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
01 JulyIntroduction: Themes in the Study of Life
The Chemical Context of Life I
02 July The Chemical Context of Life II
03 JulyThe Chemical Context of Life III
Water and the Fitness of the Environment
Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life I
08 July Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life II
09 JulyLecture Examination 1
The Structure and Function of Large Biological Molecules I
10 JulyThe Structure and Function of Large Biological Molecules II
A Tour of the Cell
11 July Membrane Structure and Function
15 JulyLecture Examination 2
An Introduction to Metabolism I
16 JulyAn Introduction to Metabolism II
Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy I
17 JulyCellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy II
Photosynthesis I
18 July Photosynthesis II
22 JulyLecture Examination 3
The Cell Cycle I
23 JulyThe Cell Cycle II
The Molecular Basis of Inheritance I
24 JulyThe Molecular Basis of Inheritance II
From Gene to Protein I
25 July From Gene to Protein II
29 JulyLecture Examination 4
Meiosis and Sexual Life Cycles I
30 JulyMeiosis and Sexual Life Cycles II
Mendel and the Gene Idea I
31 JulyMendel and the Gene Idea II
The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
01 August Lecture Examination 5