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Bio 311D Introductory Biology II, Spring 2013 – 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 grade at least C-.) To encourage you to observe biology daily, the instructor will occasionally offer brief (15 minutes), highly optional "mini field trips" on campus (potential times and locations to be announced). This section of Bio 311D is part of a new initiative to transform introductory biology into a more student-active course, even during the lecture periods. Our objective is to engage students in higher-level thinking, problem solving, and group communication as they learn biology. Instructor: Dr. Ruth Buskirkemail: [email protected], BIO 316, phone 471-7793. Office hours in BIO 316: generally MWF 10-10:30 am, MW 2-3 pm, Tu 10-12, and by appointment. Textbook: Campbell & Reece, Biology, 9th edition, 2011. [Optional online tutorials and resources in Mastering Biology, access code comes with new books or dvd; useful but highly optional, not assigned.] Required Technology:iClicker, Register for the year at Canvas Web Site(for brief lecture notes, references, old exams) Classroom courtesy: Please help us all concentrate on learning biology in the classroom: kindly turn off your cell phones, please refrain from texting and surfing (it’s obvious!); minimize distracting conversation and late arrivals. Thank you very much - your classmates and your instructors will appreciate it! For MWF 9-10 For MWF 1-2 WEL 2.246 lecturesPHR 2.110 lectures Discussion section meetings by unique number: For MWF 9-10 lecture class:For MWF 1-2 lecture class:48875 Thursdays 8-9 SZB 286 48995 Fridays 9-10 JES A215A 48880 Thursdays 9-10 SZB 286 49000 Fridays 10-11 JES A 209A 48885 Wednesdays 2-3 CMA A3.112 (updated)49005 Thursdays 2-3 pm GEA 127 48890 Wednesdays 3-4 BEN 1.126 49010 Thursdays 3-4 pm JES A218A Weekly discussion sections, led by your discussion instructor, are designed to review and enhance material from the lecture. They have an active learning format, with exercises and worksheets; participation in discussion sections counts about 4% of the course grade.