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Biology1081-Intro. to Biology II

Winter 2001

Instructor: Dr. G. A. Lozano

Office hours: anytime -day or night, weekdays or weekends

                                    (drop-in basis, if I am there, or by appointment)

                                    also, 20-30 minutes before class drop-in basis

 

Texts

1.- Pruitt, N. L., Underwood, L. S. and Surver, W. 2000. Bioinquiry: making connections in biology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. N.Y. (and associated material)

2.-Additional reading material may be assigned or suggested.

 

Class times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 17:30 h to 18:55h (5:30 p.m. to 6:55 p.m.)

 

Lectures

Date  Topic Suggested reading
Week 1-Jan 16IntroductionChapters 1 and 2
 Science, Biology  
 Evolution, Natural Selection, DNA 
Week 2-Jan 23The Origin of LifeChapter 8.3
 TaxonomyChapters 8.1 and 8.2
Week 3-Jan 30The Diversity of Life  
 http://tolweb.org/tree/phylogeny.html 
Week 4-Feb 6The Diversity of Life  
Week 5-Feb 13Exam 1  
 Plant Form and FunctionChapter 12
Week 6-Feb 20Plant form and Function 
Week 7-Feb 27 Life History  
Week 8-Mar 6BehaviourChapter 13
Week 9-Mar 20Behaviour 
Mar 22- Exam 2   
Week 10-Mar 27Population BiologyChapter 14
Week 11-Apr 3Interactions-AbioticChapter 15
 Interactions-Biotic 
Week 12-Apr 10Predation, Competition  
Week 13-Apr 17Parasitism, Cooperation  
Week 14-Apr 24Review and final words 
May 3, 2000Final exam 5:30 p.m. 

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