"Biology 202: Animal Biology"
Biology 202: Animal Biology Winter 2011 Instructor: Dr. Ken Gobalet, 205 Science I, 654-3038, email@example.com Office Hours: You are welcome in my office any time I am available. Laboratory Instructors: Adriana Treviño, Brock Genter Text: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. 15th edition. McGraw Hill Additional Required Materials are available through Dr. Gobalet’s Faculty web site or via the CSUB Walter Stiern Library “Course Reserves.” Grading: Grades will be based on points accumulated with scores scaled against the top cumulative point total. Your instructor will determine the percentage applied to the top score. Grades will be determined by the following: 94-100 = A 73-76.9 = C 90-93.9 = A- 70-72.9 = C- 87-89.9 = B+ 67-69.9 = D+ 83-86.9 = B 63-66.9 = D 80-82.9 = B- 60-62.9 = D- 77-79.9 = C+ < 60 = F Notes: All assignments are to be turned in at the start of class on the due date. A minimum 10% penalty is applied to late assignments. For students with concerns relating to the use of animals in assignments (e.g. insect collection), alternate means of satisfying the assignments may be arranged with Dr. Gobalet. Bonus Opportunity Animal Biology (Bio 202): By turning in a review (critique or summary) of one of the books listed under “Bonus Bio 202 W 2011” on the Web Site, up to 25 bonus points will be added to the final point total. Another book may be acceptable, but only with Dr. Gobalet’s approval. The responsibility for locating the book is up to the student. The number of points awarded will depend on the length, and difficulty of the book and the quality of the paper. A printed copy and an electronic version (to firstname.lastname@example.org) must be submitted by 9:30 am Feb. 7, 2011. Schedule Week Topic Reading: Hickman et al. (2011) Jan 5-6 Nature of Zoology 1-33, Chemistry and Cell Metabolism 55-70 Labs: Th-Literature Assignment on Evolution Jan 10-13 Animal Ecology 805-842 Biosphere and Animal Distribution Due Jan 11: Lit. Assignment (15 points) and presentation Labs: Tu-Human Ethology Th-Human Ethology project time Jan 17 (MLK Holiday)-20 Evolution 100-132 Labs: Tu-Natural Selection, Data collection Th-Natural Selection, Chi Square Due Jan 20: Human Ethology Paper (15 points) 1 Jan 24-27 Support, Protection, Movement 645-666 Due Jan 24: Insect Observation (10 points) Lab: Tu-Examination Jan 25 (70 pts): Insect Keying Lab: Th-ESA Excavation, Mammalian Skeleton Jan 31-Feb 3 Homeostasis 668-708 Internal Fluids and Respiration Due Jan 31: Natural Selection Paper (50 points). Printed copy. Due Feb 3 ESA skeletal unknown Labs: Tu-Egg Strength, Gradients: Crickets, Pill Bugs, Lady Bugs, or Snails Th-Insect and Nematode Anatomy, Termite Gut Feb 7-10 Digestion, Nervous, and 710-770 Chemical Coordination. Due Feb 7: Bonus Book Review (electronic and printed) Due Feb 8: Egg strength (10 points) Labs: Tu-Dichotomous Key Th-Dichotomous Key other students work Feb 14-17 Reproduction, Development, 134-196 Architectural Pattern of an Animal Due Feb 14: Dichotomous Key (15 points) Lab: Tu Examination Feb 15 (70 points) Lab: Th-Crayfish and Squid Dissections Feb 21-24 Classification, Phylogeny of Animals 198-332 Protists, Porifera, Cnidaria, Acoelomates and Pseudocoelomates Due Feb 21: Insect Collection (25 points) Labs: Lab: Th- Biomechanics Th-Biomechanics/ Project time Feb 28-Mar 3 Protostomes 333-471 Labs: Tu- Project Time Th- Project time Due Mar 1: Biomechanics (15 points) Mar 7-10 Deuterostomes (Echinoderms, Chordates) 472-646 Labs: Tu- Animal Diversity Th-Fetal Pig Anatomy Due Mar 7: Research Paper (75 pts): Printed copy. Mar 14-17 Synthesis 2 Lab Tu-Fetal Pig Anatomy March 16, 2011 (Wed.) Final Examination 2:00-4:30 pm (100 points) Papers: Natural Selection (50 pts), Research Report (75 Pts) Papers must follow “Format for Research Papers.” A sample paper and “Format for Laboratory Reports” can be found on the Web Page or through Course Reserves on the Stiern Library home page. The first page page of the paper should have the title at the top with the author name, course, and date below. Do not include a cover or folder. Write the paper with the Biology 202 class as your audience. A minimum of six cited references are required for the paper on Natural Selection and eight for the Research Report. Secondary sources, like newspapers, encyclopedias and lay readership - based national magazines are not acceptable. Use original journal articles and cite the sources but do not quote them. Textbooks can only be used in addition to the minimum number of references. Three pages (1.5-spaced, excluding figures, tables and literature cited) are required for Natural Selection and four pages for the Research Report. Literature cited sections should be single-spaced with gaps between entries. On-line web sites are not acceptable unless they are for peer-reviewed journals. Grading will be based on integration (not regurgitation) of material and quality of writing and references. An “A” paper should include supported original ideas while a “C” paper will only report information. Failure to include the required components (# citations, figure, Chi squared etc.) will result in at best a C grade. Although you will be working on your experiments in groups, submitted reports must be individual efforts. Any use of the work of others submitted as your own (without appropriate citation) is plagiarism and is academically dishonest (2009-2011 CSUB catalog pg. 82). Consult with others, but write your own paper based on the common data. Figures, tables, and literature should be all independently generated. Papers that do not conform to “Format for Laboratory Reports” will be docked a 10% penalty. Critical to quality work are revision and rewriting. Strive for professionalism. 3