"BIOLOGY 1101 TENTATIVE LABORATORY SCHEDULE"
BIOLOGY 1107 SYLLABUS Principles of Biology II SPRING SEMESTER, 2008 Prerequisite: BIOL 1106 and a course in college chemistry with a grade C or better. Course Description I. II. This course is a continuation of the introduction to the science of biology. It includes topics in the molecular basis of inheritance, evolutionary origins of life’s diversity, the diversity of protista, fungi, plants, and animals, and basic concepts in ecology. This course fulfills goal area 3 of the MnTC. III. General Course Purpose The purpose of this course is to continue to give you an opportunity to study and apply key biological concepts that relate to your own lives and to create groundwork for your future biology coursework. The further you get into your biology coursework, the more in-depth you will be studying biology and the more understandable biological processes become. The study of the living world is fascinating; you will be amazed at the complexity of even the simplest organisms and how one affects another. IV. Course Information A. Hours per week: 3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours LECTURE and LAB: Tuesday, Thursday 8:00-10:50 in Rooms E126, E237 B. Instructor: Mary Januschka, F125 Office hours: M,W 9:15-10:15; T, Th 11:00-12:00 and 4:00-5:00, or by appointment. I will either be in my office or in the science labs. Office telephone number: 763-433-1876 Email address: email@example.com Web page: http:/webs.anokaramsey.edu/januschka, click on BIOL 1107; and in D2L. 1 C. Required Reading Material 1. McGraw Hill Companies. 2008. 3. Required: Metnet email account. We will only accept emails from Metnet email addresses. To activate your free email service, go to www.metnet.edu/initiate 4. Required: Access to a computer. If you do not have your own computer, computers are available on campus at the academic support center, library, and open computer lab. You will need to use a computer for pre-lab quizzes, your lab semester project, ARIS website, and to check your grades in D2L. Computer requirements for D2L are listed at http://www.anokaramsey.edu/it/d2l_studentmanual.cfm Required: Textbook: Biology, 1st edition. Brooker, Widmaier, Graham, and Stiling. D. Learner Outcomes At the conclusion of the course the student should be able to: A. Demonstrate an understanding of the genome, including: 1) microbial models 2) the eukaryotic genome 3) DNA technology B. Describe the nature of evolution, including: 1) the evolution of populations 2) origin of species 3) evolutionary history of biological diversity C. Describe the origins of metabolic diversity, including: 1) prokaryotic organization 2) eukaryotic organization D. Describe the distinguishing features among the major forms of life, including: 1) protists 2) fungi 3) plants 4) invertebrate and vertebrate animals E. Demonstrate an understanding of basic ecological concepts, including: 1) the influence of abiotic factors on organism distribution 2) population growth dynamics 3) community interactions 4) energy flow in ecosystems 5) material cycles in ecosystems 6) ecological succession with experimental analysis and reporting 7) behavioral ecology with experimental analysis and reporting F. Demonstrate an understanding of science as a process, including: 1) use of tools of biological investigation 2) distinguish between deductive and inductive reasoning 3) application of experimental design 4) analyzing and reporting experimental findings 2 V. Tentative Course Outline A. You are strongly encouraged to attend every lecture. Attendance will not be taken and will not be a factor in the evaluation process. However, there is a direct correlation between student grades and attendance to lecture. Biology is an incredibly interesting field of study, but if you get behind there is little time to actually enjoy the material. I expect that you come to class prepared and ready to ask questions, discuss, and clarify the material for your classmates. Apply what you are learning to your own life, discuss biology with your family and friends, and look for articles in the news to help solidify the material you are learning. I would also be more than happy to meet with you outside of class to clarify material. B. Final Grade: Your final grade is based on accumulated points from lecture and lab assignments, and your lecture and lab quizzes and exams. If you decide to take this course on a Pass/Fail basis, I need to know the first week of class (a Pass is defined as a C grade or better). An Incomplete is only given under special medical/other conditions. The last day to withdraw from this course is April 24. You may access your final grade online at www.anokaramsey.mnscu.edu/grades/ and in your gradebook on your BIOL 1107 D2L site. 90% = 80-89% = 70-79% = 60-69% = 60% = A B C D F 3 C. Tentative Lecture Exam Schedule: Lecture exams 1-4 will be worth approximately 75 points each, the final exam is worth 125 points. Lecture tests include multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions of material covered in lecture and lab. