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Biology 202:  Zoology

Course Description

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Instructor Information

Office Hours

Instructor:  Cynthia Collin=

Office:   CC1-317 

Phone:  =  = 425-352-8214

E-mail:   ccollin@cascadia.ctc.edu

MF:  1:00-2:00

Or by appointment


Course Prerequisites:  Successful completion of Bio 201 with a 2.0 or better

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Course Description:

The biology of animals is concerned with a number of fields, including evolution, ecology, physiology, anatomy, and behavior.  The Kingdom A= nimalia is highly diverse. Animals have “solved” the same problems in a number of different ways due to their environment and evolutionary history.  We will study the similarities and differences of animals from all of the major animal taxa.  W= e will spend a disproportionate amount of time on vertebrates in recognition of the great interest that this group holds for most students. 


This class involves dissection of preserved speci= mens in the laboratory.  You must b= e a willing member of group dissections to pass this class.


Course Materials:=

  • Text:  Biology 6th<= /sup> ed.  Campbell, Reece= .  Addison Wesley and Longman.
  • Lab Manual:  Lytle, General Zoology Labora= tory Guide 13th ed., 1999.
  • Lab Supplement (purchase at the bookstore).
  • Folder to turn in= your portfolio
  • Access to the int= ernet (course web site)

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Or access by going to Casca= dia’s homepage, click on Teaching and Learning on

the left side of the page, click on Faculty Web Pages, then on the appropriate web site.

o      = Time:  You should expect to spend an aver= age of 5 hours per week outside of class in reading, studying, and completing the take-home assignments for this class.  The ability to comprehend complex readings and write your thoughts in fluent English is required.


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We view learning as a developmental process.  Not only is it important to learn = about the different ways to view the world, which is why you are supposed to take sciences, social sciences, and humanities courses in order to graduate, but= it is also important to learn life skills, or abilities during your college ca= reer that will help you navigate your way through the complex world in which we = find ourselves today.  Cascadia Community = College identifies four of these skills, or outcomes.  They are the ability to:


Comm= unicate with clarity and originality

You will be practicing this skill during group w= ork  


Think Critically, Creatively, and Reflectively

You will be practicing this skill during group w= ork, worksheets, labs and exams.


Learn Actively:

You will be learning actively as you fill out your weekly worksheets, labs and group work.


Interact in Diverse and Complex Environments:=

You will be practicing this skill during group work 


Course Learning Ou= tcomes:

In additio= n to practicing the above skills you will be learning about zoology.  These topics will give us context = by which to practice the above skills.  Can you imagine trying to practice communicating without having anyt= hing to communicate about??   =


  • Differentiate phy= la and classes of animals

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  • Anatomical characteristics, physiological highlights and phy= logenetic importance of the  animal= taxa
  • Describe animal d= evelopment
  • Describe system physiology
  • Explain the syste= ms that all animals have in common


Instructor and Student Responsibilities:

You should expect your instru= ctor will

  1. Attend class each day
  2. Come to class on time each day
  3. Spend time out of class preparing
  4. Present quality work
  5. Treat you with respect
  6. Listen with flexibility and full attention<= o:p>
  7. Evaluate work fairly
  8. Be available for help, feedback and advice<= o:p>
  9. Foster a classroom atmosphere where your th= oughts and opinions are valued and can be shared


You should also expect the above from yourself and your peers.  When one member of the class enters without respect and responsibility, the learning process begins to break do= wn for everyone involved.  This is especially important in group-work assignments, but is equally important is every aspect of your work if you are truly learning during the time you are spending here this quarter.


Grading:      = ;             <= /span>Lecture exams (3 for 60 points each)            &= nbsp;     35% of grade

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Portfolio (1 x 100 pts= )        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;      20 % of grade

Lab exams (3 x  60 poi= nts)        &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            35% of grade

Lab quizzes (11 x 5 pts – drop 1)    &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;       5% of grade=


The following curve wi= ll be used to establish grades:


Percent earned

Decimal Grade


Percent Earned

Decimal Grade

93-100 %



73-76 %





70-72 %


87-89 %



67-69 %


83-86 %



63-66 %


80-82 %



60-62 %


77-79 %



57-59 %



General Course Schedul= e:

This course will foll= ow a general schedule of receiving a worksheet (from the website), completing the worksheet for homework, taking a quiz on the worksheet, completing group wo= rk on the worksheet listening to lecture on the material, and completing criti= cal thinking questions on the material.  You will also complete lecture and lab exams.


Major Assignments for = the Quarter:

Lecture Exams:=  

The exams will be closed book.  No= notes or other materials are to be out during the examination time.  If you must miss a lecture exam yo= u MUST tell the instructor about it before the exam is to be given.  You can contact me by e-mail, phone, or in person.  A make-up exam will be ONLY= for verified emergency situations.  Further, it is your responsibility= to see me as soon as you return to campus.&nb= sp; Failure to do so may jeopardize any chance of a make-up.  Only one such make-up will be allo= wed for the quarter.  After that make-ups are penalized 20 points.  A third make-up exam will be penalized 30 points.  However, some points are better th= an a 0. 

