BI 101 Biological Concepts
U1LL 2012 LR
B.S. in Business/Management with a concentration in MarketingM.S. in Environmental Management
Evenings 6pm to 8pm
May 28- July 22
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Campbell Essential Biology, Fourth Edition
Eric J. Simon, Jane B. Reece, Jean L. Dickey
Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company (2009)
Make sure you order the lab kit from the MBS Bookstore. You must have the lab kit to complete this course.
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Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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science is more than knowing facts.”
The teaching of Science should
emphasize understanding of concepts and the process of scientific inquiry.
Student conceptual understanding is best attained by applying the
concepts and the process of inquiry to real world concerns and issues relating
to science and technology that directly impact, interest or concern students.
Quoted from How Students Learn
Science in Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A Guide for
Teaching and Learning published by the National Academy of Sciences. Available
online in its entirety at:
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Comprehensive Final Exam
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Assessments in this class are worth
the following points:
350 pts Final Exam
150 pts Homework
250 pts Lab Activity Reports
250 pts Quizzes
1000 pts TOTAL
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:
This course contains an experimental
portion with descriptions and expectations provided by your instructor. All
answer sheets and other materials from these activities must be submitted in
compliance with the instructor's direction. Several of these activities require
an extended period of time to complete and should be scheduled accordingly.
LABS: The lab work for this course is to be completed at home
and will require extra time during the week (1-2 hours extra on average). Some
labs may involve several days of observation, so please take the time to
understand the weekly time commitment.
Labs will have very specific
directions for completion and reporting. Directions, answer sheets and supplies
are included in your home lab kit. The
Experiment Supplies list should be
examined as soon as possible so that you can prepare for these experiments.
Lab reports and answer sheets are
due weekly and must be submitted through the e-Companion portion of the course.
QUIZZES: Each week you will need to complete a quiz that covers
your readings. Quizzes will be taken in the e-Companion portion of this course.
Weekly quizzes may be taken as many times as necessary, but a minimum of 80% is
required to get credit for the quiz. After everyone has completed a particular
week's 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.
The instructor will assign weekly
homework assignments. Homework assignments will be submitted through the
e-Companion portion of the course.
AND FEEDBACK: You
are responsible for checking the Gradebook weekly to be sure that grades have
Topic: Introduction and Chemistry of Life
Readings: Ch 1,2, 3
Lab 5 Chemistry of Life
Topic: Cell Structure and Function
Readings: Ch 4, 5, 6
Lab 6 Diffusion
Topic: Cellular Reproduction:
Mitosis and Meiosis
Readings: Ch 8
Lab 7 Osmosis
Topic: Patterns of Inheritance;
Structure and Function of DNA
Readings: Ch 9, 10
Lab 9 Enzymatic Activity
Topic: Genes and DNA Technology
Readings: Ch 11, 12
Lab 13 DNA and RNA
Topic: Evolution and Biological Diversity
Readings: Ch 13, 14, 15, 17 (pages 361-367)
Topic: Human Evolution and Ecology
Readings: Ch 18, 19, 20
Lab 27 Ecology of Organism
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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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 .
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