BIOL 1030

Biology 2: Biological Diversity, Function and Interactions

University of Manitoba

(Lab Required) A laboratory-based course introducing biological diversity including prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants and animals; the form and function of plants and animals and basic concepts of ecology. This course is intended for major and honours students in the Biological Sciences. Not to be held with BIOL 1031, BIOL 1010 or BIOL 1011, BIOE 2590 (034.259).
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Steven Whyard, Steven Harris

BIOL 1030 Syllabus for Steven Whyard, Steven Harris — Winter 2019

Department of Biological Sciences
Biology 1030: Winter 2019 A04
BIOLOGY 2: Biological Diversity, Function and Interactions
The University of Manitoba is located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree,
Dakota, and Dene peoples. This land is the homeland of the Métis Nation, and in Treaty 1 territory.
In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, we welcome all Indigenous and non-Indigenous students,
and respect the diversity, unique skills and life experience that students of all Nations bring to this
DR. STEVE WHYARD Associate Professor Lectures 1-18
525 Buller Building
204-474-9418 (email is usually a better option to contact me)
Please email to schedule an appointment to meet.
DR. STEVEN HARRIS Professor/Department Chair Lectures 19 to end
212 Bio-Sci Building
204-474-9610 (email is usually a better option to contact me)
Please email to schedule an appointment to meet.
MR. MICHAEL SHAW Laboratory Instructor/Lab Coordinator
208A Buller
Please email to schedule an appointment to meet.
A laboratory-based course introducing biological diversity including prokaryotes, protists, fungi,
plants and animals; the form and function of plants and animals and basic concepts of ecology.
This course is intended for major and honours students in the Biological Sciences.
2:30 PM 3:20 PM MWF Section A03
208 Armes
8:30 AM 11:00 AM B07-12 B19-24 B31-36 B43-48
2:30 PM 5:00 PM B01-06 B13-18 B25-30 B37-42 B49-54
7:00 PM 9:30 PM B55-60
211A, 211B, 212A, 212B, 215, or 216 Buller
Biology 1030 is the second course developing the fundamental basis of your biological education.
The objective of this course is to give students a broad and comprehensive background in modern
biology and thus to prepare them for entry into biology-oriented programs in the Faculty of
Science and in other Faculties and Schools. All subsequent courses in the Department of
Biological Sciences will draw on what you learn here.
This syllabus is your map to what exactly is expected of you. It is your responsibility to read
this document thoroughly and in its entirety. You will need to complete a quiz based on the
information contained here to access course notes on UMLearn. Being unaware of any of the
information included herein is not a valid excuse for missing any term work.
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All email communication must conform to the Communicating with Students university policy.
Emails are for making appointments only. I will not answer questions about lecture material
that require complex answers via email. I am always willing to answer any of your questions,
but I prefer to do this by phone or in person. Please make sure you do the following prior to
emailing me or any course instructor:
Check this Syllabus first. If you are asking about course or exam information, chances
are the answers are already in this syllabus.
Use full, properly structured sentences and not text. The overall structure of your
email should be professional.
Use a proper salutation. “Hey prof” is too casual and not appropriate.
Always include your name in a signature. If I don’t know who you are, I will not
I make every effort to respond to all properly structured emails within 24-36 hours except for
weekends, holidays, or exam days. eMails sent on Fridays may not get a response until the
following Monday. If you do not get a response in this timeframe, it is likely that your original email
was improperly structured, and you should have a look and reformat if necessary.
Campbell Biology (2nd Canadian Edition) by Reese et al.
with MasteringBiology access. Pearson Canada Inc.
Older editions may be used, but there will be differences
in the new edition. If you use an older edition, it is your
responsibility to make sure you get the correct
Disclosure: As a member of the author team for this
textbook, KG-E. Scott earns royalties from its sale. All
royalties from sales at the University of Manitoba
Bookstore are donated to charity.
MasteringBiology Access Code
Access codes MUST be for the 2nd Canadian Edition. If
you have an access code from last semester, you do
NOT need to buy a new code.
Purchasing options (choose one)
1. New Hard Cover book (with etext and MasteringBiology included)
ISBN: 9780134589947
2. eText with MasteringBiology (With this option, you can buy an unbound, 3-hole punched
print copy for $15 directly from Pearson at
ISBN: 9780134561707
3. MasteringBiology only (if you have a used book)
ISBN: 9780134561677
iClicker Reef account (for smart device) or iClicker 2 Can be purchased at the bookstore or
rented from UMSU Living if you do not bring a smart device in class.
