Henderson State University  - General Zoology Lecture and Lab

Spring 2017


Week Lecture Topics Laboratory Topics Reading Reminders/Other
Week 1. January 18-20




Wednesday: Introduction to course. 

Friday: Biology as a science. "The otter lecture."


Thursday: Working with numbers and measurements in science.


C&R: Chapter 1, especially the scientific method section


Video. Conversions in the metric system. A simplistic review that you may find helpful.
Week 2.

January 23-28

Monday. Conclusion of the otter lecture.

Wednesday. What is an animal? Introduction to taxonomy and systematics.

Tuesday: Introduction to microscopy.

Thursday. Cells and Tissues, part 1. Web support material.


Finish Chapter 1, and pages 495-497 and 529-531. Article discussion this Friday
Week 3

January 30-Feb 3

Monday. Video on Extremophiles

Wednesday. Macromolecules: Carbohydrates and lipids. Reading: Review Chapters 2 and 3 as needed.  Read Chapters 4 and 5.

Friday.  Macromolecules. Proteins

Tuesday. Conclusion of Cells and Tissues

Thursday. Protista. Protista [Lytle Ch. 5]

Reading: Review Chapters 2 and 3 as needed.  Read Chapters 4 and 5. Article discussion this Friday
Week 4.

Feb 6-10

Monday.  Note: Lecture exam 1 is one week from today! Nucleic acids.  Introduction to heredity.

Wednesday. Mendelian genetics

Friday. DNA synthesis and PCR

Tuesday.. Protista, conclusion

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

Review Chapters 12 and 13 on your own, as needed.

Read chapter 14.

Book chapter discussion this Friday
Week 5

Feb 13-17

Monday. Lecture exam 1. Room opens at 7:30.

Wednesday. No class. Research presentations in Little Rock.

Friday. PCR, genetic errors

Tuesday. Cnidaria and Ctenophora, continued.

 Phylum Porifera [Lytle Chap. 6, and Campbell p. 646-648.]

Chapter 15. NYT article discussion this Friday
  SSpring Break      


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