PLANT AND ANIMAL BIOLOGY

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					                                PLANT AND ANIMAL BIOLOGY
                                                  BIOLOGY 2
                                          SYLLABUS FOR FALL 2012




            IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Instructor: Mark Cooper                                    Office: 60-2102
Phone: (909) 274-4548                                      Office Hrs: T: 10:30 - 12:00, 3:00 - 4:00
School e-mail: mcooper@mtsac.edu                                      W: 10:30 - 12:00
Web site address: http://instruction2.mtsac.edu/mcooper

          OBJECTIVE: To introduce the students to the basic structures and functions of plants and animals
          including concepts in systematics, evolution, physiology, ecology, and biotic relationships.



           IMPORTANT DATES

Holiday’s                                           Other Dates

Sept. 3         Labor Day                           Sept. 07              Last Day to add

Nov. 12         Veteran’s Day                       Sept. 10              Last Day to withdraw without a “W”

Nov. 22-25      Thanksgiving Holiday                Nov. 02               Last day to withdraw with a “W”


                     Field         Tide pools – Oct 12th or Oct 13th (12:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
                     Trips         Living Desert Museum – Nov 9th or Nov 10th (7:00 AM – 7:00 PM)


Test Dates (Subject to change)

Exam 1          Sept 18                                    Practical 1    Sept 20

Exam 2          Oct 09                                     Practical 2    Oct 11

Exam 3          Nov 06                                     Practical 3    Nov 08

Exam 4          Dec 04                                     Practical 4    Dec 06

Comprehensive Lab Final: December 13th (10:30 AM – 1:00 PM or 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM)
Comprehensive Final Exam: December 13th (1:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
                                      LECTURE SCHEDULE
Date    Day   Lecture Subject                                    Reading (Campbell)
08/28    T    Introduction/Macroevolution                        Ch. 24
08/30   Th    Systematics                                        Ch. 25, 26
09/04    T    Prokaryotes/Viruses                                Ch. 27, 19
09/06   Th    The Origins of Eukaryotic Diversity                Ch. 28
09/11    T    Fungi                                              Ch. 31
09/13   Th    Plant Diversity (Colonization of Land)             Ch. 29
09/18    T    Exam #1                                            ------------------------------------
09/20   Th    Plant Diversity (Evolution of Seed Plants)         Ch. 30, Ch. 38
09/25    T    Plant Structure and Growth                         Ch. 35
09/27   Th    Transport in Plants                                Ch. 36
10/02    T    Plant Nutrition and Control Systems in Plants      Ch. 37, 39
10/04   Th    An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere       Ch. 50
10/09    T    Exam #2                                            ------------------------------------
10/11   Th    Introduction to Animal Evolution                   Ch. 32
10/16    T    Invertebrate Evolution and Diversity               Ch. 33
10/18   Th    Invertebrate Evolution and Diversity               Ch. 33
10/23    T    Invertebrate Evolution and Diversity               Ch. 33
10/25   Th    Vertebrate Evolution and Diversity (Fish/Herpes)   Ch. 34
10/30    T    Animal Structure/ Function and Nutrition           Ch. 40, 41
11/01   Th    Controlling the Internal Environment               Ch. 44
11/06    T    Exam #3                                            ------------------------------------
11/08   Th    Vertebrate Evolution and Diversity (Birds)         Ch. 34
11/13    T    Vertebrate Evolution and Diversity (Mammals)       Ch. 34
11/15   Th    Circulation                                        Ch. 42
11/20    T    Gas Exchange                                       Ch. 42
11/22   Th    Thanksgiving                                       Something Avian
11/27    T    The Bodies Defenses                                Ch. 43
11/29   Th    Nervous Systems                                    Ch. 48
12/04    T    Exam # 4                                           ------------------------------------
12/06   Th    Sensory Mechanisms                                 Ch 49
12/11    T    No class                                           Study!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
12/13   Th    Comprehensive Final (1:30 PM–4:00 PM)              Everything from above!!!!!!!!!
             Required Textbook: Campbell Biology - Ninth Edition          Authors: Reece et al.
             Required Lab Manual: A Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory - 6th Edition
                                                           Authors: Van De Graaff & Crawley

                 Handouts: (Given to you in class - Free !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
                 Required Supplies: 5 - #882 Scantrons
                                       8 - #815 Quiz strips
                                       1 - #884 Scantron
                 Scantrons must be turned in on 09/20/12 or you will not be allowed to take exam


