Marine Vertebrate Zoology- MSC 276


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Week of 04/14/14

MAKE-UP HOURS:

The college has decided that it is up to each individual instructor and department chair to schedule additional class hours and/or homework assignments to make-up the time missed during the snow-copalypses. I have decided to use both methods to make-up the snow-day hours, and the cruise hours. Make-up hours for additional lectures hours are listed below for each section.

No class on April 17th & 18th for Easter

Hotel

  • Lecture:
    • Continuation of lecture material
    • There is a make-up hour this week!
  • Lab:
    • ID lab
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom:
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Apr. 15
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Apr. 22

India

  • Lecture:
    • Continuation of lecture material
  • Lab:
    • ID Lab
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom:
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Apr. 25
    • 1300-1350, Friday, May 2

 

Juliette

  • Lecture:
    • Continuation of lecture material
  • Lab:
    • No lab this week since we have the 17th and 18th off for Easter
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom:
    • 0800-0850, Friday, Apr. 11
    • 0800-0850, Friday, May 2

Week of 04/07/14

MAKE-UP HOURS:

The college has decided that it is up to each individual instructor and department chair to schedule additional class hours and/or homework assignments to make-up the time missed during the snow-copalypses. I have decided to use both methods to make-up the snow-day hours, and the cruise hours. Make-up hours for additional lectures hours are listed below for each section.

Hotel

  • Lecture:
    • Continuation of lecture material
  • Lab:
    • Fish Tagging
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom:
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Apr. 15
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Apr. 22

India

  • Lecture:
    • Continuation of lecture material
    • There is a make-up hour this week!
  • Lab:
    • Fish Tagging
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom:
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Apr. 11
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Apr. 25
    • 1300-1350, Friday, May 2

 

Juliette

  • Lecture:
    • Quiz #5 on Monday
      • Quiz coverage from Lizardfish to Dolphinfish
    • Continuation of lecture material
    • There is a make-up hour this week!
  • Lab:
    • Tagging Lab
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom:
    • 0800-0850, Friday, Apr. 11
    • 0800-0850, Friday, May 2

Week of 03/31/14

MAKE-UP HOURS:

The college has decided that it is up to each individual instructor and department chair to schedule additional class hours and/or homework assignments to make-up the time missed during the snow-copalypses. I have decided to use both methods to make-up the snow-day hours, and the cruise hours. Make-up hours for additional lectures hours are listed below for each section.

Hotel

  • Lecture:
    • Continuation of lecture material
    • There is a make-up hour this week!
  • Lab:
    • Otoliths
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom:
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Apr. 1 (no joke)
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Apr. 15
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Apr. 22

India

  • Lecture:
    • Continuation of lecture material
    • There is a make-up hour this week!
  • Lab:
    • Otoliths
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom:
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Apr. 4
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Apr. 11
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Apr. 25
    • 1300-1350, Friday, May 2

 

Juliette

  • Lecture:
    • Continuation of lecture material
  • Lab:
    • Tagging Lab
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom:
    • 0800-0850, Friday, Apr. 11
    • 0800-0850, Friday, May 2

Week of 03/24/14

MAKE-UP HOURS:

The college has decided that it is up to each individual instructor and department chair to schedule additional class hours and/or homework assignments to make-up the time missed during the snow-copalypses. I have decided to use both methods to make-up the snow-day hours, and the cruise hours. Make-up hours for additional lectures hours are listed below for each section. More will be added in the future.

Hotel

  • Lecture:
    • Continuation of lecture material
    • There is a make-up hour this week!
  • Lab:
    • Larval Fish ID
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Mar. 25
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Apr. 1 (no joke)
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Apr. 15
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Apr. 22

India

  • Lecture:
    • Continuation of lecture material
  • Lab:
    • Larval Fish ID
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Apr. 4
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Apr. 11
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Apr. 25
    • 1300-1350, Friday, May 2

 

Juliette

  • Lecture:
    • Quiz #4 on Monday
      • Quiz Coverage: Coaelacanth up to Swim bladders, including readings on migrations, farmed salmon and osmoregulation.
  • Lab:
    • Otoliths
      • Don't forget your dissection kits!
      • There is a make-up hour scheduled for Friday (0800-0850)
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 0800-0850, Friday, Mar. 28
    • 0800-0850, Friday, Apr. 11
    • 0800-0850, Friday, May 2

Week of 03/17/14

Ms. Degan is on cruise this week. Ms. Daniel will be teaching her regularly scheduled classes.

