PROFESSOR: Dr. R. L. Winstead, Office Room 5, Phone (724) 357-2912
(Biology Office (724) 357-2352)
NOTE: Information and
handouts for this course (plus other information) are also available on
my website at http://raywinstead.com
LECTURE TEXT: Biology: Tenth Edition, 2010 by Sylvia S. Mader (ISBN: 978-0-07-352543-3)
LAB MANUAL: General Biology Laboratory Manual by IUP General Biology Faculty.
REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL READING: Your Inner Fish 2009 by Neil Shubin (ISBN: 0307277453)
GRADING: Three tests will be given on lecture material. Each will contribute twenty-five percent (25%) to your course grade and all lecture tests will be curved. Your laboratory grade also will contribute twenty-five percent (25%) to your course grade. You will have
and your lab professor will explain the lab grading policy in lab.
Especially note that the lab grade will not be curved. The Supplemental Reading Assignment will be a part of the lab score. Your final course grade will be on the basis of total points. Lecture tests will consist of multiple choice questions, true-false questions, matching, and/or similar questions. Lecture tests will probably have
about 50 - 60 one-point questions, but the recorded scores for each test will be the percent score. For example:
Test I Test II Test III Lab Total Highest possible score 100 100 100 100 400 for Grade A Lowest possible score 87* 93* 90* 90# 360 for grade A* These values will probably be different and reflect the "curve" for that test.
CHEATING: Be aware that any form of cheating in this course (lecture or lab) will result in failure for the course. (Be aware that this penalty has been officially implemented in this course in the recent past.)
COURTESY: Please respect your classmates by not disturbing them. For example, please turn off all sound on phones and other electronic devices while in class. The college dean has also established the policy of no food or drinks in this lecture room. Thank you for your cooperation.
Note that lectures meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Note that labs meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
M June 4 T June 5 W June 6 R June 7 F June 8 M June 11 T June 12 W June 13 R June 14 F June 15 M June 18 T June 19 W June 20 R June 21 F June 22 M June 25 T June 26 W June 27 R June 28 F June 29
INTRODUCTION ECOLOGY PRINCIPLES (This lecture on Test II) TEST I CELLULAR REPRODUCTION GENETICS MOLECULAR GENETICS (This lecture on Test III) TEST II ORIGIN OF LIFE EVOLUTION CELL BIOLOGY Transport of Materials TEST III
M Plant Taxonomy W Quantitative Vegetation Analysis I (Outside) F Quantitative Vegetation Analysis II (Inside) M Trophic Levels / Diversity I (Outside) W Trophic Levels / Diversity II (Inside) F Stream Ecology (Outside) M Genetics I W Genetics II F Variation Lab or Evolution Simulation Lab M Supplemental Reading Report W Classification / Evolution (Lab grade based on work in lab)
Note: The lab schedule is subject to change, e.g., based on the weather, however plan to attend lab whatever the weather. (For example, if an indoor follow-up lab is scheduled and the weather is good, then we may do the next outdoor lab and do the follow-up, indoor lab later.)
Readings Test I: Introduction and Ecology - Chapters 1, 44, 45, 46, 47.
Test II: Cellular Reproduction. Chapters 9, 10. Genetics - Chapters 11. Chromosome Variations and Molecular Genetics. p. 52 - 53 in Chapter 3, p. 180 - 185 in Chapter 10, p. 198 - 201 in Chapter 11, Chapters 12, 13, 14, p.307 in Chapter 17.
Test III: Origin of Life and Evolution - p. 317 - 322 in Chapter 18, p. 265 - 275 in Chapter 15, Chapter 16, p. 276 - 280 in Chapter 15, p. 291 - 293 in Chapter 16, Chapters 17, 18, 19. Cell Biology - Chapters 4, 5. Also read Chapters 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 for background only (no test questions will come from these chapters, however the information will be useful for a better understanding of the concepts that are on the test).
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