BI 326 Ethics in Science
SP 2008 HO
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S.E. Math Univ of Central ArkansasM.S. Univ of Central ArkansasPh.D. University of Mississippi
9-10 M, F; 8:30-9:30 W; 10-11 T, R; 12-1T
Jan. 14-May 9, 2008
7:20 - 8:35 AM
Textbook: None required, readings will be made available online or in the library
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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 will 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
Assignment: Paper describing all sides of an ethical issues, position taken by student, and description of ethical theories applied.
Assignment Issues1. Knowledge of main ethical theories2. Be able to do electronic and manual literature searches3. Produce an evaluative, critical, cohesive work that is philosophically sound4. Applies MLA style and satisfies other required mechanics such as length, internal documentation, correct usage of grammar
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments that are not turned in during class times on the dates assigned will receive a grade of “zero”.
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88Participation is a VERY significant portion of the learning experience in this class and it is difficult to participate when not in attendance; therefore, students are expected to be on time and prepared for all class meetings. 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.
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Last Updated:12/17/2007 2:13:25 PM