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BIOLOGY II (BIO1201) SYLLABUSNEW YORK CITY COLLEGE OFTECHNOLOGYThe City University of New YorkSchool of Arts and SciencesBiological Sciences DepartmentCourse InformationCourse titleBiology II (Lecture and Laboratory)Course codeBIO1201Credit Hours4 credit hoursPrerequisiteBIO1101TextWebsiteMaterial(not provided)CourseDescriptionLectureLab3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week for 15 weeksBiology by OpenStax (Rice University); free online or as eBook; print copyavailable on order: https://openstax.org/details/biology“Biology II - BIO1201 Laboratory Manual” OER available as PDF no sign-up needed)Lab coat, disposable gloves and dissecting kit, notebook.This is a continuation of the Biology I (BIO1101) course, focusing on the basicdescription of living organisms ranging from Prokaryotes to higher Eukaryotes. Topicscovered also include animal organization and description of their main organ systems,with a particular attention to how such systems work in humans.Grading Procedure (see Grading Policies for details)Lecture: 50%Lab: 50%The Lecture component will include at least 4 exams other assignments. The Lab component willinclude at least 4 quizzes 2 practical exams.Students must pass (i.e. score 60% or above) both components to pass the course.Course CoordinatorDr. Tatiana [email protected] (to fill-in by il:Phone:Page 1 of 8Rev. 12/2018 - TV

Grading PoliciesStudents’ performance in this course will be evaluated as follows:- Lecture: 50% of course grade; based on at least 4 exams and attendance, respectively 90% and 10% ofthe lecture grade.- Lab: 50% of course grade; based on at least 4 quizzes (40% of the lab grade), uniform midterm and finalpractical exams (50% of the lab grade) and attendance (10% of the lab grade).STUDENTS MUST PASS (I.E. SCORE 60 OR ABOVE) BOTH COMPONENTS TO PASS THE COURSE.ASSIGNMENTSQuiz 1Quiz 2Quiz 3Quiz 4Attendance/Participation:10% of the lab grade5%LabLab quizzes,account for 40%of the lab grade.% OF COURSEGRADE5%5%5%5%Lecture ExamThe 2 practical exams willbe 50% of the lab grade25%NOTELetter grades will be determined using astandard percentage point evaluation asoutlined below:A:A-:B :B:B-:C -76.960-69.9Below 60Exam 1Exam 211.25%11.25%Percentage Category:Lecture Exams45%Exam 311.25%Lab Quizzes20%Exam 4Attendance/Participation:10% of the lecture gradeTotal11.25%Lab Practicums25%Attendance/Participation10%Lecture examscount for 90 %of the lecturegrade5%100%ALL GRADES ARE COUNTED; NONE ARE DROPPED NOR ARE THEY CURVED. NO MAKE-UPS ARE GIVEN EXCEPT ATTHE DISCRETION OF THE INSTRUCTOR PENDING SUBMISSION OF WRITTEN PROOF OF REASON FOR ABSENCE ATTENDANCE / PARTICIPATION GRADESAttendance/Participation grades will be based on one of the following (as specified by your instructor): Several pop quizzes given at the start and/or end of class (first and last 5-10 minutes), based on readingassignments (see lecture and lab lecture schedules on pages 5-8), topics discussed in class, lab activities. Table below (note that leaving class early counts as “late”):If meeting once a week:If meeting twice a week:0 lateness, 0 absence: 100%0 lateness, 0 absence: 100%1-2 absences: 80%1-2 absences: 80%3 absences: 50%3-4 absences: 50%4 absences or more: 0%5 absences or more: 0%2 latenesses 1 absencePage 2 of 8Rev. 12/2018 - TV

