Katja Köhler: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021
|Name||Dr. Katja Köhler|
Inst. f. Molekulare Systembiologie
ETH Zürich, HPM E 41.1
|Telephone||+41 44 633 30 47|
|551-0016-00L||Biology II||2 credits||2V||M. Stoffel, E. Hafen, K. Köhler|
|Abstract||The lecture course Biology II, together with the course Biology I of the previous winter semester, is a basic introductory course into biology for students of materials sciences, of chemistry and of chemical engineering.|
|Objective||The objective of the lecture course Biology II is the understanding of form, function, and development of animals and of the basic underlying mechanisms.|
|Content||The following numbers of chapters refer to the text-book "Biology" (Campbell & Rees, 10th edition, 2015) on which the course is based.|
Chapters 1-4 are a basic prerequisite. The sections "Structure of the Cell" (Chapters 5-10, 12, 17) and "General Genetics" (Chapters 13-16, 18, 46) are covered by the lecture Biology I.
1. Genomes, DNA Technology, Genetic Basis of Development
Chapter 19: Eukaryotic Genomes: Organization, Regulation, and Evolution
Chapter 20: DNA Technology and Genomics
Chapter 21: The Genetic Basis of Development
2. Form, Function, and Development of Animals I
Chapter 40: Basic Principles of Animal Form and Function
Chapter 41: Animal Nutrition
Chapter 44: Osmoregulation and Excretion
Chapter 47: Animal Development
3. Form, Function, and Develeopment of Animals II
Chapter 42: Circulation and Gas Exchange
Chapter 43: The Immune System
Chapter 45: Hormones and the Endocrine System
Chapter 48: Nervous Systems
Chapter 49: Sensory and Motor Mechanisms
|Lecture notes||The course follows closely the recommended text-book. Additional handouts may be provided by the lecturers.|
|Literature||The following text-book is the basis for the courses Biology I and II:|
Biology, Campbell and Rees, 10th Edition, 2015, Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, ISBN 978-3-8632-6725-4
|Prerequisites / Notice||Prerequisite: Lecture course Biology I of autumn semester|
|551-0974-00L||Specialized Biology Course with an Educational Focus: Biological Concepts||6 credits||2G + 13A||E. Hafen, K. Köhler, H. Stocker|
|Abstract||Specialist aspects of biology with a focus on biological concepts and misconceptions are covered from the angle of imparting these to pupils, their historical development, and their significance for the subject, the individual and society.|
|Objective||After successful completion of the module, students should be able|
- to explain biological concepts and principles, as well as the way they fit together
- to recognise and to correct existing misconceptions
- to analyse controversial topics and to give factual explanations for these
- to conduct more in-depth work on a research topic and to compile a tuition unit based on this topic
- to prepare tuition units involving complex learning matter at a high specialist level which are suitably tailored to the recipients, and to teach these in a manner conducive to learning.
|Content||Selected biological topics are dealt with under consideration of the special needs of persons involved in teaching.|
The module comprises lectures, a book club, and a seminar thesis.
|Lecture notes||Teaching materials are available online on Moodle.|
|Literature||Literature and references are posted online on Moodle.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||The Specialized Biology Course with an Educational Focus consists of two modules (6 CP each). In the fall semester, the focus is on evolution. The module of the spring semester deals with biological concepts. Students attending both modules can start with either module.|
Performance is assessed during the course of the entire module. Active participation in the course is required. The electronic thesis and an oral presentation have to be completed.
The Specialized Biology Course with an Educational Focus (6+6 CP) can be acknowledged, in agreement with the advisor of the respective elective major, as one of the two obligatory research projects (each 15 CP). In such a case, additional 3 CP must be obtained in another course.
In case of overbooking of the course, students enrolled in the Teaching Diploma in Biology will have priority.