BI 101 Biological Concepts
U1B 2011 BLA
Villaverde, Gloria A.
Bachelor of Science - BiologyMaster of Science - BiologyDoctor of Philosophy (ADB) - Environmental Science & Engineering
Classroom or by arrangement
Before or after class or by appointment
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Campbell Essential Biology, Fourth Edition
Eric J. Simon, Jane B. Reece, Jean L. Dickey
Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company (2009)
You can order the Textbook and the
Lab Kit for
this course through:
You will also need access to a spreadsheet
program like Excel that will allow you to construct graphs using the data that
you obtain. This is a requirement of the course.
Textbooks and lab
kit can be purchased through:
the MBS bookstoreorhttp://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/PARK.HTM
The textbook can
be purchased through:
the Parkville Bookstore
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that education should open the student’s mind to different possibilities and
schools of thought, so that s/he can make more informed decisions. Education
should inform as well as stimulate. I like to incorporate timely issues into
learning, which will be based on lecture, readings, research, writing, and
discussions. By all means, ask questions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Comprehensive Final Exam
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
quizzes, final exam, participation.
is very important that you realize that this is a lab course and as such will
take TWICE the amount of time as for a regular 3 credit 8-week course. The
class requires a spreadsheet program such as Excel and a word processing program (Microsoft Word required) for the lab reports.
Percent of Grade
Units 1-3 Quizzes
(50 pts. ea.)
8 Lab Reports
(25 pts. ea.)
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will be penalized one letter grade
(10% per day it is late). If a quiz/exam is missed due to an excused absence, the student will be allowed to take a make up quiz/exam upon his/her return and pending verification of the excuse. If a quiz/exam is missed due to an unexcused absence, the student will be responsible for taking the make up quiz/exam immediately upon his/her return to class, and the score on the make up will be penalized by 20%. Make up exams/quizzes are different from original quizzes/exams.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Adult behavior is expected at all times. Cell phones must be off or
1 & 2
Chemistry of Life
Lab Report 1 due
1, 2, 3
Production & photosynthesis
Lab Report 2 due
4 & 5
3 & 4
Unit 1 Quiz
Lab Report 3 due
Ch. 1 – 7
Lab Report 4 due
11 & 12
5 & 6
Unit 2 Quiz
Lab Report 5 due
Ch. 8 – 12
Lab report 6 due
7 & 8
Unit 3 Quiz
Lab Report 7 due
Ch. 13 - 17
1 - 4
Lab Report 8
Ch. 1 - 20
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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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93Cutting and pasting from any source is not acceptable and will result in a zero for the assignment and possible disciplinary action.
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 95-96Students who miss class are responsible for getting missed class notes or other information missed during their absence.
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Submission of Assignments:
must be submitted as a Word document through eCompanion. Any assignment
submitted to the wrong Dropbox is not guaranteed to be graded or awarded credit.
If an assignment submitted to the wrong Dropbox is graded, it will not receive
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