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520_syllabus_Uetz_2006 - BIOLOGY 520 INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY...

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1 BIOLOGY 520 - INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY - WINTER 2006 Lecture: Tuesdays/Thursdays at 2:00 – 3:20 in 422b Rieveschl Lab: Tuesdays/Thursdays at 3:30- 5:00 in 411 Rieveschl Professor: Dr. George Uetz Office: 821F Rieveschl Phone: 556-9752 E-mail: [email protected] Office hours: Dr. Uetz will be available after class (5:00-6:00 T/Th), but if these times don’t fit your schedule, make an appointment. TA: Julee Johns Office: 821B Rieveschl Phone: 556-9753 E-mail: [email protected] TA Office hours: Julee will be available in 411 Rieveschl at specified times (TBA), but if these times don’t fit your schedule, make an appointment. Texts, etc.: Biology of the Invertebrates , 5 th Ed., J. Pechenik Laboratory Manual for Invertebrate Zoology *, G.W. Uetz and J.A. Roberts Dissecting Kit, usually available from the bookstore *Available free of charge from the instructor and distributed as separate chapters on a weekly basis in advance as .pdf files downloadable from Blackboard. Students should maintain a 3-ring binder for the lab manual. Lecture - Lectures include an introduction to evolutionary themes and functional approaches to invertebrate animal biology, as well as a broad survey of the invertebrate phyla. Within the coverage of each group, we will discuss unique aspects of morphology, physiology, and behavior in light of the selective forces that have favored their evolution. Other topics will include examples from the scientific literature that illustrate aspects of ecology, behavior, or research (and/or economic) utility of the group under consideration. Lab - Labs will introduce you to the diversity of invertebrate phyla and subgroups, with emphasis on form and function of morphology, organ systems, etc. There are two 1.5 hour labs each week; most of these involve demonstrations and observation of living marine animals, examination and dissection of preserved material, and microscopic examination of prepared slides. There are no “make-up” labs, and while there may be review sessions prior to lab practical quizzes (at the sole discretion of the TA) it is not usually possible for students to make up missed labs . Lab quizzes will can and will cover taxonomy (~50%) and terminology (~50%) presented in each
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2 lab handout. You will be held responsible for any material that is in bold or is underlined , and spelling counts! Attendance - Students are expected to attend lecture and lab and participate in all assigned activities (e.g., laboratory exercises, demonstrations, discussions, etc.).
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