1BIO 101-57:GENERAL BIOLOGY IFALL 2020 SYLLABUSINSTRUCTIONAL METHOD:Online (Asynchronous)Prerequisite:High school biology or equivalent15 WEEKS, September 1 – December 11LECTURE/LAB HOURS/CREDITS:3/3/4Instructor: Ms. Kimberly Henderson, M.S.Email: [email protected]Routine Response Time: Within 24 hrs./weekdays; within 48 hrs./weekends and holidaysOffice/Phone:856-494-5685Office Hours (By Appointment via phone or virtual): Tues: 12:00 pm- 3 pm and Thurs: 8 am- 10 amIt is the responsibility of the student to review the RCSJ Information and Policies at as well as the Online Syllabus atCOURSE MATERIALS AND REQUIREMENTS•Textbook:Campbell Biology by Reece, 10thEd., ISBN #9780321775658.•Lab:Carolina Biological lab kit must be purchased from the bookstore as soon as possible.oSee eLearning announcements or email for ordering instructions.oLab kit can be returned if unopened within 7 days.•Laptop or desktop with reliable Internet access.Please see current textbook prices atEVALUATION AND ASSESSMENTGrading Distribution:Course EvaluationsPossible PointsExams (5 @ 100 pts)500 pointsQuizzes (5 @ 5 pts)25 pointsLab Assignments135 pointsOnline Assignments (3 @ 25 points)75 pointsClass Participation50 pointsTOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE785 points*Keep all submitted assignments until the end of the semester*Grading Scale:The following grading scale will be used in this course:GradingScaleA=92%- 100%A-=90%- 91%B+=87%- 89%B=83%- 86%B-=80%- 82%C+=77%- 79%C=70%- 76%D=60%- 69%F=Below 60%1
2BIO 101 COURSE DESCRIPTION and CORE COMPETENCIES:An investigative approach to the science of biology involving the molecular structure and function of the cell. This isextended to the tissue level of organization and coordinated with the total organism. Emphasis is on nutrition andenergy release in an attempt to note the importance of bio-energetics to the cell and organism at large.This course focuses on twoof RCSJ’s Core Competencies:•Quantitative Knowledge and Skills•Scientific Knowledge and ReasoningSTUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: BIO 101 – GENERAL BIOLOGY ISuccessful completion of BIO101 will help students:RCSJ CoreCompetenciesEvaluation1. Distinguish among the components ofthe cell and describe how cells usechemical conversions to produceusable energy.- Scientific Knowledge andReasoningLaboratory Techniques-Written LaboratoriesKnowledge of cell characteristics- Tests2. Work in lab groups followingprocedures and analyzing datatogether to form sound scientificconclusions.- Scientific Knowledge andReasoningParticipation- Written Laboratories3. Design and execute effectivesearches for information throughonline assignments.- Scientific Knowledge andReasoning-Online assignments-Lab Report4. Present a formal talk to his/herpeers concerning a biological topicor experiment, generate adiscussion and answer questionsfollowing.