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Biology 3408 Invertebrate Zoology - Fall 2011
Lecture M-W 11:00-12:15 WSB 101
Instructor: Dr. Chris M. Ritzi Lady Jena Carey
Office: Warnock Science Building 216 AHSF 124
Phone: 837- 8420 685-6454
Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: MW 9:00-10:30 AM MW 3-5 p.m.
T 2:00 5:00 PM TR 3-5 p.m.
or by appt. or by appt.
Class Website: http:// bbsrsu.sulross.edu/ & http://faculty.sulross.edu/critzi/
Text: Biology of the Invertebrates. Sixth Edition. J. A. Pechenik
Course Description: It is the goal of this class to focus on three aspects of invertebrate zoology. The first of these is to understand functional morphology, in terms of its effect on invertebrate life. The second major focus is to examine life from the view of ontogeny, so to understand the importance of development. The final focus of this course is to examine the phylogeny of the invertebrates, so to see how they are related to one another.
The biology student graduating with a BS in Biology should be able to:
1) Demonstrate a mastery of aerobic respiration and its significance for living organisms.
2) Be able to identify evolution and the processes that influence it.
3) Be able to identify the components of cell structure and their functions.
4) Compare the fundamental concepts of Mendelian genetics.
5) Compare and contrast the process of photosynthesis to other cellular processes.
6) Be able to identify the processes of molecular biology.
Student Learning Objectives for this Course: The following 4 objectives will be covered over the course of the term. The first is to introduce how invertebrates are organized, how they work, & how they reproduce. Secondly, students should come away from this class with an understanding of the biodiversity inherent in the animal groups not including the vertebrates. Next, this course should promote an appreciation of invertebrates and their many innovations. Finally, this course should provide a foundation to the field of invertebrate zoology and any of its daughter disciplines.
Grading: Your grade will be assigned based on the percentage of points you get out of a total possible 600 points. (100pt exams (3), 100 pt quizzes (5), 200pts from lab).
Tests: There will be a total of 3 exams, each worth 100 points. Quizzes will be given throughout the semester to assess material between exams. If you miss an exam or quiz and have a legitimate excuse, contact me within 24 hours of the test and we will arrange a make-up test. If you do not contact me within 24 hours, you will receive a zero on that exam.
Attendance: Students missing 20% of lectures (6 lectures) OR labs (3 labs) shall be dropped from the class per the SRSU catalog. Any student dropped for excessive absences will receive an F for the course grade. Please notify your instructor BEFORE missing class for authorized activities, death in the family, or illness. Exams missed for any reason must be made up within one week of the originally scheduled date. REGARDLESS OF WHY AN ABSENCE OCCURS, YOU MAY BE GIVEN AN F FOR THE COURSE GRADE IF YOU ACCUMULATE SIX ABSENCES.
Lecture courtesy: The general rules of classroom etiquette are below.
1) Please do not talk to others in class while the instructor is lecturing. If you have a question, ASK THE INSTRUCTOR! Thats what Im here for.
2) No eating, chewing, dipping, etc.
3) If you are gong to attend class, please do so. Leaving and returning to class repeatedly is disruptive, as well as showing up after half the period is over.
4) Please turn cell phones and pagers to silent while in class. They are disruptive to the entire class, and distract others as well.
Students with disabilities will be provided reasonable accommodations. If you would like to request such accommodations because of physical, mental, or learning disability, please contact the ADA Coordinator for Program Accessibility at 837-8203, FH 112.
Tentative Lecture Outline
Date Lecture topic Chapter
Aug 24 Introduction 1
Aug 26 Introduction 1
Aug 29 Architecture 2
Aug 31 Phylogeny 2
Sept 2 Development 2
Sept 5 Choanoflagellata 3
Sept 7 Porifera 4
Sept 9 Placozoa 4
Sept 12 Cnidaria 6
Sept 14 Cnidaria 6
Sept 16 Cnideria 6
Sept 19 Cnidaria 6
Sept 21 Ctenophora 7
Sept 23 Exam I
Sept 26 Platyhelminthes 8
Sept 28 Platyhelminthes 8
Sept 29 Platyhelminthes 8
Oct 3 Mesozoa 9
Oct 5 Nemertines 11
Oct 7 Gnathifera 10
Oct 10 Annelida 13
Oct 12 Annelida 13
Oct 14 Sipuncula 13
Oct 17 Mullusca 12
Oct 19 Mollusca 12
Oct 21 Mollusca 12
Oct 24 Lophophorates 19
Oct 26 Lophophorates 19
Oct 28 Exam II
Oct 31 Onychophora & Tardigrades 15
Nov 2 Origin of Arthropods 15
Nov 4 Arthropods 14
Nov 7 Arthropoda 14
Nov 9 Arthropoda 14
Nov 11 Nematoda 16
Nov 14 Cycloneuralia 17
Nov 16 Cycloneuralia 17
Nov 18 Unknown Phyla 18
Nov 21 Thanksgiving Holidays No Class
Nov 23 Thanksgiving Holidays No Class
Nov 25 Thanksgiving Holidays No Class
Nov 28 Echinodermata 20
Nov 30 Echinodermata 20
Dec 2 Echinodermata and Hemichordata 20 & 21
Dec 5 Chordates 22
Dec 7 Chordates 23
Dec 9 Phylogenetic Overview
Dec 14 10:15am Final Exam for MW 11:00 ____ ______
Note This outline is subject to change for reasons of course interest, time constraint, or instructor whim. The exams will be administered on the dates given, unless material relevant for a given exam has not been covered. Under such cases, an exam may be moved a class period or two to aid in the clarity and understanding of the material.
Lecture Powerpoint Presentations
Development and Life Histories Lophophorata
Sponges and their Allies Ecdysozoa
Cnidaria and Ctenophora Cycloneuralia
Platyhelminthes The Unknown Phyla
Exams and Exercises
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