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Title: BIO 340-01, Animal Physiology, Fall 2008
Authors: Blundon, Jay
Keywords: Biology, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;Academic departments;Text;2008 Fall
Issue Date: Aug-2008
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: CRN
Abstract: Welcome to Animal Physiology. Biology 340 is a one semester course that has the potential to cover many diverse topics that relate to animal physiology, both invertebrate and vertebrate. With all there is to study, we can attack this course with various strategies. Frequently the instructor will decide what is important for you to know, and then proceed with fast paced lectures which may be difficult to keep up with, not to mention understand. Studying for exams, perhaps multiple guess or true/false, can involve mass memorization. Retention of concepts months or even weeks after the course is over is often very low. I would like to make this course both informative and enjoyable, and I would also like to help you increase your ability to teach yourself. I prefer to emphasize major concepts in physiology and deemphasize the memorization of numerous details and physiological terms. My objectives for this course are to provide you with a variety of learning situations in order to a) give you a better understanding of and appreciation for animal physiology, and b) to further your experience in teaching yourself how to learn. You should also establish your own personal goals and objectives for this course and make a constant effort to meet these objectives. I will try to make the course a more interesting learning experience by seeking more active student participation in many aspects of the course. During this semester, you will: 1) plan the course lecture schedule by suggesting topics of interest, 2) give an oral presentation so that you may share your interest in a specific topic with others and increase your skills at effective communication, 3) participate in exam writing, and in the evaluation (i.e. grading) of peer exams, oral presentations,lab reports, and research posters, and 4) perform several laboratory experiments which will then be presented in brief abstract format or as publication quality manuscripts or posters.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
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