BIOLOGY 182, Spring, 1996s

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Date Instructor Topic Reading
F, 12 Jan Walsh Introduction-----
M, 15 Jan-----HOLIDAY-----
W, 17 JanRobichauxDiversity of life: algal protists and fungipp. 14-15, 517-43
F, 19 JanRobichauxDiversity of life: plants 1pp. 545-72
M, 22 JanRobichauxDiversity of life: plants 2"
W, 24 JanRobichauxPlant adaptation to water stresspp. 162-86, 696-98
F, 26 JanRobichauxPlant adaptation to heat stress"
M, 29 JanRobichauxIntegrated responses to water and heat stress-----
W, 31 JanRobichauxDiversity of life: animals 1pp. 574-608
F, 2 FebRobichauxDiversity of life: animals 2pp. 610-42
M, 5 Feb Robichaux Hormonal regulation in animals 1 pp. 800-22
W, 7 Feb Robichaux Hormonal regulation in animals 2 "
F, 9 Feb Robichaux Diversity of life: extinction ---
M, 12 Feb Walsh Early views on the origin and diversity of life ---
W, 14 Feb Walsh Evolution and the structure of scientific theories pp. 12-15
F, 16 Feb Robichaux MIDTERM EXAM 1 ---
M, 19 Feb Walsh Darwin's theory of natural selection ---
W, 21 Feb Walsh Population genetics 1: Hardy-Weinberg pp. 426-34
F, 23 Feb Walsh Population genetics 2: selection and drift pp. 434-40
M, 26 Feb Walsh Quantitative characters pp. 235-36
W, 28 Feb Walsh Quantitative characters pp. 235-36
F, 1 Mar Walsh Evolution at the molecular level pp. 440-43
M, 4 Mar Walsh Origins of lifepp. 411-23
W, 6 Mar Walsh Life through timepp. 644-60
F, 8 Mar Walsh Reconstructing evolutionary historiespp. 462-75
M, 11 Mar ---- SPRING BREAK!!!---
W, 13 Mar ---- SPRING BREAK!!!---
F, 15 Mar ---- SPRING BREAK!!!---
M, 18 Mar Walsh Ecology and conservation: Mt. Graham---
W, 20 Mar RobichauxNeural function in animals 1pp. 849-78
F, 22 Mar RobichauxNeural function in animals 2 "
M, 25 MarWalshMIDTERM EXAM 2---
W, 27 MarBronsteinPopulation dynamicspp. 1080-97
F, 29 Mar BronsteinPopulation biology 1"
M, 1 AprBronsteinPopulation biology 2"
W, 3 AprBronsteinApplied population biology"
F, 5 AprBronsteinCompetition pp. 1100-17
M, 8 AprBronsteinPredation "
W, 10 Apr BronsteinDiseases: evolution and dynamics "
F, 12 Apr BronsteinMutualism and symbiosis "
M, 15 Apr BronsteinConservation and species interactions-----
W, 17 Apr BronsteinCommunity ecology 1 pp. 1118-33
F, 19 Apr BronsteinCommunity ecology 2 "
M, 22 Apr BronsteinSuccession "
W, 24 Apr BronsteinEcosystem ecology"
F, 26 Apr BronsteinMIDTERM EXAM 3-----
29 AprBronsteinEcology and conservation 2 pp. 1176-94
M, 1 May RobichauxEcology and conservation 3 "
9 May -----FINAL EXAM (8-10 pm in McKale) -----

Course Staff:

Text: Purves WK, Orians GH, Heller HC (1995) Life: The Science of Biology. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA

Laboratory Manual: The BIO 182 Laboratory Manual is available for purchase at the ASUA and Arizona Bookstores.

Class Handouts: Class handouts are available for purchase at Chedan Duplicating, 812 N. Tyndall Ave (just north of University Blvd).

Office Hours: We strongly encourage you to attend office hours, during which we will explore the lecture material in greater detail and answer questions. If you cannot attend office hours for legitimate reasons, please contact us to make an appointment. As a matter of course policy, we will not be available outside of posted office hours and scheduled appointments.

Laboratory Attendance: Laboratory attendance is mandatory. Absences will result in a score of zero for that laboratory assignment. You will not be permitted to skip your regularly scheduled lab section and attend another section without written permission from the course secretary (BSE 109).

Honors Section: The Honors section of the course will meet from 4-5 pm on Tuesday and Thursday in CBS 202. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, 23 January. The instructor for the Honors section is Dr. William Schaffer. The topic for the section is Mathematical Biology. The prerequisites are two semesters of calculus or concurrent enrollment in the second semester of calculus. If you attend the Honors section, you will be administratively added to the section by the course secretary. By completing the Honors section, you will receive one additional credit for the course.

Lecture Examinations: There will be three 1-hour midterm exams and one 2-hour final exam. All exams will be closed-book. The exams will consist of multiple-choice questions worth 2 points each. University policy regarding ethical conduct during exams will be strictly enforced. Missed exams will not be rescheduled. You will not be permitted to take an exam if you are more than 20 minutes late for the exam. If you are unable to be present for an exam for legitimate reasons, you must contact the course secretary in advance.

Grades: The course grade will be based on:

Component Points
Three midterm exams @ 100 points 300
Final exam 200
Laboratory 175

Grade Appeals: If you feel that an error has been made in the grading of your exam, you must submit an appeal form to the course secretary within 48 hours after your exam is returned to you. Appeal forms will be available only in the course office (BSE 109). Please note that if your grade appeal is determined to be frivolous by the instructors, you will lose at least 2 additional points.

Posting of Grades and Course Announcements: Grades and course announcements will be posted in the lobby area in the SW corner of the fourth floor of CBS. Please do not call the course office to request information on grades following exams.

Adding and Dropping the Course: All University deadlines for adding and dropping will be strictly enforced. Please consult the schedule of classes for the relevant deadlines. For questions, please see the course secretary (BSE 109).

World Wide Web (WWW) Home Page: The URL for the course home page on the WWW is:

Whom to Contact with Regard to Course Questions: For administrative questions, please see Kaye Jay. For questions about the lecture material, please see the relevant instructor or your TA. For questions about the laboratory material, please see your TA or the laboratory coordinator (John Aronson). For questions about your academic performance in the course, please see one of the instructors.