COURSE SYLLABUS 1011 SACS II (Spring 2010)-005

COURSE SYLLABUS 1011 SACS II (Spring 2010)-005 - COURSE...

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COURSE SYLLABUS COURSE NUMBER : BSC1011 (Section 005) COURSE TITLE : General Biology II DEPARTMENT : Biological Sciences REQUIRED TEXT : Campbell & Reece, 2008. Biology. 8th Edition COLLEGE : Arts and Sciences Pearson/Benjamin Cummings. FACULTY NAME : Matthew J. Drum Ph.D. TERM/YEAR : Spring 2010 OFFICE LOCATION : 300c FAMU DRS TELEPHONE : (850) 599-8394 E-MAIL : matthew.drum@famu.edu PREREQUISITE : Completion of BSC1010 or equivalent course, or by instructors consent CLASS MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY MEETING 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to TIMES 5:50 p.m. 5:50 p.m. OFFICE MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY HOURS 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. Course Description: BSC1011 is the second of a two part course series which continues an introduction to the basic principals of biology. In particular, this course concentrates on organismal diversity. Phyla in the kingdom Protista, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia will be discussed in separate units. Specific characteristics of each phyla will be discussed with emphasis on nutritional and reproductive strategies, habitat, behavior, and physiological and biochemical processes. In addition to the survey of biodiversity, BSC1011 students will be exposed to taxonomic techniques used to classify groups of organisms. Concepts in the science of systematics and phylogenetics will also be introduced to illustrate evolutionary relationships among these phyla. This course was designed to supplement the laboratory activities, which provides practical application of the topics discussed in the lecture section. Expected Learning Outcomes: (as defined at www.famu.edu/myfamu/assessment/biology.doc ) 1. Define and describe the general terms, structures and concepts associated with each of the general biological topics discussed. This outcome with be assessed by the three, in-class examinations. 2. Demonstrate written communication skills. This outcome with be assessed by the final essay examination, as well as the in class short answer exams. 3. Exhibit the ability to critically analyze and interpret scientific data This outcome with be assessed by in class assignments. Important Dates: January 6, 2010: First day of class January 18, 2010: No class, MLK Holiday
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March 8 – March 12, 2010: No class, Spring Break March 25, 2010: Last day to withdrawal April 27, 2010: Final Exam Overall Goals of the Course : Upon completion of BSC1011, students should have a greater appreciation of organismal diversity and a familiarity with the systematic classification of major taxonomic clades. Conceptual Framework : The Conceptual Framework in the Professional Education Unit (PEU) at Florida A&M University is an integrated approach to providing educational experiences that result in exemplary professional educators. The Framework is comprised of six themes with the mission of developing high quality classroom teachers, administrators and support personnel. The term “exemplary” refers to the kind of graduates the PEU
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