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Page 1 of 7 BIO 181: GENERAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY SYLLABUS FALL 2018 CONTACT INFORMATION: Lab Teaching Assistant (Lab TA) Name: Seiga Yanagisawa E-mail Address: [email protected] Office Location: LSE B10 Office Hours: Thursdays 2-3pm, Fridays 12-1pm, or by appointment Lab Section: 72129/77345 Lab Location: LSE S04 Lab Day and Time: Wednesday 4:30-7:15pm / Thursday 4:30-7:15pm Laboratory Coordinator : Anup Abraham Office: LSE B49 E-mail: [email protected] Office hours: by appointment The lab coordinator is your second point of contact for any difficulties in the lab with, your lab TA being your first. Issues with grading discrepancies, late assignments, and group contribution should be communicated with your lab TA before speaking with the lab coordinator. However, if you have issues or concerns about your lab TA, please contact the Laboratory coordinator. REQUIRED TEXT: Biology 181/281 Laboratory Manual Winter 2018 Edition (ISBN# 978-0-7380-9709-1) The manual can be purchased from the ASU Bookstore. REQUIRED LABORATORY MATERIALS: If you do not bring the required laboratory materials to lab you will receive an unexcused absence and forfeit all points for the day. The following materials must be brought to every lab class: 1. Lab Manual 2. Safety goggles, Available at the ASU Bookstore 3. Lab coat, Available at the ASU Bookstore 4. Closed toed shoes 5. ASU student ID or another form of ID (needed to check-out microscopes and laptops) LABORATORY OBJECTIVES: The School of Life Sciences has specific expectations for learning outcomes for students who complete an undergraduate major. The three main areas of proficiency are: Knowledge ( e.g. concepts, content, and theories of major areas of life science). Research skills ( e.g. interpretation of numeric data and models, communication of findings in writing and verbally, basic computer operation). Scientific literacy ( e.g. ways that scientific research is conducted and knowledge generated). My goal in this laboratory section is to teach you how to think and communicate about biology. This requires that you: 1. Practice good critical thinking skills by: a. Learning to ask good questions b. Evaluating knowledge and assumptions – how we know what we know c. Applying knowledge to new situations d. Learning to read and write carefully 2. Understand and use scientific language, including the scientific method; recognizing its strengths, limitations, and common misunderstandings. 3. Explore fundamental concepts in biology, particularly cell biology, molecular biology, metabolism, and physiology of selected tissue and organ systems. 4. Improve your written and oral communication skills and share the results of your work with others. LABORATORY ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendance is mandatory Students missing 3 or more labs, excused or unexcused , will receive a grade E for the course. More specifically, if you miss more than 2 labs, you will receive an E in the lab and lecture combined.
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