Lurleen B. Wallace Community College

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LURLEEN B. WALLACE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HYBRID COURSE SYLLABUS
CONTACT INFORMATION
Instructor Name: Dr. Shane Evans
Campus Location: Andalusia
Office Location: A222
Office Phone: 881-2234
Office E-mail: [email protected]
Office Hours: TBA
Campus Mailing Address:
Dr. Shane Evans
LBW Community College
1000 Dannelly Blvd
Andalusia, AL 36420
COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE
BIO 104 Principles of Biology II
PREREQUISITES
Successful completion of BIO 103
DIVISION AND DEPARTMENT
Math/Science Biology
SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT/CONTACT HOURS
4 hours
CATALOG DESCRIPTION
This is an introduction to the basic ecological and evolutionary relationships of
plants and animals and a survey of plant and animal diversity including
classification, morphology, physiology, and reproduction. Laboratory is required.
TEXTBOOK(S)
Reece and Campbell, Biology. 7th edition. Pearson Benjamin Cummings, 2005.
Text includes access to Online Learning Center and E-pack (to be used with
WebCT and Tegrity).
TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS
A personal computer (not WebTV) with Windows 2000 or Windows XP (computer
labs are available on three campuses)
 A VGA (or equivalent) or better monitor
 Reliable Internet access. (If using a dial-up connection, at least 28.8K
modem is recommended. Slower dial-up connections will affect course
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performance. If you are an AOL user: You will need AOL version 7.0 or
higher)
Netscape Navigator/Communicator 7.1 or higher or Internet Explorer 6.0
or higher
Functional e-mail address
Sound Card
Most recent versions of plug-ins and viewers. These are free additions to
browsers that allow students to view special course components such as
video clips, or animations.
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES
Pencil
Notebook paper
Three-ring binder or folder
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Unit 1: Classification
Upon the successful completion of this unit, students will: list in order, from the
most inclusive to the least inclusive, the principal categories (ranks) of taxa in
Linnaeus’s system of classification; explain the structure and use of a scientific
name; define species; define systematics; define phylogeny, contrast homology
and analogy; describe the criteria for classification including modern molecular
biology techniques; interpret cladograms and phylogenetic trees; and use and
write a dichotomous key.
Unit 2: Animal architecture
Upon the successful completion of this unit, students will: list the major
characteristics of animals; describe the major events of animal embryonic
development; distinguish between parazoans and eumetazoans; explain radial
symmetry and bilateral symmetry and give examples; discuss the importance of
cephalization in animal evolution; distinguish between diploblastic and
triploblastic body plans; describe a coelom and explain its function; differentiate
between the acoelomates, pseudocoelomates, coelomates and give examples;
and distinguish protostomes and deuterostomes.
Unit 3: Phylum Porifera:
Upon the successful completion of this unit, students will: describe the body plan,
food sources, feeding methods, reproduction, development, habitat, ancestry and
other natural history characteristics of sponges.
Unit 4: The Radiate Animals: Phyla Cnidaria and Ctenophora:
Upon the successful completion of this unit, students will: describe the body plan,
food sources, feeding methods, reproduction, development, habitat, ancestry and
other natural history characteristics of cnidarians and ctenophores.
Unit 5: The Acoelomate Animals: Phylum Platyhelminthes:
Upon the successful completion of this unit, students will: describe the body plan,
food sources, feeding methods, reproduction, development, habitat, ancestry and
other natural history characteristics of flatworms, flukes, and tapeworms.
Unit 6: The Pseudocoelomate Animals: Phylum Nematoda:
Upon the successful completion of this unit, students will: describe the body plan,
food sources, feeding methods, reproduction, development, habitat, ancestry and
other natural history characteristics of roundworms.
Unit 7: Phylum Mollusca:
Upon the successful completion of this unit, students will: describe the body plan,
food sources, feeding methods, reproduction, development, habitat, ancestry and
other natural history characteristics of mollusks.
Unit 8: Phylum Annelida:
Upon the successful completion of this unit, students will: describe the body plan,
food sources, feeding methods, reproduction, development, habitat, ancestry and
other natural history characteristics of the segmented worms.
