SyllalbusBioG1109_F08Final - BioG1109Fall2008Syllabus Pagei

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BioG 1109 Fall 2008 Syllabus Page i FACULTY: (Professor) Dr. Harry Greene ( hwg5@cornell.edu ) (Course Director) Dr. Liz Balko ( eab74@cornell.edu ) BIOG 1109 COURSE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Handles Course and lab related questions / scheduling) Course email: biog109-110@cornell.edu Kathy Griffiths Office Hours: 106 Stimson Hall Phone: 607-255-3578 Mon-Thur 8:00 AM-3:00 PM I. Required Books & Materials - Available at Campus Store Biology: Concepts and Connections 5 th ed. Campbell, Reece, Taylor, Simon (special printing) The best strategy is to skim the textbook before the lectures on that topic; then read them thoroughly later, in conjunction with your lecture notes. Pay attention to the concept headings and chapter reviews. The textbook chapter-end questions and Study Guide will help you prepare for exams. BioG 1l09 Fall 2008 Lab Manual The Fall 2008 Lab Manual contains the laboratory instructions written specifically for this semester. Personal Response System (PRS) transmitter ( i<Clicker ) is available for purchase at Campus Store (very affordable when purchased with coupon provided with text book). II. Optional Books - Study Guide to Accompany Biology: Concepts & Connections
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BioG 1109 Fall 2008 Syllabus Page ii III . Tentative Schedule Day Date Topic Reading Lab # R 8/28 Introduction Syllabus T 9/2 Science and Biology Text (BCC) Chapter 1 1A R 9/4 Organizing Life BCC Chapter 15 T 9/9 Naming things and major groups BCC 16, pp. 314-31 1B R 9/11 Protists and plants BCC 16 pp. 332-40 BCC 17 pp. 342-56 T 9/16 Fungi and Invertebrates BCC 17 pp. 357-64; BCC 18 pp.366-85 2A R 9/18 Invertebrates BCC 18 pp. 366-85 T 9/23 Deuterostomes BCC 18 pp. 384-88 2B R 9/25 No lectur e PRELIM #1 (Coverage through and including 9 / 13) T 9/30 Tetrapods BCC 18 pp. 389-95 3A R 10/2 Genetics BCC 8 T 10/7 Genetics BCC 18 (385-395) 3B R 10/9 No Lecture BCC 18 FALL RECESS October 11-14 NO LABS THIS WEEK R 10/16 No Lecture BCC 9 T 10/21 Introduction to Evolution BCC 13, pp. 254-69 4A R 10/23 Natural Selection BCC 13 pp. 270-76 T 10/28 Speciation and Macroevolution BCC 14 4B R 10/30 Macroevolution and Human Evolution BCC 14; BCC 19 T 11/4 No lecture PRELIM #2 (Coverage through 10/30) 5A R 11/6 Evolution and Religion, Animal Behavior BCC 13 pp.254-64; 35 pp. 702-16 T 11/11 Social Behavior BCC 35 pp. 717-24 5B R 11/13 Population Ecology BCC 36 T 11/18 Community Ecology BCC 37 pp. 742-753 6A
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BioG 1109 Fall 2008 Syllabus Page iii R 11/20 Ecosystem ecology BCC 37 pp. 754-62 T 11/25 Ecosystem and the Biosphere BCC 34 R 11/27 THANKSGIVING 11/26-11/30 T 12/2 Conservation Biology BCC 38 6B R 12/4 Last Day of Class FINAL EXAM DATE: Monday, Dec 15 th 2:00 - 4:30 pm – Location TBD IV. Format for the Course A schedule of the lectures with reading assignments is described above. Lectures are given Tuesday/Thursday from 11:40-12:55 in Kennedy's Call Auditorium . Please arrive at lectures on time.
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