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1 Principles of Biology 103: Biological Systems – Anatomy & Physiology Course Syllabus Instructor: Dr. Jeff Snyder Office:NS – 222 (2 3 ) Office Phone: Office Hours:Mondays: 8:00 – 10:00 A.M. Thursdays: 11:00 – 1:00 P.M. Fridays: 8:00 – 10:00 A.M. (or by appointment, if needed)

2 Course Objectives Principles of Biology: Biological Systems: Anatomy and Physiology is a course designed to explore and discuss the concepts, theories, and ideas related to the anatomy and physiology of both plants and animals. The course objectives are to: ♦understand the basic principles underlying the structure of plants and animals; ♦learn about the connection between cellular structure and function for plants and animals; ♦understand how history and scientific research in these areas. Principles of Biology 103: Biological Systems – Anatomy & Physiology

3 Course Organization and Content This class will consist of weekly lectures, film(s), laboratory assignments, plus quizzes and exams. The lectures will focus on numerous aspects associated with a systems approach to the anatomy and physiology of plants and animals. Background Required Biology 103: Principles of Biology is an introductory freshman-level course for non-science majors. Its content will depend on input from the students during the term and an overall course theme and design that focus on understanding plant and animal structure and function, with an emphasis on animal physiology. The stated prerequisite for this course is Biology 102. Principles of Biology 103: Biological Systems – Anatomy & Physiology

4 Teaching and Studying Philosophy Teaching and learning is a collaborative process in this class. It involves listening and learning from the lectures and asking questions during lectures and labs. It requires you to be curious. The lecture is not the sole information source to draw on for your grade. Regurgitory Thinking/Learning - Simple memorization. The first step or basis for learning, but not the end result. Applied Thinking/Learning - To take some information and apply it to a specific question or problem. It is the next step. Synthetic Thinking/Learning - To apply your information and think how it applies broadly to a set of circumstances or problems. One of the highest forms of thinking in terms of using your information and creating knowledge for yourself. Principles of Biology 103: Biological Systems – Anatomy & Physiology

5 Teaching and Studying Philosophy Teaching and learning is a collaborative process in this class. It involves listening and learning from the lectures and asking questions during lectures and labs. It requires you to be curious. The lecture is not the sole information source to draw on for your grade. Regurgitory Thinking/Learning - Simple memorization. The first step or basis for learning, but not the end result. Applied Thinking/Learning - To take some information and apply it to a specific question or problem. It is the next step. Synthetic Thinking/Learning - To apply your information and think how it applies broadly to a set of circumstances or problems. One of the highest forms of thinking in terms of using your information and creating knowledge for yourself. Principles of Biology 103: Biological Systems – Anatomy & Physiology

6 Teaching and Studying Philosophy Teaching and learning is a collaborative process in this class. It involves listening and learning from the lectures and asking questions during lectures and labs. It requires you to be curious. The lecture is not the sole information source to draw on for your grade. Regurgitory Thinking/Learning - Simple memorization. The first step or basis for learning, but not the end result. Applied Thinking/Learning - To take some information and apply it to a specific question or problem. It is the next step. Synthetic Thinking/Learning - To apply your information and think how it applies broadly to a set of circumstances or problems. One of the highest forms of thinking in terms of using your information and creating knowledge for yourself. Principles of Biology 103: Biological Systems – Anatomy & Physiology

7 You are responsible for using the lecture material to complete the chapter assignments, laboratory exercises, and supporting material: You need to attend every lecture, take notes, and ask questions in class. You need to re-read your lecture notes 3 times per week. You need to read the appropriate chapters in the book. You need to attend every laboratory exercise and ask appropriate questions. You need to study, answer and submit the assignments on time. In summary, be an ACTIVE participant in this class. Participation is important in determining your final grade. Pose questions to me and other students. I’m interested in your thinking skills. This is a place where ideas are shared and evaluated. It may mean the difference in a grade. Principles of Biology 103: Biological Systems – Anatomy & Physiology

8 Exams, Grading, and Communication Your grade will be determined from quizzes, lab assignments & attendance, and exams; again, participation in lecture and laboratory discussions is essential and may determine your final grade. I reserve the right to modify the assignments and points as needed during the term. Quizzes (as 15 pts. ea.)~ points Lab Assignments & Attendance~ points Examination I~ points Examination II *~ points Final Examination (cumulative)~ points Principles of Biology 103: Biological Systems – Anatomy & Physiology

