BI 101 Biological Concepts
S2LL 2013 LR
B.S. in Business/Management with a concentration in Marketing, M.S. in Environmental Management
Evenings 6pm to 8pm
March 18 - May 12th
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Campbell Essential Biology, Fifth Edition
Eric J. Simon, Jane B. Reece, Jean L. Dickey
Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company (2009)
will be using a Lab Kit from eScience, which will need to
be ordered as soon as possible. So I encourage you to look over the Syllabus
NOW and decide if you are ready to take this class. If you are, then
please order your Lab Kit immediately! I suggest you order
by phone rather than online; since that
will be quicker. Here are the steps:
MBS Direct at 800-325-3252.
them you want to order PARK UNIV - Ep Bi 101 Lab Kit.
you receive the email with your Password, follow the instructions on how to
inform eScience to ship your Lab Kit.
MUST contact eScience; your kit will not be sent automatically. This process
purchases you a Password that then must
be used to arrange for eScience to ship you your
will not receive a Lab Kit unless you contact eScience. Shipping takes TWO to
THREE weeks, which is why you need to order the Lab Kit as soon as possible.
your Lab Kit arrives, check it immediately for breakage
and to ensure that all of the materials are there. If anything is missing or
broken, contact eScience and they will send you replacements at NO cost to you.
I will discuss the experiments in class but
you must complete the experiments at home using the escience
for your prompt attention to this very important detail! Let me know if you
have any questions.
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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 Departmental 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:
work will NOT be accepted unless under extreme
circumstances (at the instructors discretion). If you know you are going to
miss a deadline, please contact me PRIOR to the deadline so
that we can try to make alternative arrangements.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
READ OVER THESE
"RULES" CAREFULLY! YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BEING AWARE OF THEM.
COURSE HANDOUTS - DOC SHARING: There are a number
of documents that you will be required to use throughout the term; many are
part of your Experiment assignments. Please be sure to go to the Doc Sharing
area of the course and download these files (click on the tab at the top of the
screen). NOTE: Unless directed otherwise, you MUST use the Experiment
Answer Sheets to submit your reports!
EXTRA CREDIT: There is NO extra credit available in
this course! If you want to attain an A in this class, then complete all the
assignments at the A level.
GRADES AND FEEDBACK: You are responsible
for checking the Gradebook weekly to be sure that grades have been
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.
discuss the experiments in class but you must complete the
experiments at home using the escience lab.
Labs will have very specific
directions for completion and reporting. Directions 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. 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.
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: Chapters 1,2 & 3
Readings: Chps 4 & 5
Cell Structure and Function
Reading: Chp 6 & 7
Cell division: Mitosis and Meiosis
Readings: Chp 8
DNA Structure and Function
Readings: Chp 9
Readings: Chps 10 thru 12
Topic: Principles of Evolution
Readings: Chps 13 & 14
Readings: Chps 18, 19, 20
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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97
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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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 .
My name is Susanne Marshall. I was
born and raised in Vermont and currently reside in Austin, Arkansas, just
northeast of Little Rock. I completed my undergraduate studies at Liberty
University in Lynchburg, Virginia, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in
Business and Government with a concentration in Marketing. I returned to
college, entering the Master of Science program in Environmental Management at
Webster University, where I was awarded a Master’s Degree in December 2009.
Over the past two decades I have worked as a product lifecycle manager in the
telecommunications industry developing, launching, and managing numerous
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communications, retail, and direct mail. I have taken products from their
conception to becoming leading revenue generators for such companies as Alltel,
Windstream, and Charter Communications. I currently do consultant work for an
environmental company that specializes in the planning, analysis, and
management of the transportation, technology, and natural resources sectors.
The telecommunications industry has provided the opportunity to reside in
different parts of the United States and to experience a variety of market and
cultural diversities. My husband Joe and I have always wanted to live in the
country, and we moved to Arkansas in 2003, which gave us the opportunity to
purchase a nice home and some land and enjoy a peaceful life with an affordable
cost of living. During my spare time, I am
an outdoor enthusiast often venturing out on kayaking, camping, runs with my Chocolate
Labs, Cooper and Tillie, biking, and hiking trips. As a stress reliever, I teach and attend
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future students a desire to become lifelong students. I am currently working on
applying to the doctoral in environmental studies program at Antioch College
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