Syllabus BIO 3220 Fall 2022
Welcome to Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy. The course is a combination of 3 hours per week lecture, plus 6 hours per week of labs and will be held virtually this year.
|REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS: 1. Comparative Anatomy Manual, of Vertebrate Dissection, 3rd Edition, Fishbeck & Sebastiani, Morton Publishing Company, 2015. ISBN 978-1-61731-042-3
2.Hays Website Materials: sites.msudenver.edu/haysc
Optional Course Materials:
- Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates, 9th Edition, by Kent and Carr. ISBN for text is 13: 978-0073038698.
- Free Resource: Swislosky, E. & Roosa, K. (2017). Atlas of Comparative Anatomy. Lumen Learning. https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/atlas-of-comparative-vertebrate-anatomy/view
Instructor Information: Dr. Clare Hays. Office SI 2032; Phone 303-615-0777; [email protected]
Office hours are 8:00-1:00 Tuesdays for Teams meetings, in person meetings, email or phone calls.
Schedule of Activities
|Week 1 (8/22-28)||Intro, Vertebrate Characteristics, Vertebrate Classes||Prochordate, Lamprey, Integument|| Kent: Ch 1 and 2
Lab Manual: Ch 3, 4, 14
|Week 2 (8/29-9/4)||Vertebrate Classes, Early Development||Skull||Kent: Ch 3 and 4
Lab Manual: Ch 16, 24, 26, 53
|Week 3 (9/6-11)|| Early Development and Integument (Integument not on Quiz 1)
Quiz 1 (by 9/11 at 11:59 pm)
|Skull and Trunk Skeleton|| Kent: Ch 5 and 6
Lab Manual: Ch 16, 24, 26, 44, 53
|Week 4 (9/12-18)||Integument, Intro to Skeleton||Appendicular Skeleton||Lab Manual: Ch 16, 26, 44, 53|
|Week 5 (9/19-25)|| Vertebrae, Ribs, Sternum, Neurocranium
Quiz 2 (by 9/25 at 11:59 pm)
|Appendicular Skeleton Lab Assn 1 (by 9/25 at 11:59 pm)|
|Week 6 (9/26-10/2)||Head Skeleton||Muscle- Shark and Necturus||Kent: Ch 9
Lab Manual: Ch 17, 27
|Week 7 (10/3-9)||Head and Appendicular Skeleton||Muscle – Cat|| Kent: Ch 10
Lab Manual: Ch 54
|Week 8 (10/10-16)|| Appendicular Skeleton and Muscle (Muscle not on Quiz 3)
Quiz 3 (by 10/16 at 11:59 pm)
|Muscle – Cat|
|Week 9 (10/17-23)||Muscle and Midterm (through skeleton by 10/23 at 11:59 pm)||Digestive and Respiratory- Shark and Necturus||Kent: Ch 11
Lab Manual: Ch 18, 19, 28, 29
|Week 10 (10/24-30)||Muscle and Digestive System|| Digestive and Respiratory – Cat
Lab Assn 2 (by 10/30 at 11:59 pm)
| Kent: Ch 12
Lab Manual: 55 and 56
|Week 11 (10/31-11/6)||Digestive and Respiratory Systems (Respiratory not on Quiz 4)
Quiz 4 (by 11/6 at 11:59 pm)
|Circulation- Shark and Heart||Kent: Ch 13
Lab Manual: Ch 21 and 58
|Week 12 (11/7-13)||Respiratory and Circulatory Systems||Circulation- Cat||Kent: Ch 14
|Week 13 (11/14-20)||Circulatory System
Quiz 5 (by 11/20 at 11:59 pm)
|Excretory and Reproductive Systems||Lab Manual: Ch 20, 30, 57|
|Week 14 (11/28-12/4)||Urinary and Reproductive Systems||Nervous System||Kent: Ch 15
Lab Manual: 22, 59
|Week 15 (12/5-11)|| Nervous System
Quiz 6 (by 12/11 at 11:59 pm)
| Nervous System
Lab Assn 3 (by 12/11 at 11:59 pm)
|Kent: Ch 16|
|Week 16 (12/12-17)||Final Exam (muscles through nervous by 12/17 at 11:59 pm)|
University Catalog Description
BIO 3220-5 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (3+6)
Prerequisite: BIO 1080/1090 and BIO 1081/1091
A comprehensive study is made of the evolution of structure and function of vertebrates. The laboratory portion of the course is emphasized and will consist of detailed dissections of vertebrates representing several classes.
COURSE FORMAT: All portions of this course are online through Canvas and links to the Hays homepage. You will get behind quickly if you do not follow the weekly schedule. While the course is asynchronous, there are specific due dates for the quizzes, exams, and 3 lab assignments.
IMPORTANT LINKS for Lecture: The Hays website contains detailed outlines, learning objectives, PowerPoint slides and pre-recorded lectures. (Outlines, Learning Objectives, Recorded Lectures, and PowerPoint Slides all contain the same information, so choose a format that works best for you; you don’t have to look at all four formats.)