 

MAKE-UP HOURS:

The college has decided that it is up to each individual instructor and department chair to schedule additional class hours and/or homework assignments to make-up the time missed during the snow-copalypses. I have decided to use both methods to make-up the snow-day hours, and the cruise hours. Make-up hours for additional lectures hours are listed below for each section. More will be added in the future.

Hotel

  • Lecture:
    • Continuation of lecture material
    • Don't forget to finish the Migrations reading. The reading AND the make-up assignment are in Student Resources.
    • Quiz #4 is on Thursday
      • Quiz Coverage: Coelacanth up to however far you get on Tuesday
  • Lab:
    • Statistics
      • Please bring a calculator
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Mar. 25
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Apr. 1 (no joke)

India

  • Lecture:
    • Continuation of lecture material, starting with the Moray eels
    • Ms. Daniel will distribute a Migrations reading assignment. This material will be on the quiz. The reading AND the make-up assignment are in Student Resources.
    • Quiz #4 is on Friday
      • Quiz Coverage: Coelacanth up to however far you get on Monday
  • Lab:
    • R/V Martech field trip
      • Dress appropriately and don't forget your field guide.
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Apr. 4

 

Juliette

  • CRUISE
    • No class this week
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 0800-0850, Friday, Mar. 28

Week of 03/10/14

MAKE-UP HOURS:

The college has decided that it is up to each individual instructor and department chair to schedule additional class hours and/or homework assignments to make-up the time missed during the snow-copalypses. I have decided to use both methods to make-up the snow-day hours, and the cruise hours. Make-up hours for additional lectures hours are listed below for each section. More will be added in the future.

Hotel

  • Lecture:
    • Midterm lecture exam at 0800 Monday morning.
    • Pencil required
  • Lab:
    • Midterm practical exam at 0930 Monday morning
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Mar. 11
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Mar. 25
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Apr. 1 (no joke)

India

  • CRUISE
    • No class this week
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Apr. 4

 

Juliette

  • Lecture:
    • Continuation of eel lecture
  • Lab:
    • There is a make-up hour this week (0800-0850, Friday)
    • Larval fish lab
    • Don't forget your ID guide!
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 0800-0850, Friday, Mar. 14
    • 0800-0850, Friday, Mar. 28

Week of 03/03/14

Spring Break!

  • There are no classes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Hotel

  • Lecture (Thursday):
    • Completion of Chondrichthyes and review for midterms
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Mar. 11
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Mar. 25
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Apr. 1 (no joke)

India

  • Lecture (Friday):
    • There is a make-up hour this week
    • Beginning the Coelacanth lecture
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Mar. 7
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Apr. 4

 

Juliette

  • Lecture (Friday):
    • Beginning the Coelacanth lecture
  • Lab (Friday):
    • ID lab
    • Don't forget your ID guide!
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 0800-0850, Friday, Mar. 14
    • 0800-0850, Friday, Mar. 28

Week of 02/24/14

MAKE-UP HOURS:

The college has decided that it is up to each individual instructor and department chair to schedule additional class hours and/or homework assignments to make-up the time missed during the snow-copalypses. I have decided to use both methods to make-up the snow-day hours, and the cruise hours. Make-up hours for additional lectures hours are listed below for each section. More will be added in the future.

