ZOO 1114 – General Zoology with lab
Laboratory Manual: Introduction to Zoology, A Laboratory Manual ; 3rd Ed. by Hopkins and Smith
COURSE DESCRIPTION – This course is designed for students with majors and minors in biological science. It presents major concepts of biology as illustrated by animal life and studies selected vertebrates as laboratory animals. Three hours of theory and 1 hour of laboratory credit.
COURSE OBJECTIVES -
· To acquaint the student with general animal biology.
· To establish basic ideas of structure and function
· To investigate the finer structure of the body and their organization into special systems for carrying on essential life processes.
· To acquaint the student with classification and naming.
· To learn the characteristics of major animal phyla
· To investigate the relationship between animals and their environment.
TEACHING FORMAT – The general format of the class will be lecture, discussion, and individual/group investigations in the lab.
EVALUATION TECHNIQUES- (Lecture) A total of 6 to 7 examinations (inclusive of the final exam) will be given during the semester. Each examination will be a sectional test covering material that has been lectured over since the previous examination. The lecture test average will make up 75% of the overall grade. No lecture test scores will be dropped. (Lab) The lab grade will be a combination of lab assignments, reports and lab quizzes. The lab average will make up 25% percent of the overall grade. Students are allowed to work in groups of 2 or 3 (to be determined by the instructor) on regular lab exercises. All students are responsible of assuring assignments are turned in on time. The lowest lab score will be dropped when determining the lab average.
Lecture Test Average 75%
Laboratory Average 25%
A- 90-100% B- 80-89% C- 70-79% D- 60-69% F-59% and below
ATTENDANCE/ STUDENT CONDUCT- Attendance is essential to be successful in this course. Irregular class attendance will adversely affect a student’s grade in this course. Roll call will be taken at each lecture and lab session. Students caught texting on his/her cell phone during lecture or lab will be required to leave the class. If a student is tardy to lecture, this will be counted as an absence. School policy states the maximum number of allowable unexcused class hours shall be the number of credits for the course. (3 lecture sessions and 1 lab session) A student may be administratively withdrawn for excessive absences. A student may be given written notice of pending administrative withdrawal upon three lecture absences and one laboratory absence. A fourth absence may result in administrative withdrawal.
Academic Dishonesty/ Cheating Policy - You are expected to take the examinations entirely on your own without any outside influences. Outside influences include, but not limited to, obtaining information of any kind from fellow students, obtaining information from class notes or the book, and access through any electronic devices. All cell phones must be on silent mode and put inside your pocket or bag during lecture and exams. Students with cell phones out during exams will receive a zero on the exam!
As stated in the CASC Student Handbook, the following will apply in connection with academic dishonesty:
A. The instructor and his/her Department Chairperson have final authority over the grades given to students or the lowering of grades because of cheating.
B. The term “cheating” includes, but is not limited to:
1. the use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations.
2. dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments.
3. acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the college faculty or staff.
C. If it is established that cheating has more than likely occurred, the instructor may take appropriate disciplinary action, which may include the awarding of an “F” on the particular assignment or in the course.
D. The instructor will make a report of the incident and of action taken to the Vice President for Student Affairs.
MAKEUP EXAMINATIONS- Make up lecture exams will be accepted only at the discretion of the instructor. It is the student's responsibility to inform the instructor of the reason for the missed test. Makeup tests, if granted, will be scheduled by the instructor and completed in a timely manner. No curve or bonus points will be added to makeup work. A zero will be recorded for all missed work.
ASSISTANCE- Check with the Learning Resource Center for available resources and computer assisted instruction.
LECTURE EXAMINATION SCHEDULE (tentative) (Pencils only; you will need scantrons!!!!)
1) Chapt. 1,2,3,9,4
2) Chapt. 5,6,7,8,10
5) Chapt. 25 - 28
6) Chapt. 29 - 33
7) Chapt. 34,35,36,38
LAB TOPICS (tentative order)
Scientific Investigation and Classification
Cells: Structure and Function
NOTE: The instructor reserves the right to make any changes in the syllabus as deemed necessary.
Carl Albert State College complies with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students with disabilities who need special accommodations should make their request in the following way:1) Talk with your instructor after class or during office hours about your disability or special needs related to work in class and 2) Complete the Request for Special Accommodations form with the Student Support Services Coordinator/ADA Coordinator located in the Guidance Center (HH112D).