WELCOME TO BIOLOGY 111
We hope that you will have an enjoyable learning experience in Organismal Biology.
This syllabus provides the information you will need to participate and succeed in Biology 111.
A paper copy will be provided in the first lecture
and an electronic version will be posted on the
Courses web page of the course for future reference.
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR THE FIRST TWO WEEKS
We first summarize the essential information you need to get started. Please read this carefully.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:35 to 11:25 in Leacock 132. Lectures begin on Thursday, September 2
end on Thursday, December 2.
Prior to each lecture, a pdf file of the
lecture slides will be posted on
Courses. You may find it
helpful to print out the slides, so that you can make notes on them during class.
24hrs after each lecture, a pdf of the
presentation and an audio recording will also be posted.
Laboratories start in the second week of class (next week, the week of September 6).
You must attend the first laboratory or your spot will be given to a student on the waiting list.
Laboratories last 3 hours and are given on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 13:35 to
16:35. Laboratory sessions take place in the Stewart Biology Building.
On the morning of your first lab day, your assigned lab room number will be posted on the
site, under “My Tools”, “My Grades”, item “Lab Room” and on the bulletin board next to Stewart Biology
room W4/9. You will only be admitted to your assigned room of your registered lab day.
Attendance to laboratories is required and recorded.
You are required to bring a print out of the lab exercise of the given week from
Courses and complete the
pre-lab flow chart (template found at the end of each lab exercise), a lab coat, safety glasses with side shields
(or side shields for prescription glasses), a dissecting kit, plain (unlined) loose leaf paper, a 2H pencil for
drawings and a padlock for a locker.
For reasons of safety and space, you are not allowed to bring back packs or coats into the lab or leave them in
the hall. Please put your personal items in a locker, before you come to the lab. Lockers are available for free
in several corridors and passageways in the Stewart Biology Building; just find one that is empty and put your
lock on it. No personal belongings left in the hallway floors will be tolerated. We recommend that you share
lockers between 2 students, as the number of lockers is often limiting. You are allowed to keep that locker for
the whole year, if this meets your needs.
If you have not yet registered or must change your lab day due to a conflict with another course, you need to