District Syllabus
General Zoology Laboratory

Credit Hours: 1
Contact Hours: 2
Laboratory Fee: $31
Prerequisites: BSC1010 Principles Of Biology with a grade of "C" or better And
BSC1010L Principles Of Biology Laboratory with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisites: ZOO2010 General Zoology
Catalog Description:
An introductory course with the appropriate microscope and 
dissection exercise to accompany ZOO 2010. Meets A.A. general 
education Category VI.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Van De Graaff and Crawley. A Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory, 7th ed., Morton Publishing, 2013. ISBN: 9781617310607
  • Hickman, Kats. Laboratory Studies in Animal Diversity, 6th ed., McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2012. ISBN: 9780077345976
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: Dissection Kit and Protective Eyewear are required for this course.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes:

I.  Critical Thinking:  Students will evaluate the validity of their 
own and other's ideas through questioning, analyzing, and 
synthesizing results into the creative process.
B.  Given specimens of animals, the student will be able to identify 
the (phylogenetic hierarchical taxon) to which the animal belongs.
C.  Given dissected specimens or skeletons, the student will be able 
to identify anatomical structure and their functions.

II. Communication:  Students will develop effective reading, 
speaking and listening skills to communicate verbally and non 
verbally on literal and figurative levels.
E. Students will be able to verbally present information regarding 
the result of their dissection using proper scientific nomenclature 
and anatomical terms.
III. Scientific and Mathematical Literacy:  Students will apply an 
understanding of mathematical, natural or behavioral scientific 
principles and methods to solve abstract and practical problems.
A.  Students will be able to follow written instructions to dissect 
selection of animal specimens.
D.  Students will be able to use compound and dissecting microscopes 
to study microscopic organism. Students will be able to prepare 
temporary slides of biological materials.

1.	Students should become familiar with techniques commonly
used by biologists in the study of animals.
2.	Students should gain “hands on” experience with
representative animals from throughout the animal kingdom.
3.	Students should gain an appreciation for the diversity of
animals found around the Florida Panhandle, especially local
marine forms.
4.	Students should develop a conceptual feel for how the
internal and external organs of animals compare and contrast.
Course Learning Outcomes:
1.	Students should develop skills in proper microscopic
technique, preparing wet-mount slides, dissection technique
and experimental manipulation of animals under controlled
2.	Students should be able to recognize and correctly classify
common animals into their proper taxonomic categories.
3.	Students should be able to recognize and correctly identify
and state the purpose of the major internal organs in a
selection of diverse animal forms.
4.	Students should be able to identify by common name, some
of the frequently encountered animals of the Pensacola area.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. 
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed 
by the instructor for each section being taught. Weekly quizzes and 
midterm and final practical exams.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

Student Email Accounts: Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.

Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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