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Regis College, Biology 262/263/263H
Principles of Biology: Organismic Biology


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BL 262 Syllabus includes root words  & excused form (PDF)

BL 263 Lab Syllabus includes excused absence form (PDF)
BL 263H Lab/Sem. Syll. includes excused absence form (PDF)

BL 263 Lectures
Past Exams & Review

Statistics for Lab
Literature Research - for ind. res. paper - Biology Lib. Guide

2. Grades, Online Quiz, BL262 Lectures, and BL263H Website
Log in to complete online quizzes and for other resources.

3. Website
For submitting lab research paper first and final drafts.

Textbook Website

Spring Advising  (PDF)

Evolution at Regis

Biology Dept.

Dr. Ghedotti's Dogs


-No office hours will be held on August 27 (first day of class).

Office Hours & Instructor E-mail

Dr. Ghedotti's Fall 2011 Office Hours (225 Pomponio Science) are:
   -10:30am-12:00pm Monday AND
   -3:30pm-4:30pm Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
 or by appointment at some other time when your instructor is available.

-Office hours are solely by appointment during finals week.
-Office hours are not held during Regis College holidays or breaks.

-Please contact Dr. Ghedotti to make an alternate appointment or attend another office hour session if you were planning to meet with him during those times.

Last Regular Laboratory (Antibiotic Resistance) Pre-Lab Links


GROUP 1 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance - (click around and read most of the pages linked to this site)

National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Antibiotic Resistance - (Read the answers to all the questions.)

CDC - MRSA in Healthcare Settings-  -

GROUP 2 American Society for Microbiology.

Antibiotic Resistance: Current Status & Future Directions-  

Livestock Producers

GROUP 1 - American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).

Newsletter Article - American Farm Bureau Federation. 2009. Farm Bureau: Antibiotics are needed to keep animals healthy, food safe.  Farm Bureau News 88(7):1,3 -

AFBF Urges Congress to Reject Antibiotic Restrictions -

AFBF Position Document (May 2012) -

GROUP 2 - Animal Health Institute.

Antibiotics in Livestock (Statement) -  

General Practice Physicians

GROUP 1 - American Medical Association (AMA).

Antibiotics and Antimicrobials -

GROUP 2 - American College of Physicians (ACP).   

ACP Antibiotic Resistance -

Pharmaceutical Companies

GROUP 1 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

Appropriate Use of Medicines -

Medicines and Vaccines in Development to Fight Infectious Diseases -

GROUP 2 International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA).

IFPMA World Health Day Presentation Addressing the World Health Organization of the United Nations 7 April 2011 -  

IFPMA Anti-Microbial Resistance Key Messages -



Teaching Assistants & Tutors

In addition to the instructor, the Teaching Assistants will be available for questions, tutoring, or study sessions.  Please contact them via e-mail if you would like to arrange a meeting.

Biology Department BL 262 Course TAs will run some review/study sessions and also will be available for small-group or individual tutoring.  Contact them via their e-mail addresses below to arrange for tutoring or other assistance.
Teaching assistants TBA.

Biology Department BL 263 and BL 263H lab TAs will assist the instructor in laboratories and may also be available for tutoring or other student assistance upon student request.

Study and Review Sessions

In addition to the instructor, the Teaching Assistants will be available for questions, tutoring, or study sessions.  Please contact them via e-mail if you would like to arrange a meeting.

  • The following are evening review and study sessions run by the instructor the week before each exam.

    Wednesday Sept. 12 - 7:15pm-8:45pm - SCI 313 (lecture room)
    Wednesday Oct. 3 - 7pm-8:30pm - SCI 212 (Science Amphitheater)
    Wednesday Nov. 7 - 7pm-8:30pm - SCI 212
    Wednesday Dec. 5 - 7pm-8:30pm - SCI 212

Section 1 (MWF 12:30pm) has its exam Weds. Dec. 12 at 10:10am.
Section 2 (MWF 1:30pm) has its exam Mon. Dec. 10 at 10:10am.
Section 3 (MWF 2:30pm) has its exam Weds. Dec. 12 at 1:15pm.

BL 262 and BL 263/263H Website Guide

1. This website  is the central open-source website (no password required) for general information for BL 262, BL 263, and BL 263H.  The other websites below will be necessary for you to visit at some point in these courses.  For BL 262 you will need to visit the Angel learning system website with some frequency.

BL 262, the lecture - In addition to this website (1.) you will need to visit and use websites 2. & 3.

