Bio 110: Syllabus and Course Information
Biology 110 -
Bio 110 is a basic biology course that will cover general biological principles
of the scientific method, basic organic chemistry, and the basic cellular
structure and function of plant and animal cells. Consistent hard work and
effort is required for you to do well in the class. One excellent strategy is to
work hard at taking good notes in class; in the evening, recopy your notes
and review them for 30-45 minutes. Answer the homework questions as we cover
that material in class. Repetition, repetition, repetition is necessary to
master the quantity and quality of material you will be required to know for
this course. To do well in this course, you must spend time to learn
Course Requirements for Bio 110
Attendance/Participation: Being on time, participating, for the whole time, (and awake!) is CRITICAL to your course grade. If you have excessive absences from lab (3 or more) you may be dropped from the course or failed. Spot checking will be used to monitor attendance in lectures and labs. If you arrive late to lab or leave early, you will not receive full lab points. Make every effort to attend! It is very important to me that students come to class, on time, for the entire time scheduled. Please make every effort to arrive on time for class. People who arrive after class has started are very disruptive to other students. If you do miss class, you are responsible to find out what was covered. Attendance may be monitored on a spot-check basis.
summary: Grading Scale:
Late Work Policy: Late work is not accepted.
Electronic Device Policy: Turn off ALL electronic equip. (PHONES, IPODS, LAPTOPS, ETC ) before class begins, please. All electronic devices are prohibited during exams. No electronic submissions of assignments, please.
Exam/Assignment Reschedules: You may reschedule an exam/assignment only by discussing it with me in advance. (Emails and phone messages do not satisfy this requirement). If you arrange a makeup and take the exam within 2 working days of when it was originally scheduled, you forfeit 20% of the total possible. If you complete the exam within 7 days you lose 50 %. You may not retake an exam more than one week after the scheduled original. If you miss a lab practical you will retake it in alternate format, subject to the above penalties. No early final exams will be given. If you have an exam rescheduled, you forfeit prompt grading privileges and extra credit opportunities for that exam.
Choose 2 or 3 people for your study buddies.
These are the people who will pick up handouts for you if you are absent,
and who will share notes with you for the class you missed. With your study
buddies, you can ask about material you don’t understand, divvy up study chores,
prepare for exams, etc. Learning
cooperatively is wonderful, but it doesn’t work if every one doesn’t do an equal
share of the work. Take good care of
Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism Policy: You may always discuss course information, lesson objectives, and lab assignments together (except on quizzes and exams), but all answers must be your own. Do not use the same wording as anyone else on any assignment. When you use someone else’s idea, be sure to provide a citation. If you are found to be cheating or plagiarizing, you will receive a 0 for the assignment, and if flagrant, an F in the course. This class will abide by the LTCC’s Student Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism Policy (please see the College Catalog).
Student Objectives for Bio 110
* Students with disabilities who may need accommodations for this class are encouraged to notify the instructor and contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) early in the quarter so that reasonable accommodations may be implemented as soon as possible. Students may contact the DRC by visiting the Center (located in room A205) or by phoning 541-4660, ext. 249 (voice) or 542-1870 (TTY for deaf students). All information will remain confidential.
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