Biology 1030 Lab Manual, Winter 2019 Edition
You MUST have the most current edition of the lab manual.
All materials are available in the University of Manitoba Bookstore. Pearson products are also
available online at
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Lab Page:
Twitter: @UofManBiology
Please respect copyright. We will use copyrighted content in this course. I have ensured that the
content I use is appropriately acknowledged and is copied in accordance with copyright laws and
University guidelines. Copyrighted works, including those created by me, are made available for
private study and must not be distributed in any format without permission. Do not upload
copyrighted works to a learning management system (such as UMLearn), or any website, unless
an exception to the Copyright Act applies or written permission has been confirmed. For more
information, see the University’s Copyright Office website at or
MasteringBiology Assignments See Schedule 5%
Best 9 of 11
MasteringBiology or In-Class Quizzes See Schedule 5%
Best 8 of 10
Two-Stage Midterm Exam March 13
Lectures 116 5:407:30 25%
36 Multiple choice questions
4 Multiple T/F questions
Labs 14 7%
12 Multiple choice questions (3/lab)
Two-Stage Final Exam Scheduled/seated
Lectures 125 by Registrar 35%
50 Multiple choice questions
5 Multiple T/F questions
Labs 18 15%
28 Multiple choice questions (2/ 5/)
Additional Laboratory Component 8%
See the 1030 Laboratory Syllabus at the end of this document for details
Grades are assigned at the end of the year by converting your cumulative percentage
mark into a letter grade, using the following table. Slight modifications of this scheme may be
made to compensate for a class average that may be judged to be too low or too high.
90+ A+
8089 A
7679 B+
7075 B
6069 C+
5059 C
4649 D
045 F
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Two-stage exams are an effective way to not only assess your understanding of the course
material but help improve it! This method of assessment is also a proven teaching tool. BOTH
the lecture and laboratory questions will be part of the two-stage method. The exams will
be structured as follows:
1. In stage one, you write the exam as an individual –– 85% of your assigned mark
Midterm 70 minutes
Final exam 120 minutes
2. When complete, bring your bubble sheet to the front and grab a new bubble sheet
and a number from the sorting hat. This will be your group number for stage two.
You must return to your seat and wait patiently for the next stage.
3. After stage one is complete, there will be five minutes to relocate throughout the
room into your randomly assigned groups.
4. In stage two, or the group stage, you will collaborate with 2 or 3 of your peers and
rewrite the same exam –– 15% of your assigned mark.
Midterm 35 minutes
Final exam 55 minutes
No additional materials are permitted, it is still an exam!
If you have special accommodations through SAS or miss the midterm or final and are granted a
deferral, you will write the exam as a traditional, single-stage exam. Any additional time allotted
will be based on the first stage only.
If you are caught in a dishonest act during the course of an examination, you will be
reported to University authorities. Penalties may be imposed at the discretion of the
relevant authorities.
If you notice an error on the exam (ex. typographical error),please bring it to the course
instructors attention ASAP. Any adjustmentsto the scheme, if necessary, will occur after the
exam. Make sure you select the singlebest answer.
After each exam, the answer key will be posted in the main floor hallway of the Buller Building.
Be certain to look at the correct key for your lecture section. As soon as the tests are marked,
your mark will appear next to your student number at the same location. Take note of your mark
and let your instructor know immediately if you think there has been a marking error or an error
in the answer key.
Access to Pearson’s MasteringBiology platform should be seamless through the link on UMLearn.
If you set this up in 1020, you should automatically go to the new course page after clicking on
the link.
If you did not use Mastering Biology in 1020, you will need to login into UMLearn to access the
instructions (on course home page) on how to setup and register your MasteringBiology account.
After you have set this up, you can access MasteringBiology any time after logging into your
UMLearn course page buy clicking on the link on the course homepage. For this to work, you
need a valid (unused) MasteringBiology access key. These are included with the purchase of a
new textbook or can be purchased separately from the bookstore or
You MUST register through UMLearnaccessing the MasteringBiology website through any
other means will not work.
