3sylF11 - COURSE NUMBER: BIOL V03 page 1 of 8 COURSE TITLE:...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
COURSE NUMBER: BIOL V03 page 1 of 8 COURSE TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO ORGANISMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY COURSE SYLLABUS TERM: Fall YEAR: 2011 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Marta D. de Jesus OFFICE/DIVISION LOCATION: SCI-337 OFFICE HOURS: To Be Announced OFFICE PHONE: (805) 654-6400 x1275 E-MAIL ADDRESS: mdejesus@vcccd.edu (please leave paper notes with the Division Assistants in SCI- 321/old SCI-324, NOT in my mailbox in the main Administration Bldg.) COURSE WEB PAGE: http://dewhozitz.net/biolv03.html ONLINE CHAT: N/A CLASS HOURS: Lecture: M/W 1:00-2:15 PM (~ 3 hours lecture/wk) SCI-313 SECTION CRN: 76699 Lab: M/W 2:30 - 5:20 PM (~ 6 hours laboratory/week ) SCI-316 79389 Lab: Tu/Th 1:30 - 4:20 PM (~ 6 hours laboratory/week ) SCI-316 PREREQUISITE(S): CHEM V01A & V01AL, OR OR 1 year of HS chemistry with a passing grade of C or better AND MATH V03 or 1 year of HS intermediate algebra with a passing grade of C or better. RECOMMENDED PREP: BIOL V01 OR ANPH V01 OR BIOL V29 & V29L OR MICR V01 OR 1 year of HS biology with a passing grade of C or better; CHEM V01B-V01BL; MATH V21A OR V46A; and MATH V44 A. COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is an introduction to organismal diversity, structure and function. Groups to be studied and discussed include eubacteria, archaea, protists, fungi, plants and animals. The latter two groups will be studied in more detail, concentrating on structure and physiology. The overall emphasis of the course will be on the evolutionary and ecological relationships between organisms. The laboratory will develop skills of analysis and observation as they relate to the preceding topics. B. METHOD OF INSTRUCTION In the “lecture” portion of this class, this will be the primary mode of instruction. We may have a few guest lecturers during the class either in the lecture or lab portion. The lab portion of this class consists mostly of a “hands-on” set of lab exercises (see Schedule) with 2 or 3 required field trips. On a few occasions we will either have a group discussion or presentations by the students of scheduled research reports. Please see the Schedule and Grading Plan for a list of reading and other assignments, exams, and report dates. C. STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. Characterize major groups of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms and arrange them within currently recognized taxa. 2. Explain the basic anatomy and physiological functions of flowering plants and animals (primarily mammals). 3. Characterize interactions among organisms and between organisms and the environment.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
COURSE NUMBER: BIOL V03 page 2 of 8 COURSE TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO ORGANISMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY D. COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the following measurable skills and abilities: 1. formulate simple hypotheses and test them in a laboratory setting. 2. inventory, categorize, compare, and differentiate between organisms.
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course BIOL V04 taught by Professor De-jesus,m during the Fall '08 term at Ventura College.

Page1 / 10

3sylF11 - COURSE NUMBER: BIOL V03 page 1 of 8 COURSE TITLE:...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online