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2 Michelle Smith Email: Instructor: Contact Information:

3 Syllabus: schedule of lectures, reading assignments, exams Class Web Site Lecture slides Exam results & course grade

4 Monday- Friday 12:00 to 1:15pm Webster Hall R104 Class Time & Location

5 Dean 105A Monday & Tuesday 10:15 to 11:15 am Instructor’s Office Location & Hours

6 Lecture: Webster Hall R104

7 Grades & Course Information Posted on the Web The syllabus is there, too

8 Please turn it off before arriving to class! Class Policies Attendance: Mandatory Come Prepared: Read assignments Review lecture notes and outlines Cell Phones & Beepers:

9 This is an introductory biological science course designed for science majors seeking to fulfill part of their science core requirement.

10 Its objective is to broaden an understanding of organismal biology.

11 This class is designed for the science major.

12 Continuation of BIOL 171. Topics include: protists classification higher plant biology fungus diversity characteristics and classification of major invertebrate animal groups vertebrate biology behavior ecological principles

13 By the end of this course the student should: have an understanding of the characteristics and classification of plants and animals understand the relationships between living things and their environments

14 EXAMINATIONS: 4 exams @ 100 points each Non cumulative 50 multiple choice questions Book questions included on exams Closed book, but allowed 1-sided 3x5 note card Exams require use of new student ID numbers!

15 Missed Exam Policy No retest unless a legitimate reason Take exam next class time Contact your instructor (email)!

16 1. 4 assignments worth up to 5 points toward your exam 2. Attend a lecture at Waikiki Aquarium, Hanauma Bay Education Center, participate in a beach or algae cleanup… 3. Review an article related to class content (e.g., Discover magazine, National Geographic, local paper…). No internet articles. 4. Write a 1 page summary-reaction paper, typed, double spaced, size 12 font. Attach article to paper (photocopy or cut it out).

17 No plus or minus final grades Grading Grade cutoffs: A = above 90% B = 80%-90% C = 70%-80% D = 60%-70% F = below 60%

18 Cheating Plagiarism See student handbook on conduct code or

19 Textbook

20 How to Succeed in this Class Review lecture notes as often as possible. Read the text. Use the text’s CD-ROM Making flashcards for each new vocabulary word presented. Establish study groups and study together. Ask questions.

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