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2 Thank you for enduring the test and survey! Welcome to Biology 120Organismal BiologyFall 2011Lecture: MWF 8-8:50 SB-104Koning Laboratory Section: T 8-10:50 SB-331Haverkost Laboratory Section: T 2-4:50 SB-331Thank you for enduring the test and survey!Hotlines: or
3 Professor: Ross Koning, PhD. Cell Phone:Office: SB-356 – MW 10-11, F 10-1 PMWebsite: plantphys.infoUniversity of MICHIGAN (Ann Arbor) 1981Plant Physiology - Flower developmentPlease call me Ross!
4 Assist Prof.: Terry Haverkost, PhD. Office Phone:Office: Science 367 – T 11-12, WF 1-3 PMUniversity of Nebraska (Lincoln) 2009Invertebrate Zoologist--ParasitologyPlease call me Terry!4
5 Let’s Look at the Syllabus EnrollmentA Course for Freshman Biology/Biochem Majors and MinorsThis is NOT a GER course--drop/add something elseThis is NOT an LAC course--drop/add something elseYou should also be registered for: (add if needed)Math 130, 243 (or as placed by exam, but not Math 135!)English 100 (unless completed already)Chemistry 210 and 212 (or Organic Chemistry 216)HPE 104 and/or LAP needed in 1st 30 credits at ECSUFYI 174 (we do have a biology section…with seats…see me)
6 Let’s Look at the Syllabus ObjectivesStructure and Function of OrganismsExperience in Modern Phylogeny (Cladistics)Hands-on Experience with Living OrganismsStudy of Diverse Solutions to Common ProblemsObtaining minerals and waterObtaining energy and foodExchanging GasesTransporting materialsMaintaining temperatureChemical SignalingReproductionEnvironmental SensingMovementEtc!Reinforce Experimental Approach and Writing in Biology
7 Let’s Look at the Syllabus ResourcesTwo textbooks are required:Scott Freeman Biological Science. 3rd ed. Pearson/Benjamin CummingsJan Pechenik A Short Guide to Writing in Biology. 7th ed. Pearson/Longman (6th edition is OK too!)Available at bookstore—much cheaper at half.com or amazon.com!!Freeman will be used for Bio 120, 130, 220, 230…Pechenik for ALL Bio!No Laboratory Manual, handouts or visit: plantphys.infoLab Exercises and Writing Projects revised as we go alongDepends upon organism availability, readiness, and behaviorUsername: and Password: on white board…please write it in!Three-Ring Binder, Zipper Pouch, Pencil with EraserLaptop or USB/Flash/Jump DriveSimple Calculator useful (+ – x ÷ =)Colored pencil set would be usefulCourse schedule subject to change…watch: plantphys.info
8 Biological Science, Third Edition – Scott Freeman
9 Let’s Look at the Syllabus QuizzesWeekly quizzes usually in lab slot based on coverage to date.Question types as diverse as biology is:Multiple ChoiceTrue FalseMatching (esp diagrams!)Drawings (for you to sketch)Short AnswerQuiz question type mix will NOT be announced ahead of timeAbsence from ONE Quiz: excused with documentationAbsence from any other Quiz: 0 score in spite of situationIf you have not missed any Quiz: lowest Quiz dropped!10% score penalty for quiz taken in ink…bring your pencil!Straight scale: 90+%A %B %C %D-Quizzes provide 30% of course grade
10 Let’s Look at the Syllabus Laboratory WorksheetsMust bring worksheet to lab class if previously distributedMust hand in worksheet or writing assignment by due dateDue dates to be announced in class: attendance criticalWorksheet filled out in ink: 10% penalty--bring your pencil!Late penalty: 10% per day starting at start of lecture on due date!After graded assignments are returned to lab classmates: 100% penaltyNo makeup of laboratory exercises ever!You are allowed to miss ONE lab exercise with written documentation…any other missed labs receive 0% score.If you have not missed any lab exercise all semester, then lowest worksheet score is dropped!Dissection and killing of organisms is a routine aspect of this course…if you will not do this, you need to see me ASAP.Laboratory work provides 30% of course grade
11 Let’s Look at the Syllabus Laboratory Writing AssignmentsThere are five writing assignments, four coming from lab exercises…see orange highlights on on-line syllabusYou must hand in each writing assignment by the due dateDue dates to be announced in class: attendance criticalWriting assignments must be computer generated and printed outThere are severe penalties for plagiarism!! Don’t do it!We share data with lab partners…but calcs, graphics, writing on our own!Late penalty: 10% per day starting at end of quiz when due!After graded assignments are returned to classmates: 100% penaltyFailing to submit any one writing assignment results in course failure.Scores below 65% must be resubmitted until they make the benchmark! Only the first submission counts in the grade. The resubmission deadline is a real DEAD line!Writing assignments provide 20% of course grade, if all of the assignments are submitted/resubmitted.
