ELEMENTARY ZOOLOGY - BIL 106


A Tour of Kingdom Animalia


  • Fall 2015 Syllabus
  • Fall 2015 Lecture Notes
  • Course Policies

  • BIL 106 H Class meets every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:45pm.

    Instructor ~ Dr. Dana Krempels.
    Office Hours ~ Monday/Wednesday 5:00 - 6:15pm
    Email ~ dana@miami.edu


    Textbook ~ Animal Diversity, 6th Edition by Hickman, et al.
    The syllabus below is a general guide to what we'll be covering this semester. It is subject to revision.

    SYLLABUS

    Date

    Topic

    Text Readings

     

     

     

    August 24

    Zoology: The Study of Animals and Their Diversity

    Chapter 1

    August 26

    Evolution: The Source of Diversity

    Chapter 1

     

     

     

    August 31

    Understanding Heredity

    Chapter 1

    September 2

    Animal Ecology

    Chapter 2

     

     

     

    September 7

    Animal Architecture: Form and Function

    Chapter 3

    September 9

    Systematics: Classifying Animals

    Chapter 4

     

     

     

    September 14

    The Human Animal

    Chapter 15, 18 (pp 348 & 353); 20

    September 16

    EXAM I

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    September 21

    Placental Mammals I

    Chapter 20

    September 23

    Placental Mammals II

    Chapter 20

     

     

     

    September 28

    Placental Mammals III

    Chapter 20

    September 30

    Marsupials and Monotremes

    Chapter 20

     

     

     

    October 5

    Diapsids I: Birds

    Chapter 19

    October 7

    More Birds

    Chapter 19

     

     

     

    October 12

    Diapsids II: Crocodilians and Turtles

    Chapter 18

    October 14

    EXAM II

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    October 19

    Diapsids III: Lizards and Snakes and Tuataras (oh my)

    Chapter 18

    October 21

    Leaving the Water: Amphibians I

    Chapter 17

     

     

     

    October 26

    Amphibians II

    Chapter 17

    October 28

    Halloween Special: The Secret World of Bats

    video

     

     

     

    November 2

    Fish World

    Chapter 16

    November 4

    Marine Deuterostomes: Our Older Cousins

    Chapter 14

     

     

     

    November 9

    The First Animals: Sponges and Radiates

    Chapter 6, 7

    November 11

    EXAM III

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    November 16

    Worm World

    Chapters 8, 9, 11

    November 18

    Mollusks

    Chapter 10

     

     

     

    November 23-27

    Thanksgiving Break

    study the bones...

     

     

     

    November 30

    Our Future Overlords: Arthropods I

    Chapter 12

    December 2

    Arthropods II

    Chapter 12

     

     

     

    December 7

    Anima Mundi

    posted notes

    December 14 Monday, 2:00pm: FINAL EXAM in Cox 166
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