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BIO 370 Vertebrate Zoology Spring 2015 4 credits Lecture Monday & Wednesday 3:004:15 (PSF 101) Lab Tues. 10:301:15 or Wednesday 12:002:45 (location TBD) Prerequisite: 2 semesters of General Biology The emphasis of this course is on the characteristics, classification, evolution, and natural history of the main vertebrate lineages — fishes, amphibians, reptiles (including dinosaurs and birds), and mammals. The primary thrust in the lecture portion of this course will be to consider how environmental changes that have occurred over the billions of years of the Earth’s existence have favored various physiological, morphological, and behavioral features (adaptations) in the animal classes. In the lab section of the course, you will perform dissections and view specimens to better understand the comparative anatomy and physiology of the major vertebrate taxa. Contact Information: Instructor: Professor: Dr. Dale DeNardo; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 4809653325 Office: Life Sciences C wing, room 444 Office Hours: M & W 4:155:15 and by appointment Lab Teaching Assistant: Christina Lupoli Email: email@example.com Phone: 7189262028 Office: Life Sciences A wing, room 189 Office Hours: Th 10:20AM12:20PM and by appointment Course Texts: th Pough, F. H., Janis, C. M., and Heiser, J. B. (2013). Vertebrate Life, 9 edition. Publisher: Benjamin Cummings. The text is optional and will largely serve as a supplement to the concepts and examples covered in lecture and lab. You will only be required to know what you are taught in lecture and lab. Exams and Course Grading: 4 lecture exams (50 points each) 200 3 lab practical (30 points each) 90 7 lab quizzes (8 points each) 56 assignment 10 lab participation 10 TOTAL POINTS 366 Exams will consist of a mix of multiplechoice, true/false, matching, shortanswer, and/or short essay questions. The 4th exam will serve as the final exam and will focus on the lecture material since Exam #3, but will include major concepts and comparative information from earlier in the semester. Details of lab components will be provided separately. Participation during lectures and group discussions is a vital component of this class. Expect to be called on and to provide well thoughtout answers. “I don’t know” responses will not get you out of thinking through a question. Don’t skip class physically or mentally! You cannot participate and learn if you’re not there and paying attention. Except for those situations approved by the University (e.g., medical emergencies, ASU sanctioned activities, religious practices), exams and assignments cannot be made up, and you will receive a zero if you do not partake in the activity. For ASUapproved excuses, documentation may be requested to validate the excuse and alternate work will be required to make up for what was missed. It is important that you promptly review the course schedule for the dates of tests and labs to make sure that you will be able to attend those days. If you have a conflict with any of the dates, you must see me during the first week of class to discuss any expected absences, regardless of the reason. Even during the first week, requests may be denied depending on the rationale for the absence or the duration of the absence. Students with disabilities will be provided for in accordance with ASU’s Individuals with Disabilities policy (http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd405.html). Course grades will be determined on the traditional scale (90+% = A; 8089% = B; 7079% = C; 6069 = D; <60% = E). Course Webpage: The course webpage is accessed via Blackboard (at myasucourses.asu.edu). It has been set up so that you can access the syllabus, the PowerPoint lectures, and your grades. Academic Integrity and Professionalism: I take cheating very seriously, as it deprives you of learning and is unfair to other students in the class. I will strictly adhere to the ASU Student Academic Integrity Policy, which can be found at https://provost.asu.edu/sites/default/files/AcademicIntegrityPolicyPDF.pdf. ASU’s policy on Handling Disruptive, Threatening, or Violent Individuals on Campus (http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/ssm/ssm10402.html) will be strictly followed. Lecture Schedule and Reading: Date Topic Reading M 1/11 Diversity, classification, and evolution of vertebrates Ch. 1 W 1/13 Vertebrate relationships and basic structure Ch. 2 M 1/18 Holiday – Martin Luther King Day W 1/20 Ancestral jawless and jawed vertebrates Ch. 3 M 1/25 Living in water Ch. 4 W 1/27 Radiation of fishes 1 Ch. 5 M 2/1 Radiation of fishes 2 Ch. 6 W 2/3 Vertebrate transitions to land Ch. 7 & 8 M 2/8 Exam 1 (through fishes) W 2/10 Tetrapod origins Ch. 9 M 2/15 Amphibian natural history Ch. 10 W 2/17 Adaptations to terrestriality Ch. 11 M 2/22 Testudine (turtle) natural history Ch. 12 W 2/24 Lepidosaur (lizard/snake) natural history Ch. 13 M 2/29 Ectothermy Ch. 14 W 3/2 Exam 2 M 3/7 SPRING BREAK W 3/9 SPRING BREAK M 3/14 Conditions favoring diapsid evolution Ch. 15 W 3/16 Diapsid (dinos/crocs/birds) natural history Ch. 16 M 3/21 Avian natural history 1 Ch. 17 W 3/23 Avian natural history 2 Ch. 17 M 3/28 Evolution of mammals Ch. 18 W 3/30 Conditions favoring mammalian evolution Ch. 19 M 4/4 Exam 3 W 4/6 Mammalian natural history Ch. 20 M 4/11 Mammalian adaptations Ch. 21 W 4/13 Endothermy Ch. 22 M 4/18 Body size, ecology, and sociality in mammals Ch. 23 W 4/20 Primate evolution Ch. 24 M 4/25 The impact of humans Ch. 25 W 4/27 Current topics W 5/4 FINAL (12:15-2:00p)
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