                                             LABORATORY SCHEDULE


   Date        Laboratory                                            Reading (Lab Manual)
   08/30       Bacteria/Viruses                                      Ch. 3
   09/06       Protista                                              Ch. 4
   09/13       Fungi and Nonvascular Plants                          Ch. 5, Ch. 6 (pp. 77-100)
   09/20       Practicum #1                                          ------------------------------------------
   09/27       Campus Plant Adaptations                              Ch. 6 (pp. 122-123)
   10/04       Vascular Plants / Plant Anatomy and Physiology        Ch. 6
   10/11       Practicum # 2                                         ------------------------------------------
   10/18       Invertebrate Diversity and Systems                    Ch. 7 (pp. 137-155)
               (Sponges - Mollusca)
   10/25       Invertebrate Diversity and Systems                    Ch. 7 (pp. 156-177)
               (Annelids - Echinoderms)
   11/01       Vertebrate Diversity and Systems                      Ch. 7 (pp. 178-186)
               (Invertebrates – Reptiles)                            Ch. 8 (pp. 195-200)
   11/08       Practicum # 3                                         ------------------------------------------
   11/15       Vertebrate Diversity and Systems                      Ch. 7 (pp. 187)
               (Birds)                                               Ch. 8 (pp. 205-206)
   11/22       Thanksgiving Day                                      ------------------------------------------
   11/29       Vertebrate Diversity and Systems                      Ch. 7 (pp. 188)
               (Mammals)                                             Ch. 8 (pp. 207-210)
   12/06       Practicum # 4                                         ------------------------------------------
   12/13       Lab Final (7:30 AM or 4:30 PM)                        ------------------------------------------

FIELD TRIPS: There will be two field trips included in this course. They will be required. You will be
college excused from attending other classes if the trips occur on school days. Missed field trips require a
special written makeup report. See me for details before the trip so arrangements can be made. Failure to go on
the fieldtrip or complete the report will resort in the lowering of your grade by one full grade.

      Tide Pools (depends on low tide)      Dates: Oct 12th or Oct 13th
      The second trip will be to the rocky coastline tide pools during a low-low tide. We will observe
      tide pool animals and plants, and conditions under which they must live.

      Living Desert Museum                   Dates: Nov 09th or Nov 10th
      The first trip will be to the desert. We will observe the differences between different deserts along with
      adaptations plant and animal species have made to this harsh environment
                  ATTENDANCE: Since many of the questions on the tests will come from the lecture
                  material, it is critical that students attend all class meetings. If you must miss a class, it is
                  your responsibility to get the notes from a fellow student. If your number of absences
                  exceeds the number of hours the class meets in two weeks, you will be dropped from the
                  course (no exceptions). After November 2nd, you cannot officially be dropped from the
                  course. This is the last day you can receive a "W" (Withdrawal). After this date you must
                  be given a grade in the course. Excessive absences and tardiness will result in the
                  lowering of your grade.

                  POLICY ON ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: Cheating and
                  Plagiarism are violations of the college's policy and are
                  considered serious offenses. The Department of Biological
                  Sciences takes all incidences of academic dishonesty
                  seriously and acts accordingly. I reserve the right to give an
                  "F" for the assignment, test and/or class and the matter will
                  be brought up to the Director of Student Affairs as stated in
                  the school's current College Catalog. In other words,
                  "DON'T CHEAT OR PLAGIARIZE"!!!!!!
                                                                                                      “Class, who can tell me what I
                                                                                                      have preserved in this jar? No,
                       POLICY ON CELL PHONES: Cell phones and                                         it’s not a pig or a baby cow… it’s
                       cell phone etiquette has become a problem in the last                          the last student who got caught
                       several years. Ringing cells phones in class have                              cheating on one of my tests”
                       become a major distraction to your fellow students
                       and to me. I am now imposing a policy where if your
                       cell phone goes off, you will be asked to leave the room and not allowed to return until
                       the next class break. If you must leave it on for emergency situations, you need to
                       inform me before class. TURN OFF YOUR PHONES!!!!!

                         GRADING: The semester grade will be determined by four factors: Midterm exams,
                         lab practicum, class quizzes and a comprehensive final exam. There will be one
                         grade for both lecture and laboratory.

                                 5 Class Quizzes (15 pts each) ……………………………... 75 pts
                                 4 Midterm Exams (100 pts each).......................................... 400 pts
                                 1 Final Exam......................................................................... 150 pts
                                         (The final exam must be taken!!)
                                 4 Laboratory Practicum (100 pts each)……..........................400 pts
                                 1 Lab Final ………………….……………………………...100 pts
                                                                                                                 __________
                                 Total Possible Points                                                               1125 pts

THERE WILL BE NO MAKE-UP EXAMS! Students who miss an exam or practicum will not be allowed
to take it late. A student who will miss an exam may make arrangements to take exams early with prior notice.
        Final Grades:          A = 1013 points and above (90-100%) D = 785 - 675 points             (60-69%)
                               B = 1012 - 900 points      (80-89%)      F = 674 points and below (0-59%)
                               C = 899 - 788 points       (70-79%)

				
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