PRINCIPLES of BIOLOGY II

 

Professor: Dr. Garrett E. Crow

Department of Plant Biology

Office: G-56 Spaulding Hall

 

Phone: 862-3865 (Home 868-5265) email: gec@christa.unh.edu

Web Page: http://pubpages.unh.edu/~gec/

 

 

 

Spring 2001

 

 

 

Lectures

Jan 17 Aristotle to Darwin and evolutionary thought -- Ch. 1

Jan 19 Processes of evolution -- Ch. 19

 

Jan 22 Classification and The Kingdoms of Life

Introduction and Evolution -- Ch. 28

Jan 24 Kingdom Eubacteria -- Ch. 30

Jan 26 Cyanobacteria Ch. 30 (p.597)

Kingdom Archaebacteria Ch. 28

 

Jan 29 Kingdom Protista -- Ch. 31

Jan 31 Protista -- Ch. 31

Feb 2 Algal Protists -- Ch. 31

 

Feb 5 Kingdom Fungi-- Ch. 32

Feb 7 EXAM I

Feb 9 Kingdom Plantae -- Bryophytes/alternation of generations -- Ch. 33

 

Feb 12 Evolution of early vascular plants, Pteridophytes -- Ch. 33

Feb 14 Seed Plants/Gymnosperms -- Ch. 33

Feb 16 Angiosperms: evolutionary adaptations, features -- Ch. 33

 

Feb 19 Pollination/Reproduction -- Ch. 37

Feb 21 Plant structure/growth -- Ch. 34

Feb 23 Plant transport/nutrition -- Ch. 35-36

 

Feb 26 Plant control (hormones) -- Ch. 39

Feb 28 Plant control (cont.) -- Ch. 39

Mar 2 Carnivorous plants (video)

 

 

Mar 5 Sexual Encounters of Floral Kind (video)

Mar 7 EXAM II

Mar 9 No class

 

Mar 12 - 16 SPRING BREAK

 

Mar 19 Kingdom Animalia: Introduction Porifera, Cnidaria -- Ch. 41

Mar 21 Platyhelmenthes, Nematoda -- Ch. 41

Mar 23 Mollusca, Annelida -- Ch. 42

 

Mar 26 Arthropoda -- Ch. 43

Mar 28 Echinodermata, Hemichordata, Cordata -- Ch. 44

Mar 30 Vertebrates -- Ch. 45

 

Apr 2 Vertebrates -- Ch. 45

Apr 4 Animal reproduction -- Ch. 56

Apr 6 Animal reproduction (video—Continuing the Line)

 

Apr 9 Human Reproduction -- Ch. 56

Apr 11 Embryology -- Ch. 57

Apr 13 EXAM III 

 

Apr 16 Speciation and the species concept -- Ch. 21

Apr 18 Mechanisms of speciation -- Ch. 21

Apr 20 Video -— 3 Monkeys

 

Apr 23 Biosphere Biomes -- Ch. 26

Apr 25 Biodiversity/Bolivia

Apr 27 Cycles and Energy flow -- Ch. 25

 

Apr 30 Communities/Populations -- Ch. 23-24

May 2 Tropical Biology--Costa Rica

May 4 Impact of Humans on Biota

 

May 7 Last day wrap-up/evaluations

 

May 11 FINAL EXAM – Friday, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

 

Text: BIOLOGY (5th edition)

by P. A. Raven and G. B. Johnson. 1999.

 

Lab: Laboratory Manual (5rd edition)

by D. S. Vodopich and R. Moore. 1999.

 

Exam Policy:

  1. Exams will be given only on the day scheduled.

     

  2. Sickness: make-up exams will be permitted, but you must call me in advance (the night before or the morning of the exam)—Home phone: 868-5256 Secretary: 862-3205

     

  3. Excused absence: circumstances such as a family crisis, extended illness (e.g. mono), or hospitalization may require you to be absent from several classes. Go to the Residential Programs Office (13A Hitchcock Hall/phone: 862-2268). Inform them of your situation. That office will notify all of your professors regarding the period of time you will be absent. This official notification is especially critical when you will be missing an exam or must be absent just before an exam.

     

  4. Final Exam: can be given only during the officially scheduled time. Don’t book a flight home early.

 

Make-up Exams:

Upon receiving an excused absence for the day of the exam, the exam must be made up within 1 week. If the exam cannot be made up within that period, an opportunity to take a separate make-up exam will provided only after the Final Exam.

 

Office Hours: MWF: 9-10 TTh: 8-10. Other times by appointment.

 

Grades: Lecture 70% Lab 30%

Final grades will be determined on a percent basis as follows:

A = 92-100

A- = 90-91

  • B+ = 87-89

    B = 82-86

  • B- = 80-81

    C+ = 77-79

    C = 70-76

    C- = 67-69

    D+ = 65-66

    D = 61-64

    D- = 59-60

    F = 0-58