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On MasteringBiology you will have 10 assignments based on the lecture material. The
assignments ARE for credit and will count for 5% of your final grade in in this course. They are
designed to help guide you through the material, keep you on track, and provide another
opportunity for practice and active learning. These assignments are a good way to test your own
knowledge and understanding and can be done as many times as you feel necessary, but only
your first attempt will count. Assignments will become available on the Friday before their
deadline and are due by midnight ON the dates listed below. A late penalty of 1% per hour
will be applied automatically on assignments completed past the deadlineNO exceptions.
You will also have 10 quizzes to complete, either via MasteringBiology or in-class over the term.
These quizzes will count for 5% of your final grade. These quizzes will include questions on
past lecture material and pre-reading questions for upcoming classes. Quizzes will ONLY become
available ON their due date indicated in the schedule below and are due THAT day. Within this
24-hour window, you must enter MasteringBiology and complete the quiz. Failure to do so before
midnight will result in a grade of zero for that quiz. Do not start a quiz too close to the deadline
(i.e., at 11:45), as you may not have enough time to complete it. No extensions or make-up
possibilities will be given for any quiz for any reason.
Assignments and quizzes do not need to be taken closed book and you should use these as
learning tools. You may redo the assignments after their due dates for practice, but only your first
attempt will count towards your grade. As you prepare for your exams, you should retry these
assessments in a closed book fashion to become aware of any deficiencies in your
1 Jan 18 1 Jan 22 Jan 22 Lectures 14 (pre-56)
2 Jan 25 2 Jan 28 Jan 28 Lectures 56 (pre-78)
3 Feb 1 3 Feb 4 Feb 4 Lectures 78 (pre-910)
4 Feb 4 4 Feb 11 Feb 11 Lectures 910 (pre-1112)
5 Feb 22 5 Feb 25 Feb 25 Lectures 1112 (pre-1314)
6 Mar 1 6 Mar 4 Mar 4 Lectures 1314 (pre-1516)
7 Mar 8 7 Mar 11 Mar 11 Lectures 1516 (pre-1718)
8 Mar 15 8 Mar 18 Mar 18 Lectures 1718 (pre-1920)
9 Mar 22 9 Mar 25 Mar 25 Lectures 1920 (pre-2122)
10 Mar 29 10 Apr 1 Apr 1 Lectures 2122 (pre-2325)
11 Apr 10 Apr 12 Lectures 2325
Put these dates into your calendar! You won’t be reminded.
During class, we may ask questions for you to answer using the iClicker Cloud. These will be part
of the 5% Quizzes of your final mark. You can answer these questions using an iClicker device,
an App on your mobile device, or a website on your laptop. The latter two require you to setup an
iClicker Reef account.
Half of your Quizzes mark (2.5%) will come from attempting to answer the questions, the other
half (2.5%) will be based on correctness. That is, each question will be out of 2 marks. You will
get 1 out of 2 for any incorrect answer and 2 out of 2 for answering correctly. To account for
legitimate absences, we will drop the two lowest sessions before calculating your final score.
Afterwards, your final score will be converted to a mark out of 3% using the following table:
If you score: >85% 3%
If you score: 7185% 2.5%
If you score: 5670% 2%
If you score: 4155% 1.5%
If you score: 2540% 1%
If you score: <25% 0%
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This schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor and/or based on the learning
needs of the students but such changes are subject to Section 2.8 of the ROASS- Procedure.
~Lecture(s) Topic Assigned Readings (Concepts)
1 Phylogeny & Cladistics 26.126.3
2 Animal Diversity: early evolution 28.128.3, 28.5
35 Animal Diversity 32.1, 32.332.4, 33.133.5, 34.134.7
6 Animal Reproduction 46.146.2
7-8 Animal Development 47.147.2, 40.1
9-11 Acquiring Requirements 41.141.4, 42.1, 42.542.7
10-11 Animal Circulation and Gas Exchange 42.1, 42.542.7
12-14 Animal Control Systems 49.1, 48.148.4, 50.1, 45.13
15-16 Locomotion 50.550.6
17-18 Animal Behaviour 51.151.3
19-20 Biology of Fungi 31.131.5
21 Bacteria & Plant-Like Protists 27.1, 27.3, 28.4
2225 Plant Diversity 29.129.3, 30.130.3
2627 Plant Reproduction 38.138.2
28-30 Plant Growth & Development 35.135.5
3133 Acquiring Requirements II 36.136.5, 37.137.3
34 Plant Control Systems 39.139.5
3536 Ecology 52.1, 52.4, 53.153.3, 54.154.2, 55.13
Please note that the textbook covers some material in more detail than will be covered in lecture
and that some topics are not covered in the textbook. You are responsible for lecture material.