9 If you miss a lecture, lab, quiz or exam, TELL ME!!!! You have the responsibility to contact me within 1 week from the time of the quiz/test to retake the quiz/test. The makeup quiz will be more difficult than the regular quiz. There are no early examinations/quizzes except by prior arrangements. The date of the final examination will be announced at a later date. Your grade in this class will be determined by the points you earn, not on the performance of your fellow students (as hard-working as they may be). It will be determined from a standard percentage scale of your cumulative points earned from the assignments, exams and quizzes: (A = , B = – 80.0, C = 79.9 – 70.0, D = 69.9 – 60.0, F = below 60% and/or missing three [3]or more labs). I reserve the right to raise or maintain a student’s grade based on their class participation. Principles of Biology 103: Biological Systems – Anatomy & Physiology

10 Grading Assignments and Student Communication I will return required assignments to you within 2 weeks. If you me with a question(s) or comment(s), I will respond to your message within hours. Principles of Biology 103: Biological Systems – Anatomy & Physiology

11 Required Textbook / Laboratory Manual Audesirk, T., Audesirk, G., and G. Byers Biology: Life on Earth. (8 th Edition). Pearson/Prentice Hall. Upper Saddle River, N.J. 924 pp. Biology 103 Laboratory Manual (Available at the bookstore only) ♦ NOTE: Some lectures are closely tied to the textbook. You are strongly encouraged to read assigned portions of the text before lecture; the text is a key tool for studying the material. Specific topics or examples may be introduced in lectures that are not in the textbook, so attend the lectures and labs! Principles of Biology 103: Biological Systems – Anatomy & Physiology

12 Students with Disabilities Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations, who have any emergency medical information I should be aware of, or who need special arrangements in the event of an emergency and/or evacuation, should make an appointment with me as early as possible, and no later than the end of the first week of the term. If you have not accessed services and think you may need them, please contact Disability 838 – 8250 or Class materials will be made available in accessible format upon request. Principles of Biology 103: Biological Systems – Anatomy & Physiology

13 Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL) - Biology Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL) is a 1-credit, pass/no credit course that is designed for students to develop a better understanding of concepts. There are weekly 2-hour student-led sessions who have successfully completed the course. There is no letter grade for PLTL; leaders arrange meeting times and take roll on a weekly basis. Attendance is mandatory. The benefits for students include improved performance (i.e., higher grades!) in courses. If you are interested in learning more about PLTL, ask your instructor! Student Leader: TBA Instructor: TBA Principles of Biology 103: Biological Systems – Anatomy & Physiology

14 The Biology Department’s Policy on Academic Dishonesty and Laboratory Attendance During a quiz or examination, any written or spoken interaction with other students (even by cellular phones) will be regarded as cheating, as will the use of crib notes (i.e. unauthorized notes brought into the exam), and looking at another student’s test papers. The penalty for cheating/dishonesty will be a zero for the test, quiz or assignment in question and, possibly, referral to the Student Conduct Committee for further action. You have the right to appeal the decision to the Student Conduct Committee. Departmental policy dictates three (3) or more unexcused lab absences will result in an automatic failing grade for the laboratory course. You can make-up labs in the same week, but you must notify both your lab instructor and the instructor of the section you will be attending. Principles of Biology 103: Biological Systems – Anatomy & Physiology

15 My Policy on Student Conduct and Academic Honesty What you learn here will prepare you for other courses and duties in your future careers; study together as needed. Any graded materials used to assess your performance in this class must be your own original work; the work of any other student (past or present) may not be copied or paraphrased as your own. Plagiarism or cheating on a test, quiz or any graded assignment - representing someone else’s work as you own - is a serious academic offense. Any student submitting a completed test or quiz or assignment with anything less than your own answers will be assigned “zero points” and subject to additional class, departmental, and university penalties and regulations. I respectfully request that students refrain from using all electronic communication devices (cell phones, PDA’s, etc.) during lectures, labs and exams. Principles of Biology 103: Biological Systems – Anatomy & Physiology

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20 Beverly Doolittle – “The Forest Has Eyes”

21 Giuseppe Archimboldo (1527 – 1593) “Man in the Vegetables”

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34 "The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding." - Leonardo Da Vinci

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