Invertebrate Zoology Spring 2022 Tentative Course Schedule

 

Date

Day

Lecture Topic

Textbook Chapter

Laboratory

1/18

T

Introduction
Classification

4
(pages 87-94)


1/20

R

Evolution
Dobzhansky article
Protists

1

Light Microscopy
Termite flagellates

Live protozoans

1/25

T

Protozoa (flagellates)

5

 

1/27

R

Protozoa (amoebas apicomplexans)

Live protozoans (continued)
Dr. Tatiana (Ch 1)

2/1
T
Protozoa (ciliates)

 

2/3

R

Introduction to Animals

  

Cladistics
Live protozoans (continued)

Dr. Tatiana (Ch 2)

2/8

T

Porifera

6

 

2/10

R

Porifera


Sponges
Dr. Tatiana (Ch 3)

Student Talks

2/15

T

Lecture Exam 1
Practice Exam


2/17

R

Cnidaria

7

Dr. Tatiana (Ch 4)
Live Hydra
Student Talks

2/22

T

Coral Reefs
Ctenophora


 

 

2/24

R

Platyhelminthes

8

Cnidarians
Live Planaria
(Bring dissection kit and hardboined egg to class)
Dr. Tatiana (Ch 5)
Student Talks

3/1

T

Platyhelminthes



 

3/3

R

Embryology
Rotifera

3
(pages 73-78)

Flatworms
Live rotifers
Dr. Tatiana (Ch 6)
Student Talks

3/8

T

Mollusca

 10

 

3/10

R

Mollusca

 

Molluscs
Squid dissection (Bring dissection kit to class)
Dr. Tatiana (Ch 7)
Molluscs (cont
)
Student talks

3/15

T

Mollusca

 

 
3/17 R Lecture Exam 2
Practice Exam
 

Bring clothes for sampling in Cherry Creek
Please read before class: Aquatic Insects

3/21-3/27  
3/29
T
Annelida 11  
3/31
R
Annelida
Bryozoa
  Annelids
Dr. Tatiana (Ch 8)
Student talks

4/5

T

Nematoda

12

 

4/7

R

Nematoda

 

Nematodes
Ascaris dissection
(bring dissection kit)

Live vinegar eels
Dr. Tatiana (Ch 9)
Student talks

4/12

T

Nematoda

 



4/14

R

No lecture
Meet at the Butterfly Pavilion
TBA

13


Lecture and lab at the Butterfly Pavilion


4/19

T

Arthropoda



4/21

R

Arthropoda

 

Arthropods
Dr. Tatiana (Ch 10)

Student talks

4/26

T

Arthropoda

 


4/28

R

Arthropoda (meet on campus for lecture as usual)

Field Trip to the Downtown Aquarium (TBA)

5/3

T

Lecture Exam 3
Practice Exam




5/5

R

Echinodermata

14

Echinoderms
Dr. Tatiana (Ch 11)
review for final

week of
5/9

TBA

Final Exam (TBA)

 

Lecture Exams

Exam 1    Evolution, Classification, Protozoan, Porifera
Exam 2    Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Platyhelminthes, Embryology, Rotifera, Mollusca
Exam 3    Annelida, Bryozoa, Nematoda, Arthropoda
FINAL     Comprehensive including Echinoderms

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