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Worksheets will be due as seen in the schedule when = you come into class.  You will fin= d them posted on the course web site.  The worksheets will consist of questions that pertain to the chapter(s) that wi= ll be covered during the following days.  The questions will be asked in such a manner as to encourage you to = read the chapters in the book and get a general understanding of some of the key points that will be covered in class during that week.  The instructor will come around and initial your worksheet if it complies with the grading criteria stated on t= he worksheet.  It will then be tu= rned in with your portfolio.  You w= ill turn in a portfolio once at the end of the quarter.  If you haven’t completed the worksheet on time you will lose 5 = points on your portfolio score.  If y= ou don’t do it at all by the time you turn in your portfolio you will lo= se 10 points on your score.  But more importantly, if your work= sheet is not complete at the beginning of the week, you will be lost probably for= the entire week – which means you will lose points on more than just the worksheet.   

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Worksheet quizzes:

On days that the works= heets are due you will take a quiz on the worksheet material.  You will be able to use your works= heet to take the quiz.  Quizzes wil= l be on the general concepts.  They= will not be very in depth, but demonstrate that you have done the homework.  You will be able to drop 1 at the = end of the quarter.  They will begin = at the beginning of class and continue for 15 minutes.  At the end of the time all quizzes= will be turned in.  If you are late= , you may not make up the quiz, it will be counted as your dropped quiz.

Group Work:

Group work format will differ each week.  You will be expected to include yo= ur group work in your portfolio for 30 points towards your portfolio grade.  Full points will be given to group= work that meets the criteria below for the portfolio.

Portf= olio: 

·= ;      =   A Portfolio is file folder containing a collection of worksheets and group work assignments= . Portfolios will be collected once this quarter.  You can see the due date in the sc= hedule.

·= ;      =   Worksheets must have my initials.&= nbsp; Having my initials means your assignment was done on time, complete,= and complying with stated grading criteria.   

·        Your instructor will only stamp an assignment when it is due and= shows a conscientious effort to be completed (i.e. Questions are answered fully, work is neat, pages are in the correct order, and a professional eff= ort is evident)

·        If you are not in class, late, or absent, your assignment will not get stamped.= ***However—Contact the instructor ahead of due dates if you are unable to attend class due to poor health or other emergency circumstances***

·        After each portfolio is returned to you, remove the assignments from your portfolio folder to make room for the stamped assignments for the next collection date.


Portfolio Grading Crit= eria

  • Worksheets are worth 10 points each.  Full credit is giv= en if my initials, with no minus points recorded, are on the top of your worksheet.  I will initia= l your worksheet when it is due, at the beginning of class, if it meets the stated grading criteria.


  • All group work assignments are prese= nt, complete, and with a conscientious effort to engage in quality work (30 points)


Penalty Points:

  • If any worksheet = is missing 10 points will be deducted from the overall score.<= /span>
  • If any worksheet = has not been initialed, meaning you did it, but late 5 points will be dedu= cted from your score.


Lab:  You are required to come to lab.  = If you miss more than three labs for the quarter you will not receive a passing grade for this course.


Lab quizzes:  Lab quizzes will be g= iven as seen in the schedule.  They= will occur at the beginning of lab and there will be no make-ups.  You will be able to drop 1 at the = end of the quarter.


Lab Exams:  You may not make up any lab exam.              



Late Work:=

No late work will be accepted for work= sheet quizzes, lab exams or lab quizzes even if you have a verified emergency.  If you do have a verified emergenc= y and miss one of these assignments we can talk about whether or not you will rec= eive a 0 for the assignment, but you can not make it up. 

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Lecture e= xams can only be taken late if you notify your instructor before hand and in the cas= e of a verified emergency.

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Portfolios can be turned in late if there is a verified emergency at the cost of 10% p= er weekday.


Academic Integrity:

Intellectual honesty, an important value in education, requires that you take credit for your work and give that same credit to others for their ideas and words.  This means that you must accurately incorporate the ideas of others into your writing and discussions and docum= ent your sources. 


You must not use the work of anyone else – another student, a professional writer or researcher – as though it were your own= as you participate in discussions, write papers, or take quizzes.  If you violate this value of acade= mic integrity by plagiarizing or cheating, you will fail the assignment. In serious or repeated cases, you may fail the entire course.  If you have questions about using sources, be sure to ask for help.


NOTE:  In some instances groups will prov= ide combined responses with everyone earning the same grade; at other times gro= up work will provide a basis for enriched individual responses. Be sure you understand when you need to provide an individual response and when you nee= d to cooperate on a team for a single response from the group.=



If you require an accommodation for a disability, please contact Enrollment Services, Room 10= 3, 425-352-8860 and ask for the Disability Support Facilitator. 


Academic Standards:

Cascadia Community College has developed statements on many educational is= sues, including Academic Honesty, Acceptable Use Policy on Information Technology, Diversity, Emergency Procedures, Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Student Rights and Responsibilities. These statements and poli= cies apply to all classes.


Contacting your Instructor: 

Please contact me if = you have a verified emergency on an exam day.  If that is the case, then we can m= ake arrangements for a make-up exam.  If you are going to be missing class or lab on other days, please make arrangements with people in class to get the information.  If you have questions about that information, please review it first before contacting your instructor.=

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This course information is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor depending on weather, time constraints, or other factors that are unforeseen.

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