BI 306 Biological Literature/CH306 Chemical Bibliography
FA 2006 HO
Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D. University of MississippiM.S. University of Central ArkansasB.S.E. University of Central Arkansas
M--10:00-10:50, T--9:30-10:30, W--9:00-10:00, Th--10:00-10:50
August 21-December 15,2006
11:00 - 12:15 PM
Must have passed the WCT
Textbook: None required
Linda Hall LibraryUMKC Medical School Library
The Science of Scientific Writing: http://www.amstat.org/publications/jcgs/s Writingci.pdf
Word Usage in Scientific: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/aginfo/checklist.html
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BI 306 A one-semester study of the biological thoughts and the methods of biological communication. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition and use of biological literature. Writing and evaluation of scientific papers is stressed. This course is to be taken during the junior year. The course will satisfy the EN 306 requirement for Biology and Athletic Training majors. PREREQUISITES: EN 105, EN 106, passing WCT and 60 accumulated hours. 3:0:3
CH306 Access to the chemical literature is surveyed. The use of index journals, primary and secondary sources, the patent literature, the on-line search, and the literature organization is explained and illustrated. Submission of a written, formal proposal for an original research problem, together with the records of the literature search validating the proposal, is required. This course will satisfy the EN 306 requirement. PREREQUISITES: EN 105, EN 106, passing WCT and 60 accumulated hours. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, homework activities, dialogues, examinations, use of the internet, and writings.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Scientific research paper dealing with a current topic of importance.
Assignment Issues1. Knowledge of types of literature2. Be able to do electronic and manual literature searches3. Produce an evaluative cohesive work4. Recognize and use proper presentation techniques5. Application of scientific writing style6. Correct usage of grammar
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Classes will consist primarily of discussions, out of class assignments, research at area libraries, paper reviews, grammatical and editoral assignments, poster construction and presentation, and paper development. Because this course involves a significant amount of independent work, students should expect to spend significant out of class time. There is also a certain amount of subjective assessment in the course.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late assignments will not be accepted.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Library, Types of scientific literature
August 28-Sept. 1
Linda Hall, Critiques
Paper Topic, Grammar
Poster Topic, Editing
Critique vs Analysis, Poster
October 30-Nov. 3
Poster Display (11/3)
Rough Draft of Paper
November 27-Dec. 1
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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 89-901. Attendance at work or graduate/professional school is mandatory for remaining employed or in school and thus is a component of professional conduct. Therefore students are expected to attend all sessions and to be on time. The student is expected to be prepared for class and have completed any assigned work. There will also be at least one (hopefully more) field trips to area libraries outside of class time. Because of the participatory nature of the course, students are required to attend all sessions. I do recognize that personal emergencies will arise during the course of the semester. Therefore, two absences (for any reason: illness, personal appointments, doctors appointments car problems...etc.) may be forgiven without penalty. (For any absence beyond two, one percent (1%) of the total accumulated points may be deducted for each absence). Attendance will be checked at each meeting. Two tardies will be counted as one absence.
2. Students will be held responsible for contacting the instructor prior to class, either via telephone, mail, or email, if they will be late to or absent from a class session. Any means of contact, regarding the absence, following the class session missed will not be acceptable as an excused absence. Any student absent from class due to Park University related activities is required to notify the instructor during the class session prior to the absence and to provide a schedule of absences. Any assignment due during the class session missed, because of the Park University related event, is required to be submitted and/or completed prior to the class session the student is absent.
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 .
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