|Week 1. January 14-16
Wednesday: Introduction to course
Friday: The nature of biology as a science
|No lab on Tuesday
Thursday: Working with numbers in science
New York Times subscription link. Cost: $5 for first 12 weeks. Visitors can
read 10 articles per month.
|C&R: Chapter 1|
|Monday. No Class. Assignment:
Listen to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s
"I have a dream"
speech from 1963.
Wednesday. Conclusion of otter lecture. Research proposal is due. Metric system homework is due.
Friday. What is an animal? Cave of magic assignment is due.
|Tuesday. Introduction to
Thursday. Animal cells and tissues. Web support material.
|Link to original otter article||Reading: 495-497 and 529-531.|
Monday. Taxonomy and systematics.
Wednesday: A deeper look: extremophiles.
Friday: Biologically important macromolecules. Introduction, carbohydrates and fats.
|Tuesday: Conclusion of animal
cells and tissues
Thursday. Protista [Lytle Ch. 5 or 6]
|Review Chapters 2 and 3 as needed. Read Chapters 4 and 5.|
|Week 4. February 2-6|| Monday. Other lipids.
Wednesday. Nucleic acids.
Friday. The importance of scale in biology.
|Tuesday. Protista, conclusion.
Thursday. The radiate animals. [Lytle Chap. 7 and Campbell 648-651.] Phylum Cnidaria and Phylum Ctenophora.
|Week 5. February 9-13.||Monday. Lecture Exam 1.
Wednesday. No class. Research presentation in Little Rock.
Friday. The cell cycle. Mitosis and cytokinesis.
|Tuesday. Conclusion of the
radiate animals. Note: Lab exam I is one week from today.
Thursday. Phylum Porifera [Lytle Chap. 6, and Campbell p. 646-648.]
|Week 6. February 16-20||Monday. Class cancelled due to
Wednesday. Meiosis. Chapter 13.
Friday. Introduction to heredity.
|Tuesday. Class cancelled due to
Thursday. Lab exam I.
|Mitosis video.|| Chapter 13.
|Week 7. February 23-27||Monday.
Review of protein and DNA synthesis.
Wednesday. University closed due to a light snowfall.
Friday. The dangers and importance of mutations.
|Tuesday and Thursday. University closed due to what people in the South think is bad weather.||Chapter 15.|
|Week 8. March 2-6||Monday. Conclusion of Genetics.
Wednesday. Introduction to evolution.
Friday. Class cancelled, due to weather. Note: Lecture exam #2 will be one week from today.
morphology [Chap. 8] and Phylum
Platyhelminthes [Chap. 9]
in Lytle. Also 652-654 in Campbell and Reece.
Thursday. Class cancelled due to weather.
|Week 9. March 9-13||
Monday and Wednesday.
Evidence for evolution.
Friday. Lecture exam II
|Tuesday and Thursday. Pseudocoelomates [Chapter 10]. Dissecting kit and gloves needed this week, and all weeks in the future.||Chapter 22.|
|Week 10. March 16-20||Monday. The evolution of
Wednesday. 2 videos on cephalopods.
|Tuesday. Phylum Mollusca [Lytle Chap. 11, and 656-659 in Campbell and Reece.] Practice questions.||Chapter 23.|
|Week 12. March 30-April 3||Monday and Wednesday.
Friday. Conclusion of evolution, and start of homeostasis.
|Tuesday. Review for lab exam.
Thursday. Lab exam II.
|Week 13. April 6-10||All week. Group work.||Tuesday and Thursday. Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Crustacea: The Crayfish. [Lytle Ch. 13.]||Chapter 44|
|Week 14. April 13-17||Monday. Homeostasis, ions and
Friday. Exam III.
|Tuesday. Phylum Arthropoda, continued. Uniramia Grasshopper, and arthropod diversity. Lytle Chap. 13.|
|Week 15. April 20-24||Monday. Circulatory systems.
Wednesday. Conclusion of circulatory systems, start of gas exchange.
Friday. Conclusion of gas exchange. Article discussion.
|Tuesday and Thursday. Phylum Chordata. Chap. 15.||Chapter 42|
|Week 16. April 27-May 1||Monday and Wednesday.
Friday. Article discussion. Course conclusion. Information on final.
|Tuesday. Conclusion of
Chordata, and review.
Thursday. Lab final.
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