BIO 182: General BIOLOGY II Laboratory SyllabusSPRING 2019 Contact Information: Lab Teaching Assistant (Lab TA): A Graduate Student assigned to teach the laboratory content of the BIO 182 course. The Lab TA is your first contact for any questions or concerns regarding the BIO 182 labcontent. Name: See Lab TA Contact InformationLaboratory Coordinator: 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. Heather Hutcherson M.A.E. Office: LSC L1-54 Email [email protected]Required text: BIO182, Laboratory Exercises for General Biology II, 13th edition. ISBN 978-0-7380-9334-5.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 unexcusedabsence and forfeit all points for the day. The following materials must be brought to every lab class:1Lab Manual2Safety goggles, Available at the ASU Bookstore3Lab coat, Available at the ASU Bookstore4Closed toed shoes5ASU 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 (g.concepts, content, and theories of major areas of life science).•Research skills (g.interpretation of numeric data and models, communication of findings in writing and verbally, basic computer operation).
•Scientific literacy (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:1Practice good critical thinking skills by:1Learning to ask good questions2Evaluating knowledge and assumptions – how we know what we know3Applying knowledge to new situations4Learning to read and write carefully2Understand and use scientific language, including the scientific method; recognizing its strengths, limitations, and common misunderstandings.3Explore fundamental concepts in biology, particularly evolution, ecology, genetics and population dynamics4Improve 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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