|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.|
|Monday. Conclusion of the otter
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|
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
Thursday. Protista. Protista [Lytle Ch. 5]
|Reading: Review Chapters 2 and 3 as needed. Read Chapters 4 and 5.||Article discussion this Friday|
| Monday. Note: Lecture
exam 1 is one week from today! Nucleic acids. Introduction to heredity.
Wednesday. Mendelian genetics
Friday. DNA synthesis
|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|
|Monday. Lecture exam 1. Room
opens at 7:30.
Wednesday. No class. Research presentations in Little Rock.
Friday. PCR, protein synthesis,
|Tuesday. Cnidaria and
Phylum Porifera [Lytle Chap. 6, and Campbell p. 646-648.]
|Chapter 15.||NYT article discussion this Friday|
|Week 6. Feb 20-24||Monday. Chromosomal errors
(polyploidy, aneuploidy, deletions, duplications and dislocations).
Wednesday. No class, due to ASMSA science fair judging.
Friday. Point mutations. Beneficial, detrimental and neutral mutations. Effects of inbreeding.
|Tuesday. Lab exam I.
ThursdayAnimal morphology [Chap. 8] and Phylum Platyhelminthes [Chap. 9] in Lytle. Also 652-654 in Campbell and Reece.
|Chapter 15||NYT article discussion this Friday|
|Week 7. Feb 27-Mar 3||Monday. Introduction to
evolution. Darwin and his work. Mayr's analysis.
Wednesday and Friday. Evidence for evolution: fossil, comparative anatomy, chemical and observations in real time.
|Tuesday and Thursday. Pseudocoelomates [Chapter 10].||Chapter 22.||NYT article discussion this Friday|
|Week 8. March 6-10||Monday. Conclusion of evidence
Wed. and Fri. Evolution of populations. Types of selection.
Thursday: Phylum Mollusca [Lytle Chap. 11, and 656-659 in Campbell and Reece.] Practice questions.
|Chapter 23||NYT article discussion this Friday|
|Week 9. March 13-17||
Monday. Sexual selection.
Wednesday.oEvolution in the absence of selection. Review for exam.
Friday. Lecture exam II. Room opens at 7:30.
|Tuesday. Cell division.
Thursday. Thursday. Phylum Annelida [Lytle Chap. 12, and 659-661 in Campbell and Reece.] Note: practice questions will not be posted for this or future labs. You should be able to write and anticipate questions on your own by now.
|Week 10. March 27-March 31||
Monday. No class due to field station event.
Wednesday. Speciation. Species concepts and reproductive isolating mechanisms.
Friday. Types of speciation. Mode and tempo of evolution.
|Tuesday and Thursday. Review for comprehensive lab exam #2.||Chapter 25.||Book chapter discussion this Friday.|
|Week 11. April 3-7.||Group work week. The vertebrate kidney, ions and water.||Tuesday. Lab exam 2.||As assigned|
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