Course DescriptionBIO1201 is the second half of first year Biology for non-science and science majors at New York CityCollege of Technology. This course introduces the student to a variety of biological topics fundamental toall living organisms, with a focus on human biology. In particular, the course is a survey of organismsbelonging to the Domains Archaea and Bacteria and, more extensively, the groups spanning the fourkingdoms of the Domain Eukarya. A special focus will be dedicated to higher animal organization,ranging from animal tissues to organs and organ systems, and how these systems compare and contrastamong other vertebrates and invertebrates.Biology II (BIO1201) Learning OutcomesUpon satisfactory completion of this course, the student will be able to:I.Discuss the contribution of disciplines such as Systematics and Taxonomy to the organization ofliving organisms. Provide criteria for classification and naming. Explain how organisms areevolutionarily related. Understand the concept of homology.II.Identify Prokaryotic organisms and distinguish them from Eukaryotes depending on their cellularcharacteristics. Provide examples of organisms belonging to the domain Bacteria and the domainArchaea. Elaborate over the contribution of bacterial infections to the development of diseases inthe modern society. Explain the differences between Prokaryotes and Viruses and why viruses arenot considered alive.III. List and explain the characteristics of the kingdom Protista and of the variety of organismsbelonging to it. Provide examples of various kinds of protists and how they differ from each otherin cell composition, organization and general behavior. Compare the relationships of protists withother organisms, including examples of parasitic and, generally, disease-causing organisms.IV. List and explain the characteristics of the Kingdom Fungi and of the organisms belonging to it.Distinguish between AM, zygospore, ascospore and basidiospore fungi. Provide examples of thedifferent kinds of fungi, their habitats and their survival skills.V. List and explain the characteristics of the kingdom Plantae and of the organisms belonging to it.Explain the concept of alternation of generations and the main differences between gametophyteand sporophyte individuals. Provide classification criteria to distinguish between different kinds ofplants. Describe the differences between various plant tissues and their purpose within the plant.Analyze the main kinds of plant organs (roots, stems and leaves) and their contribution to the lifecycle of plants. Describe the main steps in plants’ reproduction, and the importance of the flower asthe main reproductive organ in angiosperms. Distinguish between micro- and macronutrients andtheir importance within the life of any plant.VI. List and explain the characteristics of the kingdom Animalia and of the organisms belonging to it.List the various criteria for animal classification, ranging from the type of symmetry to the presenceor absence of an internal body cavity. Distinguish between invertebrates and chordates.VII. Describe the four main kinds of animal tissues along with examples of where they can be found inhumans and of the purpose they may serve. Explain the purpose of having tissues organized intoorgans and organs into organ systems within the human body. Present the concept of homeostasis,along with examples of how it may function in humans.VIII. Describe vital processes including hemolymph/blood circulation, immunity, gas exchange, fooddigestion and nutrient absorption, body fluid regulation, control of nervous impulses andreproduction and be able to compare and contrast features in invertebrates versus vertebrates(including humans).IX. Dissect and identify the main organs in a fetal pig model. List the components of each main organsystem in the provided animal model, and compare them with their counterparts in humans. Dissectand identify the main components of a sheep’s brain, and compare them with the correspondingstructures in a human brain model.Page 3 of 8Rev. 12/2018 - TV

City Tech General Education Common Core Learning OutcomesUpon satisfactory completion of this course, the student will be able to:1.2.3.4.5.6.Use Biology as a forum for the study of values, ethical principles, and the physical world.Show curiosity and the desire to learn.Engage in an in-depth, focused, and sustained program of study.Employ scientific reasoning and logical thinking.Derive meaning from experience, as well as gather information from observation.Understand and employ both quantitative and qualitative analysis to describe and solve problems, bothindependently and cooperatively.7. Understand and navigate systems.8. Communicate in diverse settings and groups, using written (both reading and writing), oral (both speakingand listening), and visual means.9. Value knowledge and learning.10. Demonstrate intellectual honesty and personal responsibility.CUNY Pathways Common Core Learning OutcomesUpon satisfactory completion of this course, the student will be able to:1.2.3.4.5.Identify and apply the fundamental concepts and methods of a life science.Apply the scientific method to explore natural phenomena, including hypothesis development, observationand data presentation.Use the tools of a scientific discipline to carry out collaborative laboratory investigations.Gather, analyze, and interpret data and present it in an effective written laboratory or fieldwork report.Identify and apply research ethics and unbiased assessment in gathering and reporting scientific data.Academic Integrity Policy“Academic dishonesty includes any act that is designed to obtain fraudulently, either for oneself or for someone else,academic credit, grades, or any other form of recognition that was not properly earned. Academic dishonestyencompasses the following:Cheating: Defined as intentionally giving, receiving, using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information,notes, study aids, including any form of unauthorized communication, in any academic exercise. It is the student’sresponsibility to consult with instructors to determine whether or not a study aid or device may be used.Plagiarism: Plagiarism is intentionally and knowingly presenting the ideas or works of another as one’s ownoriginal idea or works in any academic exercise without proper acknowledgement of the source. The purchase andsubmission of a term paper, essay, or other written assignment to fulfill the requirements of a course, and violatessection 213-b of the State Education Law. This also applies to the submission of all or substantial portions of thesame academic work previously submitted by the student or any other individual for credit at another institution, orin more than one course.Accessibility StatementCity Tech is committed to supporting the educational goals of enrolled students with disabilities in theareas of enrollment, academic advisement, tutoring, assistive technologies and testing accommodations. Ifyou have or think you may have a disability, you may be eligible for reasonable accommodations oracademic adjustments as provided under applicable federal, state and city laws. You may also request services for temporary conditions or medical issues under certain circumstances.If you have questions about your eligibility or would like to seek accommodation services or academic adjustments,please contact the Center for Student Accessibility at 300 Jay Street room L-237, 718 260 5143or http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/accessibility/. Page 4 of 8Rev. 12/2018 - TV

