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NOTE: There is no lecture on Monday, September 1 due to the Labor Day Holiday.

There is also no laboratory on Monday, September 1 or Tuesday, September 2 due to the Labor Day Holiday. The Tuesday lab will not meet on September 2 in order to maintain schedule continuity between the labs. Students in the Tuesday/Thursday lab are require to spend this time on Tuesday, Sept. 2 studying the material indicated below and preparing for the Laboratory Quiz #2, Homework #2 and Exam #1.

These are the exam review questions from the Master Exam Review Sheet that you should be studying these first two weeks of our class:

#1 through #80; #115 through #157; #174, #175, #176, #180 through #185, #193, #194, #195

Be sure to always read all of the announcements each week.

1. Be sure to review the course syllabus and carefully peruse this website. Be sure to check this website after each lecture and regularly throughout the week for the rest of the semester.

2. Be sure to look up answers to the following questions about apicomplexans for lab on
Wednesday, September 3 or Thursday, September 4:

What 3 or 4 specific species of Plasmodium cause most cases of malaria?
Globally, where does malaria most frequently occur?
What are the symptoms of malaria?
What are the treatments for malaria?
Is there currently an effective vaccine against malaria?


Click here for a link to an animation showing the lifecycle of malaria. You should know this lifecycle for the first lecture exam. There are good descriptions and diagrams in the text also.

3. Quiz #2 in lab on Wednesday, September 3 or Thursday, September 4 will be on basic history of the cell theory, cell basics, types of symbiosis and protist taxonomy from the board in last lab. You do not need to know all the cell organelles for this quiz, but you will need to know them for the first lecture exam.

4. Your second distance learning assignment on the Light, Lenses and Microscopy can be found on the Assignments page above. This assignment is due to Blake or to the box in the Biological Sciences Office (EBS 212) by no later than 5 pm on Thursday, September 4.

Your first distance learning assignment on the Geologic Timeline and Cambrian Explosion was due to Blake or in Blake's box in EBS 212 by 5 pm on Thursday, August 28.
As long as I receive Homework #1 by Thursday, September 4 it will not be late (for this first homework only).

5. Get the phone numbers and email addresses of at least three different students in class during the first week. Start planning when and where you will study for Biology 102 each and every week. Plan times to study for quizzes and at least one hour a week to study taxonomy and prep for the lab practicum each week. Develop study groups as you get to know each other.

6. You should plan a time to go to Lake Los Carneros and complete the freshwater ecology individual field trip lab. There is a link with directions to the lake on the Labs page of this site. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. This is Lab #25 and it should be completed by going out to the lake with some friends or family and walking around the lake paying close attention to the natural environment. Use all your senses, look for animals, examine the plants, peruse the lake, look for biological interactions, look for decomposition and small critters. Bring a pair of binoculars and a bird guide if you have them. Hone your skills of observation. Complete the homework questions in the lab after your field excursion and turn the lab in by no later than Thursday, September 18 at 5 pm to me or the box in EBS 212.

7. You should be reviewing the lecture notes indicated on the Bulletins page under Lecture Notes above for the first exam which will be on Wednesday, September 17. Use the weblinks on the Lecture Notes page to help you better understand the lecture material.

8. These are the exam review questions from the Master Exam Review Sheet that you should be studying these first two weeks of our class:

#1 through #80; #115 through #157; #174, #175, #176, #180 through #185, #193, #194, #195

9. You should be reading the following chapters in the textbook in preparation
for the first exam - chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (parts), 15 (parts)

10. We will be discussing the oral presentation, literature search paper and lab practica requirements more next week in class.
Your oral presentations are all due by Wednesday, October 1
.
The literature search paper is due Wednesday, November 19.

11. Tutor hours for Biology 102 are being determined this week.
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.
Tutor hours and review session times will be posted soon.

The Biology 102 Tutors are:
Ethan W. (for review sessions) - TBA
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

12. The Biological Sciences Computer Lab open hours are:

Monday - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday
- 8:00 am to 4:00 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, August 29 at 1:00 pm
EBS 209 - Animal Biology Lab
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