BI 306 Biological Literature
FA 2009 HO
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S.E. University of Central ArkansasM.S. University of Central ArkansasPh.D. University of Mississippi
Monday 9-9:50 & 2-2:50; Tuesday 11-11:50 & 1-1:50; Wednesday 10-10:50; Thursday 10-11:50; Friday 10-10:50
August 17-December 11, 2009
8:45 - 10:00 AM
60 hours and WCT
Textbook: None Required
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, web sites and current writings. The instructor works to engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.
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, in and out of class assignments, research at area libraries, paper reviews, grammatical and editorial 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 significant amount of subjective assessment in the course due primarily to the subject matter.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late assignments will NOT be accepted. Deadlines are FIRM and should an absence occur the work should be turned in prior to the date.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92It is still plagiarism if you use a writer's key phrases or sentence structure such that it is implied that they are your own, even if you cite the source. Plagiarism of this kind is usually unintentional and an incomplete understanding of the ethics of research and writing. More information will be provided in class.
A plagiarism tutorial is available at http://www.lib.sfu.ca/researchhelp/tutorials/interactive/plagiarism/tutorial/table-of-contents.htm. You should find this very helpful. Or a really cute but thorough one is found at http://tutorials.sjlibrary.org/tutorial/plagiarism/selector.htm.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
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Last Updated:8/8/2009 8:58:02 PM