Prof. Eric Antonelli
Hiering Science Building Office: 233
Phone: 732-255-0400 X2291
Email: [email protected]
BIOL - 162 Biology II
Semester: Fall 2012
COURSE DESCRIPTION
The major concepts discussed in this course include the biology of vertebrates and
invertebrates, their evolution and diversity. BIOL-161 is a prerequisite; high school
chemistry is recommended.
GOALS OF COURSE
It is hoped that the student in this course will develop an understanding of the basic
concepts of animal biology: locomotion, digestion, respiration, circulation, reproduction
and development. The biology of particular organisms will be stressed.
COURSE OUTLINE
Week
Sept 5
Sept 10
Sept 17
Sept 24
Oct 1
Oct 8
Oct 15
Oct 22
Lecture
Review, Chapter 29
Chapter 29, 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Exam 1
Chapter 35
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Week
Oct 29
Nov 5
Nov 12
Nov 19
Nov 26
Dec 3
Dec 10
Dec 17
Lecture
Exam 2, Chapter 46
Chapter 47
Chapter 48
Exam 3, Chapter 51
Chapter 49
Chapter 50, 56
Chapter 56
Exam 4
TEXT BOOKS
Raven and Johnson, Losos, Singer, Biology, 9th edition, McGraw-Hill Pub, 2002
Perry and Morton, LABORATORY MANUAL, Wadsworth, 2002 (custom publication)
Attendance is expected in all lectures and laboratory sessions.
Statement of Accommodation: If there is any student in this class who has special
needs because of learning disabilities or other kinds of disabilities, please feel free to
come and discuss this with me.
Campus Resources and Services: Tutoring is available [a] in the Writing Center for
writing assignments in all subject areas, not just English courses, and [b] in the
Mathematics Tutoring Center. Tutoring information for all other subjects can be found
on the Tutoring page on the college website. In addition, Study Strategy Seminars are
scheduled each week and are posted on the college website under “Academics.” More
information on college services can be found by using the A-Z index on the college
website (for example, under “T” for Tutoring or under “S” for Study Strategy Seminars).
General Education Goals: The student will develop an appreciation for the importance
of science to everyday life and the impact of science on society.
Civility Statement: Please turn off all electronic communication devices when entering
lecture or the laboratory. For more information go to:
http://www.ocean.edu/campus/PAR/civility.htm
Statement of Plagiarism: Students should refer to the student handbook and review
Policy #5180.
Office Hours: are posted online and outside my office door
Other Meeting Times: To arrange a meeting with your instructor in addition to the
regularly scheduled office hours, please contact your instructor directly or contact the
Department of Science at X2175.
Course Standards: All assignments are due on the date indicated. Late assignments
can not obtain full credit (40% reduction) and missing assignments obtain none. To
receive credit, assignments require your name to be included prior to submission.
EVALUATIONS: CALLED EXAMS will be announced one week in advance. Exams are
in the format of best answer and fill-in type questions. If you miss an exam a final
comprehensive "make up" exam will be given at the end of the semester. You can only
make up one (1) exam, quizzes cannot be made up.
Exams ..............................
400 points
Lab component (Pass / Fail)........
170 points
Quizzes ……………...............
100
points
Grading
How do I calculate my final grade? Your grade is based on a point system, to
calculate your final grade use the following equation:
MY GRADE = (my total pts / total pts possible) *100
What final letter grade will I receive? Your final letter is determined using the above
calculation.
Final Letter Grade
Calculated Grade
A
>= 90
B+
89 - 85
B
84 - 80
C+
79 - 75
C
74 - 70
D
69 - 60
F
59 and below
Disclaimer: Individual faculty members may make reasonable changes to this course outline exclusive of course requirements,
course calendar, and grading procedures.
All individuals should not assume that anything received, sent, or stored in this course or in any course is private. Students’
written work, assignments, and test results may be used anonymously for college assessment purposes. Course content,
support materials, and communications (including chats, discussions, emails, and any other forms of communication) may be
used for quality assurance purposes by authorized college administrators.
Important Notes
Ocean Cruiser is the official email communication for students at OCC ([email protected])
Failure to pay for this course may result in your being dropped for non-payment.
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