HOW TO FIND THE INSTRUCTORS

GRADING

TEXTBOOK

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Biology 2: Form and Function

Spring 2002 (all sections)

 

Section

Instructors

Where and when is the class?

When is the Lab?

A

Sean Todd

Lecture Hall, Tues/Fri 8.00-9.30am

Tuesday 2.35-5.35pm

B

Tora Johnson

Wednesday 2.35-5.35pm

 

Where/How to find Sean Todd....

Office:

 

Turrets Annex (3rd floor)

Office Hours:

Mondays 9.00&endash;11.30am, or by appointment

Phone:

Phone: ext. 265

Email:

stodd@ecology.coa.edu

Web-page:

http://www.coa.edu/faculty/webpages/stodd/index.html

Where/How to find Tora Johnson...

Office:

 

Graduate Office, Gates

Office hours:

Tuesday/Fridays 9.30-11.00am

Phone:

ext. 310

E-mail:

tjohnson@coa.edu

Course web-page:

http://www.coa.edu/faculty/webpages/stodd/oceanweb/bio2/bio2home.html

This site includes lecture outlines, powerpoint presentations, and useful web links, as well as other important class information. Make sure you visit it!

Course Description:

In this foundational Biology class we begin with a brief review of evolutionary processes and phylogeny, and then focus on the relationship between form, function, and organismal ecology. Emphasis will be on plants and animals, with particular attention given to angiosperms and vertebrates. Topics discussed will include natural selection, reproduction, plant and animal development, nutrition, osmoregulation, thermoregulation, circulation and gas exchange, disease and pathology. Course evaluation is based on class participation, problem sets, performance in laboratory exercises, a poster presentation and practicum. Introductory. Prerequisites: Biology 1 or an AP biology course and college-level algebra (by course, assessment, or permission of instructor). Past or current enrollment in Introductory Chemistry 1 and 2 is strongly recommended for students in Biology 2. Class size limited to 16 students per section. Lab fee $35.

What you will be learning about:

Biology 2: Form and Function is the second half of a 20-week introductory course in biology; this two-term sequence is prerequisite for many intermediate and advanced biology courses. is intended as an introductory overview of basic biological processes. In this unit you will specifically focus on form and function; specifically, how organisms solve basic biological, chemical and physical challenges. We will examine biology at the organismal level, and rather than examine kingdoms separately (e.g., plants vs. animals), we will contrast and compare adaptive strategies across kingdoms designed to address common organismal requirements.

 

Grading:

Your evaluation will be based on a number of assessments, including:

%

Problem sets (10% each)

40

Lab Practicum

20

Class participation

10

Literature research project

10

Assessed labs

20

Textbook:

(available online at Amazon.com, or from Sherman's locally)

Biology 6th Edition by PH Raven and GB Johnson. 2001. McGraw Hill

To reduce costs, you may wish to consider purchasing a copy of the 5th edition of this text instead. If you do this, be warned that the 5th edition is deficient in the latest advances. As an alternative, there may be some second hand 6th edition books for sale around campus.

Laboratory fee: $35.00

 

Hints for surviving this course:

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