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Tuesday, Feb. 5 Tuesday, Feb. 26 Thursday, Mar. 27 Tuesday, April 22 Tuesday, May 13 - FINAL EXAM (part comprehensive, part material since test 4) Alternative Testing Time: Missed exams must be made up within one week of the test date. If you know that you will be absent on the day of an exam I should be notified in advance and a time will be set up to take the exam. MAKE-UP EXAMS ARE ESSAY EXAMS! D. Important Notes: Be Respectful. Be Responsible. Rise to the Challenge. By enrolling in this course, you have become a welcome member of a community of learners, an honor and a privilege for each one of us. Your membership in this community and your success in this course are dependent upon your ability to: Respect your instructor as an expert in his or her subject area and as the person responsible for facilitating a productive course for everyone. Respect each of your classmate’s right to a valuable class experience, free of offensive language, intolerance, or harassment of any kind. Be responsible. As a student in this college course, you are entirely responsible for your own success. Rise to the Challenge. College-level courses are demanding. They require deeper thinking, more effective writing, and greater personal involvement than many students realize. In order to succeed at this level, you must be willing to accept the challenges presented by the course material, your instructors, and a rigorous schedule. 1. PLAGIARISM The concept of plagiarism can be confusing, and there is a difference between deliberate and accidental plagiarism. However, both will be treated the same in this course. Plagiarism defined: "Plagiarism includes the copying of the language, structure, ideas, and/or thoughts of another and passing off same as one's own, original work, or attempts thereof." (from Virginia Tech Honor System Constitution, February 1998). 4 If plagiarized work is suspected and proven, the student will receive a 0 for the assignment and is subject to sanctions outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. The following web site offers an excellent definition of both deliberate and accidental plagiarism: <http://www.millikin.edu/wcenter/plagiarism1.html> Avoid plagiarism by proper citation of your sources. Writing tutors are also available in the Academic Support Center to help you with citing sources. 2. No cheating is allowed. Both your test/assignment and the person’s test/assignment that you copied from will be taken away and no points will be given for the test/assignment for either of you. 3. Accommodations for students with special needs. Anoka-Ramsey Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability in employment or in the provision of our services. With the first week of class, students with special needs that require accommodations should contact the Director of Access Services at 763-433-1350 to discuss possible support services. 4. During exams, no electronic devices like calculators and cell phones are allowed. They must be turned off and put away. 5. Class discussions, it is expected and required that you use correct English and that you participate by contributing your comments and questions in a courteous manner. E. Assignments: No late assignments accepted! 1. Pre-lecture assignment: The pre-lecture assignments are a set of objectives to be answered BEFORE we cover the material in class. The purpose of lecture is to clarify and expand upon these topics. The objectives are your guide as to what you need to study for your exams. 2. Pre-lecture quizzes: There will be weekly (excluding week 1) pre-lecture quizzes in your BIOL 1107-01 D2L site under quizzes. Your pre-lecture quiz opens every Thursday afternoon and closes at 7:30 am the following Tuesday. Each quiz is worth 5 points and questions will be created from the objectives we will cover the following week. 3. Lab assignments 4. Other 5. There will be no extra-credit assignments 5 Biology 1107 Tentative Lecture Schedule WEEK DATES Jan. 15, 17 Jan. 22, 24 Jan. 29, 31 Feb. 5, 7 Feb. 12, 14 Feb. 19, 21 Feb. 26, 28 Mar. 4, 6 Mar. 11, 13 Mar. 18, 20 Mar. 25, 27 TOPICS CHAPTER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 April 1, 3 April 8, 10 April 15, 17 April 22, 24 April 29, May 1 May 6, 8 May 13, 15 1. Genetics of Bacteria and Viruses 1. Gene Regulation 2. Genetic Technology – assign projects 1. Developmental Genetics 2. DNA Technology Presentations EXAM I – Tue, Feb. 5 1. Population Genetics 3. Origin of Species 1. Taxonomy and Systematics EXAM II – Tue, Feb. 26 1. The Bacteria and Archeae 1. Protists 2. The Kingdom Fungi 1. Plants and the Conquest of Land SPRING BREAK – NO CLASS EXAM III – Thur, Mar. 27 1. The Diversity of Modern Gymnosperms and Angiosperms 1. The Diversity of Modern Gymnosperms and Angiosperms 1. An Introduction to Animal Diversity 1. The Invertebrates (in lab only) 2. The Vertebrates EXAM IV – Tue, April 22 1. An Introduction to Ecology and Biomes 1. Population Ecology 1. Community Ecology 2. Ecosystem Ecology FINAL EXAM: Tue, May 13, 8:00 am 18 13 20 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 31 32 33 34 54 56 58 59 6