IMPORTANT LINKS for Lab: Lab Schedule and Lab Objectives
EXAMS, ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADES:
|Midterm (Intro-Appendicular Skeleton)||250|
|Final Exam (Muscles-Nervous)||250|
|Lab Assignment One||560|
|Lab Assignment Two||560|
|Lab Assignment Three||560|
|TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE:||2780|
Late Work Policy:
- All Late Work (quizzes, exams, and lab assignments) has an automatic 10% deduction per day late.
Grading Scale: The total number of points possible for the course is 2780. Letter grades will be assigned on a percentage basis, as follows:
|F||Fewer than 1668|
LECTURE Quizzes and Exams:
There will be 6 quizzes each worth 100 points (600 total). Each quiz has 50 multiple choice, matching, true/false, ordering, fill in the blank questions, worth 2 points each. Fill in the blank answers must be spelled correctly. These are open-note, open-book exams. However, you may not collaborate with your classmates. You can access the exams through Canvas. You can find them on the “quizzes” or “assignments” link, or through the modules, or the “calendar” link on Canvas. You will have 1 hour to complete each quiz but only one chance to complete it. Online tests open at 12 a.m. Thursdays and close at 11:59 p.m. on the date listed above (Thursdays-Sundays). Late online exams will have an automatic deduction of 10 percent per day late. When you are ready to take the quiz, click on the quiz link, read the instructions, and then begin. After you have answered all of the questions, click “Submit” at the bottom. You will see your score immediately. At any time, click on the “Grades” icon on the left menu of Canvas to see your gradebook for this course.
There will be an online comprehensive midterm and final each worth 250 points (500 total). These are open-note, open-book tests, but you may not collaborate with your classmates. These exams consist of old (taken from prior quizzes) and new questions in the format of multiple choice, matching, true/false, ordering, fill in the blank questions, with each of the 125 questions being worth 2 points. Fill in the blank answers must be spelled correctly. The exams are taken through Canvas. The midterm covers the first half of the course through the skeleton. The final covers the second half of the course, from muscular system through the nervous system. Online midterm and final open at 12 a.m. on the previous Sunday and close at 11:59 p.m. on the date listed. The midterm must be taken by Sunday October 23 and the final must be taken by Saturday December 17 (since the semester ends that day). You will have 2 hours to complete the exams. Late online exams will have an automatic deduction of 10 percent per day late. You can access the exams through Canvas. You can find them on the “quizzes” link, the “assignments” link, through modules, or the “calendar” link on Canvas. After you have answered all of the questions, click “Submit” at the bottom. You will see your score immediately. At any time, click on the “Grades” icon on the left menu of Canvas to see your gradebook for this course.
There will be 3 lab assignments which consist of answering laboratory objectives plus labeling and coloring pictures. Each is worth 560 points, for a total of 1680 points. The assignment consists of some questions that you are to answer as well as coloring and labeling illustrations. A grading rubric is included in the lab objectives for the overall assignment and format, as well as instructions for labeling and coloring. Refer to your laboratory objectives for a list of specific structures and specific questions, as well as due dates. Any assignment turned in late will have a deduction of 10 percent per day late. You may assemble your lab assignments by inserting scanned images of your drawings into your final document, or inserting pictures that you took with your phone and sent to your computer, into one final document. Turn in your assignment by clicking the “Start Assignment” on Canvas for each assignment. You may find the appropriate assignment on Canvas through the Modules, the Assignment link or the Calendar link. Then, you have the option to upload a file from your computer. Once it is uploaded, click “Submit Assignment.” View my sample lab assignment closely before starting on your lab assignments.
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S Y L L A B U S S T A T E M E N T S – Fall 2022
Specific (Measurable) Student Behavioral Learning Objectives from Official Syllabus
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
- Explain why an understanding of basic evolutionary and embryological principles is essential for an understanding of the theory of comparative anatomy.
- Relate structure and function of all organs in each body system.
- Analyze the structure, function and evolution of the vertebrate integument and its derivatives.
- Compare bone and cartilage and their respective roles in forming the vertebrate skeleton.
- Analyze the structure function and evolution of the vertebrate vertebral column, appendicular skeleton and head skeleton.
- Relate bone and muscle in producing movements.
- Illustrate the microscopic features used in classifying muscles.
- Discuss the evolutionary trends evident in muscle groups.
- Analyze the structure function and evolution of the coelom.
- Analyze the structure and function of the digestive system.
- Analyze the structure, function and evolution of the oral cavity and the pharynx and their derivatives.
- Compare the ontogeny and phylogeny of the vertebrate kidney.
- Theorize the evolutionary trends of the urogenital ducts of vertebrates.
- Diagram the functional anatomy of the heart.
- Theorize the evolution of the heart.
- Explain the evolution of systemic and pulmonary flow circuits.
- Analyze the structure, function and evolution of the nervous system and sensory organs of vertebrates.
- Observe anatomical materials more critically.
- Become skilled in dissecting procedures.
- Identify bone, cartilages and surface markings of skeletons. Compare similarities of these features between different vertebrate groups.
- Identify the major skeletal muscles of fishes, amphibians and mammals. Compare the locations and similarities of the muscles between these animals.
- Identify the structures of the respiratory, digestive, urogenital, cardiovascular and nervous systems of representative vertebrates. Compare the locations and similarities of organs in these systems between the representative vertebrates.