Marine Biology - MSC 172


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Final Exam Review

Katie Stasser will be having a review session at the following times:

  • Friday, Dec. 6 in S-205 from 1200-1500
  • Saturday, Dec. 7 in S-205 from 1000-1300
  • On Sunday, she will be available for any pressing questions, since she'll be helping the seniors with the invertebrate collection

The collection will be available on Saturday and Sunday in S-209 during the following times:

  • Saturday 0800-1400
  • Sunday 1300-1700

Week of 12/09/2013

ALL SECTIONS:

  • Lecture hour
    • Study for Final Exams
      • A review guide is in the Student Resources folder
    • Graded notebooks, quizzes and labs will be returned
  • Lab
    • Lecture exam at 1300
      • #2 pencil required
    • Practical exam after the completion of lecture exam

Week of 11/25/2013

No class on Tuesday through Friday. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Week of 12/02/2013

NOTEBOOK DUE DATES:

Hotel: 1200 (noon), Wednesday, December 4, 2013

India: 1200 (noon), Thursday, December 5, 2013

Juliette: 1200 (noon), Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Late notebooks will not be accepted.

 

ALL SECTIONS:

  • Lecture
    • Quiz on Resources from the Sea
    • Lecture on the Rocky Intertidal
  • Lab
    • Field trip to the Fort Fisher Rocky outcropping and aquarium
    • Don't forget your field guides and wear appropriate shoes!

Week of 11/18/2013

NOTEBOOK DUE DATES:

Hotel: 1200 (noon), Wednesday, December 4, 2013

India: 1200 (noon), Thursday, December 5, 2013

Juliette: 1200 (noon), Tuesday, December 3, 2013

 

ALL SECTIONS:

  • Lecture
    • Quiz on Nekton
    • Lecture on Resources from the Sea
  • Lab
    • ID Lab
    • This is the last chance to work on the collection during class time.
      • Don't forget your ID guides!

Week of 11/11/2013

ALL SECTIONS:

  • Lecture
    • Quiz on the Deep Sea
    • Lecture on Nekton
  • Lab
    • There is a make-up hour this week.
    • Bring your lunch!
    • Field Trip on the R/V Martech to conduct otter trawls and learn how to be a fisheries observer.
      • Closed-toe shoes are required (No Crocs!)
      • Don't forget your ID guides!

Week of 11/04/2013

ALL SECTIONS:

  • Lecture
    • Quiz on Plankton Communities
    • Lecture on the Deep Sea
  • Lab
    • Deep Sea Lab Activity
    • Blue Planet Deep Sea movie
    • Don't forget your ID guides!

Week of 10/28/2013

ALL SECTIONS:

  • Lecture
    • Quiz on Subtidal Communities
    • Lecture on Plankton Communities
  • Lab
    • There is a make-up hour this week. We have a long lecture, and need the extra time to finish it before we head out.
    • Bring your lunch!
    • Field Trip on the R/V Martech to collect plankton.
      • Closed-toe shoes are required (No Crocs!)
      • Don't forget your ID guides!

Week of 10/21/2013

ALL SECTIONS:

  • Lecture
    • Quiz on Ecological Principles lecture
    • Lecture on Subtidal Communities
  • Lab
    • No make-up hour this week
    • Field Trip to Floating Docks
      • Closed-toe shoes are required
      • Don't forget your ID guides!

Week of 10/14/2013

ALL SECTIONS:

  • Lecture
    • Return of Midterm Exams
    • Lecture on Ecological Principles
  • Lab
    • Identification Lab
    • You will receive your second list of specimens
    • Don't forget your ID guides!

Week of 10/07/2013

ALL SECTIONS:

Ms. Katie Stasser will be holding two tutoring sessions:

  • Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 @ 1200 in S-209
  • Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 @ in S-209

She will have the correct collection numbers for the specimens so you can check your identifications!

MIDTERM WEEK!!!!!

  • Lecture
    • Study time for midterms
    • Midterm Study Guide available HERE
  • Lab
    • Both midterm exams!
    • Lecture exam first, followed by practical exam.
    • You will need a #2 pencil for the lecture exam.
    • You are allowed to use your Notebook and/or spreadsheet on the practical exam.

