Biol202 - Diversity of Life II

Winter 2012
C. Moyes, V. Friesen, N. Kumar
Last updated Oct. 11, 2011
 


 
SYLLABUS OUTLINE
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course description
contact information, office hours
contact information
required texts and course packs, required readings, field trip fees
attendance, cancelled classes, copyright materials, academic honesty, and other policies
links to key campus library resources
missed tests or exams
descriptions, due dates, grade values
descriptions, due dates, grade values
week-by-week description of how topics and learning activities are organized, class and lab work, required readings and due dates
 
COURSE  SYLLABUS
 
ABOUT THE COURSE
  LOCATIONS
 
Lecture building:
 Bioscience
Room:
 Dunning Aud A
 
Lab building:
 Biosciences
Rooms:
2311& 2312
 
  DESCRIPTION
  The goal of Biology 202 is to provide you with a broad appreciation of animal diversity.  This course is a survey of invertebrates and vertebrates, their internal organization and relationships to their environment. We will compare these characteristics in a phylogenetic context, and stress the evolution of organizational complexity and the relationships between structure and function.
   
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
     
  CONTACT INFORMATION
  Name: Chris Moyes - Lectures Weeks 1-6
  Telephone:  36157
  Office hours: To be announced
  Office location

Email:

 Biosciences 3420

chris.moyes@queensu.ca








Name: Vicki Friesen - Lectures Weeks 7-12

Telephone: 36156

Office hours:
To be announced

Office location

Email:

Biosciences 4443a

vlf@queensu.ca
















Name: Niraj Kumar - Lab coordinator

Telephone: 613-533-6000 ext. 77438

Office hours:
To be announced

Office location
Biosciences 2321b

Email niraj.kumar@queensu.ca
 
LAB TEACHING ASSISTANTS






  Names and emails:

Stefan Bengtson: 4sb41@queensu.ca

Diana Flood: 6df7@queensu.ca

Stephanie Greer: 11sg29@queensu.ca

Courtney Holden: 6ch3@queensu.ca

Moumita Karmakar: 9mk65@queensu.ca

Kimberley Lemmen: 6kdl@queensu.ca

Adriana Lopez: 7valvl@queensu.ca

Allyson Parker: 11abp2@queensu.ca

Jordan Brooks: 6jb57@queensu.ca

Amanda Xuereb: 6ax@queensu.ca

Tara Vanderveer: 9tlv@queensu.ca







COURSE MATERIALS
   
  REQUIRED TEXBOOKS / COURSE PACKS 
  Zoology, 8th ed. Miller and Harley. McGraw Hill. 2010. 7th edition is fine too. 

Biol202 Laboratory Manual 2012

Dissection Kit




  These required materials are relied upon in the labs. No dissection tools will be provided, you will have to bring your own kit. Make sure you also bring your Lab Manual to each lab. We also recommend that you bring the textbook.
  RECOMMENDED BOOKS
  A Photographic Atlas for the Zoology Laboratory, Van De Graaf, Rushforth, Crawley. Morton. Any edition is acceptable. This atlas featuers good summaries and excellent graphics and photos that will be helpful with the dissections.
   
COURSE POLICIES
 
  ATTENDANCE
  Attendance at all lectures and labs is mandatory.
   
  CANCELLED CLASSES AND OTHER CHANGES
  For any changes, news and additions, keep checking this website regularly.
   
  COPYRIGHT STATEMENT
  The materials distributed in Biol202 have been created by Christopher Moyes, Vickie Friesen or Niraj Kumar for the purposes of teaching the course and are owned by them. No part of these materials may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, other than for personal educational use, without the consent of the owner.
   
  ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
   
  Academic integrity is constituted by the five core fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility (see www.academicintegrity.org). These values are central to the building, nurturing and sustaining of an academic community in which all members of the community will thrive. Adherence to the values expressed through academic integrity forms a foundation for the "freedom of inquiry and exchange of ideas" essential to the intellectual life of the University (see the Senate Report on Principles and Priorities)

Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the regulations concerning academic integrity and for ensuring that their assignments conform to the principles of academic integrity.  Information on academic integrity is available in the Arts and Science Calendar (Regulation 1), and from the instructor of this course.

