WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

                                                           PLAINVIEW CAMPUS

                                       SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS & SCIENCES

MISSION:  Wayland Baptist University exists to educate students in an academically challenging, learning-focused and distinctively Christian environment for professional success, lifelong learning, and service to God and humankind.

 

COURSE NO. & TITLE:  Biology 3401 - Invertebrate Zoology

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CATALOG DESCRIPTION:  The structure, function, and natural history of invertebrate animals with special emphasis on the protozoa; physiological and anatomical patterns of adaptive significance. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Other fees may apply for field trip costs. $45 fee

PREREQUISITE:  BIOL 1401 or 1402 or school approval.

RESOURCES:  (Textbook & Laboratory):  See approved textbook list

OUTCOME COMPETENCIES:

The student will be able to describe the diversity in adaptation that occurs in invertebrate organisms both anatomically and physiologically.

Laboratory exercises will enable the student to classify  invertebrate species through the use of taxonomic keys and the dissection of representative organism of the major phyla.

 

The student will be able to identify the unique characheristics of invertebrate organisms living in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial environments.

 

Students will learn field techniques and identification of invertebrate fauna in the Plainview region as well as marine invertebrates of the Texas Gulf Coast.

ATTENDANCE POLICY:

 Students are expected to make class attendance a priority.  All absences must be explained to the instructor who will decide whether the work missed may be made up.  An absence will be recorded when a student fails to return after an allowed break time during the process of an extended class.  Any student who misses 25% of scheduled class meetings may be dropped from the course.

No make-up exams shall be given unless arrangements are made in advance of foreseen absences.  Emergencies accepted.

 

DISABILITY STATEMENT:

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), it is the policy of Wayland Baptist University that no otherwise qualified person with a disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity in the university. The Coordinator of Counseling Services serves as the coordinator of students with a disability and should be contacted concerning accommodation requests at (806) 291-3765. Documentation of a disability must accompany any request for accommodations.

COURSE EVALUATION:

Exams:

          Lecture Exams    

          Lab Exams          

          Final Exam          

University Grading System:

A = 90 - 100

B = 80 -  89

C = 70 -  79

D = 60 -  69

F = BELOW 60

I = INCOMPLETE +

W = WITHDRAWAL

            + A grade of incomplete is changed if the deficiency is made up by midterm of the next

regular semester, otherwise, it becomes an "F".  This grade is given only if circumstances beyond the student's control prevented completion of work during the semester enrolled and attendance requirements have been met.    

COURSE OUTLINE:

I.                Environmental Considerations

A.              Aquatic:  Marine, Freshwater, Estuarine

B.               Terrestrial

II.               Invertebrate Diversity

A.              Classification Schemes

B.               Principals and Emerging Patterns of Diversity

III.              The Protozoans

A.              Introduction and General Characterisitics

B.               Organelles

C.               Physiology and Structure

D.              Representative Organisms:  Flagellates,

Ameboids, Sporozoites, Ciliates

IV.              The Poriferans and Placozoans

A.              Introduction and General Characterisitics

B.               Epithelial and Connective Tissues

C.               Primitive Metazoans - (Trichoplax)

D.              Representative Organisms:  Asconoids,

            Synconoids, Leuconoids

V.               The Cnidarians and Ctenophores

A.              Introduction and General Characterisitics

B.               Mesoglea

C.               Physiology and Structure


D.              Representative Organisms:  Hydras, Coral  

            Reefs, Jelly Fish, Plankton

 

VI.              Bilateral Symmetry

A.              Movement

B.               Coelomic and Vascular Compartments

C.               Reproduction

VII.             The Platyhelminthes

A.              Introduction and General Characterisitics

B.               Hermaphroditic Versus Dioecious Reproductive Patterns

C.               Physiology and Strucuture

D.              Representative Organisms:  Planaria, Tapeworms, Flukes

           

VIII.            The Nemertines And Nematodes

A.              Introduction and General Characterisitics

B.               Geographical Distribution

C.               Physiology and Structure

D.              Representative Parasitic Organisms:  Ascaris, Hookworm,

Guinea Worm, Filarial Worms

IX.              The Rotifers and Related Phyla

A.              Introduction and General Characteristics

B.               Freshwater Diversity in Morphology and Physiology

C.               Representative Organisms:  Epiphanes senta

X.               The Annelids and Related Phyla

A.              Introduction and General Characteristics

B.               Morphology and Physiology of Segmentation

C.               Representative Organisms:  Marine polychaetes, Leeches,

                                  Freshwater oligochaeta

XI.              The Mollusks

A.               Introduction and General Characteristics

B.              Morphology and Physiology

C.              Representative Organisms:  Gastropoda, Prosobranchia,

             Bivalvilogy

 

 

Rev 07/18/2012