BY 122, GENERAL
This course surveys the major
taxa of the animal kingdom and provides an introduction to animal
anatomy, physiology, ecology and evolution.
Four semester hours.
Biology 101, General Biology.
Successful completion of this course requires that the student have the
ability to read, take accurate notes and assimilate large amounts of
diverse information. Also, the student should have an understanding of
basic microscopy and techniques of dissection.
Establish a knowledge base for
advanced work in the biological sciences through developing an
understanding of the principles of animal taxonomy and knowledge of the
characteristics of the major phyla of animals. Promote an appreciation
of the diversity of animal life and its ecological significance.
Introduce the structure and function of the principal body systems of
animals. Develop laboratory skills necessary for biological study.
Demonstrate knowledge and
understanding of the morphology, physiology, and phylogeny of the taxa
discussed. Participate in laboratory exercises and be able to recognize
and classify the animals studied and show a working knowledge of their
Biology of Animals, 7th
Edition, 1998 by C.P. Hickman, L.S. Roberts and A. Larson
A Photographic Atlas for the Zoology Laboratory, 1995 by K.M. Van
de Graaff and J.L. Crawley
EVALUATION AND GRADING:
Course grade will be based on a possible 700 points earned from the
three lecture exams (300pts), two laboratory exams (200pts), a laboratory notebook (50pts), and a final
Grades will be assigned according to the percentage of possible
points earned as follows: > 90% = A, 80-89% = B, 70-79% = C,
60-69% = D and < 60% = F
Any student dissatisfied with
his/her grade during this course is urged to discuss this with the
See the attendance
policy in the UWA General
Catalogue. Roll will be checked at the beginning of class, anyone coming
in late will be counted absent. Excused absences are not recognized.
Grade will not be lowered on the basis of attendance. However, to
receive credit for this course a student must attend at least two-
thirds (2/3) of all class meetings.
As part of the University's plan
to assess institutional
effectiveness, a day is
set aside each semester for assessment activities. Although no day
classes meet on this designated day, students are required to
participate in assessment activities when they are called upon to do so.
The University of West Alabama
strives to make its programs accessible to qualified persons defined as
disabled under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the
Americans with Disabilities Act. For information, students should refer
to the UWA
Catalog and contact the Student Success Center, Foust Hall 7,
(205)652-3651,or the Office of Student Life, Webb Hall 311, (205)652-
The instructional schedule
reflects expected class progress in course subject matter and is
considered tentative. The schedule is subject to change in content and
scope at the instructor's discretion.
The UWA Academic
Dishonesty policy stated
in the General Catalogue and the student handbook will be followed in
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