Departures from academic integrity include plagiarism, use of unauthorized materials, facilitation, forgery and falsification, and are antithetical to the development of an academic community at Queen's.  Given the seriousness of these matters, actions which contravene the regulation on academic integrity carry sanctions that can range from a warning or the loss of grades on an assignment to the failure of a course to a requirement to withdraw from the university.
   
LIBRARY RESOURCES
   
  Queen's Library Home Page
    http://library.queensu.ca/
  Libraries at Queen's
    http://library.queensu.ca/about.htm
  Search the Library Catalogue
    https://qcat.library.queensu.ca/vwebv/searchBasic
  Guides on Using Library Resources ... includes finding primary sources, theses, newspapers, multimedia, reviews, government documents, and using alert services, citation styles, indexes, etc.
    http://library.queensu.ca/help/guides
  Evaluate Web Sites... includes checklist of criteria and questions for evaluating web pages
    http://library.queensu.ca/inforef/tutorials/qcat/evalint.htm
 
LAB QUIZZES AND PARTICIPATION

There will be a quizz at the beginning of all labs (except for weeks with Lab Practicals, see below). The purpose of these quizzes is to inspire you to come prepared for each lab, which will help you enjoy and learn the material more effectively. Each lab contributes 1% towards your final mark, for a total of 10%. Your preparation and participation in the labs will also be assessed and contributes 5% towards your final mark.
EXAMS

DATE
Weight towards final mark
DESCRIPTION

Quiz: Week 4: Feb. TBA, in class

Midterm: Week 6: Feb. TBA, in class (12:30)

10%

20%

Material from lectures during Weeks 1- 4

Material from lectures during Weeks 1- 5


  Final: to be announced

Lab preparation and

participation

30%

5%

 Weeks 7-12







Lab quizzes (1% each)

Lab practical 1: Week 6: Feb. TBA – TBA, during regular lab periods

10%

12%

1 quiz each lab

Materials from Labs 1 – 5

       
Lab practical 2: Week 12: Apr. TBA – TBA, during regular lab periods
13%
Materials from Labs 6 – 10
COURSE SCHEDULE
   

This is a preliminary lecture and lab schedule. Topics and order may change during the semester, depending on interest, speed at which we are able to cover material, etc.Check this schedule regularly and frequently!
 
January TBA
Week 1
 
Lectures:
Introduction, Protists, Multicellularity
   
Labs:
Lab 1: Lower metazoans; Quiz 1
   
 
January TBA
Week 2
    Lectures: Porifera, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Worms
    Labs: Lab 2: Worms; Quiz 2
   
 
January TBA
Week 3
    Lectures: Molluscs, & Arthropods
    Labs: Lab 3: Molluscs; Quiz 3
   
 
Jamnuary TBA
Week 4
    Lectures: Insects, Quiz
    Labs: Lab 4: Arthropods; Quiz 4
 

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February TBA
Week 5
    Lectures: Parasites, & Extremopholes
    Labs: Lab 5: Echinoderms; Quiz 5
 
 
February TBA
Week 6
 
 
Lecture: Parasites, & Extremopholes Midterm (Thursday)
    Labs: Lab Practical 1 (Material from Labs 1 - 5)
 
 
February TBA
Week 7
    Lectures: 1. Vertebrate origins and common characteristics I; 2. Common characteristics of vertebrates II; 3. no video
    Labs: Lab 6: Basic vertebrate design; Quiz 6
 
 
March TBA
Week 8
    Lectures: 1. Common characteristics of vertebrates III; 2. Video: Blue Planet - The Deep; 3. Video: Conquest of the Waters
    Labs:  Lab 7: Fishes; Quiz 7
 
March TBA
Week 9
    Lectures: 1. Origin of jawed vertebrates; 2. The bony fishes; 3. Video: Victors of the Dry Land
    Labs:  Lab 8: Amphibians and reptiles; Quiz 8
 
 
March TBA
Week 10
    Lectures: 1. The origin of tetrapods and the amphibians; 2. Amniote origins; 3. Video: Lords of the Air
    Labs:  Lab 9: Bids; Quiz 9
 
 
March TBA
Week 11
    Lectures: 1. Reptile diversity; 2. Ornithology I; 3. Video: Mammals
    Labs:  Lab 10: Mammals; Quiz 10
 
 
April TBA
Week 12
    Lectures: 1. Ornithology II; 2. Mammalogy I; 3. Mammalogy II
    Labs:  Lab practical 2