BI 101 Biological Concepts
S1T 2013 DLA
Bachelor of Science Fisheries and Wildlife University of Missouri, ColumbiaMissouri Lifetime Teaching Certification Biology and Math 7 - 12Master of Science Biology University of Central Missouri
MWF 12:00 - 2:00 PM , WRF and weekend 8:00 -10 PM
01/14/2013 - 03/10/2013
Campbell Essential Biology, Fourth Edition
Eric J. Simon, Jane B. Reece, Jean L. Dickey
Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company (2009)
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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 can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Comprehensive Departmental Final Exam
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Assessments in this class are worth the following points:
256 pts Final Exam
160 pts Discussion Threads
160 pts Quizzes
300 pts Lab Activity Reports
224 pts Homework
1100 pts TOTAL
A = 90% and above
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = Below 60%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late 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.
All assignments must be submitted via dropbox, or through the discussion threads. Assignments emailed are NOT accepted unless specifically requested. There are two Discussion Threads in each week, so be sure to do both of them. An initial post in each one should be made by Wednesday midnight CST with at least one peer response (PR) by Sunday midnight CST. This is important. The interaction that you have in this class is by exchanging these posts and is a very important learning tool. Full value will not be awarded to an initial posting, no matter how complete, if it is done after Wednesday midnight CST.
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!
After everyone has completed a particular week's Mastery 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!
GRADES AND FEEDBACK: You are responsible for checking the Gradebook weekly to be sure that grades have been entered.
CHECK YOUR PIRATE MAIL: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. All emails sent to the instructor must include "BI101: Purpose of message" in the subject line of the email. Emails without this information will not be recognized.
Topic: Introduction and Chemistry of Life
Readings: Chapters 2 & 3
Topic: Cellular Energetics
Readings: Chps 5, 6, & 7
Topic: Cell Structure and Function
Reading: Chp 4
Topic: Chemistry of Life
Readings: Chps 2 and 3
Topic: Cell division: Mitosis and Meiosis
Readings: Chp 8
Topic: DNA Structure and Function
Readings: Chps 10 & 11 (p.199-205)
Readings: Chp 9
Topic: Principles of Evolution
Readings: Chps 13 & 14 (pgs. 282-284)
Readings: Chps 18 (pgs. 372-393) , 19 (pgs. 402-411), and 20 (pgs. 428-443)
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: You are expected to research weekly topics and include what you find in your Discussion postings, Homework and Experiment reports. 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. Please be sure to download the Reference Format file in the Doc Sharing area that addresses how you should cite your references; your grade on your Discussion postings and Homework will reflect your ability to do this correctly. 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.
The above policy is true for your Discussion postings, and Homework assignments. If you are unsure about what constitutes plagiarism and how to prevent it, take some time to review this Plagiarism Tutorial. Additional resources are available in the course Webliography. I will be running all of your Discussion responses and assignment answers through the Plagiarism Checker. I suggest that you do the same BEFORE turning in any of your work! 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:12/14/2012 7:12:43 PM