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Bio 201 - Biology III Organismic Biology
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Saint Joseph s University Biology III Organismic Biology Course Expectations Fall 2011 Dr Jonathan Fingerut 221 SC jfingeru sju edu 660 1830 Ms Susan Jackson 313B SC sj357603 sju edu 660 1895 Dr Karen Snetselaar 229 SC ksnetsel sju edu 660 1826 Dr Clint Springer 224 SC clint springer sju edu 660 3432 Dr Paul Tefft 225 SC ptefft sju edu 660 1827 Office hours will be posted on instructors doors This is the third course in the Saint Joseph s Biology core sequence Lectures and laboratory exercises will include a brief survey of organisms from all kingdoms and more detailed study of certain anatomical and physiological adaptations in plants and animals The lecture and lab portions of this course are quite integrated use the lab to help you understand the lecture material and vice versa Please see any of the instructors if you have any questions office hours will be posted or you can make an appointment in person by email or by phone Learning Objectives By the end of the course you will be able to Describe the evolutionary relationships among organisms and explain basic mechanisms of evolution Identify the characteristics that define the major groups of prokaryotes protists fungi animals and plants with special emphasis on animals and flowering plants Explain structure function relationships in cells tissues and organs Describe similarities and differences in how plants and animals are adapted to environmental conditions Your progress toward meeting the learning objectives will be assessed through lecture exams lab quizzes and laboratory worksheets and write ups You are encouraged to test your own progress toward meeting the objectives through individual and group study answering questions at the end of chapters and on the textbook website and discussions with your instructors Attendance and Honesty Policy Attendance at lab and lecture is required Make up exams will not be given except by prior arrangement and at the discretion of the instructors At all times your work must conform to the Saint Joseph s University Honesty Policy as described in the college catalog Textbooks and study aids You will use Biology The Dynamic Science 2ed customized for SJU which is available from the bookstore The required laboratory manual may be purchased from Ms Clark in the stockroom A turning point clicker is necessary as well You may use yours from last year or purchase one from Ms Clark Lecture notes and other study aids can be found on the Blackboard webpage maintained by your instructors for this course You should read over assignments before coming to lecture and lab Students with disabilities For those who have or think that you may have a disability learning physical or psychological are encouraged to contact Services for Students with Disabilities Room G10 Bellarmine 610 660 1774 or 610 660 1620 as early as possible in the semester Accommodations can only be provided to students with current within 3 years documentation Students are encouraged to discuss their instructional reasonable academic adjustments and accommodation needs with their professors All student requests for extended time to take examinations in a distraction free environment must be discussed with the professor a minimum of one week prior to the scheduled date of the exam the student must complete the Extended Time Request Form and obtain the professor s approval and submit the form to the office Services for Students with Disabilities a minimum of 3 days prior to the date of the scheduled exam Failure to follow these procedures could result in a denial of the request Exceptions to exam schedules requires prior written approval of the professor Grading Lecture Points Three lecture exams 100 pts each Final exam 100 pts part 4 100 pts cumulative Lecture quizzes 10 pts each only best 5 scores count 300 pts 200 pts 50 pts TOTAL 550 pts Laboratory Points Three laboratory practical exams 33 pts each Two laboratory writeups 25 pts each Four Laboratory worksheets 10 pts each 100 pts 50 pts 40 pts TOTAL 190 pts Letter grades will be assigned using the following percentage scale A 93 100 A 90 92 B 87 89 B 83 86 B 80 82 C 77 79 C 73 76 D 67 69 D 60 66 F 60 Schedule of topics Date Lecture Topic Aug 29 M Aug 31 W Sept 2 F Sept 5 M History of Life on Earth Mechanisms of Evolution Evolution Speciation Labor Day No Class The Prokaryotic Domains Bacteria and Archaea Protists Quiz 1 Protists Fungi Nonvascular Plants Quiz 2 Vascular Seedless Plants Seed Plants Gymnosperms Seed Plants Angiosperms Quiz 3 Finish Angiosperms and Review Exam I History of life thru Angiosperms Plant Cells and Tissues Roots Stems Leaves Quiz 4 Transport in Plants Plant Nutrition Water Uptake Photosynthesis Quiz 5 Fall Break No class Plant Response to the Environment Exam II Seedless plants thru Plants Environment Animal Origins and Body Plans Origins of Muscles and Nerves Cnidaria The First Hunters Platyhelminthes and Parasites Quiz 6 Molluscs The worms Annelids and Nematodes Arthropods I Quiz 7 Arthropods II Invading the Land Our Closest Invertebrate Relatives Echinoderms Us The Chordates Exam III Animal Diversity Homeostasis Energy Transfer Nutrition Gas Exchange in Animals Quiz 8 Thanksgiving holiday No class Sept 7 W Sept 9 F Sept 12 M Sept 14 W Sept 16 F Sept 19 M Sept 21 W Sept 23 F Sept 26 M Sept 28 W Sept 30 F Oct 3 M Oct 5 W Oct 7 F Oct 10 M Oct 12 W Oct 14 F Oct 17 M Oct 19 W Oct 21 F Oct 24 M Oct 26 W Oct 28 F Oct 31 M Nov 2 W Nov 4 F Nov 7 M Nov 9 W Nov 11 F Nov 14 M Nov 16 W Nov 18 F Nov 21 M Nov 23 W Nov 25 F Nov 28 M Nov 30 W Dec 2 F Dec 5 M Dec 7 W Dec 9 F Thanksgiving holiday No class Circulation in Animals Osmotic Balance Excitable Cells Quiz 9 Muscle physiology Sensory Biology Review Session Readings Lab Topic Ch 24 Ch 19 20 21 22 Evolution Hardy Weinburg Ch 25 Ch 26 Ch 26 Ch 28 Ch 27 Ch 27 Ch 27 Ch 27 Ch 27 Ch 31 Ch 31 Ch 31 Ch 31 Ch 32 Ch 33 Ch 9 No Labs Survey of Prokaryotes Protists and Fungi Non Vascular Plants and Vascular Non flowering Plants Practical 1 Vascular Plant Cells and Tissues Roots stem and leaf anatomy and Start Plant Nutrition lab Plant Nutrition Water Potential in Plants Ch 35 No Labs Maintain plants Ch 29 Ch 29 Ch 29 Ch 29 Ch 29 Ch 29 Ch 29 Ch 29 Ch 30 Practical 2 Plant Nutrition Data Collection Animal Diversity I Animal Diversity II Practical 3 and BioPac Lab I Ch 36 46 6 Ch 45 Ch 44 No Labs Ch 42 Ch 46 Ch 37 38 Ch 41 Ch 39 Diversity of Skeletal Muscle Fiber Types BioPac Lab II


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