Continuation of BIOL 171. Topics include: protists classification higher plant biology fungus diversity characteristics and classification of major invertebrate animal groups vertebrate biology behavior ecological principles
By the end of this course the student should: have an understanding of the characteristics and classification of plants and animals understand the relationships between living things and their environments
EXAMINATIONS: 4 exams @ 100 points each Non cumulative 50 multiple choice questions Book questions included on exams Closed book, but allowed 1-sided 3x5 note card Exams require use of new student ID numbers!
Missed Exam Policy No retest unless a legitimate reason Take exam next class time Contact your instructor (email)!
1. 4 assignments worth up to 5 points toward your exam 2. Attend a lecture at Waikiki Aquarium, Hanauma Bay Education Center, participate in a beach or algae cleanup… 3. Review an article related to class content (e.g., Discover magazine, National Geographic, local paper…). No internet articles. 4. Write a 1 page summary-reaction paper, typed, double spaced, size 12 font. Attach article to paper (photocopy or cut it out).
No plus or minus final grades Grading Grade cutoffs: A = above 90% B = 80%-90% C = 70%-80% D = 60%-70% F = below 60%
Cheating Plagiarism See student handbook on conduct code or http://www.hawaii.edu/student/conduct/imper.html
How to Succeed in this Class Review lecture notes as often as possible. Read the text. Use the text’s CD-ROM Making flashcards for each new vocabulary word presented. Establish study groups and study together. Ask questions.