bio 1108 Syllabus - BIOL 1108 (Stanger-Hall) Spring 2009...

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Unformatted text preview: BIOL 1108 (Stanger-Hall) Spring 2009 Syllabus 9am class BIOLOGY 1108-1108L: Principles of Biology II, Spring 2009 BIOL 1108-1108L is for science majors. BIOL 1107-1107L (or BIOL1103-1103L) is a prerequisite for this course. The course syllabus is a general plan for this course; deviations announced to the class by the instructor may be necessary. INSTRUCTOR : Dr. Kathrin F. Stanger-Hall, 503 Biol. Sci Bldg; ; 542-1689 Office hours: MONDAY 10am12noon & TUESDAY 4-5pm (or by appointment). LAB COORDINATOR : Ms. Kristen Miller, 402 Biol. Sci Bldg; ; 542-1681 DATA SPET ( scantrons ) : Ms. Yulonda Davis, 403 Biol. Sci Bldg; ; 542-1684 MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THE COURSE: BIOLOGY 7 th ed. (Campbell, Reese, Mitchell) & BIOL1108L Laboratory manual 4 th ed. (incl. Laboratory Journal) & PRS Clicker (coupon in textbook). COURSE PACKET. A course packet including the learning objectives for each class topic, selected notes and outlines, sample exam questions, and most of the graphs/diagrams used in lecture is available for $10 (Bulldog Bucks only) in the BLC. This is meant to facilitate note-taking during class, and allows you to focus on the discussion and understanding of these graphs and illustrations (rather than on copying them down). COURSE OBJECTIVES: Helping you master the facts and principles of organismal biology. Critical thinking and step-by-step working through complex processes are a key element in this class. Memorization of factual knowledge is a necessary prerequisite, but to do well you will also have to master higher-level learning skills such as application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. These skills are life-long learning skills that will serve you beyond this class, in other college courses, and in your professional career (science or not). EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES: A demonstrated understanding of (1) how the interactions between organisms and their physical environments will modify their structures over evolutionary time (by natural selection), leading to the organismal diversity we see today, (2) how living organisms create and maintain a functioning internal environment even when the external environment undergoes dramatic changes, (3) how different organisms faced with the same problem may have evolved quite different solutions (function depends on structure), (4) that all these different solutions are often based on common principles, and (5) how the survival and reproduction of individual organisms is affected not only by their interaction with their physical (e.g. habitat, climate), but also with their biological (e.g. mates, competitors, predators) environment. WEBCT: Class information is available on-line under BIOL1108 (Stanger-Hall). Use your myID name and password to login. Please check the website frequently. It is used for announcements, online-assignments, exam info, and as a resource for class & studying. You will also find learning objectives, animations, and a discussion board on this site. resource for class & studying....
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2009 for the course BIO NA taught by Professor Stanger-hall during the Spring '09 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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bio 1108 Syllabus - BIOL 1108 (Stanger-Hall) Spring 2009...

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