Biology 201

Foundations of Biology II

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Week

Dates

Lecture

Day     Topic

Laboratory

Day     Topic (Lab Exercise)

1

Jan.

22

T

Introduction; Systematics and Prokaryotes

T

Randomization

24

Th

Prokaryotes and Protista (through Kinetoplastida)

Safety Assignment due

Th

Prokaryotes

2

 

29

T

Protista (cont’d)

Autobiography due

T

Protista

 

31

Th

Protista, Fungi (through Basidios)

Th

Protista, Fungi

3

Feb.

5

T

Fungi, Plant Biology

T

Fungi, Plantae (through Bryophytes)

7

Th

Plant Biology

Th

Plantae (through Conifers)

4

 

12

T

Plant Biology

T

Plantae (Conifers through Anthophytes)

14

Th

Plant Biology

Artifact Proposal due

Th

Plantae (structures)

5

 

19

T

LECTURE EXAM 1

T

Review for Lab Exam

21

Th

LAB EXAM 1 (starts at 5pm)

Th

(open)

6

 

26

T

Animal Systematics

T

Invertebrates (through Radiata)

 

28

Th

Invertebrates cont’d.

Th

Invertebrates (through Mollusca)

7

Mar.

5

T

Invertebrates cont’d

T

Invertebrates (through Arthropoda)

7

Th

Vertebrates (through Amphibia)

Th

Finish Invertebrates

8

 

12

T

Reptilia, Aves

T

Skeletal/Muscular Systems

14

Th

Mammalia; Ecology Intro, Biomes

Th

Skeletal/Muscular Systems

9

 

19

T

Population Dynamics and Controls

T

Computer Lab, TBD

21

Th

Ecosystem Energetics

Th

Chordates

 

 

26

T

SPRING BREAK !!!

28

Th

10

Apr.

2

T

Chemical Cycling, Ecosystem Dynamics

T

Chordates / Sheep heart

4

Th

Global Climate Change, Pollution

Th

Review

11

 

9

T

LECTURE EXAM 2

T

Review for Lab Exam

 

11

Th

LAB EXAM 2 (starts at 5pm)

Th

(open)

12

 

16

T

Animal Behavior

T

Tissues

18

Th

Excitable tissues, Muscular System

Th

Integument and Blood

13

 

23

T

Nervous System and the Senses

T

Sheep Brain and Cow Eye

25

Th

Senses (cont’d.) and the Endocrine System

Th

Fetal Pig Dissection

14

Apr.

30

T

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems

T

Fetal Pig Dissection

May

2

Th

Lymphatic and Immune Systems

Th

Fetal Pig Dissection

15

 

7

T

Digestive and Urinary Systems

T

Fetal Pig Dissection

9

Th

Male and Female Reproductive Systems

Th

Fetal Pig Dissection

16

 

14

T

LECTURE EXAM 3

T

Review for Lab Exam

16

Th

LAB EXAM 3 (starts at 5pm)

Th

(go home, sleep, recover…)

17

 

21

T

EXAM MAKE-UPS OR RETAKES (starts at 5pm)

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