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Fall 08 BISC 120 lab syllabus_1

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BISC 120 LABORATORY Syllabus FALL 2008 Lab Director: Gorjana Bezmalinovic ZHS 362 Tel. 213-740-6078 E-mail: [email protected] Fax 213-740-8123 Office hours: Open door policy Laboratory Schedule: Lab # Week beginning Laboratory General Biology Lab Manual August 25 No Lab This Week 1 September 1 Laboratory Safety and Techniques Chapter 1 2 September 8 Forensic Microscopy Chapter 2 3 September 15 Evolution and Population Genetics Chapter 3 4 September 22 Phylogenetic Trees Handout 5 September 29 Behavior Chapter 4 6 October 6 Domain Bacteria * Chapter 5 7 October 13 A Modern Survey of Protistan Clades Chapter 6 October 20 LAB PRACTICAL I 8 October 27 Fungal Diversity and Symbiosis Chapter 7 9 November 3 Kingdom Plantae Chapter 8 10 November 10 Animal Diversity: Invertebrates I * and II Chapters 10, 11 11 November 17 Animal Diversity: Vertebrate Evolution Chapter 13 November 24 Thanksgiving Holiday -- No Lab This Week December 1 LAB PRACTICAL II * Exercise for which lab report is required. The Lab Director reserves the right to make some adjustments to the syllabus during the semester. Required Textbooks available at the USC bookstore: 10/06/2009
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BISC 120 LABORATORY Syllabus FALL 2008 General Biology Laboratory Manual BISC 120 & 121 Courses, Fall 2008 , Lum, Shakhbandaryan, & Halchak, Cengage Learning, ISBN-10: 0-495-83893-4 A Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory ; Van de Graaff and Crawley, Revised 5 th Edition, Morton Publishing Company, ISBN : 0-89582-684-4 Bring your lab manual and atlas to lab each week. LABORATORY POINT DISTRIBUTION The laboratory portion (200 points) will count for ~30% of your final course grade, distributed as follows: Lab Quizzes (10 – 4 points each) 40 pts Post-lab Write-ups (8 – 5 points each) 40 pts Lab Reports (2 – 20 points each) 40 pts Lab Exams (2 – 40 points each) 80 pts LABORATORY PERFORMANCE GUIDELINES 1. You are required to attend all lab sessions. Any unexcused absences will seriously affect your
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