House Bill 2504 Spring 2012 Course Syllabus BIOL-1407-01 - Biology for Science Majors II
Spring 2012 Course Syllabus
BIOL-1407-01 - Biology for Science Majors II
|Instructor||Longlet, Nancy Joann|
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|Course Description||Fundamental principles of living organisms including physical and chemical properties of life,organization, function, evolutionary adaptation, and classification. Concepts of reproduction, genetics, ecology, and the scientific method are included.|
|Course Prerequisites||Prerequisite: BIOL 1406, basic skills competency in reading and writing|
|Required Textbooks||Biology, 10th ed., by Sylvia S. Mader, McGraw Hill Higher Ed. ISBN: 0077226178|
|Attendance Policy||Excessive absences and/or tardiness in LECTURE OR LAB may result in an instructor initiated drop. Lab attendance and participation REQUIRED. ALL EXAMS ARE REQUIRED AND WILL BE USED IN DETERMINING YOUR FINAL GRADE!!|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||There will be 4 lecture exams, PLUS the final (5 total exams). These exams will be averaged together to determine your lecture average. The lecture average will make up 75% of the final course grade. The remaining 25% will be determined from the Lab grade. Your lab grade will be determined by the average of your lab exams and daily grade.(Lab IS REQUIRED!)|
|Final Exam Date||May 14, 2012 - 1:00 PM|
Summary of Exam Dates
Exam # Date Chapters
1 T 2/7 19, 20, 21, 22
2 T 2/28 23, 24, 25, 26
3 T 3/27 28, 29, 31
4 R 4/19 32, 33, 34, 35
Final M 5/14 36, 37, 38
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Preview of Coming Attractions
An outline of the lecture dates, topics to be covered and exam dates is given below. Please note that this outline is subject to change throughout the semester as the need arises. You will be given advanced notice if the dates for any of the exams are changed. These changes will be announced at the beginning of class, it is YOUR responsibility to be there to learn of any changes.
Day Date Pages Feature Presentation(s)
T 1/17 337-340 Introduction, General info, Classification
R 1/19 348-364 3-Domain system, Viruses, Prokaryotes
T 1/24 364-380 Bacteria, Archaea, Protista, Green Algae, Red Algae
R 1/26 381-390 Brown Algae, diatoms, dinoflagellates, water molds, ciliates, euglenoids, trypanosomes
T 1/31 393-401 Slime molds, fungi structure, zygospores, sac fungi structure & importances
R 2/2 402-407 Club fungi structure & importances, lichens, mycorrhizae
T 2/7 Exam #1 Chapters 19, 20, 21, 22
R 2/9 409-415 Plants, Alteration of generations, nonvascular, liverworts, hornworts, mosses
T 2/14 416-431 Seedless vascular plants, vascular seeded plants; gymnosperms, angiosperms
R 2/16 433-443 Angiosperm tissues, monocots vs eudicots, organization of plants
T 2/21 444-472 Angiosperms; organization of stems, organization of leaves, plant nutrition
R 2/23 493-509 Angiosperm reproduction, seed development, fruit types
T 2/28 Exam #2, Chapters 23, 24, 25, 26
R 3/1 512-522 Animal classification, protostomes vs deuterostomes, invertebrates
T 3/6 523-534 Molluscs, Annelids, Arthropods
R 3/8 534-551 Echinoderms, chordates, invertebrates, vertebrates, fish, amphibians, fish
3/12 – 3/16 Spring Break
T 3/20 552-558, 577-581 Birds, Mammals, epithelial tissues, connective tissues
R 3/22 582-592 Muscular tissue, nerve tissue, skin, homeostasis
T 3/27 Exam #3 Chapters 28, 29, 31
R 3/29 593-612 Circulatory systems, human heart, blood pressure, blood
T 4/3 613-632 Lymphatics, Non-Specific & Specific Resistance to Disease defenses
R 4/5 Easter
T 4/10 633-642 Digestive tracts, mouth, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, accessory organs
R 4/12 643-657 Nutrition, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, obesity, Respiratory systems, Ventilation
T 4/17 658-664 Gas exchange, respiration and health
R 4/19 Exam #4 Chapter 32, 33, 34, 35
T 4/24 665-673 Excretory systems, kidney, nephrons, urine formation
R 4/26 674-687 Kidneys & homeostasis, Nervous systems, nerve tissue, membrane & Action potentials
T 5/1 688-700 Brain, Spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, Autonomic nervous system
R 5/3 701-716, 735-740 Senses, Endocrine glands, hormones, Hypothalamus
T 5/8 740-754 Pituitary glands, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreas, Diabetes mellitus, other hormones
R 5/14 1:00pm – 3:00pm FINAL Exam (Chs 36, 37, 40)
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
3. Uses critical thinking skills
A. Identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed)
C. Constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences
D. Uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion
4. Demonstrates technology literacy
A. Locates needed information using the appropriate technological tool or device
6. Applies mathematical and scientific principles
C. Applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the levels of scientific classification; characteristics & life cycles of viruses; prokaryotic characteristics; categories of bacteria & their characteristics; characteristics, examples & economical importance of the various types of protists & fungi. (PSLOs 3A, 3C, 3D, 4A, 6C)
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of plants; alternation of generations; characteristics and examples of nonvascular, vascular, and vascular seeded plants; characteristic features, exmaples, & economic importance of gymnosperms, and angiosperms. (PSLOs 3A, 3C, 3D, 4A, 6C)
3. Demonstrate an understanding of animal classification; characteristics, examples, and economic importance of invertebrates, classifications of vertebrates; characteristics, examples, & economic importance of fish; characteristics, examples, & economic importance of amphibians, characteristics, examples, & economic importance of birds; types of mammalian tissues; and homeostasis. (PSLOs 3A, 3C, 3D, 4A, 6C)
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of mammalian circulatory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, digestive, and respiratory systems. (PSLOs 3A, 3C, 3D, 4A, 6C)
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of mammalian excretory, nervous, and endocrine systems; mechanisms of maintaining acid base homeostasis; and the etiology and treatment of common endocrine disorders. (PSLOs 3A, 3C, 3D, 4A, 6C)
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