Henderson State University  - General Zoology Lecture and Lab

Fall  2015


Week Lecture Laboratory Relevant Links Reading
Week 1. August 24-28


Monday: Introduction to the course.

Wednesday and Friday: The nature of biology as a science

Tuesday: Working with numbers and measurements in scienc3

Thursday: Introduction to microscopy



C&R: Chapter 1
Week 2.

August 31-4 September

Monday.  Taxonomy and Systematics.  What is an animal.

Wednesday. Extremophile video.

Friday. Conclusion of Taxonomy and Systematics

Tuesday and Thursday. Cells and Tissues, part 1. Web support material.   C&R: 495-497 and 529-531
Week 3.

September 7-11

Monday No class.  Happy labor day.

Wednesday and Friday. Macromolecules and the chemistry of life.  Carbohydrates and lipids.

Tuesday and Thursday. Protista. Web support material [Lytle Ch. 5]   C&R: Review Chapters 2 and 3 as needed.  Read Chapters 4 and 5.
Week 4.

September 14-18

Monday. Proteins and nucleic acids.

Wednesday. Cell division. Mitosis and cytokinesis.

Friday. Exam I.

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

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

  C&R Chapter 12
Week 5. September 21-25 Monday and Wednesday.  Meiosis. Early notions of heredity.

Friday. Video "Saving the Eagles"

Tuesday. Conclusion of the radiate animals.

Thursday. The Cell cycle.  [Lytle Ch. 3] Bring a calculator.

  C&R Chapter 13


Week 6. September 28 - October 2 Monday.  Introduction to modern genetics.

Wednesday. DNA replication, PCR, and the the biotechnology age.

Friday. Protein synthesis. Mutations and errors: polyploidy and aneuploidy.

Tuesday. Lab exam I.

Thursday.  Animal morphology [Chap. 8] and Phylum Platyhelminthes [Chap. 9] in Lytle. Also  652-654 in Campbell and Reece.

  C&R Chapter 14
Week 7. October 5-9 Monday.  Deletion, duplication, point mutations, sex-linked traits, inbreeding.

Wednesday. Introduction to evolution.

Friday. Evidence for evolution.

Tuesday and Thursday. Pseudocoelomates [Chapter 10].   C&R Chapter 22


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4 October 2015