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Dr. Ruth Buskirk BIO 311D Introductory Biology II Spring 2018BIO 311D topicsinclude inheritance, population genetics, mechanisms of evolution, phylogeny, biodiversity, structure-function relationships, adaptations, physiology, development and regulation in plants and animals, experimental design, population ecology, community interactions, and ecosystems. BIO 311D is organized around these big ideas: Evolution & Diversity, Structure & Function, and Ecology. (Prerequisite: completion of BIO 311C with at least C-) Instructor: Ruth Buskirk, Molecular Biosciences & Biology Instructional Office, Campus Mail A5000. Preferred means of contact email: [email protected], also via Canvas. Office phone 512-471-7793, Office BIO 314. Office hours:M 2-3, Tu 10-12, W 2-4, most MWF 10-10:30, and by appointmentGraduate Teaching Assistants: Chaehee Lee [email protected]Emily Rees [email protected]Bikash Shrestha [email protected]University Core Curriculum Objectives: This course may be used to fulfill three hours of the natural science and technology component of the university core curriculum, and your successful participation addresses the following four core objectives established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: communication skills, critical thinking skills, teamwork, and empirical and quantitative skills. BIO Core Competencies:Throughout your Biology courses, you will be developing these skills: • Process of Science. Engage in the process of science by practicing observation, generating hypotheses, designing testable experiments and manipulating data. • Quantitative Reasoning. Manipulate numerical data and evaluate the significance of the data using appropriate mathematical and/or statistical methods. • Critical Thinking.Use logical reasoning to apply known concepts to novel situations and to identify and evaluate source materials and scholarly literature. •Independent Learning. Demonstrate personal responsibility to set goals and regularly engage in self-assessment of progress towards academic accomplishment. • Exchange of Ideas.Collaborate, discuss, and exchange ideas in a team setting in order to explore creative solutions to complex problems. • Biology and Society.Apply biological concepts to daily life and issues in society. Lecture timesfor two Buskirk Bio 311D classes this semester: MWF 9-10 am, WEL 2.122(uniques 48015-48040) MWF 1-2 pm, ETC 2.108(uniques 48155-48180)During lecture time you will be actively answering questions, working in small groups, as well as listening and taking notes. No electronics. Your active participation and classroom courtesy are expected.Discussion sections: you’ll need to attend the time for which you are registered. (MWF 9-10 am lecture in WEL 2.122) (MWF 1-2 pm lecture in ETC 2.108)48015 Thursdays 10-11 in JES A203A48155 Thursdays 9-10 in JES A203A 48020 Wednesdays 11-12 in BIO 301 48160 Fridays 9-10 in SZB 380 48025 Thursdays 11-12 in SZB 240 48165 Thursdays 10-11 in SZB 524 48030 Wednesdays 12-1 in BIO 301 48170 Fridays10-11 in JES A305A 48035 Wednesdays 2-3 in BIO 30148175 Thursdays 2-3 in RLM 5.112 48040 Wednesdays 3-4 in GEA 127 48180 Thursdays 3-4 in RLM 7.112 Required Textbook