Autumn.wmf (12088 bytes)Introduction to Organismal Biology (BIOL221) - Dr. S.G. Saupe; Biology Department, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, Collegeville, MN 56321;;

Review - Exam 1 (Spring '09)

     The exam will be a mixture of objective (e.g., multiple choice, definition, fill-in-blank) and subjective (non-objective) questions.  The subjective questions could include completing/analyzing diagrams or experiments, short answers (require a few sentences), definitions, and matching.  The multiple choice questions will be scored electronically so you will need to bring & use a pencil.  The subjective questions can be answered using pencil or pen (I recommend pencil).  The exam is designed to last one hour.  In general, the exam could include:  (1) anything covered in class; (2) items in textbook that pertain directly to concepts covered in class; (3) lecture notes on-line pertaining to material covered in class; (4) study sheets, handouts or other materials used/assigned in class; and (5) questions from any videos seen in lecture (i.e., video worksheet).  Below is a brief summary of the main topics that are "fair game" for the exam.  Hopefully I haven't forgotten too many things.

Study Hints:
    Check out the Study tips, More Study Tips, and Advice from last semester's students.  The website for the textbook has lots of good stuff, including questions.  And, I have posted a copy of a sample exam to study.

Form & FunctionThis unit features the relationship between form and function, the importance of surface/volume ratios and the biological consequences/restrictions on size.

Plant Structure & Function:   The purpose of this unit was to introduce the structure of vegetative plant organs.

Animal Structure the purpose of this unit is to provide an introduction to the form and function of animals

Nutrient Processing in Animals (Digestion) The purpose of this unit was to provide an overview of the form and function of the nutrient processing system in animals, featuring vertebrates. 

Homeostasis:  The purpose of this unit is highlight the importance of homeostasis and how animals thermoregulate and maintain blood glucose levels.

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