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LECTURE SCHEDULE - Winter 2000

(see also cladogram of animal phyla)

JANUARY
Mon 10  Introduction: Why study invertebrates? (outline 1, outline 2)
Wed 12  Diversity, phylogeny, classification (outline)
      (Metazoa cladogram)
Fri 14  Key characters defining the Tree of Life (outline)
Mon 17  Kingdom Protista (outline 1, outline 2)
      (Protista cladogram & study images)
Wed 19  Origin of Metazoa, Introduction to Porifera (outline)
Fri 21  Porifera: function & diversity (outline)
      (Porifera cladogram & study images)
Mon 24  Tissue organization, Introduction to Cnidaria (outline)
Wed 26  Cnidaria Diversity: Hydrozoa, Scyphozoa, Anthozoa (outline)
      (Cnidaria cladogram & study images)
Fri 28  Cnidaria Diversity (cont.) (outline); Ctenophora (outline)
      (Ctenophora cladogram & study images)
Mon 31  Bilateria: general characteristics (outline)
      (some amusing perspectives on symmetry)
FEBRUARY
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Wed 2  Protostomia & Deuterostomia (outline)
      (Metazoa cladogram)
Fri 4  Introduction to Platyhelminthes,Turbellaria (outline)
      (Platyhelminthes cladogram & study images)
Mon 7  Parasitic Platyhelminthes (outline), Nemertea (outline)
      (Platyhelminthes cladogram & study images; Metazoa cladogram)
Wed 9  Aschelminthes: Overview & minor phyla (outline)
      (Aschelminthes cladogram)
Fri 11  Aschelminthes: Nematoda, Rotifera (outline)
      (Aschelminthes study images)
Mon 14  Mollusca: Introduction & overview (outline)
      (Mollusca cladogram)
Wed 16  Mollusca: Gastropoda & minor phyla (outline)
      (Gastropoda & mollusc diversity study images)
Fri 18  MID-TERM LECTURE EXAM
19 - 27  READING WEEK
      (Two optional field trips to the Bamfield Marine Station, 19 - 23 and 23 - 27)
Mon 28  Mollusca: Bivalvia, Scaphopoda (outline)
      (Bivalvia study images)
MARCH
Wed 1  Mollusca: Cephalopoda (outline)
      (Cephalopoda study images)
Fri 3  Sipuncula (outline)
      (Sipuncula cladogram & study image)
Mon 6  Metamerism, Introduction to Annelida (outline)
      (Annelida cladogram & study images)
Wed 8  Annelida: Oligochaetes. Hirudinea (outline)
Mon 13  Minor protostomes: Echiura, Pogonophora (outline)
      (Echiura & Pogonophora cladogram)
Wed 15  Arthropod origins: Onychophora (outline)
      (Onychophora cladogram & study image)
Fri 17  Arthropoda (I): Overview, exoskeleton (outline)
      (Arthropoda cladogram)
Mon 20  Arthropoda (II): limbs, eyes, respiration (outline)
Wed 22  Arthropoda (III): coeloms, traits of subphyla (outline)
Fri 24  Arthropoda (IV): Crustacean diversity (outline)
      (Crustacea cladogram & study images)
Mon 27  Arthropod (V): Other subphyla (Chelicerata, Trilobitomorpha, Uniramia) (outline)
      (Arthropoda & Pterygota cladograms, other arthropod study images)
Wed 29  Deuterostomia; Echinodermata (I): symmetry, body plans (outline)
      (Echinoderm cladogram & study images)
Fri 31  Echinodermata (II): Skeleton & coelomic systems (outline)
APRIL
Mon 3  Echinodermata (III): Feeding, locomotion, development (outline)
Wed 5  Lophophorates & Deuterostome relations (outline)
      (Deuterostome cladogram, lophophorate study images)
Fri 7  Hemichordata (outline)
      (Deuterostome cladogram, hemichordate study image)
Mon 10  Invertebrate chordates (outline)
      (Chordate cladogram & study image)
Wed 12  Retrospective: The Tree of Life (outline)
Tue 20  FINAL LECTURE EXAM 0900
      (ALL students in gymnasium)
Wed 26  DEFERRED EXAMINATIONS 0900
      (BioSciences CW306)


 Grading: Mid-term exam
Lab quizzes
Lab final
Annotated Bibliography
Final exam
20%
15%
20%
10%
35%

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