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BIOL 104 General Biology Spring 2018 Instructor : Professor Pushpa Samkutty, Ph.D. Contact: [email protected] ; Phone: 771-2744; Office: 243 James Hall Office Hours: MW11:00-12:30; TR 12:00-2:00 Course Number : BIOL 104 Course Title : General Biology Lecture Lectures: TR 2:00-3:20 Catalogue Description : Basic biological concepts as they relate to man and his surroundings. Major emphasis on the nature of science, cell structure and function, metabolism, heredity, and evolution. Course Credit : 3 hours Course Prerequisite : None Course Co-requisite : BIOL 106 REQUIRED RESOURCES AND MATERIAL: Text Book: Campbell Biology: Concepts and Connections, 9 th edition, 2017 Intended Audience : NON-SCIENCE MAJORS Student Outcomes : 1. Student is able to identify and define concepts and terms used in Biology 2. Student is able to construct simple presentations on basic concepts in Biology. Course Coordinator: Dr. Bryan T. Rogers Course Policies and Procedures: 1. Students are expected to attend every class and come to class on time . 2. Students are expected to have regular access to the required text. 3. Talking in the classroom is NOT permitted unless approved by the instructor 4. Food and beverages are NOT permitted in the classroom. 5. Students who miss an examination will be allowed to take a make-up examination upon presentation of a valid excuse (e.g., University sponsored activity, medical emergency). The format for make-up examinations may be different from the original exam. 6. University policy prohibits the presence of children in university classrooms unless the child’s presence has been specifically authorized by the Office of Academic Affairs for the purpose of participation in a university sanctioned activity. This prohibition applies whether the parent or guardian is present or absent.
7. Evaluation : The course grade will be based on performance on examinations. These will consist of four formative examinations (100 points each) and a final comprehensive Examination (100 points). Each formative examination will consist of 50 multiple choice questions (2 points each). The final examination will consist of 100 multiple choice questions (1 point each). The lowest formative examination score will be dropped. Students are required to bring their own scantron for the examination. The grading scale is as follows: 360– 400 = A 320– 359 = B 280 – 319 = C 240 – 279 = D 0 – 239 = F Exams- If you MISS an exam: 1) Regardless of the excuse (“no questions asked”), THAT exam score (0) will be the one DROPPED (it is YOUR LOWEST EXAM SCORE). Only ONE of the four regular exam scores will be dropped.

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