12 Clarification of the Bio 120 Late Paper Penalty Policy A Paper is due, for example, on a Friday...Handed in Friday at 8 AM = full creditHanded in Friday at 8:05 AM = 1 day late = 10% penaltyHanded in Monday at 8 AM = 4 days late = 40% penaltyHanded in Monday at 8:05 AM = 5 days late = 50% penaltyHanded in after any paper has been returned to a student in either laboratory section = too late = 0%If the late assignment is a writing project, then, even though it may be worth 0% because of its tardiness, you still MUST hand it in at a passing level (65%) or you fail the course!
13 Let’s Look at the Syllabus Comprehensive Final ExamGiven during Final Exam Week (Dec 13, SB 331)Clear your work, travel, summer, etc. schedules now!Questions based on the entire course (comprehensive)Question types as diverse as biology is:Multiple ChoiceTrue FalseMatching (esp diagrams!)Drawings (for you to sketch)Short Answer10% score penalty for final taken in ink…bring your pencil!90+%A %B %C %D-Final Exam provides 20% of course grade13
14 Let’s Look at the Syllabus ParticipationOur estimate of participation providesLeverage into a higher gradeBarrier from a higher gradeParticipation variablesAttendance-reliabilityAttitude-positiveAttention-in and out of classStaying on-task and on-topicEngaged in class discussionsEffective and contributing team memberBringing required materials to classArriving on-time alwaysNever using a cell-phone for talking or texting during classNever leaving lecture for a bathroom break (go before class or hold it until after class!)
15 Let’s Look at the Syllabus ParticipationECSU CatalogStudy/Work at home is expectedTwo hours of work at home for every one hour in classCalculations of homework expectations:3 hours lecture per week make 6 hours of homework3 hours laboratory per week make 6 hours of homeworkYou are expected to do 12 hours of homework each week!YES…12 (twelve) hours per week!In particular, lab worksheets and writing projects are NOT designed to be completed within class time!Welcome to College!
16 Let’s Look at the Syllabus Extra CreditThere is NO extra creditNot for any oneNot for any reasonNot at any timeBonuses might be provided for everyone to win!CheatingCopying or Plagiarism Completely ProhibitedWe share data observations only with those who helped collect themWe never share calculated results, created graphics, or written answers to questionsPlagiarism of professional sources and each other will be given severe penalties!Plagiarism includes the giving of your work that someone else copies (see in Student Handbook, page 81). BEWARE!In written work you paraphrase rather than quote, and always cite sources completely!Copy and Paste or using a Lab Partner’s Computer file is plagiarism…providing the source is plagiarism too.
17 Let’s Look at the Syllabus ParticipationCommuting StudentsThere is no special treatment for commuting studentsIs your vehicle reliable?Are your tires capable of driving in snow?Is there a family member who can drive you for “Plan B”Do you have a “Plan B” carpool with other students in town?Are you a courageous driver in snow, sleet, ice, pouring rain?Parking is limited on our campus…arrive early to find a spotPlan on walking time from your parking spot to classHand in papers before deadline to avoid late penalties!!17
18 Let’s Look at the Syllabus AccommodationsIf you are a student with a disability, it is your responsibility to contact the office of AccessAbility Services to request accommodations in a timely manner.We cannot provide any accommodations for anyone without a letter from the office of AccessAbility Services.So if this applies to you, GET GOING soon!If you are having difficulties with aspects of this course, please see us in office hours, visit with the course TA(s), or visit the Academic Services Center in the Library…before it is too late to help you out!
19 Let’s Look at the Schedule HeadingsTentative Syllabus: subject to change: watch website!Dates: as currently planned, subject to change√Writing Assignments: orange highlights√ Lab Worksheets: yellow highlightsLecture Topics will be links to lecture notes on websiteReadings: Portions of textbook you need to read before classLaboratory Exercises: Print out if you have lost yours!Note: No Hour-Exams (just weekly quizzes)Note: Final Exam during Final Exam Week
20 Meet Your Biology Advisor ECSU ID NumberBirthdate MMDDYY or PINThe Biology Department Expects You to Monitor your University account.
21 AnnouncementsRemember that your written response to the essay, “Effective Learning Begins With the Right Attitudes” is due on Tuesday (9/6) in Lab (at beginning of lab time!)One page typed/computer printed single spaced, second page only if double-spaced, 1” margins, 12 point font preferredDue at beginning of lab 8A or 2P! Papers arriving at 8:01 AM or 2:01 PM are one-day late!
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