Lawson State Community College Course Syllabus SEMESTER & YEAR: Spring ’2018 COURSE TITLE: Biology 101 COURSE HOURS: 4 Credit Hours CLASS MEETING DATES/TIMES/LOCATION: Tuesday: 11-1:30 pm LABORATORY DATES/TIMES/LOCATION: Tuesday: 1:30 – 3:30 INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFORMATION: Instructor’s Name: Mary L. Smith Contact Policy: You may contact me via at [email protected] or via phone: 929-2107 or x2107 ( This number is for my office on the Birmingham campus only. Office Hours: Located in Blackboard and posted on office door Office Location: Birmingham Campus - Science Building, 120C Bessemer Campus – A Building, A253 The Alabama College System Copyright 2004 All Rights Reserved 1 Representing Alabama’s Public Two-Year College System Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education
CONTACT POLICY: If you need to contact me for any reason, please come by or email me during my office hours. If you would like to meet with me outside of my office hours, email me to set up an appointment. Feel free to email me anytime as I check my email several times a day with the EXCEPTION of WEEKENDS. If I receive an email from you after 12 noon on Fridays’, I will respond on Monday. I respond much quicker to emails verses a phone call to my direct line. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is an introductory course for science majors. It covers physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms. These principles are explained through a study of cell structure and function, cellular reproduction, basic biochemistry, cellular energetics, the process of photosynthesis, and Mendelian and molecular genetics. Also, included are the scientific methods and an overview of the human organ system. Laboratory required. () PREREQUISITE(S)/CO-REQUISITE(S): (if applicable) Prerequisite: none Co-requisite: none TEXTBOOK(S) AND OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES: Essentials of Biology 5 th edition with Connect by Sylvia S. Mader & Michael Windelspecht (textbook) Essentials of Biology 5 th edition by Sylvia S. Mader (Lab Manual) Connect Card: Included with textbook (Required) Note: Please do not order connect cards from a third party vendor. Lawson State is not responsible or accountable for codes purchased from other vendors. Therefore, you must order your codes through Lawson States’ bookstore or when you log-in to complete your The Alabama College System Copyright 2004 All Rights Reserved Revised by LSCC 2007-2008 2
first assignment (i.e. you will have the option to purchase the code at that time). If you have any issues while registering or using Connect, please contact McGraw-Hill’s Customer Experience team through or at 800-331-5094. To avoid problems related to unexpected technical issues, you are advised not to wait until the last minute to complete assignments Blackboard: log in to retrieve PowerPoint slides, syllabus, office hours, labs, , exam/quiz scores, exam study hints, important announcements, etc. I will also be uploading YouTube videos on some of the most difficult concepts in this course. Therefore it will be to your advantage to check it daily.
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