Zeigler: Fall 2008 COURSE SYLLABUS Biology 1020

Week Beginning                                                       Subjects for the Week Text Pages
8/20 Introduction, Digestion 694-702
8/25

Muscles.     (Microscope, Tissues)*

637-644
9/1

Circulation.    1st is a Holiday!  (Fetal Pig)

670-680
9/8

Immunity.     (Fetal Pig, skeletons, brain, heart)

Ch. 35
9/15 Immunity, EXAM I**      (Review Lab)
 
9/22

Excretion     (Lab Exam I)

655-660
9/29

Nervous System     ( Porifera, Cnidaria )

710-720
10/6 Reproduction.    9-10 is Fall Break 132-145
10/13

Respiration, EXAM II.   (Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Rotifera)

60-68
10/20

Classification, Porifera.  20th is last day to request a W.    (Annelida, Mollusca)

Ch.10, 12
10/27

Cnidaria, Platyhelminthes      (Arthropoda)

253-274
282-297
11/3

Rotifera, Nematoda     (Echinodermata, Chordata)

315-318
305-312
11/10

Mollusca, Annelida, EXAM III     (Review Lab)

Ch. 16-17
11/17

Arthropoda, Echinodermata  (Lab Exam II)

Ch. 18-20
Ch. 22

11/24 Chordata, 26-28 Holidays! Ch. 23-28
12/1

Chordata     

Ch. 23-28
* (Lab topics for the week); if in Bold Italic---Bring Dissecting Kits!!
** Lecture exam dates are tentative. The exact dates will be announced at least one week in advance.
           The last lecture exam will be given in the "final" period.


COURSE INFORMATION & POLICIES FOR BIOLOGY 1020-Fall 2008:
David Zeigler david.zeigler@uncp.edu
OFFICE: 2101A Science Bld.  www.uncp.edu/home/zeiglerd
PHONE: 521-6610 Office Hours: MWF 8:15-9:15, Tu. 1-2 , & by appt.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Introductory coveratge of the animal kingdom with the emphasis on vertebrate systems, classification & survey of the animal phyla, and coverage of cellular respiration. Laboratory time will be spent on histology, anatomy, and a survey of phyla. A prerequisite to all other zoology courses. Fall, Spring. There lectures and a two-hour laboratory weekly. Credit, 4 semester hours.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: To understand the basic anatomy & physiology of the major vertebrate systems. To understand the process of cellular respiration at an intermediate level of detail & its importance to aeriobic organisms. To understand the basic classification of the animal kingdom & be knowledgable of 10 of the "major" animal phyla. These objectives relate to the general knowledge objectives of the UNCP General Education Program which specify increased understanding of self and environment through knowledge of scientific principles and concepts.

REQUIRED TEXT: Integrated Principles of Zoology by Hickman, Roberts, & Larson (13th edition) and A Guide to Biology Lab by Rust. These books will be necessary for your reading and lab assignments, but your primary information source for exams will be your class notes. This means that you must take good class notes to pass my exams. You will also need a dissecting kit and if you want, 3-5 pairs of rubber gloves for lab dissections.

EXAMS: There will be 4 lecture exams & 2 lab exams (all six exams will count equally--16.67% of the course). No comprehensive final. The lecture exams will be mostly multiple choice. Extra credit does not exist in this course.

GRADING: Final grade assignments will be made according to the following system. There will be no curves on
individual exams or on the final course averages.

A = 90--100% B = 80--89% C = 70--79% D = 60--69% F = 0---59%

There are no A+, F+, or F- grades. Other +/- grades will break out as in this example:
     B- = 80--82.9     B = 83-86.9     B+ = 87-89.9

ATTENDANCE: Attendance will be taken at every lecture period as a matter of record keeping only. If you are a responsible adult who cares about your education, you will be there. This course, and your grade in it, are as much your responsibility as mine. You would do well to remember that you (or someone) paid for you to be here--in class. If you miss a lecture, you are responsible for any missed notes, which you must obtain from another student, NOT FROM ME. If you miss an exam without a valid and supported excuse, you will receive a zero on that exam. If you have a valid excuse and if you contact me concerning this within 48 hours of the test period, you will be allowed to take a make-up exam at my convenience. It is you, not me, who must take the initiative on this issue until it is settled.

CLOSING HOTLINE: The school does at times cancel classes for all or part of a day, usually due to bad weather. To find out if classes are running as usual, call the University Hotline at: (910) 521-6888.

EMAIL: Should you email me for any reason, please make the subject start with BIO 102, otherwise I may delete it without opening it--due to the many email viruses around today.

BEHAVIOR: I expect you to be aware of the contents of the Academic Honor Code, found in Section IV. Rights and Responsibilites of the Student Handbook (online and hardcopy), and its wording on cheating, plagiarism, academic dishonesty, and the Code of Conduct. I especially stress that you should be in class to take notes, ask questions, give input when it is pertinent, and to give your attention to what is being presented in the class. Any continued/repetitive form of disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. You need to be respectful of the material presented and of your fellow students who have come to learn the material. As laid out in the Student Handbook under Code of Conduct, disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Should disruptive behavior become excessive, you will be asked to leave the classroom, and you must seek permission from me before reentering the class on the next class day. Continued problem behavior will be reported to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, and you may be administratively withdrawn from the class. Do not bring food to either lectures or lab. Drinks will be tolerated if you are careful and clean up any spilled liquid.

TUTORING & ACADEMIC AID: Tutoring for this course is usually available through the Student Support Services Office in the Lowery Building. They also offer a wide variety of help with study skills, note-taking, time managment, stress, etc. There may also be tutoring available within the Biology Dept. Ask me. Remember my office hours for the occasional smaller problems or questions.

CHEATING: Cheating on any exam will result in an Exam grade of 0 !!
CELL PHONES: No professor appreciates cell phones ringing in class. Please turn them off or to vibration mode while in class. Off is preferable, unless you are expecting a real emergency call.
CLASS VISITORS: Please check with me beforehand if you have someone with you who you want to sit in on the class session (especially so in the case of children).