name for the homologous series, alkenes). Methanol can be converted into high purity ethene and propene via dimethyl ether (Figure 3, routes 10 and 9). Methanol vapour is passed over alumina at ca 600 K. An equilibrium mixture of methanol, dimethyl ether and steam is produced, containing about 25% methanol:
Synthesis gas is converted into a hydrocarbon wax (a mixture of long-chain alkanes) by heating it and passing the vapour over a cobalt catalyst (the Fischer-Tropsch process) (Figure 2, route 5). The (SMDS) is a modern development of this process. The hydrocarbon waxes are subsequently catalytically cracked with excess hydrogen () (Figure 2, route 9) to form smaller alkanes, for example:
Contributions of various dramatic approaches to L2 development are further evidenced in numerous English language learning contexts. For instance, Miccoli’s (2003) case study explored the value of using drama to help 37 EFL students develop their oral linguistic competence in a conversation-based class at a Brazilian university. Instead of a conventional transmission model of language learning, the class prepared for a theatrical production and during the process the students kept reflective journals to document their learning. Findings gained from student self-reports suggest that they experienced an improvement of oral skills, and an increased confidence in speaking in the target language. Miccoli explains that it was because drama created a purposeful and meaningful context where learners used language while jointly making cultural and linguistic analysis of their characters.
Any solid biomass including for example agricultural, city and industrial waste can be used to make synthesis gas using techniques similar to its production from . More recent developments includes a plant in the Netherlands, which is using liquid propane-1,2,3-triol (glycerol), a by-product from the production of , from animal fats and vegetable oils.
II. Principles of Science
A. List the ecological levels of the hierarchy of matter.
B. List and describe the five physical characteristics of the biosphere which allow life to exist on Earth.
C. Describe the biomes east and west of Kansas City with respect to limiting factors and vegetation.
D. List the biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem.
E. Compare and contrast photosynthesis and cell respiration.
F. State the Principle of Competitive Exclusion and the Law of Tolerances.
G. State the Law of Conservation of Matter and the two Laws of Thermodynamics.
H. Describe the application of the Law of Conservation of Matter and the two Laws of Thermodynamics to ecosystems.
I. Describe factors which lead to ecosystem stability.
J. Describe nutrient cycling and the specific of two cycles.
To offer a critical perspective on the landscape of recent scholarship in drama and L2 learning, we closely reviewed and synthesized published scholarly work and research studies in English within the last 20 years. Our research synthesis, largely North American-based, along with some European studies, extends the work of two key studies that gathered research in areas closely related to educational drama: Deasy’s Critical Links study (2002) looked at over 120 arts-based studies, of which 19 were in drama and its potential impact on learning; and Podlozny’s (2000) meta-analysis about drama instruction and student verbal achievement which looked at 80 studies. Our survey looks at studies published until 2012, as well as narrows the scope of Deasy and Podlozny’s meta-analyses by specifically looking at drama and L2 studies. This article builds on the scholarly interest ignited by Stinson and Winston’s 2011 special issue of where an insightful editorial essay along with seven key articles on the topic of drama and second language learning were gathered from international scholars.
The goal is not only to expose students to basic analytical tools that are applicable beyond congestion control, but also to demonstrate in depth the entire process of understanding a physical system, building mathematical models of the system, analyzing the models, exploring the practical implications of the analysis, and using the insights to improve the design.
Advanced topics that build upon these core results will be discussed including: stability of periodic orbits, controller synthesis through virtual constraints, safety-critical controllers, and the role of physical constraints and actuator limits.
I. Introduction to Genetics
A. Identify important people and events in the history of genetics.
B. Define the main areas of genetics such as molecular genetics,
transmission genetics and population genetics.
II. Cellular Basis of Structure and Growth
A. Compare Prokaryotic Cells and Eukaryotic Cells.
B. Review reproductive and development processes.
1. Compare the processes and significance of mitosis and meiosis.
2. Define development: growth and differentiation.
III. Mendelian Genetics: Basic Principles of Inheritance
A. Discuss Mendel's research on pea plants.
1. Solve problems involving dominant and recessive traits using Punnett Squares.
2. Apply Mendel's Laws of Dominance, Segregation and Independent Assortment.
B. Apply basic probability concepts to solve genetics problems.
C. Solve problems involving multiple alleles to include human blood groups.
D. Solve problems involving polygenic inheritance.
E. Calculate gene frequencies using the Hardy-Weinberg Law.
IV. Human Genetics
A. Analyze pedigree diagrams.
1. Recognize pedigree symbols.
2. Calculate simple probabilities related to pedigree analysis.
3. Analyze autosomal pedigrees of recessive inheritance.
4. Analyze autsomal pedigrees of dominant inheritance.
5. Analyze pedigree of sex-linked traits.
B. Describe the outcomes of genetic counseling.
C. Use online and library resources related to human genetics.
V. Human Sexuality
A. Review the female reproductive system and make reproductive systems.
B. Compare spermatogenesis in the male with oogenesis in the female.
C. Compare development of male and female genotypes.
D. Describe genetic sexual disorders, including:
1. Single gene disorders, such as pseudohermaphroditism and testicular pominization and chromosomal disorders, such as
a. Turner's Syndrome
b. Klinefelter's Syndrome
c. XYY Males
VI. Reproductive Technologies and Choices
A. Describe birth technologies, such as:
1. Artificial insemination
2. Surrogate motherhood
3. In-Vitro fertilization
B. Describe prenatal diagnosis, including:
2. Chorionic Villus sampling
C. Compare different bioethical considerations related to new reproductive technologies and choices.
VII. Informational Macromolecules
A. Review the chemistry of amino acids, proteins and enzymes.
B. Describe and discuss DNA, and the following functions of genetic material:
3. Structure and replication of DNA
C. Describe RNA and protein synthesis to include:
1. Messenger and Transfer RNA
2. Protein synthesis
D. Illustrate the basic mechanisms of gene expression in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
A. Discuss examples of genetic variation, including:
1. Dominance and recessiveness (Phenylketonuria)
2. Expressivity (Diabetes)
3. Penetrance (Polydactyly)
4. Delayed Onset (Huntington's Chorea)
5. Co-Dominance (Human Blood Groups)
6. Epistasis (Congenital Deafness)
B. Discuss examples of variation caused by environment.
A. Describe different chromosomal mutations, including:
5. Downs Syndrome
B. Describe types of gene mutations, including:
1. Point mutations
2. Frameshift mutations
3. Spontaneous mutations
4. Causes of mutations
C. Discuss the genetic basis of many cancers including the role of:
2. Tumor suppressor genes
3. Chemical mutagens/carcinogens
4. Radiation and other environmental factors
X. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
A. Describe the main application areas of biotechnology in medicine, agriculture and other areas of society.
B. Describe basic techniques used in recombinant DNA.
C. Explain the basic principles behind the technologies involved in gene amplification and sequencing.
D. Discuss ethical considerations of new technologies.
XI. Laboratory and Research Skills
A. Demonstrate familiarity with the use of online biotechnology resources.
B. Identify basic modes of Mendelian inheritance in selected species.
C. Demonstrate basic techniques for staining and studying chromosomes.
D. Use appropriate statistical and quantitative techniques such as chi-square
tests in hypothesis testing.
E. Demonstrate principles and proper techniques associated with modern genetic tools such as electrophoresis, and DNA amplification.
F. Critically interpret information obtained using modern genetic techniques.
G. Demonstrate elementary techniques associated with the use of key experimental organisms in modern genetic analysis and biotechnology such as bacteria, yeast and Drosophila.
H. Use appropriate laboratory safety skills and sterile technique.