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Unformatted text preview: Biology 450/450L Comparative Anatomy Lecture and Laboratory Fall 2010 Meets: 10:30-1120 MWF in AH 304 Instructor: S. Christopher Bennett, PhD Lab GTA: Ian Trevethan Office: 326 Albertson Hall AH 425 Telephone: 785-628-5333 785-628-5887 E-mail: cbennett@fhsu.edu ijtrevethan@scatcat.fhsu.edu Web-site: http://www.fhsu.edu/biology/cbennett Office Hours: 9:30-10:20 MWF and by appointment. Description: Selected details of the structure, function, and evolution of vertebrates are presented. Prerequisite: Biology 260 - Introductory Zoology or equivalent. Text: Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution, 4th ed. K. V. Kardong, McGraw Hill, ISBN#: 0-07-252830-3. Lab Manual: Comparative Anatomy: Manual of Vertebrate Dissection. D. W. Fishbeck and A. Sebastiani, Morton Publishing Co., ISBN#: 0-89582-517-1 Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to: Describe and explain cladograms and their features. Describe the origin of vertebrates their characteristic features. Describe the evolution of major groups of vertebrates and their characteristic features. Describe the major organ systems of vertebrates and their evolution. Demonstrate skill in dissection of vertebrates. Grading: There will be 4 lecture exams (each worth 100 points) including the fourth exam during final-exam week, plus a term paper (worth 100 points). Your final lecture grade will be the sum of points earned on the 4 exams and term paper divided by 500, the total points possible. There will be 4 lab practical exams (each worth 100 points). Your final lab grade will be the sum of points earned on the 4 practical divided by 400, the total points possible. The grading scale is: A 90 > B 80 > C 70 > D 60 > U. You can at any time figure out your grade in the course by averaging the scores on your exams. If a significant illness or emergency will cause you to miss an exam notify me before the missed exam or you may not be allowed to make up the exam. If allowed to make up a missed exam, you must make up the exam promptly. Attendance: Students should attend class and be on time; however, I understand that there may be illnesses or personal emergencies that may prevent you from attending class. Cheating: Cheating is not allowed. If I find convincing evidence that a student cheated, I will deal with the incident appropriately (i.e., sanctions may include verbal or written warning; lowering of grade for assignment/activity; failure of class assignment; lowering of term grade; and a written report to the Provost). For more information see http://web.fhsu.edu/universitycatalog/gen/academichonesty.asp . Disabilities: Any student in this class who has a disability that may prevent them from fully demonstrating their abilities should contact me personally as soon as possible so we can discuss accommodations....
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