Henderson State University  - General Zoology Lecture and Lab

Fall 2014


Week Lecture Laboratory Relevant Links Reading
Week 1. August 25-29


Monday: Introduction to course

Wednesday: The nature of biology as a science, part I.

Friday: The nature of biology as a science, conclusion.  HOMEWORK 1 is due at the start of class.

No lab this week New York Times subscription link. Cost: $5 for first 12 weeks. Visitors can read 10 articles per month.

Link to original article on otters.

C&R: Chapter 1
Week 2. September 1-5 Monday. No class. Labor day.

Friday. Taxonomy and systematics. (What is an animal?)

Thursday. Measurements in science. The metric system. Tree of Life Project

Link to the "Cave of Magic" page. Use this to complete your "scientific method" assignment. Due Monday at 8.

C&R 495-497 and Chapter26
Week 3. September 8-12 Monday. Metric lab due at 8 AM.  Extremophile video.

Wednesday. Conclusion of Taxonomy and Systematics. Macromolecules: Carbohydrates.

Friday. Macromolecules: Lipids, proteins and nucleic acids.

Tuesday. Introduction to microscopy.  Note: Check NYT for a discussion article.

Thursday. Cells and tissues, part I. Web support material.

Crash course video: The nature of water

Crash course video: Carbon

Crash course video: Carbohydrates and lipids

Review Chapters 2 and 3 as needed.  Read Chapters 4 and 5.


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Last updated  

5 September 2014