Henderson State University  - General Zoology Lecture and Lab

Fall 2014

 

Week Lecture Laboratory Relevant Links Reading
Week 1. August 25-29

 

Monday: Introduction to course

Wednesday: The nature of biology as a science, part I.

Friday: The nature of biology as a science, conclusion.  HOMEWORK 1 is due at the start of class.

No lab this week New York Times subscription link. Cost: $5 for first 12 weeks. Visitors can read 10 articles per month.

Link to original article on otters.

C&R: Chapter 1
Week 2. September 1-5 Monday. No class. Labor day.

Friday. Taxonomy and systematics. (What is an animal?)

Thursday. Measurements in science. The metric system. Tree of Life Project

Link to the "Cave of Magic" page. Use this to complete your "scientific method" assignment. Due Monday at 8.

C&R 495-497 and Chapter26
Week 3. September 8-12 Monday. Metric lab due at 8 AM.  Extremophile video.

Wednesday. Conclusion of Taxonomy and Systematics. Macromolecules: Carbohydrates.

Friday. Macromolecules: Lipids, proteins.

Tuesday. Introduction to microscopy.  Note: Check NYT for a discussion article.

Thursday. Cells and tissues, part I. Web support material.

Crash course video: The nature of water

Crash course video: Carbon

Crash course video: Carbohydrates and lipids

Review Chapters 2 and 3 as needed.  Read Chapters 4 and 5.
Week 4.Sept. 15-19

 

Monday. Nucleic acids.

Wednesday and Friday. Cell division.  Friday: NYT article discussion.

Tuesday. Conclusion of cells and tissues.

Thursday. Protista [Lytle Ch. 5]

Crash course video: DNA and RNA

Crash course video: Mitosis

Crash course video: Meiosis

Chapters 12 and 13.
Week 5

Sept. 22-26

Monday. Lecture exam I.

Wednesday and Friday. Introduction to heredity.

 

Tuesday. Completion of Protista.

Thursday.  Phylum Porifera [Lytle Chap. 6, and Campbell p. 646-648.] Note: Lab exam I is one week from today.

  Chapters 14 and 15.
Week 6

Sept. 29-Oct 3

Monday. Types of mutations.

Wednesday. Introduction to evolution.

Tuesday and Thursday. The radiate animals. [Lytle Chap. 7 and Campbell 648-651.] Phylum Cnidaria and Phylum Ctenophora.   Chapter 22.
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

 

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28 September 2014