Some figures from the text have been modified for use in lecture and may not appear as in the
A detailed list of learning outcomes will be posted on UMLearn. You are encouraged to use this
list as a guide for your studying. It represents everything that you are expected to gain in this
course and is the basis for ALL evaluation, including MasteringBiology and exams.
Classes begin: January 7
Last day to drop a course: January 18
Last day to add a course: January 21
Winter Term break: February 1922
VW deadline: March 20
Classes end: April 9
Exam Period: April 1126
You MUST be available for the entire exam period until the schedule is finalized.
It is the general University of Manitoba policy that all technology resources (cellphones, tablets,
laptops, etc.) are to be used in a responsible, efficient, ethical and legal manner. The student can
use technology in classroom setting only for educational purposes only. Students should not
participate in personal e-mail, texting, video or voice chat, wikis, blogs, social networking, and
gaming during scheduled class time. Such behaviour is distracting to those around you.
Taking pictures in the lab can provide useful study materials. Be advised, however, that taking
photos is not a replacement for a detailed examination of the material during the lab. You should
still use the lab time to work through the material.
UMLearn will be used at the learning management software (LMS) for this course. You can
access your courses on UMLearn by navigating from the UManitoba homepage under Current
Students, or by going to and signing in.
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No audio, video, or photographic recording of lectures or laboratory presentations is allowed
in any format, openly or surreptitiously, in whole or in part without written permission of Drs.
Whyard or Harris. Course materials (both paper and digital) are solely for the participant’s private
study and may not be used for any other purpose including posting to a note-sharing website.
In my teaching practice, I will ask questions in class. This a useful way to increase student
engagement and promotes deeper thought on the subject material. I also try to engage students
in other ways.
I will treat you with respect in a professional and equitable manner and would appreciate the
same courtesy in return. This means there can be no extra credit assignments or individual
changed to the evaluation in the course. See Respectful Work and Learning Environment Policy.
I will be in class for ~5 minutes prior to and after the class time and am willing to answer questions
if you don't mind me setting up/taking down as we talk.
Punctual attendance to lecture is expected. If you are going to be late, please use the back
door. I frequently cover material that is not in the notes or textbook. Missing class means that you
will miss this information.
I expect students to respond and attempt to answer the questions I ask in class, but I do not
expect perfection. This produces a much more enjoyable and effective learning environment for
everyone when all parties are engaged.
I expect you to ask me questions. I do not mind interruptions to answer content-specific
questions. Doing so only improves the learning environment.
You may use computers to take notes in class, however, studies have shown that you will learn
better if you use a pen. If you do use an electronic device, I expect you to only use it for note
taking during class. Please refer to the section on using technology in the classroom.
For online assessment, you are not expected to complete the assignments or quizzes in a
closed-book fashion. You may also work together. These are learning tools and if working with
others or your books helps you learn the material, then I am satisfied that they are accomplishing
their intended purpose.
You will be asked to participate in group activities. For everyone’s success, I expect you to value
and respect the diversity of your classmates. Treat each other with respect and fairness.
I expect reciprocation between you and your peers. Despite the common misconception, you are
not in competition with each other and your individual chances of success will improve by working
You will be expected to participate in group discussions. This means that you will need to come
to class prepared having completed any and all assigned readings and self-guided learning tasks
assigned to you.
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Labs do not run every week and do NOT START UNTIL the week of January 21st. To find your
lab seat follow these instructions:
At the scheduled time, go to the assigned room on the main floor of the Buller Building (211A,
211B, 212A, 212B, 215 or 216 BullerThe room number is on your registration printout). Your
assigned seat will be posted beside the assigned room door. Your teaching assistant will
introduce him/herself to you and commence the first lab session.
Week Of (MF): Lab # Laboratory Topic
January 711 NO Laboratory
January 1418 NO Laboratory
January 2125 1 Animal Diversity I
January 281 2 Animal Diversity II
February 48 3 Animal Form and Function I
February 1115 4 Animal Form and Function II
February 1922 NO Laboratory
February 251 5 Animal Form and Function III
March 48 LAB Midterm
March 1115 6 Diversity of the Microorganisms
March 1822 7 Plant Diversity I
March 5529 8 Plant Diversity II
April 15 9 Plant Form and Function
April 89 NO Laboratory
Attendance at laboratories is mandatory. Attendance will be taken by the laboratory TA during
each laboratory 2 hours into the class time. Students must be in attendance for a minimum of 2
hours. Students who miss more than 2 out of 9 labs during the regular session without
documented reasons shall receive a grade of F for BIOL 1030.
