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.