Interactive Syllabus for General Biology - BI 04

Saint Anselm College, Summer 2003

 

Dr. Jay Pitocchelli, Office - Goulet 2316, Research Lab - Goulet 1317

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Office Hours: by Appointment

 

LECTURE SYLLABUS

WEEK DATE TOPICS (Chapters in Campbell, et al.)
1 30 June Introduction, Behavior (51), Meiosis (13)
  2 July Meiosis (13) continued, Mendelian Genetics (14)
2 7 July

Chromosomal Inheritance (15), Molecular Inheritance (16), Genes to proteins (17)

  9 July Genome Organization (19), DNA Technology (20)
3 14 July Human Genetics (15), Evolution (22) Exam 1 in lab
  16 July Population genetics (23), Origin of Species (24),
4 21 July Origin of Species (24) continued Macroevolution (25)
  23 July Macroevolution - continued, Cosmology and the Early Earth (26)
5 28 July Exam 2, Kingdoms (26), Prokaryotes (27), Eukaryotes - Protists (28), Plants (29, 30)
  30 July Fungi (31), Invertebrates (32, 33), Vertebrates (34)
6 4 August Ecology (50), Population Ecology (52), Community Ecology (53), Ecosystems (54), Biosphere (50, 54)
 

6

August

Final Exam (during lecture)

 

LAB SYLLABUS

WEEK DATE TOPICS (Chapters in Morgan and Carter)  
1 30 June Animal Behavior - field recordings and laboratory analysis of birdsong, bring insect repellent and binoculars if you have them  
  2 July Genetics of sickle cell anemia (11, handout) Quiz 1
2 7 July Ecology field methods - study of demography of human population usig data from local cemeteries (some examples here) Turn in graph
  9 July Evolution - Natural selection simulation Quiz 2
3 14 July Exam 1 during the laboratory  
  16 July

Survey - Monera, Protista, Primitive Plants (13), BI 04 Online Lab 1 Specimen Archives

Quiz 3
4 21 July

Survey - Higher Plants, Fungi (14), Invertebrates (15, 16)BI 04 Online Lab 2 Specimen Archives

Quiz 5
  23 July

Invertebrates (continued), Vertebrates, BI 04 Online Lab 3 Specimen Archives

Quiz 5
5 28 July Exam 2 during the laboratory  
  30 July

Lab Practical: Monera - Vertebrates (see online archives above for review)

 
6 4 August Internet Lab - Surfin' the net for resources in biology  
 

6 August

Final Exam (no lab)  

 

Attendance

Attendance is mandatory. Final grades will be penalized due to unexcused absences.

Grading

Lecture Exam 1 50 points
Lecture Exam 2 50 points
Lecture Exam 3 50 points
Lab Quiz (5 Quizzes x 10 point each) 50 points
Lab practical 50 points
Total 250 points

 

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