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Course Announcements

NOTE: We WILL meet for lecture on Wednesday, November 26
but we will not meet for labs on Wed., Nov 26 or Thurs., Nov. 27.

1. Quiz #12 in lab on Monday, November 24 or Tuesday, November 25 will be on terms related to mammals and the zoo field trip from Labs #20 and #21 including taxonomy, basic body plan features, some basic bone names and the general type of animal in each class, subclass and/or infraclass information from the board in the mammal lab.

2. Labs #20 on mammals AND #21 from the SB Zoo are both due on Monday, November 24 or Tuesday, November 25.

Turn in any late assignments and labs if you have not already (there will be a small point deduction for being late).

3. We will meet in EBS 209 for our fetal pig lab (Lab #22) on Mon., Nov. 24 & Tues., Nov. 25

We WILL meet for lecture on Wednesday, November 26.

NO LABORATORIES on Wednesday, November 26 or Thursday, November 27 due to the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. You should use this time on Wednesday to study for the second laboratory practicum and the final exam for Biology 102. Use the long weekend to catch up.

4. Your invertebrate literature search paper is DUE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24.

You may NOT use more than two short direct quotations in your paper.
Your paper MUST have in text citations as described in the instructions and as per lecture.

You must submit an electronic copy of your paper directly to Turnitin.com by Nov. 19.
Only submit the final draft that you give me in printed form - no rough drafts.


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TURNITIN INSTRUCTIONS
for submitting your literature search papers to Turnitin.com for final grading. Click Here for a link to Turnitin.com

5. Assignment: #4: Intertidal Animal Adaptation & Diversity Fieldtrip Report is due to Blake in lab or in his box no later than 5 pm on Tuesday, November 25

Assignment #10: Mammals and Anatomy and Physiology Concepts
is due to Blake in lab or in his box no later than 5 pm on MONDAY, December 1

Turn in any late assignments and labs if you have not already (there will be a small point deduction for being late).

6. LABORATORY PRACTICUM #2: The guidelines for the second practicum are on the Labs page including the complete taxonomy you need to know (there are some minor changes I will be making to this document over the weekend). The second laboratory practicum is in lab on Wednesday, December 3 or Thursday, December 4. You must take the laboratory practicum at your normal lab time. Practice and study the insect, echinoderm and chordate/vertebrate taxonomy and anatomy. Review the pictures in the slide sets I am sending you, the taxonomy list and on the practicum pages on this website.

Note that the Subphylum Uniramia is now split into the Subphyla Myriapoda and Hexapoda. Also note that mammal taxonomy now has two subclasses and two infraclasses (not three subclasses). For the tiny fly (insects) orders I will supply more information on the practicum than simply the animal.

Note: you must know the Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Subclasses, Orders and Suborders for the animals as discussed in our lab meetings. See guidelines as each taxa varies.

Be sure to study the anatomy of a: grasshopper, sea star, sea urchin, dogfish shark, typical bony fish, frog and fetal pig. Look at the photos on the appropriate web pages for the frog and shark and also look that fetal pig dissection sites indicated on the Labs page.

Be sure to be able to identify the bones by name listed on page 2 of lab #22 on a frog, cat, pig or human skeleton (smaller bones on human only - see text diagrams).

Be sure to study the name, location and action of muscles listed on page 3 of lab #22 on the fetal pig. These muscles will be on diagrams ONLY, not the actual pigs.

Use Google Images to get more pictures of general animal types if you need them to help you study.

Second Laboratory Practicum Times:
Wednesday,
December 3 at 11:30 am or 2:40 pm
Thursday,
December 4 at 11:30 am

7. You should be reviewing your in class lecture and lab notes and the notes indicated under Lecture Notes above for the final exam which will be on
MONDAY, DECEMBER 8 AT 8:00 AM IN EBS 309.

8. These are the exam review questions from the Master Exam Review Sheet that you must study in preparation for the final exam which will be on
MONDAY, DECEMBER 8 AT 8:00 AM IN EBS 309.

#198 through #202; #227; #492 through #497; #583 through #626; #659 through #807;
#809 through #812; #824 through #855; #873; #874; #877 through #883; #921 through #943; #945 through 960; # 988 through #1005

9. You should be reading the following chapters in the textbook in preparation
for the final exam (you should have already read some of these for Exam #3):
Chapters
6, PARTS of 16 through 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37

10. Tutor hours for Biology 102:
I highly encourage to study with the tutors on a regular basis.
Most tutor hours will be focused on review session and tutorial times the week before exams and lab practica to maximize our resources and best utilize everyone's time.

The Biology 102 Tutors are:
Ethan W. (for review sessions) - as scheduled in lecture the week before exams
Kyle L. - in the computer lab as per their schedule posted in the computer lab
Brian B. - in the computer lab as per their schedule posted in the computer lab
Jacey V. - in the computer lab as per their schedule posted in the computer lab
Cole J. - in the computer lab as per their schedule posted in the computer lab

11. The Biological Sciences Computer Lab open hours are:

Monday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday
- 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
The computer lab is closed on the weekends.

Feel free to e-mail me, Blake Barron, anytime regarding anything about the course at:

zoo@biosciweb.net

Click here for a handout regarding Biology 102 Course Philosophy and Pedagogy

Click Here for the SBCC Seek Help Contact List

Click Here for the Requirements to earn the Biological Sciences A.A./A.S. degree

PERTINENT CAMPUS EVENTS:

1. Click here for a link to a schedule of the Fall 2014 Learning Skills Workshop Series
@ the Cartwright Learning Resource Center. All workshops are in the Cartwright Learning Resource Center near the library
on Thursdays from 1:00–2:00 pm.

2. Click here for a link to a schedule of the Fall 2014 Writing Skills Workshop Series
@ the Cartwright Learning Resource Center. All workshops are in the Cartwright Learning Resource Center near the library
on Thursdays from 1:00–2:00 pm.

3. Come meet new friends and have fun with the Biology Club...                            

Join the Biology Club
Come to a meeting -- there are no requirements for membership
other than a curiosity about the natural world

Bio Club 2012-13

Next Meeting is:

Friday, December 5 at 1:00 pm
EBS 209 - Animal Biology Laboratory


Majors and Non-Majors Students Welcome!
We will be planning for activities such as fundraising, field trips, meetings, and community outreach including:

  • An adventurous camping trip somewhere in California in April 2015
  • A local hike to explore the wonders of spiders around Halloween time
  • Volunteer opportunities & local elementary school biology education presentations
  • Carwash and Bake Sale fundraisers for upcoming activities
  • Activities assisting the SBCC Department of Biological Sciences
  • Volunteer activities with the local educational and environmental programs
  • Upcoming SCUBA diving certification classes Excursions to the SB and LA Natural History Museum and SB and LA Zoos
  • Tidepooling and Whale Watching fieldtrips
  • Club hikes on local trails to examine flora and fauna