BIOL 104General Biology Spring 2018Instructor: Professor Pushpa Samkutty, Ph.D.Contact:[email protected]; Phone: 771-2744; Office: 243 James Hall Office Hours: MW11:00-12:30; TR 12:00-2:00Course Number: BIOL 104Course Title: General Biology LectureLectures:TR 2:00-3:20Catalogue Description: Basic biological concepts as they relate to man and his surroundings. Major emphasison the nature of science, cell structure and function, metabolism, heredity, and evolution.Course Credit: 3 hoursCourse Prerequisite: NoneCourse Co-requisite: BIOL 106REQUIRED RESOURCES AND MATERIAL:Text Book: Campbell Biology: Concepts and Connections, 9thedition, 2017Intended Audience: NON-SCIENCE MAJORSStudent Outcomes: 1. Student is able to identify and define concepts and terms used in Biology2. Student is able to construct simple presentations on basic concepts in Biology.Course Coordinator: Dr. Bryan T. RogersCourse 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 NOTpermitted unless approved by the instructor4. Food and beverages are NOTpermitted 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 = A320– 359 = B280 – 319 = C240 – 279 = D0 – 239 = FExams-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.