Zoology: BIO 260
Norfolk State University
Introduction to and analysis of anatomical, physiological,
organizational, ecological, and genetic aspects of Biology, with
special emphasis on the classification and phylogeny of animals.
The discussions will start with conventional zoology and gradually
incorporate modern discoveries and concepts. It is believed that
through a modern inter-subject approach, Biology majors will be
given a firm background in animal science, with which to build on
for advanced topics like Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental
Toxicology, Genetics, Histology, Parasitology, etc.
Prerequisite: Bio 110 General Biology
Integrated Principles of Zoology by Hickman, et at. 14th ed. McGraw Hill.
|3 Exams (40pts + 25pts + 25pts = 90pts): ||45%|
|Projects/Special Assignments, home-works and quizzes (50pts): ||25%|
|Final Exam (60pts): ||30%|
|TOTAL POINTS (200 pts)|
Note: Any work that may be missing due to your absences, or negligence, will be
awarded zero points out of the total for that assignment (for example 0/50). However, chances will
be given to make up, depending on situations, and solely on the discretion of the instructor.
Attendance Policy: The University expects students
to attend all classes. While unnecessary absences are discouraged,
the University recognizes that on occasion, students may have legitimate
reasons for being absent from class such as: representing the University
in activities, illnesses, or personal emergencies. If the student is
absent when a quiz or test is given, you must see the instructor and
make arrangements before the next class meeting. Make-up quizzes are
not given because of the exam / quiz replacement grade policy.
Requirements for the Student:
- The student should pre-study (read) all new topics before they
are presented in class. You are expected to complete daily homework
assignments by the time class meets the first time following discussion
of lesson material in the classroom. The instructor will ascertain
the daily progress in accomplishing homework exercises and will devote
a portion of classroom activities to the solution of any "troublesome
- Separate notebooks should be maintained for classroom discussion
notes and homework exercises.
- All homework should be carefully completed. A minimum of two hours
outside the class preparing for each hour of class is necessary for
learning and proper understanding of the material.
- Students are strongly encouraged to participate in classroom discussions.
- Tests will be administered during the course; also the student
can expect random quizzes; a departmental final examination will
also be given.
- All cell phones, pagers, etc. must be turned off before entering