Ms. Katie Stasser will be having two study sessions for the midterm exams in S-209 during the following times:

  • 1200-1700, Saturday, Feb. 22

  • 1600-1800, Tuesday, Feb. 25

Hotel

  • CRUISE
    • Class does not meet this week
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Mar. 11
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Mar. 25
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Apr. 1 (no joke)

India

  • Lecture:
    • Quiz #3 on Monday, Feb. 24
    • Lecture exam on Wednesday, Feb. 26
  • Lab:
    • Lab Practical Exam on Wednesday, Feb. 26
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Mar. 7
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Apr. 4

 

Juliette

  • Lecture:
    • Quiz #3 on Monday, Feb. 24
    • Continuation of lectures on Wednesday, Feb. 26
    • Lecture exam on Friday, Feb. 28
      • A make-up hour is scheduled for 0800-0850 on Friday, Feb. 28
  • Lab:
    • Lab Practical Exam on Friday, Feb. 28
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 0800-0850, Friday, Feb. 28
    • 0800-0850, Friday, Mar. 14
    • 0800-0850, Friday, Mar. 28

Week of 02/17/14

MAKE-UP HOURS:

The college has decided that it is up to each individual instructor and department chair to schedule additional class hours and/or homework assignments to make-up the time missed during the snow-copalypses. I have decided to use both methods to make-up the snow-day hours, and the cruise hours. Make-up hours for additional lectures hours are listed below for each section. More will be added in the future.

Lecture Midterms:

  • Lecture midterms have been added to the calendar!!! Check it out below.

Hotel

  • Lecture:
    • Continuing Chondrichthyes lectures
    • READINGS:
      • Chapter 15 in the Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology textbook.
      • Skate or Ray? document in Student Resources. This will be covered on Quiz #3.
  • Lab:
    • Internal Anatomy
      • A dissection kit is required for this lab. They can be purchased from the bookstore.
      • Please read the Internal Anatomy handout, found in Student Resources, before coming to class.
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Mar. 11
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Mar. 25
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Apr. 1 (no joke)

India

  • Lecture:
    • Continue with Chondrichthyes lectures
    • READINGS:
      • Chapter 15 in the Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology textbook.
      • Skate or Ray? document in Student Resources. This will be covered on Quiz #3.
  • Lab:
    • Internal Anatomy
      • A dissection kit is required for this lab. They can be purchased from the bookstore.
      • Please read the Internal Anatomy handout, found in Student Resources, before coming to class.
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Feb. 21
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Mar. 7
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Apr. 4

 

Juliette

  • Lecture:
    • Quiz #2 on Monday!!!
    • READINGS:
      • Chapter 15 in the Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology textbook.
      • Skate or Ray? document in Student Resources. This will be covered on Quiz #3.
  • Lab:
    • Statistics
      • A calculator is required!
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 0800-0850, Friday, Feb. 28
    • 0800-0850, Friday, Mar. 14
    • 0800-0850, Friday, Mar. 28

Week of 02/10/14

MAKE-UP HOURS:

The college has decided that it is up to each individual instructor and department chair to schedule additional class hours and/or homework assignments to make-up the time missed during the snow-copalypse. I have decided to use both methods to make-up the snow-day hours, and the cruise hours. Make-up hours for additional lectures hours are listed below for each section. More will be added in the future.

Lecture Midterms:

  • Lecture midterms have been added to the calendar!!! Check it out below.

Hotel

  • Lecture:
    • Continuing Chondrichthyes lectures
    • READINGS:
      • Chapter 15 in the Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology textbook.
      • Skate or Ray? document in Student Resources. This will be covered on Quiz #3.
  • Lab:
    • R/V Martech field trip
      • Dress appropriately and don't forget your field guide.
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Feb. 18 Postponed
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Mar. 11
    • 1600-1650, Tuesday, Mar. 25

India

  • Lecture:
    • Quiz #2 on Monday!!!
    • READINGS:
      • Chapter 15 in the Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology textbook.
      • Skate or Ray? document in Student Resources. This will be covered on Quiz #3.
  • Lab:
    • Internal Anatomy
      • A dissection kit is required for this lab. They can be purchased from the bookstore.
      • Please read the Internal Anatomy handout, found in Student Resources, before coming to class.
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Feb. 21
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Mar. 7
    • 1300-1350, Friday, Apr. 4

 

Juliette

  • Lecture:
    • Quiz #2 on Monday!!!
    • READINGS:
      • Chapter 15 in the Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology textbook.
      • Skate or Ray? document in Student Resources. This will be covered on Quiz #3.
  • Lab:
    • Internal Anatomy
      • A dissection kit is required for this lab. They can be purchased from the bookstore.
      • Please read the Internal Anatomy handout, found in Student Resources, before coming to class.
  • Make-up Hours in the classroom (more will be added in the future):
    • 0800-0850, Friday, Feb. 28
    • 0800-0850, Friday, Mar. 14
    • 0800-0850, Friday, Mar. 28

Week of 02/03/14

 

Hotel

  • Lecture:
    • Finishing Lampreys and starting Chondrichthyes
    • READINGS:
      • Chapter 15 in the Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology textbook.
      • Skate or Ray? document in Student Resources
  • Lab:
    • Shark Movie!

