BIOL 2001 Animals form and function by Yearoveryear


									                                 BIOL 2001 Animals: form and function
                                         Course outline 2004
Instructor:       Dr. K.M. Gilmour
Office hours:     Nesbitt 239, Mon. 10:30 – 12:30
Contact info:     phone 520-2600 x1608, e-mail

Lectures:         3380 Mackenzie; Mon., Wed. and Fri. 9:35 – 10:25
Labs:             114 Tory, Mon. to Fri. 13:30 – 16:30
                  The laboratory allows us to compare the reality of form and function in a diversity of animals. The
                  observations and dissections that you will carry out in the lab will enable you to see the structures
                  that can be described only inadequately in lectures. The dissections are compulsory as a part of
                  the lab work. Overall, the lectures and labs are structured to complement each other.

Text:             BIOL 2001 does not have a required text – any first year biology text is adequate. However, for
                  convenience, references provided in lectures/course notes will be for N.A. Campbell and J.B.
                  Reece, Biology, 6th edition, 2002 (i.e. the text used for BIOL 1003 and BIOL 1004).

Distribution of marks:     Lab exercises                          25%
                           Lab exams (10% and 15%)                25%
                           Midterm                                20%
                           Final exam                             30%
The midterm and final exam will consist of multiple-choice and/or short-answer questions. The final exam will cover
all of the material presented in the course. Because 50% of your grade is based on laboratory work, your
performance in the lab strongly affects your success in the course! All tests and exams will be written at the time and
place specified by the instructor, lab co-ordinator or scheduling office. Students absent from the midterm or lab
exams must apply in writing to the instructor within 7 days after the test. The application must be accompanied by a
medical certificate or other documentation which indicates that the student’s absence was due to circumstances
beyond his/her control. Failure to write a midterm or lab exam for adequate medical reasons will result in the marks
for that component being added to the final exam, i.e. there will be no makeup midterms or lab exams.

Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities
Students with a disability who require academic accommodation should contact a co-ordinator at the Paul Menton
Centre to complete the necessary forms. After registering with the PMC, make an appointment to meet and discuss
your needs with me at least two weeks prior to the first in-class test. Please note that the deadline for submitting
completed forms to the PMC for formally scheduled exam accommodations is March 12th for April exams.

Plagiarism is the presentation, in any form, of another person's writings, images or ideas as your own work, without
expressly giving credit to that person. Placing a sentence or paragraph from another person's work into your text,
without a proper reference, is plagiarism. Using a diagram photocopied or scanned from a book or downloaded from
the Web, without a proper reference, is plagiarism. This is a serious offence and is subject to University policy
regarding Instructional Offences (see the section on Academic Standing and Conduct in the front of the
Undergraduate Calendar). As a rule and in the first instance, cases of suspected plagiarism are brought to the
instructor and the Chair of the Department. If, in the opinion of the laboratory co-ordinator, the instructor and the
Chair, there is evidence of plagiarism, then a mark of F is given for the work and the matter must be brought to the
attention of the Dean’s office. If the act of plagiarism involves copying material from another student in the course,
then both students may be penalised. Repeated instances of plagiarism will be referred to the Chair of the
Department and the Dean of Science for formal investigation as outlined in the section of the Undergraduate
Calendar under Instructional Offences.

Course topics and tentative schedule
Week       Date                    Lecture topic                             Lab activity
  1     Jan. 5      An overview of animal diversity           No labs
        Jan. 7      Evolution generates form and function
        Jan. 9      Origin of form: Embryology
  2     Jan. 12     Animal diversity I: Radiata and bilateria Lab 1
        Jan. 14     Animal diversity II: Eucoelomates         Diversity and classification of animals
        Jan. 16     Skeletons I: Hydrostatic
  3     Jan. 19     Skeletons II: Rigid                       Lab 2
        Jan. 21     Muscles                                   Mouthparts and levers
        Jan. 23     Locomotion
  4     Jan. 26     Food processing I: Eating                 Lab 3
        Jan. 28     Food processing II: Digestion and         Allometry of locomotion
        Jan. 30     Homeostasis I: Heat exchange
  5     Feb. 2      Homeostasis II: Thermoregulation          Lab 4
        Feb. 4      Homeostasis III: Case studies in          Form and function of the Mollusca
        Feb. 6      Gas exchange I: Breathing water
  6     Feb. 9      First lab exam theory test                First lab exam
        Feb. 11     Gas exchange II: Breathing air
        Feb. 13     Gas exchange III: Blood gas transport
  7     Feb. 16-20                           Winter break – no classes or labs
  8     Feb. 23     Circulation I: Plumbing                   Lab 5
        Feb. 25     Midterm                                   Form and function of the Arthropoda
        Feb. 27     Circulation II: Pumps
  9     Mar.1       Circulation III: Case studies – diving    Lab 6
        Mar. 3      Homeostasis IV: Osmotic balance           External anatomy and muscles
        Mar. 5      Homeostasis V: Osmoregulation
 10     Mar. 8      Homeostasis VI: Nitrogen excretion        Lab 7
        Mar. 10     Communication and control I:              Digestion and respiration
        Mar. 12     Communication and control II: Wiring
 11     Mar. 15     Communication and control III:            Lab 8
                    Networks and brains                       Circulatory systems
        Mar. 17     Detecting the world I: Taste, smell,
                    feeling and hearing
        Mar. 19     Detecting the world II: Vision
 12     Mar. 22     Detecting the world III: Sixth senses     Lab 9
        Mar. 24     Reproduction I: Boy meets girl            Brains
        Mar. 26     Reproduction II: Sperm meets egg
 13     Mar. 29     Second lab exam theory test               Second lab exam
        Mar. 31     Reproduction III: Parental care
        Apr. 2      Finishing-up time and/or review

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