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COURSE SYLLABUS BSC 250 Microbiology and Human Disease Spring 2019 Instructor: Travis Cyphert, Ph.D. Office: S-202 B / S-364 Assistant Professor Email: [email protected] Office Phone: 696-3154 Office Hours: Wednesday 9-12 pm and 2-3:30pm; Friday 2-3:30pm These are the times that I set aside to be in my office. However, other unforeseen obligations may interfere with these times and if you plan on meeting with me please email me first to make sure that i am available. *If you need to meet outside of office hours, email Dr Cyphert to set up a time that works. Classroom : Lecture: BBSC 101 2:00 - 3:15 pm Tuesday and Thursday Lab: WAEC 1231 201: 8:00 - 9:50 Thursday 202: 10:00 - 11:50 Thursday 203: 10:00 - 11:50 Friday Course Description : BSC 250 Microbiology and Human Disease (4 Cr) Introduction to microbiology with emphasis on the role of microorganisms in the disease process. Does not count toward a major in Biological Sciences . PR: BSC104/BSC 227 or equivalent with a grade of C or better Textbook and other lecture requirements: 1. Microbiology (A Human Perspective) Nester, Anderson, Allen & Nester (8 th Ed. 2016) 2. Response Card NXT: Rcxr-03 CLICKER, Turning Technologies, 2013 (REQUIRED) COURSE POLICIES : 1) Atte
ndance: Your attendance is expected for each lecture and laboratory session in this course. Atten- dance is not taken for lectures but I do take attendance in the labs. Absence from either lecture or laboratory will make this course especially difficult. You are responsible for any lecture material missed by being absent. Laboratory sessions cannot be made up due to the nature of the laboratory. Absences from exams due to illness, death in the family, or insti- tutional activities will be excused with the appropriate written notification to the instructor. Any ab- sence must be approved through the university. Missed exams or quizzes can be made up only in the case of a University approved absence or a weather related closure if obtained with in one week of the absence. It is your responsibility to be familiar with University policy, which can be found in the academic calendar or at this web address: In case of a university approved absence for a quiz or exam, you must contact me with in 1 week to arrange for a make up exam. ALL Quizzes will be made up on MAY 2 2019. If you miss a quiz with a university excused absence you will be permitted to make them up on this date. You must notify me via email what quizzes you missed and want to make up. University approved absences will not be accepted if obtained a 2 weeks or more after the absence date. If you fail to contact me within this time you will receive a “0”. YOU HAVE TO CONTACT ME. I WILL NOT CONTACT YOU. In case of absence for a sporting event or other University sanctioned activity, ar- rangements to make up the exam must be made BEFORE the day of the exam. Failure to follow either of these policies will result in you being considered absent without excuse for the exam. A make up exam may be, completely long answer or oral format.

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