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Savannah State University

BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II

Spring Semester 2009


Name and Title: Elissa T. Purnell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology/Biology Program Coordinator


Credit Hours: 3 hours Location: Drew-Griffith 101 Meeting Times: T, R: 8:30 – 9:45


Office Location/ Office Hours: First Floor, Drew-Griffith Hall, 129

Monday: 8:45 – 9:45 A.M. and 3:30 – 5:00 P.M.

Tuesday: by appointment only

Wednesday: 8:45 – 9:45, 12:00 noon – 1:30 P.M., and 3:30 – 5:00 P.M.

Thursday: by appointment only

Friday: 8:45- 9:45 A.M., 12:00 noon – 1:00 P.M., and 3:30 – 5:00 P.M.


Office Telephone: 912-351-6662 E-mail: purnelle@savannahstate.edu


Course Description: Introduction to organismal and developmental biology, structure and physiology of plants and animals relative to their evolution and adaptations to different environments, classification, comparative and diverse adaptations in the biological kingdoms, neural and endocrine control processes, and immunology.


Course Pre-requisites: BIOL 1107 (Principles of Biology I) and CHEM 1212 (Principles I)


Expected Student Learning Outcomes:


  1. Students will be able to name in order the eras and associated periods of the earth’s history and give a biological and geological event that is believed to have occurred.

  2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the Hardy-Weinberg Principles

  3. Students will display an understanding of the manner in which all life is classified and the diversity of life

  4. Students will be familiar with the systems of the human body


Required Text(s) and Supplemental Readings: Life, The Science of Biology 8th ed. by Sadava, Heller, Orians, Purves, and Hillis


Course Requirements and Methods of Assessment:




The course will meet for two lecture sessions per week (T, R 8:30-9:45). In addition, you will need to put in time outside of class. The accepted minimum is at least two to three hours of study for every hour of class time. The readings listed on the syllabus need to be done before the scheduled lectures. Additional readings may be assigned. You are responsible for all material covered in readings and lecture (see below for in-class quiz policy). You should use the course outline as a reference to guide your reading in the text.


This course starts from the assumption that you are here to enhance your knowledge in this specific area of study, and fully accept the responsibility of meeting the criteria set out in the syllabus. By accepting this syllabus you understand that your efforts and skill will earn you the grade indicated. It is estimated that you will need to put in at least 2-3 hours of study per lecture hour - e.g. for a 3-credit class you need at least 6-9 hours of study per week. It is always best to read the assignments prior to their presentation in class.


Examinations: Five examinations are scheduled and will typically consist of multiple-choice, true/false, fill in the blank, and essay questions. Lecture examinations will be given on the dates scheduled unless otherwise noted. Sharpen pencils, use the restroom, and get a drink of water before entering the classroom. Please arrive on time and place your beneath your seat. Be prepared to stay in the classroom for the duration of the examination.

The examination will begin when test papers have been passed out. Should you leave the room, your test is over. In fairness to all students enrolled in this course, no one will be allowed to return to the classroom and resume the examination unless their departure was at the request of an administrative official, faculty or staff member.

Exam 1 – Tuesday, February 3 100 points

Exam 2 (Midterm)- Tuesday, February 24 200 points

Exam 3 – Thursday, March 26 100 points

Exam 4 – Thursday, April 23 100 points

Exam 5 (Final Exam) May 5 200 points


Research Paper and PowerPoint Presentation: There will be one report and a PowerPoint presentation submitted as part of the grade for this course, worth 100 points each. One will be a written review and discussion of a specific species, preferable not a commonly known organism. The report will cover the anatomy, physiology, reproduction, evolution of the species, and role in the ecosystem. A minimum of three references is required, of which two must be from printed sources, and one from the Internet. Additional references are encouraged. NOTE: Wikipedia IS NOT to be used as a reference.


The oral/PowerPoint presentation about your species should also cover the anatomy, physiology, reproduction, evolution of the species, and its role in the ecosystem. The PowerPoint presentation should also be emailed to Dr. Purnell as an attachment.


Research Paper Format: The report is to be typed (double-spaced) with a 12-pitch Times New Roman font (no larger, no smaller). All margins should be set at one (1) inch and fully justified (blocked). The report should be 7 to 9 pages in length (not including the reference section). The report is to be sent via email to Dr. Purnell by 5:00 P.M. on the date indicated as an email attachment.


Quizzes: A minimum of four (4) quizzes will be given over the course of the semester. Quiz dates will be announced in class and will be administered within three (3) class meetings. The point value for each quiz will be determined by the amount of material to be covered.


Late Work Policy: Late reports will carry a two-point deduction for each day the assignment is late beginning at 5:00 P.M. on the originally scheduled due date. Assignments may be turned in earlier than the deadline.


Methods of Instruction: Lecture and discussion are the primary means of instructing students in this course. Over the course of the semester, case studies will be presented to enhance active student classroom participation.

Grading Standards/Scale: Grades will be based on the following rankings, in terms of total points earned relative to an approximate total of 1000 points:


A>90%, B>80%, C>70%, D>60%, F<60%


Class Attendance Policy: Classes begin promptly at the scheduled times. According to University policy, you are allowed unexcused absences up to the number of scheduled classes per week. A class meeting three times per week allots three unexcused absences for the entire semester. Unexcused absences in excess are grounds for a failing grade. Each unexcused absence from an exam will result in a zero for that exam. Whether you are present or not, you are responsible for all assigned material, and for all material presented in class.

