BI 300 Evolution
F1J 2010 IN
Manchion, Edward J.
BSE BiologyMSE Education+48 Graduate hours in education
Independence Campus Classroom
30 min before and after class
8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: Evolution: Barton, Briggs, Eisen, Goldstien, Patel Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory Press ISBN978-08796964-9
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A study of the historical development of the concept of natural selection and modern concepts of evolution.
Students have said “I am not very good at science” or “Science is not a strong class for me”. The instructor believes that everyone can succeed in a general science class, because science is actually a model for solving problems. In fact, some learning institutions call their science class a “Life Skills” class. Observing, measuring, evaluating, critical thinking and skepticism are the cornerstones to the foundation of science and problem solving. The instructor will incorporate various activities that will help students with differing learning styles, succeed in this course. The instructor will attempt to create a learning environment utilizing lectures, class discussion, small group discussion and presentations, that will satisfy these styles. Students are encouraged to actively participate in class, within the structure of the course, by discussing and debating their views and/or beliefs. Since we will only have 8 class meetings missing just one class will adversely affect your grade. Regular attendance, therefore, is imperative.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Essay, objective and short answer exams (CA)
· Term paper
· Writing assignments
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will be accepted, however, the grade will be substantially reduced!!! The later it is turned in, the more your grade will be reduced
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Basic old-fashioned courtesy is expected from each student at all times (whether the instructor, a guest speaker, or a fellow student has the floor). One should expect to be called on to respond in class relative to the terms and concepts under discussion, to which a reply is required. Students are expected to behave in a manner that is not disruptive to the learning environment. The classroom is a place for learning and intellectual development for all in attendance; therefore,
. CD players, cellular phones, beepers, and other communication devices are not welcome where they may disrupt the learning process. Please be respectful of the instructor and your peers by turning off such devices or not bringing them to the class.
. Students suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be removed from the class and reported to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Smokeless tobacco is not to be used during class sessions.
. Disruptive behavior (as deemed by the instructor) during class time will result in removal of the student from the class for the day and the student will be considered absent. Multiple disruptions over the semester may lead to dismissal of the student from the class and a subsequent failing grade being given for the course.
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96Since we will only have 8 class meetings, missing just one class will adversely affect your grade. Regular attendance, therefore, is imperative.
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