General Zoology (Bio 6)
Welcome to the Spring 2013 semester! This is a course in general zoology, designed non-science majors. It gives you an introduction to the taxonomy, unique features, ecology and evolution of animals. Hopefully you will learn about what zoology is, what some opportunity for zoologists and field biologists are available to you, and how science in general affects your life. I enjoy presenting this material to you, and hopefully you will enjoy the course as well. This class can be interesting and fun, but there is a lot of material, so be prepared to work hard. I have developed this website to help you. If you have any difficulty accessing any of this information, please let me know. Make sure to hit the "refresh" button often, because I update this constantly.
Here is this semesters course syllabus, and a student study pack which may help you.
|Lecture Topics||Laboratory Topics|
|Introduction to Zoology||Animal Classification|
|Survey of Life's Diversity||Protozoans and Pond Water Life|
|Animal Ecology||The Sponges|
|Evolutionary History||Jellies and Sea Anemones.|
|Animal Populations||The Worms.|
|Animal Behavior||The Molluscs|
|Communities and Ecosystems||The Arthropods|
|The Biosphere and Habitat Types||The Fishes|
|Conservation Biology||Amphibians and Reptiles|
These presentations are for your review. and they supplement your text. They are not meant to replace lecture, or replace your text readings. If you have trouble viewing them online, would suggest downloading them onto your hard drive. If you do not have the program called power point on your computer, you can download a free viewer program offered by Microsoft. If all else fails, please come see me, and I can get these to you.
Animal Classification Dichotomous Key
Animal Evolution Paper (required)