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Bringing Fossils To Life: An Introduction To Paleobiology
Author: Donald R. Prothero
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Format: Paperback 512 pages
ISBN 13: 9780073661704
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Core Assessment (34%): Portfolio: collection of 5 assignments. Each assignment is completely or partially related to each of the core learning outcomes.
GO 330 Paleobiology
SP 2008 HO
Associate Professor of Geology
MWF 9-10 TR 9-10
10:00 - 10:50 AM
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core Assessment (34%):
Assignment 1 (lab final; 10%): CLO #1Assignment 2 (ontogeny lab; 2%) CLO #2Assignment 3 (Homework 1 with writing component; 10%) CLO #3, #6Assignment 4 (Lecture Final with essay questions; 10%) CLO #4Assignment 5 (sampling lab; 2%) CLO #5
Link to Class RubricGrading:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments by the start of class. Homework turned in late will be counted off 10% per day, so you have 10 days to submit it before it becomes worth 0 Points. Students missing class due to participation in athletic or other school-sponsored events must turn in all homework PRIOR to their absence. Other exceptions: students who miss class due to an extended illness requiring hospitalization will be allowed to make up missed homework assignments.
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CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT:
· Wireless (cellular) phones and/or pagers must be either turned to the silent mode (vibrate only) or OFF in the classroom. If you do receive notice of an emergency call/page (while not taking the mid-term or final examination) quietly leave the classroom to make or receive a call in the hall or outside of the building. Talking on a phone during class is prohibited.
· Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Learners must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash. Learners must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
· Don’t show up late! If you do, DO IT QUIETLY!!
· Do not go to the bathroom every class period.
· Do not talk loudly to others during class.
· Do not ask me for my book or notes.
· Please do not ever feel like you can not talk to me. I get paid to help you!
GO 330/ BI 330 LECTURE SCHEDULE
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