|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.||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||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
Thursday. Protista [Lytle Ch. 5]
|Crash course video: DNA and RNA||Chapters 12 and 13.|
|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|
Sept. 29-Oct 3
|Monday. Types of mutations.
Wednesday. Introduction to evolution.
Friday. Evidence for evolution.
|Tuesday and Thursday. The radiate animals. [Lytle Chap. 7 and Campbell 648-651.] Phylum Cnidaria and Phylum Ctenophora.||Chapter 22|
|Monday. Analogy and homology.
Evolution in real time.
Wednesday and Friday. Evolution of populations.
|Tuesday. Lab exam I.
Thursday. Animal morphology [Chap. 8] and Phylum Platyhelminthes [Chap. 9] in Lytle. Also 652-654 in Campbell and Reece.
|Week 8.||Monday. Types of selection.
Thursday and Friday: Fall break.
|Tuesday Pseudocoelomates [Chapter 10]||Chapter 24|
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