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Contact information, Dr. Gray
Office: 200A Biology/Pharmacy

email: (email removed)

Telephone: 6-2274

Office Hours: TBA


Contact information, Dr. Cooley
Office: 500A Biology/Pharmacy

email: (email removed)

Telephone: 6-6650

Office Hours: 9:00-9:30 AM on days that I lecture

Course Meeting Locations

Lectures: TLS 154, 8:00-8:55 AM, MWF

Laboratory: TLS 309

Question and Answer Sessions: BSP 131, Mondays before exams

Exams: TLS 154 and CLAS 108

Biology 100s Resource Room TLS 306, open daily 9-5


Biology 108 Fall 2006 Statement on Students with Special Needs

Students with documented disabilities should meet with one of the professors as soon as possible, and they should also contact the Center for Students with Disabilities (link removed). The CSD can arrange alternative exam times and locations. Extra time cannot be given in the ecture hall because another class uses the room.

Biology 108 Fall 2006 Academic Misconduct Policies

Academic Misconduct in any form is in violation of the University of Connecticut Student Code and will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to: copying or sharing answers on tests or Assignments, plagiarism, and having someone else do your academic work. Depending on the act, a student could receive and F grade on the test/Assignment, F grade for the course, and could be suspended or expelled from the University. Please see the Student Code in the Judicial Affairs section at http://www.dosa.uconn.edu/ for more details and a full explanation of the Academic Misconduct policies.

Biology 108 Fall 2006 Exam Policies

Make up exams will not be given, except in cases where the student contacts the professor BEFORE the scheduled exam period, in person or via email. At the professor's discretion, a student may be allowed to take an exam early if there is an unavoidable conflict. Note that even in cases of an emergency, you or a proxy must make a good faith effort to contact the professor via email or telephone BEFORE the exam period. All final exam makeups and rescheduling are handled by the registrar's office.

Biology 108 Fall 2006 Grading Policies

Your grade will be determined on the basis of performance on hourly Lecture exams, a comprehensive final Lecture exam, and Laboratory practicals, reports, and participation. The comprehensive final Lecture exam is a required part of this course. There are no plans to curve grades in this class, although the instructors may, at their discretion, choose to adjust exam scores or offer bonus points. We will be using a standard scale for grading: (A 93%), (A- 90%), (B+ 87%), (B 83%), (B- 80%), (C+ 77%), (C 73%), (C- 70%), (D+ 67%), (D 63%), (D- 60%), (F Below 60%). If you wish to estimate a letter grade for your hourly exams, use these percentages.

Biology 108 Fall 2006 Course Points

Lecture Exam I 200 points
Lecture Exam II: 200 points
Lecture Exam III: 200 points
Lecture Exam IV: 100 points
Final Exam: 200 points

Laboratory Quizzes: 5 @ 20 points each; 100 points total
Laboratory Problem Sets: 3 @ 20 points each; 60 points total
Laboratory Reports: 40 points, 60 points; 100 points total
Laboratory Practical Exam: 200 points
Other Laboratory Assignments: Transpiration Graphs (10 points); Demography Exercise (10 points); Cladogram I (10 points); Cladogram II (10 points).

Extra Credit Points
No extra credit points will be offered in Laboratory. Extra credit points may be offered in Lecture at the instructor's discretion, and may be offered via the personal response system.


Text: Campbellā€™s Biology and Bio 108 Laboratory Manual

Biology 108 Fall 2006 Lecture and Laboratory Schedule

Month Date Lecture Lecturer Readings Laboratory
August 28 Introduction to Biology Cooley Chapter 1 Compound Microscope; Plant Structure and Development Modules 1-3
30 Systematics and the Tree of Life Cooley Chapter 25: 491-499; Chapter 26: 516-531
September 1 Plant morphology, Tissues & Cells Gray Chapter 35
6 Primary growth & differentiation Gray Chapter 35 Plant Structure and Development, Modules 3-5. Quiz 1
8 Secondary growth & differentiation Gray Chapter 35
11 Photosynthesis I: Light Reactions Gray Chapter 10 Plant Competition experimental setup. Quiz 2
13 Photosynthesis II: Dark Reactions Gray Chapter 10
15 Water Movement: Transpiration & Translocation Gray Chapters 36, 37
18 Plant nutrition & nutrient transport Gray Chapters 36, 37 Photosynthesis
18 Question and Answer Session Time: 7:00- 9:00 PM Location: BSP 131
20 Origin of plants & organelles, Fungi Gray Chapters 26, 27, 28, 31
22 Lecture Exam 1 Lectures 1-10
25 Plant reproduction and life cycles Gray Chapters 12, 13, 28 Transpiration. Lab report: Photosynthesis
27 Early land plants: Origin and diversification Gray Chapter 29
29 Gymnosperms & Seeds Gray Chapter 30
October 2 Angiosperms & Flower morphology Gray Chapters 30, 38 Plant Diversity I. Quiz 3. Transpiration graphs and results due.
4 Seeds and germination Gray Chapters 30, 38
6 Control of plant growth and development Gray Chapter 39
9 Mitosis and Cell Division Gray Chapter 12 Plant Diversity II and Greenhouse Tour
9 Question and Answer Session Time: 7:00- 9:00 PM Location: BSP 131
11 Meiosis and recombination
Dr. Gray Chapter 13
13 Lecture Exam 2 Lectures 11-18
16 Mendelian Genetics I Cooley Chapter 14 Mendelian Genetics. Quiz 4.
20 Mendelian Genetics II Cooley Chapter 14
20 Population Genetics Cooley Chapter 23
23 Natural Selection Cooley Chapter 22 Population Genetics, Plant competition harvest. Mendelian Genetics problem set.
25 Speciation Cooley Chapter 24
27 Demography Cooley Chapter 52
30 Population Growth Cooley Chapter 52 Yankee Demography. Quiz 5. Population Genetics problem set.
November 1 Conservation Biology Cooley Chapter 55
3 Animal Behavior Cooley Chapter 51
6 Community Interactions Cooley Chapter 53 Animal Behavior. Plant Competition Laboratory report. Demography graphs.
6 Question and Answer Session Time: 7:00- 9:00 PM Location: BSP 131
8 Community Structure Cooley Chapter 53
10 Lecture Exam 3 Lectures 19-27
13 Animal Diversity I (Porifera) Cooley Chapter 32 Animal Diversity I. Animal Behavior graphs and problem set.
15 Animal Diversity II (Radiata and Bilateria) Cooley Chapter 33
17 Animal Diversity III (Pseudo- and Coelomates) Cooley Chapter 33
27 Animal Diversity IV (Deuterostomes) Cooley Chapter 34 Animal Diversity II. Animal Diversity I cladogram.
29 Animal Diversity V (Tetrapods) Cooley Chapter 34
December 1 Biomes & global ecological patterns Gray Chapter 50
4 Ecosystem Ecology: Energy Flow Gray Chapter 54 Laboratory Practical Exam
6 Ecosystem Ecology II: Biogeochemical Cycles Gray Chapter 54
8 Conclusion Cooley TBA