2. D2L Website ( ) - You will use this website to take required online lecture quizzes,to have live access to your lecture course grade., and to obatain or view lecture Power Point presentations or Notes to use in class.  You will login using your RegisNet name and password.  The course should be listed on your home page after you log in.

BL 263 and 263H, the labs- In addition to this website (1.) you will need to visit and use website 4.  For students in BL 263H, here also is an Angel page for that course conatining the seminar materials for that course.

3. TurnItIn website ( ) - This website is a plagiarism-screening website.  You will use this website twice to submit your draft and your final lab research papers.  Your lab instructor will review your paper via the submitted electronic copies and s/he may provide you with comments electronically or on paper. 
- Go to the website and select "create account" at the top of the page,
- then select "create a user profile,"
- then scroll down the page and select "Student." 
- On the page that comes up enter the class ID and class enrollment password given to you by your lab instructor and fill out the rest of the form using your Regis e-mail address and select "I agree - create profile."  You will then be able to upload your papers for your instructor.

Regis Bulletin BL 262 Description

 Introduces students to natural science, particularly the hypothesis testing and data analysis used in contemporary organismic biology. Develops student knowledge of the terms and concepts of ecology, evolution, and biodiversity. Highlights social and ethical issues.

NOTE: Designed specifically for Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Neuroscience majors, and for pre-medical and other pre-health-science (except nursing) students. This course has been approved to satisfy the core natural science with laboratory requirement when taken with BL 263 or BL 263H.

    Lectures, Time and Place:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
12:30pm-1:20pm  or
1:30pm-2:20pm  or
Pomponio Science 313

     Honors Laboratory & Seminar,
     Time and Place:

BL 263H   in Pomponio Science 206
RU01, Instructor: Dr. Ghedotti -
Tues. 9:25am-12:05pm &
     4:35pm-5:25pm in LOY 25


    Laboratories, Time and Place:

BL 263   in Pomponio Science 206

RU01, Instructor: Dr. Schreier -
Tues. 1:45pm-4:25pm

RU02, Instructor: Dr. Towne -
Tues. 6:00pm-8:40pm

RU03, Instructor: Dr. Brandao -  
Wed. 4:00pm-6:40pm

RU04, Instructor: Mr. Cooley -
Thurs. 9:25am-12:05pm

RU05, Instructor: Dr. Shamieh -
Thurs. 1:45pm-4:25pm

RU06, Instructor: Dr. Henry -   
Thurs. 5:30pm-8:10pm

RU07, Instructor: Dr. Melvin -
Thurs. 9:25am-12:05pm


Biology 262 - Lecture

Lecture textbook (Required):
Sadava, D.,
D. M. Hillis, H. C. Heller, & M. Berenbaum. 2011. Life, The Science of Biology, Ninth Edition. Sinauer/Freeman: New York.
This book also will be used in the Spring Semester course BL 260.

There is an (optional) textbook Internet site for use by students. To view the animations on this site you may need to download Macromedia Flash (it's free and your browser should guide you to the free download site).

Lecture readers (Required):
Palumbi, S.R. 2001. The Evolution Explosion, How Humans Cause Rapid Evolutionary Change. Norton: New York.
ISBN: 0393323382

Skloot, R. 2010. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Broadway: New York.

Biology 263 and 263H - Laboratory (or Lab and Seminar)

Laboratory manual (Required):
Ghedotti, M.J. 2012. Regis University, Biology 263 & 263H Organismic Biology Laboratory Manual, Fall 2012. (unpublished) available ONLY at Regis University bookstore

Laboratory supplements (Required):
Van De Graaff, K. M. & J. L. Crawley. 2009. A Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory, Sixth Edition. Morton Publishing: Englewood, Colorado.

McMillan, V. E. 2012. Writing papers in the Biological Sciences, Fifth Edition. Bedford/St. Martin's: New York. This book also will be used in the Spring Semester course BL 261 and in many upper-division Biology courses.

Simbio Software. One workbook and a CD with user licenses,  Flowers and Trees Workbook.  Workbook Pack and CD at Bookstore.

Seminar Books (Required for BL 263H Students):
Endersby, J. 2007. A Guinea Pig's History of Biology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 499p.

Books and materials may be purchased at the Regis University Bookstore in the Regis Student Center (on the Lowell Campus).

Internet Site Software

The resources on this site will be easier to use if you have either Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader. Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free on the internet at the following site.  
(Remember to "unclick" the "Also download:" options.)

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