BI 101 Biological Concepts
F2M 2012 CH
Burgess, Erika A.
BA BiologyMaster of Environmental Management
22 Oct 12 - 16 Dec 12
4:05 - 7:25 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 Lab materials for this course through:
Do not order lab kits until after the first class.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Avoiding Plagiarism - Information on what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Comprehensive Final Exam
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
A = 90% and above
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = Below 60%
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct: READ OVER THESE "RULES" CAREFULLY! YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BEING AWARE OF THEM.
TIME COMMITMENT: This is not your typical introductory class and will require significant work on your part. Here is a quote from a previous Park University student:
Oct 23 & 25
Topic: Introduction and Chemistry of Life
Readings: Ch. 1-3
Oct 31 & Nov 1
Topic: Cell Structure
Readings: Ch. 4-5
Nov 6 & 8
Reading: Chp 6-7
Nov 13 & 15
Topic: Cell division: Mitosis and Meiosis
Readings: Ch 8
Nov 20 & TBD
Readings: Ch 9
Nov 27 & 29
Readings: Ch 10-12
Dec 4 & 5
Topic: Evolution and Ecology
Readings: Ch 13, 14 (p. 269-284), Ch 18, Ch 19 (p. 402-416), and Ch 20 (p. 424-443)
FIELD TRIP TBD
Dec 11 & 13
Topic: Course Review
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 95-96
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 95PLAGIARISM, PARAPHRASING and CITING REFERENCES: Although you may work in lab groups, the work you turn in should be your own! You must reference any and ALL of your sources; including your text book! Copying and pasting of information you find on the Internet is plagiarism and will not be tolerated. Proper use of information you find in books, newspapers, journals or on the Internet include:
-Paraphrasing or summarizing information that you find and proper citation of the reference. This means that you MUST USE YOUR OWN WORDS!!!
-Quoting of phrases using quotation marks. Large amounts of quoted material will NOT be accepted; you must use your own words whenever possible!
-And proper citation of the reference.
If you are unsure about what constitutes plagiarism and how to prevent it, take some time to review the link near the top of the syllabus "Avoiding Plagiarism."
Penalties for plagiarism in this course are:
First offense: You will receive a written warning from your instructor and a zero for that particular portion of the assignment.
Second offense: You will receive a zero for the entire assignment.
Third offense: I will submit an Academic Dishonesty Incident Report to an Online Academic Director.
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 98
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Last Updated:10/9/2012 7:44:20 AM