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Unformatted text preview: BIO 311D SYLLABUS: SPRING 2007 MWF LECTURE: 1:00 TO 2:00 PM PAINTER 3.02 Unique Nos. 50795 - 50810 Bio 311D is a course in Evolution, Animal and Plant Physiology, and Ecology. In this class we will explore the mechanisms of evolution that have produced the diversity of living organisms we currently have on the planet or can see in the fossil record. The mechanisms of evolution underlie the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and behavior of all living organisms. Towards the end of the course we will consider how organisms interact with their environment and each other in the ecosystems they inhabit. CONTACT INFORMATION: Instructor: Dr. Julie M. Palmer Office: Painter Hall, Room 1.06 Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday E-mail: [email protected] (Best overall way to contact me) Phone: 471-4744 (do not have an answering machine) Mailbox: Biological Laboratories: Room 3.11 (This is the slowest way to contact me). GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT: Rowena Cerro Email: [email protected] . Office Location: BIO 12 Office hours: Wednesday 11 am to 1 pm and Thursday 3 pm to 4 pm. TEXTBOOK: Biology by Neil A. Campbell and Jane B. Reece. 7th Edition. 2005 COURSE PAGE : http://reserves.lib.utexas.edu/eres/coursepage.aspx?cid=4472 Password = evolve DISCUSSION SECTIONS: Each student is assigned to a discussion section that meets once a week for the duration of the course. EVERYONE MUST ATTEND THE DISCUSSION SECTION TO WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED. The discussion sections for Bio 311D/Fall 2008 are the following: UNIQUE NO.: DAY TIME: LOCATION: 50795 Tuesday 8 - 9 am WELCH 3.260 50800 Tuesday 9 – 10 am PAR 308 50805 Wednesday 9 - 10 am RAS 213 50810 Wednesday 10 - 11 am CBA 4.332 Discussion sections BEGIN TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 (the second week of classes). Discussion sections provide an opportunity for you to tackle difficult aspects of the material each week under the guidance of your graduate teaching assistant and get answers to any questions you have about the material. Part of your final course grade ( 5% ) will be derived from your work in discussion section. EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO 1 ATTEND ALL DISCUSSION SECTIONS THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER , with the exception that each person can miss 2 discussion sections without penalty . Missing more than two will cause you to lose discussion section points. It is your responsibility to ensure that your teaching assistant knows you are present and has a record of your participation and attendance at each discussion section . Students who arrive substantially late or who leave early will not receive credit for attending that discussion section. Exercises given there are specifically designed to help you learn the material and to give you practice in answering the type of questions that will be on your exams....
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