Unit 9: Phylum Echinodermata:
Upon the successful completion of this unit, students will: describe the body plan,
food sources, feeding methods, reproduction, development, habitat, ancestry and
other natural history characteristics of echinoderms.
Unit 10: Phylum Chordata:
Upon the successful completion of this unit, students will: describe the body plan,
food sources, feeding methods, reproduction, development, habitat, ancestry and
other natural history characteristics of invertebrate and vertebrate chordates.
Unit 11: Plant Morphology:
Upon the successful completion of this unit, students will: state the breadth of
plant diversity, and the evolutionary origins of the plant kingdom; compare plants
with their closest Protist relative; list the unique characteristics of the plant
kingdom; and describe the unique adaptations plants evolved for success on dry
land.
Unit 12: The Non-vascular Plants: Phyla Bryophyta, Hepatophyta, and
Anthocerophyta:
Upon the successful completion of this unit, students will: describe the diversity,
morphology, habitat, reproduction, and life cycle of the mosses, liverworts, and
hornworts.
Unit 13: The Seedless Vascular Plants: Phyla Lycophyta and Pteridophyta:
Upon the successful completion of this unit, students will: describe the diversity,
fossil record, morphology, habitat, reproduction, and life cycle of the club
mosses, whisk ferns, horsetails, and ferns.
Unit 14: The Gymnosperms: Phyla Coniferophyta, Ginkgophyta, Cycadophyta,
and Gnetophyta:
Upon the successful completion of this unit, students will: explain the
evolutionary development of the seed from seed ferns and importance of the
seed; describe the diversity, fossil record, morphology, habitat, reproduction, and
life cycle of the conifers, ginkgos, cycads, and the gnetophytes.
Unit 15: The Angiosperms: Phylum Anthophyta.
Upon the successful completion of this unit, students will: describe the diversity,
morphology, habitat, reproduction, and life cycle of the flowering plants.
ONLINE TEACHING METHODS
Powerpoint lectures via Tegrity using WebCT.
ATTENDANCE POLICY
In a hybrid course, students are responsible for keeping pace with the class
schedule. Each week, students are required to attend a lab period. Students
who are unable to attend lab regularly should withdraw from the class before
poor attendance interferes with the student’s ability to achieve the objective
required in the course.
WITHDRAWAL
The last day to withdraw from the course is April 10, 2007.
EVALUATION PROCEDURES
Students taking BIO 104 for online academic credit will be required to complete
the following:
1. Three written exams (multiple choice, true-false, short answer,
discussion). 60% of final grade.
2. Weekly Lab Quizzes (multiple choice, true-false, short answer,
discussion)). 10% of final grade
3. Three Lab Practicals. 25% of final grade.
4. Lab Activities. 5% of final grade.
MAKE-UP POLICY
If you cannot take an exam on the scheduled date, you can take a make-up
exam concurrently with the next exam on the scheduled date. Arrangements for
taking a make-up exam must be made in advance with the instructor. Make-up
exams will have no bonus points. Make-up quizzes will only be available to
students who have made prior arrangements with the instructor. Make-up
quizzes must be taken as soon as possible.
LATE WORK
During the semester, due dates will be assigned for the various assignments. No
late work will be accepted thereafter unless prior arrangements have been made
with the instructor.
ACADEMIC HONESTY
All students are expected to do their own work. If caught cheating on a quiz, lab,
practical, or exam, the violating students will get a zero on the assignment.
Collaboration is acceptable in lab assignments only. However, students are
required to answer the written questions in their own words.
POLICY ON REASONABLE ACCOMODATIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH
DISABILITIES
LBW Community College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you have a disability that
might require special materials, services, or assistance, or if you have any
questions relating to accessibility, please contact the ADA Coordinator on the
respective campuses. For TDD users in Alabama, the Alabama Relay Center is
available by calling 1-800-548-2456. All materials related to compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act are maintained by the college coordinators.
Andalusia Campus
Greenville Campus
MacArthur Campus
Bridges Anderson
Dr. Jean Thompson
Jason Cain
334-881-2247
334-382-2133 ext. 3102
334-493-3573 ext. 5363
SAFETY
Students are expected to follow all safety guidelines issued by the instructor.
OTHER
Additional course information may be announced by the instructor, and the
instructor may make changes to this syllabus.
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