BI 300 Evolution
F1N 2007 SM
B.S. Biology New Mexico State UniversityM.S. Cell & Developmental Biology New Mexico State University
21 August-4 October
2:00 - 5:00 PM
Textbook: An Introduction to Biological Evolution Kardong, Kenneth V. ISBN: 0-07-238579-0
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Additional Resources: Additional Lecture Handouts and videos to be given to students on a regular basis.
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Educational Philosophy: I encourage students to read scientific literature on a regular basis. This will provide them a better understanding of the material presented in lectures and examinations.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Essay, objective and short answer exams (CA)
· Term paper
· Writing assignments
Class Assessment: 2 Exams, multiple choice and essay in format. Individual Student presentations, visual aide required. In addition, a written essay will also accompany the presentation, approximately 8-10 pages in length. 3 Pop quizzes will be given throughout the term.
Grading: 2 exams each worth 100 points (25% each) Student Presentations (25%) and written component worth 100 points (25%). Each quiz will be incorporated into the exam grades. 100-90: A 89-80: B 79-70: C 69-60: D 59 and below: F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Students arriving late or are absent on examination days will be subject to a make-up exam, essay in format.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Cell phones must be turned off or placed in a silent mode during lectures.
Sept. 13: Human evolution. Human's role in the rate of evolutionary change. (Handout: Chapter 32)
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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 2006-2007 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 89-90
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Last Updated:6/21/2007 4:06:52 PM