DE LA SALLE UNIVERISTY–DASMARIÑAS College of Science and Computer Studies Biological Sciences Department
COURSE SYLLABUS Course Title Course Code No. of units Prerequisite I. GENERAL ECOLOGY WITH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS LAB ECOL110L 2 Introduction to Biology 2
COURSE DESCRIPTION This course will enhance your knowledge of the structures and processes of the ecosystem and the intricacies of human relationships with his environment. It focuses on the causes, effects, and other repercussions involved with intervention of the human population on the environment. It emphasizes the need to seek out possible solutions to our environmental woes and increase environmental awareness and conservation-efforts participation. It will also include Philippine biodiversity and existing Philippine environmental laws and policies. Advanced technological techniques (such as computer-based and virtual activities) will be discussed to gain knowledge on ecological status of the country and other parts of the world. The course will encourage you to appreciate God’s architectural design by having a deeper understanding of the ecological pri nciples and the nature’s contribution to man’s well-being.
II. DESIRED LEARNING RESULTS Expected Lasallian Graduate Attributes (ELGA) God-Loving By the end of the course, the student will be able to: Exhibit the spirit of Faith by respecting God’s creation and its intrinsic design. Demonstrate the spirit of Zeal by realizing your role in conserving and preserving the environment. Manifest the spirit of Communion by engaging yourself in health-related programs of the institution. Analyze the interactions of different components of ecosystem by using the latest technological approaches. Test key ecological concepts by performing laboratory and field activities. Determine the influence of abiotic and biotic factors on a particular ecosystem by performing surveys and experiments. Promote conservation and protection of environment by applying different technological methods.
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. IV. and patriotic. you should be able to work with one of your classmates to produce a Powerpoint® presentation in various ecosystem assessment. ASSESSMENT (GRADING SYSTEM) CRITERIA Major Exam Laboratory Performance Worksheets/Laboratory Reports Theoretical and/or Practical Tests (Final product/Performance task is equivalent to one theoretical or practical test in the final term) TOTAL PERCENTAGE 30% 30% 20% 20% 100% Semestral grade = (Prelim grade + Midterm grade + Final term grade)/3
V. God-loving. It will be discussed during the first meeting of the class. laboratory activity.0 9.2 Analyze and offer reasonable solution to prevalent community and national issues by using an appropriate scientific approach. Actual performance of technique. This presentation should include information and data that would be used in environmental conservation and management. divided into three Expected Lasallian Graduate Attributes (ELGA) i. COURSE OUTLINE INTRODUCTORY TOPICS (PRELIMINARY PERIOD) TOPICS 1. pre-lab and post-lab discussions. practical and written exams. has passion for excellence. Recognize the need for balance between freedom of learning techniques and discovering solutions and responsibility of applying these in actual problems of the community and the nation as a whole.
III. 2. Participation in class discussions. Submission of laboratory reports. FINAL PRODUCT / PERFORMANCE TASK At the end of the course. LEARNING ACTIVITIES Group performance of laboratory activities. should be an agreement between the subject teacher and the students.0 TEACHING STRATEGIES Gospel reading. Orientation on Laboratory Uses and Safety Climatic Factors of Terrestrial Ecosystem Physiographic Factors Vegetation Analysis in Forest Ecosystem HOURS 3.
VI. thus no grade equivalent is given. An approved absence shall be treated accordingly based on the provisions on your student handbook. Refer to policies on attendance in your student handbook. pre-lab and post-lab discussions.3 ENABLING TOPICS (MIDTERM PERIOD) TOPICS 5. You have to inform your teacher immediately upon return to school to set a schedule for this purpose.0 6.00. However. Your assignments/worksheets should be submitted after the attendance is checked or as specified by your teacher. pre-lab and post-lab discussions. no grade should be given to your performance except for attendance and you should not be allowed to submit a written report since you did not perform the activity. D. Cheating will not be tolerated. laboratory activity. Submission of laboratory reports.
. H. COURSE POLICIES A. Refer to the policies on special major exams in your student handbook. The maximum allowable number of hours of absences inclusive of tardiness is 22. practical and written exams. Physico-chemical Analysis of Marine Ecosystem 10.0 9. C.e. quizzes. When necessary. LEARNING ACTIVITIES Group performance of laboratory activities. Instructors/Professors are not authorized to collect any cash from the students for any purpose (i. Biotic Marine Organisms HOURS 9..0 TEACHING STRATEGIES Gospel reading. cost of field trips). field exposures. LEARNING ACTIVITIES Group performance of laboratory activities. HOURS 9.0 6. laboratory activity. Special major exams are scheduled one week after the administration of the major exams. quizzes. practical and written exams. you should not be sent out of the room. B. Participation in class discussions. Submission of laboratory reports.0 9. you should not be allowed to perform the activity and thus. E. assignments. all payments must be coursed through any of your class officers or through the Accounting Office. Wearing of laboratory gown is a prerequisite for every activity. Littoral Vegetation Analysis of Marine Ecosystem 9. If you failed to bring the laboratory gown. field exposures. Participation in class discussions. (2) wearing of caps inside the classroom is prohibited. Refer to policies on cheating in your student handbook. F. Classroom Courtesy: (1) the use of cellular phones and other electronic gadgets during class hours and examination are prohibited unless a special permission is sought.0 TEACHING STRATEGIES Gospel reading. Biotic Freshwater Organisms CULMINATING TOPICS (FINALTERM PERIOD) TOPICS 8. Physico-chemical Analysis of Freshwater Ecosystem 7. Littoral Vegetation Analysis of Freshwater Ecosystem 6. All absences after that shall mean excessive absences and a grade of 0. material reproduction of notes or test papers.
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