Marine Biology

2012-13 Syllabus


Instructor: Dr. Jennifer McCabe Reynolds vm #1466
Room 320 US
jreynolds@lovett.org

Textbook: Marine Biology, 8th Edition c. 2010 by Castro and Huber
Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, c. 2010 by Paul Greenberg
Your First Marine Aquarium c.2008 by John H. Tullock

Manditory Field Trip March 13-15, 2013 to UGA Skidaway Island

Grade Distribution
I will provide averages at each of the quarters. If you would like your grade at any other time, feel free to talk to or email me. Your semester average will be calculated using the following breakdown:

Tests/Final Project: 30%
Quizzes: 10%
Monthly Updates/Labs: 15%
Notebooks: 15%
Classwork/Homework/Articles: 10%
Final Exam: 20%

This syllabus gives chapter and probable topics for each week of the fall semester. For a complete listing of reading assignments, test dates, homework assignments, and what is going on in the class, consult the biweekly assignment calendar link posted by the instructor.

Week of Assignment
8/13 - 8/17 Overview of course/Introduction of aquarium internship
Start reading Your First Marine Aquarium/Aquarium Videos

8/20 - 8/24 Learn Marine Aquarium Basics/Sign up for Research Projects
Interviews for Internship Program

8/27 - 8/31 Quiz on Marine Aquarium Basics/Complete YFMA
Assign Research Projects/Tanks and Begin Research/Tank care

9/3 - 9/7 Finish tank training/TEST on YFMA

9/10 - 9/14 Chapter 1: The Science of Marine Biology

9/17 - 9/21 Wrap up Ch. 1/Quiz on Ch. 1/Chapter 3: Chemical and Physical Features of Seawater

9/24 - 9/28 Continue Chapter 3 /Learn to use wikis

10/1 - 10/5 Complete Ch. 3/Test Ch. 1 and 3
Project Proposal Due

10/8 - 10/12 Start Ch. 4 Fundamentals of Biology
Begin Research!

10/15 - 10/19 FALL BREAK/Continue Ch. 4 Fundamentals of Biology

10/22 - 10/26 Complete Ch. 4: Fundamentals of Biology/TEST Ch. 4

10/29 - 11/2 Begin Ch. 14 Coral Reefs

11/5 - 11/9 Continue Ch. 14 Coral Reefs

11/12 - 11/16 Continue Ch. 14 Coral Reefs

11/19 - 11/20 Test on Coral Reefs

11/21-23 Thanksgiving Break

11/26 - 11/30

12/3 - 12/7

12/10 -12/14 Exam Review



12/17 - 12/21 US EXAMS