BI 114 General Biology
FA 2006 HO
Gabor, Timothy M.
Associate Professor of Biology
MWF 9-10; M 12-1; F 11:50-1:50
21 August-15 December 2006
10:00 - 10:50 AM Laboratory either M or F 1:50-4:40
Campbell. 2004. Esential Biology w/CD. Pearson Publishing. ISBN 0-8-0537473-6
9.75" x 7.5" new composition book with graph paper inside for laboratory
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In this class, the instructor will attempt to create an interactive learning environment based on lectures, class discussions, laboratories, exams, quizzes, and various technologies. Critical thinking and skepticism are the cornerstones of science and the foundations to uncovering the truth.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
review paper in the specific CSE format and style defined by the instructor
(e.g. Journal of Wildlife Management; link: http://www.wildlife.org/publications/index.cfm?tname=journal)
that provides an overview of a specific biological topic approved by the
instructor. The paper should be at least 8 pages in length excluding figures
and literature cited. A well-defined
introduction, thesis statement, body (and sections within), and conclusion
should be apparent. Information covered in the paper should include:
peer-reviewed citations along with books and websites (CLO # 1).
proper scientific format (CSE and instructor defined) within the paper (CLO #
several studies within the text and recognize the validity and shortcomings of
the studies (CLO # 2).
Postulate on the interrelationships to the organism(s) and the environment (CLO
any possible effects on genetics and evolution (CLO # 4 & 5)
chemical and/or cellular effects on the organism(s) or the environment (CLO #
3, 4, 5, 6).
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Term paper (core assessment)
Exams--300 points (3 x 100 points each)
Laboratory exams--225 points (3 x 75 points each)
Laboratory notebooks--50 points
Short paper--50 points
Term paper (core assessment)--200 points (23.5% of total grade)
Total points possible = 850
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments are due by the end of the class period on their due date. Assignments not received by this time will be given a grade of zero. Emergency situations that can be documented will be handled on a case by case basis with the instructor. All other excused and unexcused absences must personally hand the instructor the assignment or make arrangements for the assignment to be hand delivered before the due date. Assignments that are mailed, e-mailed, slid under the door, etc. will not be graded.
No "extra credit" is available in this class.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Cellular phones, beepers, and other communication devices are not allowed in class. Disruption of class by one of these devices will result in that student being counted as absent for the day and removed from the class for the day. Students suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be reported to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and removed from the class. Disruptive behavior (as deemed by the instructor) such as loud talking, snoring, going to the bathroom/snack machine/soda machine during class time, etc. will result in removal of the student from the class for the day and the student will be considered absent. Multiple disruptions (loud talking, cell phone, etc.) over the semester will lead to withdrawal of the student from the class by the instructor.
Introduction & Chemistry
1 & 2
EXAM & Photosynthesis
Cell Cycle & Reproduction
DNA and RNA
EXAM & Evolution
History of Evolution on Earth
15, 16 & 17
Communities & Ecosystems
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90Instructor's attendance policy.-- It is the student's responsibility to initial the attendance sheet each day they are in class. Students may not initial for other students (even if they are in attendance); this constitutes academic dishonesty. Three absences (for any reason) are allowed without penalty; 5% will be deducted from the student's final grade for each additional absence. Students more than 5 minutes late for class or that leave more than 5 minutes prior to the end of class will be considered absent. If less than 5 minutes late, the student will be counted as tardy. Two tardies constitute an absence. Students who miss a class due to a school-sponsored event (e.g., athletics) will not be counted as absent if the instructor is given at least 1 week notice prior to the event and work is turned in and exams taken prior to the event.
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .Please inform the instructor of any allergies (latex, pollen, etc.) and/or other medical/physical conditions at the beginning of the semester that may need special attention during laboratories in the lab or outside in the field.
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