|Week||Lecture Topics||Laboratory Topics||Reading||Reminders/Other|
|Week 1. August 22-26
Monday: Introduction to the course.
Wednesday and Friday: Biology as a science. "The otter lecture."
|Tuesday: No lab
Thursday. Working with numbers and measurements in science
C&R: Chapter 1, especially scientific method section
|Video. Conversions in the metric system. A simplistic review that you may find helpful.|
|Week 2. August 29-Sep 2||Monday and Wednesday. What is
an animal? Taxonomy and systematics. Scientific method assignment is due
Tuesday. Introduction to microscopy.
Thursday. Animal cells and tissues. Web support material.
|Finish Chapter 1, and pages 495-497 and 529-531.|
|Week 3. September 6-9||
Monday. No class. Labor Day.
Wednesday and Friday. Biologically important macromolecules. Macromolecules: Carbohydrates.
|Tuesday. Cells and tissues,
Thursday. Protista [Lytle Ch. 5]
|Review Chapters 2 and 3 as needed. Read Chapters 4 and 5.|
|Week 4. September 12-16|| Monday. The cell cycle. Mitosis
and cytokines Note: Lecture exam is one week from today.
|Tuesday. Conclusion of protist
Phylum Porifera [Lytle Chap. 6, and Campbell p. 646-648.]
|Review chapters 12 and 13, as needed.||Friday: Article discussion. TBD|
|Week 5. September 19-23||Monday. Lecture exam #1. Room
will open at 7:30.
Wednesday and Friday. Introduction to Heredity.
|Tuesday. The radiate animals.
[Lytle Chap. 7 and Campbell 648-651.]
Phylum Cnidaria and
Note: Lab exam 1 is one week from today.
Thursday. Conclusion of the radiate animals. Work with live material.
|Chapter 14||Friday: article discussion|
|Week 6. September 26-30||Monday and Wednesday. Genetics
Friday. Introduction to Evolutionary Thought.
|Tuesday. Lab exam 1.
Thursday. Animal morphology [Chap. 8] and Phylum Platyhelminthes [Chap. 9] in Lytle. Also 652-654 in Campbell and Reece.
|Friday: article discussion|
|Monday and Wednesday. Evidence
Friday. Arkansas Environmental Federation
Thursday. Arkansas Environmental Federation
|Monday and Wednesday. PCR. The
evolution of populations.
Note: Lecture exam #2 is Monday, October 17.
|Tuesday and Thursday. Pseudocoelomates [Chapter 10]. Dissection kit is needed on Thursday.||Chapter 23||Friday. Article discussion|
Monday. Lecture exam #2
Wednesday. Cephalopod video.
Friday. Speciation. Prezygotic RIMs.
|Tuesday. Phylum Mollusca [Lytle Chap. 11, and 656-659 in Campbell and Reece.]
Thursday. Phylum Annelida [Lytle Chap. 12, and 659-661 in Campbell and Reece.]
|Chapter 24||Friday. Discussion of chapter from Boilerplate rhino. Spatula Theory|
|Monday. Speciation continued.
Wednesday and Friday. Homeostasis: temperature
| Tuesday. Open lab. Review for
lab exam 2.
Thursday. Lab exam 2.
|Chap 44||Friday. Discussion of chapter from Boilerplate rhino. Time and Motion Study|
October 31-November 4
Monday. Group work. the vertebrate nephron.
Wednesday. Groups 1,2,3 quizzed.
|Tuesday. Cell division.
Thursday. Working with numbers.
|Monday. Groups 4,5,6 quizzed.
Wednesday. Homeostasis, ions and water.
|Tuesday and Thursday. Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Crustacea: The Crayfish, and crustacean diversity. [Lytle Ch. 13.]||Chap 44||Friday. Discussion of chapter from Boilerplate rhino. Gardening on Mars|
|November 21-26||FALL BREAK|
November 28-Dec 2
December 5-Dec 9
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