BI 101 Biological Concepts
S2T 2010 DLA
Hunn, Heather M.
B.A. Biology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OhioM.S. Logistics Management, Air Force Institute of Technology
15 Mar - 9 May 2010
Campbell Essential Biology, Fourth Edition
Eric J. Simon, Jane B. Reece, Jean L. Dickey
Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company (2009)
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Comprehensive Final Exam
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: General Information
Assessments in this class are worth the following points:
250 pts Final Exam
160 pts Discussion Threads
160 pts Quizzes
236 pts Lab Activity Reports
194 pts Homework
1000 pts TOTAL
Grading: Grades will be awarded in this course based upon the following scale:
A = 90% and above
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = Below 60%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Materials may be accepted late with prior approval from the instructor. Contact the instructor as soon as a problem arises and the situation can usually be resolved.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: READ OVER THESE "RULES" CAREFULLY! YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BEING AWARE OF THEM.
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After everyone has completed a particular week's Mastery quiz, the correct answers will be posted so that you can go back and use these quizzes to study for the final exam. YOU MAY WANT TO STUDY THESE QUIZZES FOR THE FINAL EXAM!
GRADES AND FEEDBACK: You are responsible for checking the Gradebook weekly to be sure that grades have been entered.
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Topic: Introduction and Ecology
Readings: Chps 1, 18 (pgs. 372-393) , 19 (pgs. 402-411), and 20 (pgs. 428-443)
Topic: Principles of Evolution
Readings: Chps 13 & 14 (pgs. 282-284)
Topic: Chemistry of Life
Readings: Chps 2 and 3
Topic: Cell Structure and Function
Reading: Chp 4
Topic: Cellular Energetics
Readings: Chps 5, 6, & 7
Topic: Cell division: Mitosis and Meiosis
Readings: Chp 8
Topic: DNA Structure and Function
Readings: Chps 10 & 11 (p.199-205)
Readings: Chp 9
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