BI 490 Advanced Topics in Biology: Animals and Society
S1J 2012 PV
Sarah Thompson, DVM
Internship - Equine Field Services, The Ohio State UniversityDoctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri - ColumbiaBachelor of Science (Biology), Park University
Weekly, 30 minutes prior to class start. Available after class if needed, as well.
*use Gmail account email if urgent contact is necessary*
January 16, 2012 - March 11, 2012
5:30 - 10:00 PM
Permission of Instructor
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Additional resources will be provided in the form of internet sources and class handouts.
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/.
Educational Philosophy: The instructor believes that learning is most comprehensive when multiple teaching methods are used. To this end, there will be lectures, discussions, writing, and presentations required in this course to maximize understanding of the subject matter.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Grade Point Allocation
Weekly Discussion Participation
Weekly Opinion Essay
Written Final Essay
59% or less
Extra credit will not be offered.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will be accepted at the instructor’s discretion if the student encounters extenuating circumstances. However, the student must give the instructor notice BEFORE the deadline for this policy to be effective. The instructor reserves the right to deny late work submission.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Week 2: Human-Animal Bond
Week 3: Food Animal Production Practices
Week 4: Zoonotic Disease
Week 5: Companion Animal Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Week 6: Animals and Research
Week 7: Unwanted Horse/Horse Slaughter, Misc. Topics
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93Please reference www.plagiarism.org for a review on plagiarism. All citations for class assignments should be in APA format which is the accepted citation style of the scientific community. Committing plagiarism will result in a ‘zero' for that particular assignment and repeated offenses will be reported to Park University administration.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:1/18/2012 12:20:28 PM