BIO311D2011249185 (1).pdf - Bio 311D Introductory Biology II Spring 2011 Syllabus Dr Ruth Buskirk Bio 311D topics include inheritance population

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Bio 311D Introductory Biology II, Spring 2011 – Syllabus – Dr. Ruth Buskirk Bio 311D topics include inheritance, population genetics, mechanisms of evolution, phylogeny, diversity, structure-function relationships and adaptations, physiological mechanisms and regulation in plants and animals (applying cellular mechanisms to whole-organism physiology), experimental design, population ecology, community interactions and ecosystems. ( Prerequisite: Bio 311C with a grade of at least C minus.) To encourage you to observe biology daily, the instructor will offer brief (15 minutes), optional "mini- field trips" on campus (potential times and locations to be announced). Instructor: Dr. Ruth Buskirk email: [email protected], BIO 316, phone 471-7793. Office hours in BIO 316: MWF 11-12, M 3-4 pm, W 2-3 pm, Tu 10:30-11:30 am, and by appointment. Required Textbook : Campbell & Reece, Biology, 8th edition, 2008 Required Technology: iClicker, Register for the year at Blackboard Web Site (for brief lecture notes, references, old exams) Course Web Page (for links): Lecture Class Meetings : MWF 9:00-9:50 am or MWF 1:00-1:50 pm in WEL 2.246 Classroom courtesy: Please help us all concentrate on learning biology in the classroom: kindly turn off cell phones, refrain from texting and surfing (it’s pretty obvious to us), and minimize distracting conversation. Thank you very much for your courtesy - your classmates and your instructors will appreciate it. Discussion section meetings by unique number: For MWF 9-10 lecture class: For MWF 1-2 lecture class: 49185 Wednesdays 11-12 in JES A218A 49265 Thursdays 8-9 am in RLM 7.112 49190 Wednesdays 12-1 pm in JES A218A 49270 Thursdays 9-10 am in ECJ 1.214 49195 Wednesdays 1-2 pm in RLM 5.114 49275 Thursdays 1-2 pm in MEZ 1.212 49200 Wednesdays 2-3 pm in RLM 6.126 49280 Thursdays 2-3 pm in CBA 4.326 Weekly discussion sections, led by your discussion instructor, are designed to review and enhance material from the lecture. They have a question-and-answer format, with exercises and worksheets; attendance and participation in discussion sections counts about 5% of the course grade. Course grading system (of 500 total semester points) 100 points (20%) Exam 1 Thursday evening, February 17, 7:00-8:20 pm, in WEL 2.224 100 points (20%) Exam 2 at one of two time options: (a) Thursday evening, March 10, 7-8 pm in PAI 3.02 or (b) Friday morning, March 11, 9-10 am in WEL 2.246 (our lecture room) 100 points (20%) Exam 3 Monday evening, April 11, 7:00-8:20 pm, in WEL 2.224 22 points (<5%) Discussion section activities, attendance, and participation 22 points (<5%) In-class exercises during lecture hour (iClicker, worksheets or index card questions) 6 points (1%) Homework assignments (question sets, due at disc. time, graded for completion only) 150 points (30%) Comprehensive Final Exam (required for all) Exams: Most of the course grade is determined by exam scores. The three midterm exams and the final exam will each be a mix of short answer, multiple-choice, and short essay questions; they cover mainly the lectures, also discussions, handouts, and textbook assignments. Learning objectives (on handouts) will be

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