BI 101 Biological Concepts
S2Y 2011 MN
M.Sc.Ag. (Bangladesh), MS (Illinois), PH.D. (Wales, UK)
Arrange by appointment by e-mail/phone call
5:00 - 9:40 PM
Campbell Essential Biology, 4th Edition
Simon, Reece, and Dickey
ISBN - 0321652894
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Biology, Life on Earth 5th Edition, T. Audesirk & G., Audesirk Prentice Hall Publisher.
Life, The Science of Biology, 4th Edition W.K. Purves, G.H. Orians and
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Comprehensive Final Exam
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Tentatively four Class tests/quizzes, a final exam and four lab report writing assignment will be given. All students are required to submit the assigned lab report during the assigned time frame. There will be no make up exam except for a valid document from proper authority
Grading Scale: Tentative Grading:
90% or above = A Four Class Tests** = 300 points (45%)
80-89% = B Final Exam = 400 points (40%)
70-79% = C
60-69% = D Lab Reports = 250points (10%)
Below 60% = F Attendance = 50 points (5%)
Total = 1000 points (100%)
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Class assignments would not be accepted after the assigned date
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Students are expected to be in the class for the whole period, as scheduled. Institutional Attendance Policy, as stated below, will be applied:
"The final letter grade may be lowered by one letter if the unexcused absences equal or exceed 15% of the scheduled class meetings, and changed to "F" if the unexcused absences equal or exceed 20% of the scheduled class meetings." Three unexcused tardies will be considered equivalent to one unexcused absence.
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Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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