India & Juliette

  • Lecture:
    • Starting Chondrichthyes
    • READINGS:
      • Chapter 15 in the Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology textbook.
      • Skate or Ray? document in Student Resources
  • Lab:
    • R/V Martech field trip (postponed for India section until Mar. 19)

Week of 01/27/14

 

Hotel

  • Lecture:
    • Finishing Lampreys and starting Chondrichthyes
    • READINGS:
      • Chapter 15 in the Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology textbook.
      • Skate or Ray? document in Student Resources
  • Lab:
    • External Anatomy
      • Read the External Anatomy and Venier Caliper documents found in Student Resources before coming to lab. You do not have to print them for the lab; hard copies will be provided.

India & Juliette

  • Lecture:
    • Finishing Hagfish & Lampreys and starting Chondrichthyes
    • READINGS:
      • Chapter 15 in the Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology textbook.
      • Skate or Ray? document in Student Resources
  • Lab:
    • Shark Movie!!!!

Week of 01/20/14

Welcome to Marine Vertebrate Zoology!

MLK Day - Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 - NO CLASS

Hotel

  • Lecture:
    • Hagfish & Lampreys
    • READING: Chapter 13, pages 231-241 in The Diversity of Fishes (as a Resource Reading at the library). This reading covers the hagfish and lampreys material.
    • QUIZ #1:
      • Hotel: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
        • The quiz will cover everything (lectures, readings & labs) that we cover up to Tuesday's class (to the end of the Hagfish).
  • Lab: No lab this week, since we have Monday off.

India

  • Lecture:
    • Finishing Fish Evolution lecture and starting Hagfish & Lampreys
    • READING: Chapter 13, pages 231-241 in The Diversity of Fishes (as a Resource Reading at the library). This reading covers the hagfish and lampreys material. Please make sure to have it read for our second quiz!
    • QUIZ #1:
      • India: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014
        • The quiz will cover everything (lectures, readings & labs) that we cover up to Wednesday's class (to the end of Fish Evolution lecture, including the External anatomy lab).
  • Lab:
    • External Anatomy
      • Read the External Anatomy and Venier Caliper documents found in Student Resources before coming to lab. You do not have to print them for the lab; hard copies will be provided.

Juliette

  • Lecture:
    • Finishing Fish Evolution lecture and starting Hagfish & Lampreys
    • READING: Chapter 13, pages 231-241 in The Diversity of Fishes (as a Resource Reading at the library). This reading covers the hagfish and lampreys material. Please make sure to have it read for our second quiz!
    • QUIZ #1:
      • Juliet: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
        • The quiz will cover everything (lectures, readings & labs) that we cover up to the Physical Properties of Water slide in the Fish Evolution lecture.
  • Lab:
    • External Anatomy
      • Read the External Anatomy and Venier Caliper documents found in Student Resources before coming to lab. You do not have to print them for the lab; hard copies will be provided.

Week of 01/13/14

Welcome to Marine Vertebrate Zoology!

 

All Sections

  • Lecture: We will be continuing the lecture coverage on Vertebrate Ancestry and Fish Evolution. I recommend printing the lecture .pdf beforehand to facilitate notetaking.
    • READING: Chapters 1 and 13 in Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology (as a Resource Reading at the library). This reading covers material in the first two lectures. Please make sure to have it read for our first quiz!
    • QUIZ #1:
      • Hotel: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
      • India: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014
      • Juliet: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
  • Lab: We will be going to the library to learn about scientific articles and peer-reviewed research. This will help you compile research for your Species Profiles.

Species Profiles Information

  • The deadline to choose your three species is 1700, Monday January 13, 2014. If you do not make a choice by that time, species will be assigned to you.