Students who spend excessive amounts of time on their phone or doing homework for other
courses during the lab period will be marked absent. Being present means being on task.
Should I read the textbook for the exam?
Absolutely, if you need to! While the exam will be based largely on the lecture material, reading
the text offers an alternative explanation for the concepts we expect you to know. This will
undoubtedly help you in your understanding of these concepts. Reading through the indicated
modules will undoubtedly help you.
If I have a conflict with the midterm, what happens?
If you have a regularly schedule course activity on the evening of one of the exams take your
class schedule to your instructor or the main Biological Sciences office in 212 Biological Science
Building and we will schedule a deferred exam. If the exam conflicts with your work schedule, we
expect you to reschedule your shift to sit the exam. If this is impossible, we require a letter from
your employer on company letterhead explaining that your shift cannot be changed. Bring this to
documentation to your instructor or the main Biological Sciences office in 212 Biological Science
If I miss the midterm, what happens?
If you have valid documentation, there will be a single opportunity for a deferred exam. If this
cannot be made, the value of the midterm will be prorated to the final exam. If you do not have
appropriate documentation, a mark of zero will be given for the midterm.
If I am sick for the final, what can I do?
The only thing you can do in this situation is to contact your home faculty. They are the only office
that can grant a deferred final exam.
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If you are a student with a disability, please contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) for
academic accommodation supports and services such as note-taking, interpreting, assistive
technology and exam accommodations. Students who have, or think they may have, a disability
(e.g. mental illness, learning, medical, hearing, injury-related, visual) are invited to contact SAS
to arrange a confidential consultation.
Student Accessibility Services
520 University Centre
204 474 7423
A list of University governing documents pertaining to students can be found at:
Academic Recourses
Various academic resources are available to students including the Science and Technology
Library, which can be accessed at:
Health & Mental Health Resources
Students with Health and/or Mental Health issues may seek advice and/or help from the
Student Counselling Centre:
Student Accessibility Services:
and/or University Health Services:
Copyright and Intellectual Property Resources
Copyrights and intellectual property must be respected by all students. For more information,
please refer to the copyright office:
Respectful Behaviour Resources
Students are expected to act in a respectful manner. Policies regarding respectful work and
learning environment and sexual assault can be found at:
Final Examinations, Grades and Grade Appeals Resources
Final examination and grades policies can be found at:
Additional resources regarding examinations can be found at:
Students wishing to appeal their term work grade can do so through the Registrar’s office. A fee
is charged for each appeal. More information can be found at:
To view your final examination, please check with the department offering the course for
policies. More information can be found at:
To appeal your final grade, you can initiate the process at the Registrar’s office. A fee will be
charged for each appeal. See the Registrar’s office for more information:
Limited Access and VW Resources
Students who fail or VW from a course will be subject to limited access to that course in future
terms. That is, students will not be able to register for a course (for which they have VWd or
failed) during the limited access registration period. For more information, please see the policy
document for repeated courses at:
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The Faculty of Science and The University of Manitoba regard acts of academic dishonesty in
quizzes, tests, examinations, laboratory reports or assignments as serious offences and may
assess a variety of penalties depending on the nature of the offence.
Acts of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to, bringing unauthorized materials into
a test or exam, copying from another individual, using answers provided by tutors, plagiarism,
and examination personation.
Note: cell phones, smart watches, pagers, PDAs, MP3 units or electronic translators are
explicitly listed as unauthorized materials and must not be present during tests or
Penalties that may apply, as provided for under the University of Manitoba's Student Discipline
By-Law, range from a grade of zero for the assignment or examination, failure in the course, to
expulsion from the University. The Student Discipline By-Law may be accessed at:
Information from the Faculty of Science regarding Cheating and Plagiarism can be found
Suggested minimum penalties assessed by the Faculty of Science for acts of academic
dishonesty are available on the Faculty of Science web-page:
12_ WEB.pdf
All Faculty members (and their teaching assistants) have been instructed to be vigilant and
report all incidents of academic dishonesty to the Head of the Department.
Mike will provide more lab information mid December.

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