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[BIOL 2030] - Midterm Exam Guide - Ultimate 34 pages long Study Guide!


Department
Biology
Course Code
BIOL 2030
Professor
Andrew Donini
Study Guide
Midterm

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BIOL 2030
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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BIOL 2030 Animals Lecture 1
Introduction
Introduction People
Course Director: Dr. Andrew Donini
o Location: Lumbers 205
o Telephone: 416-736-2100 Ext. 21096
o Email: adonini@yorku.ca
o Office hours: by appointment
Lab Coordinator: Andrea Durant
o Email: wb2030@yorku.ca
o Oversees TAs, student attendance and all aspects of the labs
Teaching Assistants (TAs):
o Make sure you write down the name and contact information of your Ta at the
first lab.
Laboratory Technical Staff: Krystina Strickler
Introduction When, Where, Text etc.
Lectures: Monday & Wednesday: 11:30am-1pm
o Lecture Room: Vari Hall A
Laboratories: Begin Jan 16
Text: Animal Diversity 7th Ed.
o May also use 6th edition or 5th edition
o Must assume full responsibility for differences editions
o 7 Edition Revisions
What is the textbook for?
o Supplemental reading
i.e. if something is not clear in class, use the textbook to gain a better
understanding
o Laboratory reference/guide
i.e. use illustrations/diagrams etc. to help in labs
o You should read each Chapter that is covered in class, it will only help you learn
and understand the material.
Not all textbook material will be covered in class. Textbook material not
coered i class o’t appear in exams.
Other Useful Material
Dictionary of Biology
o Highly recommended
o Hederso’s Dictioary of Biological Ters, 15th Edition
ISBN 1408234300, Ed. Eleanor Lawrence
22000 entries
Deals with all major fields in biology and more
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An Atlas of Invertebrate Structure by Freeman WH & Bracegirdle B
o Particularly useful for deciphering material to be observed under a microscope
o One or two dissection drawings**:
Lab 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7**
Moodle Course Page
o Course information and annoucments
o Lecture slides posted after class
o Other supplementary material
o Course outline: posted it, read it.
Introduction Course Goals
An introduction to the diversity of animals
o Provide factual and conceptual information about animals
o Provide an opportunity to develop dissection skills and appreciate the internal
architecture and organization of various animal groups
o Facilitate the development of observation, interpretation and note-taking skills.
Lecture Format
Organization and Coverage of Material: Phylogenetic Approach
o Classification and characteristics
o Form and function (whole animal to cellular level)
Locomotion
Feeding and digestion
Excretion and osmoregulation
Reproduction and life cycles
Nervous system and/or sensory systems
o Research focus and/or additional material
Questions are welcome during lecture respect and listen
Grades
Final grades will be determined as follows:
o Midterm exam: 20%
Multiple choice (35) with choice of 1 of 3 short answer (5 marks)
75 minutes, 40 marks total
o Final exam: 40%
Multiple choice (70) with choice of 1 of 3 short answer (10 marks)
3 hour exam, 80 total marks
10 pre-midterm questions
70 post-midterm questions
o Laboratory work: 25% (80% quizzes/performance; 20% dissection)
o Laboratory exam: 15%
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