Goals of the Course(JPN)
Goals of the Course
|Aims: This course aims to develop students' foundation in primary cell organization.
The course provides students with an overview of cell structure, protein structure and function, and fundamental genetic processes in the cell.
Objectives of the Course(JPN)
Objectives of the Course
|By the end of the course, students should be able to understand and explain the following topics in appropriate scientific terminology:
(1) overall cellular organization
(2) molecular structure of proteins and its importance for all cellular processes
(3) how the genetic material is maintained and expressed in cells
(4) how these genetic mechanisms impact evolution
Students will also develop a theoretical understanding of molecular biology laboratory techniques.
Course Content / Plan
|1. Basic cell organization
2. Protein structure and function
3. Structure of DNA and chromosomes
4. DNA replication, repair, and recombination
5. DNA expression
6. Control of gene expression
7. Introduction to evolutionary biology
8. Introduction to molecular biology methods
Course Prerequisites and Related Courses
|Strongly recommended to have completed Fundamentals of Biology I|
Course Evaluation Method and Criteria
|Evaluation is based on class participation, assignments, and examinations. A score of at least 60/100 is required to receive a passing grade.|
|Essential Cell Biology, Fifth Edition, B. Alberts et al., W. W. Norton|
|Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition, B. Alberts et al., W. W. Norton|
Study Load(Self-directed Learning Outside Course Hours)
|Students are required to read the assigned textbook content for each class and prepare assignments when needed. Preparation and active participation are essential to facilitate deeper discussion during class time.|
Language Used in the Course
Lecture format, etc.
|In-person (live online and on-demand video will be available when necessary)|
Additional measures for remote class (on-demand class)