Week of 09/30/2013

ALL SECTIONS:

There is a make-up hour planned for this week during our lunch hour (1200-1250). Please bring your lunch from home, because you will not have time to grab something on one of our breaks.

  • Lecture
    • Quiz on Coral Reefs
    • Lecture on Sandy Bottoms
  • Lab
    • Masonboro Inlet Field Trip
      • Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes to wear in the water. No crocs!
      • Don't forget your ID guides!

Week of 09/23/2013

 

Hotel (D1) and India (D2):

  • Lecture
    • Quiz on Marine Environment & Biogeography lecture
    • Lecture on Coral Reefs
  • Lab
    • Coral Reef video
    • ID Lab
      • After the video is over, we will be working on identifications and lab notebooks. You may bring your laptop. This is the last in-class time you can work on your identifications!
      • Don't forget your ID guides!

Juliette (D3):

  • CRUISE
  • For those students not cruising this week:
    • No class

Week of 09/16/2013

Ms. Degan is on cruise this week. Ms. Daniel will be covering her classes.

Hotel (D1):

  • Lecture
    • Quiz on Estuaries lecture
    • Lecture on Marine Environment & Biogeography
  • Lab
    • ID Lab
      • We will be staying in the classroom and working on identifications and lab notebooks. You may bring your laptop.
      • Don't forget your ID guides!

India (D2):

  • CRUISE
  • For those students not cruising this week:
    • No class

Juliette (D3):

  • Lecture
    • Quiz on Marine Environment & Biogeography lecture
    • Lecture on Coral Reefs
  • Lab
    • Cruise Talk
      • Your cruise Instructor will go over the syllabus for the course, and recommendations on what to bring.
    • Coral Reef video
    • ID Lab
      • After the video is over, we will be working on identifications and lab notebooks. You may bring your laptop. This is the last in-class time you can work on your identifications!
      • Don't forget your ID guides!

Week of 09/09/2013

 

Hotel (D1):

  • CRUISE
  • For those students not cruising this week:
    • No class

India (D2):

  • Lecture
    • Quiz on Estuaries lecture
    • Lecture on Marine Environment & Biogeography
  • Lab
    • Cruise Talk
      • Your cruise Instructor will go over the syllabus for the course, and recommendations on what to bring.
    • ID Lab
      • We will be staying in the classroom and working on identifications and lab notebooks. You may bring your laptop.
      • Don't forget your ID guides!

Juliette (D3):

  • Lecture
    • Quiz on Estuaries lecture
    • Lecture on Marine Environment & Biogeography
  • Lab
    • ID Lab
      • We will be staying in the classroom and working on identifications and lab notebooks. You may bring your laptop.
      • Don't forget your ID guides!

Week of 09/02/2013

No classes on Monday (Labor Day)

ALL SECTIONS:

There is a make-up hour planned for this week during our lunch hour (1200-1250). Please bring your lunch from home, because you will not have time to grab something on one of our breaks.

  • Lecture
    • Quiz on Scientific Method, Classification & Taxonomy lecture
    • Lecture on Estuaries
  • Lab
    • Wrightsville Beach Field Trip
      • Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes to wear in the water. No crocs!
      • Don't forget your ID guides!
      • For the Hotel section (D1): Mr. Rogers will be giving his Cruise talk after our field trip.

Week of 08/26/2013

 

ALL SECTIONS:

  • Lecture
    • Quiz on Intro. to Marine Biology lecture
    • Lecture on Scientific Method, Classification & Taxonomy
  • Lab
    • Laboratory Notebooks
    • Dichotomous Keys Activity
      • Please read the lab handout in Student Resources
    • Don't forget your ID guides!
      • Seashells book UPDATE: It is no longer available, therefore I am no longer making it a required text for this course. If you have already purchased the book, great! If you have yet to get one, don't worry about it. We have some for classroom use.

Aquariums have been assigned, and are posted in the Aquarium Room!!

Week of 08/19/2013

Welcome to MSC 172!

Please come prepared for our first week of class. All of the textbooks are currently available at the CFCC Bookstore.