Biology 2107, Spring '16

 

Location: Room 201 Langdale Hall
Time: Tuesday & Thursday 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Credit Hours: 4 hrs

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Lecturer: Dr. John Houghton  
Office: 520 Petit Science Center  
Laboratory: 534 Petit Science Center  
email: jhoughton@gsu.edu
Office Phone: (404) 413-5390  
Office hours: Tues: 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm  

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Lab Instructor: Dr. Matthew Brewer  
Office: 429 Kell Hall  
Laboratory:    
email: mbrewer@gsu.edu
Office Phone: (404) 413-5344  

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Text: "Biology, How Life Works"   Ed. Morris, Hartl, Knoll and Lue,
 

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  • Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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  "Biology, How Life Works"   Ed. Morris, Hartl, Knoll and Lue, Amazon link

 

Assorted Internet Sites.

Note: Many of the images that are presented in the attached web site are scanned images or downloaded images from the above text or from related internet sources. In addition, there are other image downloads and movie links which are often derived from PBS TV (or other sites, such as cnx.org) that will be referenced, and are to be used for educational purposes only.

 

Grading Policy *: Grades will be divided amomg the various quizzes and examinations in the following manner-

 

  Quizzes (best 2 out of 3) 20 %
  Mid-Term Exam I 25 %
  Mid-Term Exam II 25 %
  Critical thinking assignment
(Term Paper)
  5 %
  Final Exam 25 %
     
  Total 100 %

                     

Makeup exams: Please make every effort to take the tests on the scheduled dates. Makeup exams should be taken only under very special circumstances. Please note that the makeup exams may be graded differently, as (by definition) they cannot be incorporated into a "class curve". 

Ethical considerations: Unless otherwise stated, all examination answers that are submitted for evaluation are considered to be the sole property and ideas of each individual student. Any student(s) caught copying or cheating will automatically receive zero credit for that particular submission, and possibly be subject to further disciplinary action. 

Be aware of Plagiarism. All students should be aware of the academic honesty policy (http://deanofstudents.gsu.edu/faculty-staff-resources/academic-honesty/ ).

 

Grading Scale: The Biology Department has recommended the following scheme.

Note that all sections of a particular course must use the same grading system

  97-100 = A+
  90-96 = A
  88-89 = A-
  86-87 = B+
  80-85 = B
  78-79 = B-
  77-78 = C+
  70-76 = C
  68-69 = C-
  60-67 = D
    < 60 = F

 

 

Laboratory Sections Corresponing to this Lecture Series:

 

Title/ Course Number  
Date
Time
Location
BIOL 2107K-040/ 11517
Tuesday
5:00 –7:30 pm
NSC-334
BIOL 2107K-050/ 12980
Monday
5:00 – 7:30 pm 
NSC-334
BIOL 2107K-045/ 13657
Thursday
4:00 –6:30 pm
NSC-334

BIOL 2107 Laboratory Policies:

1. Required materials: (A) Biology lab manual, (B) breakage card, (C) HARDBOUND LAB
    NOTEBOOK
.
2. NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE LAB!!! This is not a request, it is against university and fire marshal
    rules. Failure to comply will result in the submission of a “WF” for your grade if you violate this rule.
3. BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER LAB SECTIONS. Clean up your lab station after each lab and report
    any messes left behind previous lab sections to your TA.
4. Students are responsible for anything broken of damaged in the lab. The student can expect to be
    charged for supplies and equipment damaged during the lab.
5. THERE ARE NO MAKE-UP LABS!!!! Each student is allowed one unexcused absence during the
    semester, and since you have a quiz every time you are in lab you’d better be sure any labs you
    miss are for legitimate reasons. A lab missed earlier in the week cannot be made up later in the
    week. There are too many unnecessary logistical problems to accommodate large classes.
6. Be on time for lab. The quiz is handed out exactly when class begins, and ends 10 minutes later.
    Showing up 5 minutes late means you have only 5 minutes to take that quiz. Note: leaving lab early
    without the instructor’s (not the TA’s) permission will result in a zero (0) grade for that lab’s

   quiz.
7. Appropriate attire needs to be worn in lab. No open-toed shoes. (Use your common sense!)
8. All injuries or accidents must be reported to the lab TA IMMEDIATELY.
9. THIS PORTION OF BIOL 2107K IS WORTH 25% OF YOUR ENTIRE GRADE. THERE WILL BE A
    QUIZ IN LAB EVERY TIME YOU ATTEND, BEGINNING WITH THE "What's in the box?" LAB. ONE
    QUIZ WILL BE DROPPED, AND THE REMAINING QUIZZES WILL ACCOUNT FOR 12.5% OF
    YOUR TOTAL GRADE. YOUR LAB NOTEBOOK IS WORTH 10% OF YOUR TOTAL GRADE, AND
    THE LAB FINAL IS WORTH 2.5% OF YOUR TOTAL GRADE.
10. As in the Lecture Course- Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Anything written in your lab notebook that is not an original idea of yours must be referenced. Direct copying from the official lab manual or from any other scource will result in a grade of "0" for that particular assignment.

 


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