Lecture ScheduleChapters are indicated for the Biology by OpenStax (Rice University), https://openstax.org/details/biologyWEEK 1Classification of Living Organisms Understanding EvolutionOrganizing Life on EarthSystematic and evolutionary relationship between organismsSections18.120.120.2(also see47.1 & 47.2)WEEK 2Viruses, Bacteria and Archaea The Viruses: viral structure, viral reproduction, viral infections; prions & viroidsThe Prokaryotes - Bacteria and Archaea Domains: diversity, structure andreproduction, metabolism and ecological roles, diseases and usesChap.21 & 22WEEK 3The Protists WEEK 6WEEK 5WEEK 4 The Fungi Characteristics and structure of FungiReproduction of FungiClassification of FungiSymbiotic Relationships of Fungi: lichens, mycorrhizaeOrigin of Plants and Colonization of LandCharacteristics of plants and Alternation of GenerationsNon -Vascular and Vascular plants Seed Plants Gymnosperms and AngiospermsMonocots and EudicotsAngiosperms Diversity and AdaptationsAngiosperm Reproductive StrategiesPollination, Fertilization and Seed/Fruit DispersalEXAM 2 (The Fungi and Plants: Evolution, Diversity and Reproduction)Evolution and Diversity of Animals Chap. 23EXAM 1 (Classification, Viruses, Bacteria & Archaea and Protists) Evolution and Diversity of Plants – Seedless Plants WEEK 7Eukaryotic originsGeneral features of protistsProtist SupergroupsThe Algae: green, red, brown, diatomsEuglenoidsThe Protozoa (Zooflagellates, Amoebas and Ciliates)Slime & Water MoldsEcological importanceIntroduction to Animals and their Classification: level of organization, type ofsymmetry, type of coelom, segmentation and embryology, protostomes anddeuterostomesOverview of Animal Phyla: Invertebrates and VertebratesChap. 24Chap. 25Chap. 26&Sections32.132.2Sections27.1, 27.2,27.3 Chap.28 Section29.1Page 5 of 8Rev. 12/2018 - TV

WEEK 8WEEK 9WEEK 10WEEK 11WEEK 12WEEK 13WEEK 14Animal Organization Form and functionTypes of tissuesHomeostasis: negative and positive feedbackChap. 33 Circulation Overview of circulatory systemsThe mammalian circulatory system, pressure and flowBlood and blood typesChap. 40 Immunity Overview of immune systemsThe immune system: specific and non-specific defensesAntibodiesDisruptions in the immune systemChap. 42 EXAM 3 (Kingdom Animalia and Animal Organization & Homeostasis, Circulation, Lymphatic System)Digestion and Nutrition Overview of digestive systems and adaptations to dietHuman digestive systemNutritionChap. 34 Respiration Overview of respiratory systemsBreathingTransport of gases in humansChap. 39 Body Fluid Regulation and Excretion OsmoregulationWaste products and excretory systemsThe human urinary system and its regulationChap. 41 Nervous System Overview of nervous systemsNeurons and glial cellsCNS and PNSDrug abuse and neurodegenerative diseases Asexual and sexual reproduc