Standard University policy is stated in the catalog, such that "Credit may or may not be awarded for any course if the number of absences exceeds the number of times that the class meets per week. Students who exceed the allowed number of absences in any course may receive a grade of “F” or be administratively withdrawn.”

In addition, professional behavior is expected. This includes being on time for class meetings. The class roll will be circulated at the beginning of class. You must sign the roll each day. After three (3) minutes, the late roll will be passed. Students arriving after the scheduled starting time will be late. You will be allowed two (2) late arrivals before point deduction begins. If a student is more than fifteen minutes late, he or she will be counted absent. Food and drink are not allowed in lecture.


Most requests for excused absences can be put into four categories. Because they involve considerable personal stress to you, it is hoped that you will not experience any of them. If you do, you should be aware of what is required for the excuse to be acceptable:


1. Illness: A note from a physician stating that, after a medical examination, you were confined on his/her instructions during the period of the examination or class. Any scheduled medical appointments should be submitted during the first week of the semester. After the start of the semester and the finalization of your schedule, you should not schedule any appointments during class times.

2. Funeral: A note from the religious or civil official at the rite, on an official letterhead, stating your presence and your relationship to the deceased.

3. Car Trouble: A receipt for emergency road service, with date and time coinciding with the absence.

4. Travel arrangements: (e.g. non-refundable airline tickets) If these are made during an exam without prior approval from the instructor, then it is an unexcused absence.


Oversleeping, forgetting, scheduling other events (e.g. dentist appointments) are unexcused absences.


Make-up Examinations and Quizzes: Make-up tests will only be given after an acceptable written excuse is provided (see “acceptable” section above). You must take a missed examination or quiz within 3 days of your return to class. Failure to do so will result in a zero for the exam or quiz.

Dress Code: Proper attire is to be worn to all class sessions. Any individual arriving for class in pajamas/sleepwear will not be admitted.


Cell Phone Policy: Savannah State University utilizes an Emergency Alert System. This system will notify registered recipients of campus-wide alerts via text messages. Please set cellular phones or pagers to silent/ vibrate mode and put the device away during class sessions. If you are not currently a subscriber, please see the university home page to sign up for emergency alerts. CELL PHONES ARE NOT TO RING DURING CLASS. You will be given two (2) warnings for “ringing” before three (3) points are deducted from your class participation points for each subsequent infringement of the cell phone policy (see “Class Participation Points” section below).


Class Participation Points: Each student will begin the semester with 35 bonus points that can be applied toward the total number of points earned during the semester when the final grade is calculated. Points will be deducted as indicated for each incidence of the following infractions:

Tardiness 2 points

Cell phone ringing 3 points

Text messaging during class session 5 points

Excessive talking during class (that does not include the rest of the class) 5 points


Academic Honesty: If you are caught cheating, you will receive a zero (0) for the assignment and be turned over to the appropriate university officials for appropriate action (see section on academic misconduct in the 2008 - 2009 Student Handbook).


Statement on Disabilities: If a student has a documented and declared disability, reasonable accommodations will be provided if requested by the student according to the recommendations of the office of Counseling and Disability Services (CDS) (912) 356-2285/ (912) 303 1650/ (912) 356-2202.


Course Schedule:

Dates and Events

Required Readings

Tests & Assignments

January 13 – First Day of Class

Course Introduction, History of Life on Earth (pp. 464 - 484)

Review and sign syllabus agreement

Week #1

January 12-16

History of Life on Earth

Mechanisms of Evolution (pp. 464 – 507)




Week #2

January 19-23

(Jan. 19 – MLK Jr. Day)

Species and Their Formation

(pp. 508 – 523)




Week #3

January 26-30

Evolution of Genes and Genomes

Reconstructing and Using Phylogenies (pp. 524 – 559)

Research Topic due

Jan. 27

Week #4

February 2 -6

Bacteria and Archaea; Diversification of Eukaryotes (pp. 560 – 609)

Test #1 – Feb. 3

Week #5

February 9-13

Diversification of Eukaryotes

(pp. 582 – 609)




Week #6

February 16- 20

Plants (pp. 610 – 649)

Research Paper due February 17

Week #7

February 23-27

Fungi (pp. 650 – 669)

Midterm Exam –Feb. 24

Week #8

March 2-6

March 5 – Last day to drop

Plant Biology (pp. 744-763, 796-835)




Week #9

March 9- 13

Animal Kingdom(pp. 670 – 743)

PowerPoint due March 12

Week #10

March 16-20

SPRING

BREAK

Week #11

March 23-27

Animal Kingdom (pp. 670 – 743)

TEST #3 –March 26

Week #12

March 30 – April 3

Regulatory Systems and Behavior (pp. 854-895, 942 - 963, 1140 – 1165)




Week #13

April 6-10

Effectors, Respiration and Circulation (pp. 1004 - -1067)




Week #14

April 13-17

Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption (pp. 1068 – 1091)




Week #15

April 20-24

Neurohormones (pp. 517-542)

TEST #4 – April 23

Week #16

April 27- May 1

Reproduction and Development (pp. 920-963)




Week #17

April 4-8

May 4 – Last Day of Class

May 5 (8:00 – 10:00) –Final Exam





Final Exam is CUMULATIVE!

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