Dr. Ty C.M. Hoffman
BIO181: General Biology for Biology Majors I
Lecture Recordings

All lectures will be posted as MP3, so they will play on portable players. If you LEFT click on a link, the recording will play in the browser. If you want to save the recording on your computer, so you can load it onto a portable player, you must RIGHT click on the file to invoke a pop-up menu. Then choose 'Save Link As' (or a similar option, depending on your browser) to save the file to the location of your choice. BE SURE TO PAY ATTENTION TO WHERE YOU SAVE THE FILE, SO YOU CAN FIND IT AFTER IT DOWNLOADS. Explicit instructions are found here.

As you listen to the recordings, follow along with the corresponding slide show that I presented during the live lecture. Obviously, there will be no lecture recordings to choose from until I deliver the first lecture in class. After the course begins, the link to a lecture recording will appear within hours after the lecture is given in class. If it has been a day or more, and the link has still not appeared, please email me.



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Date Topic(s) for lecture
19 Aug Course Overview
Introduction: Themes in the Study of Life I
21 AugIntroduction: Themes in the Study of Life II
The Chemical Context of Life I
Laboratory Overview
Laboratory Recording
26 AugThe Chemical Context of Life II
28 AugThe Chemical Context of Life III
Water and the Fitness of the Environment I
Laboratory Recording
02 Sep Observance of Labor Day (No Meeting)
04 Sep Water and the Fitness of the Environment II
Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life I
Laboratory Recording
09 Sep Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life II
11 Sep Lecture Examination 1
Laboratory Recording
16 SepThe Structure and Function of Large Biological Molecules I
18 Sep The Structure and Function of Large Biological Molecules II
A Tour of the Cell I
Diffusion and Osmosis
23 Sep A Tour of the Cell II
25 Sep Membrane Structure and Function
30 Sep Lecture Examination 2
02 Oct An Introduction to Metabolism I
07 OctAn Introduction to Metabolism II
Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy I
09 Oct Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy II
14 Oct Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy III
16 Oct Photosynthesis I
21 Oct Photosynthesis II
23 Oct Lecture Examination 3
28 Oct The Cell Cycle I
30 OctThe Cell Cycle II
The Molecular Basis of Inheritance I
04 Nov The Molecular Basis of Inheritance II
06 Nov From Gene to Protein I
11 Nov Observance of Veterans' Day (No Meeting)
13 Nov From Gene to Protein II
18 Nov Lecture Examination 4
20 Nov Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles
25 Nov Mendel and the Gene Idea I
27 Nov Mendel and the Gene Idea II
02 Dec The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance I
04 Dec The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance II
11 Dec Lecture Examination 5 (NOON!!!)