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Unformatted text preview: CH 339K BIOCHEMISTRY I TTH 9 :30 – 11:00 WEL 1.316 Unique # 53890 Fall 2009 Instructor: Dr. Rhonda Raymond, [email protected] Office Hours: Thursdays 11-12 pm in WEL 4.230A and by email Teaching Assistants: Peter Ruymgaart, [email protected] Office hrs: Wednesdays 1-2 pm in Cubicle B (1st floor of Welch Hall) Nandini Chari, [email protected] Office hrs: Mondays 2:30-3:30 pm in MBB 3.422F. Textbook: Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry (Fifth Edition), by Nelson & Cox Course Website: Blackboard: http://courses.utexas.edu (you will need your UT EID and password to access the site). Your exam scores and final grades will be posted via eGradebook (UT Direct). Prerequisite: 8 hours of organic chemistry Course Overview: The fundamentals and concepts of general biochemistry will be presented, including biomolecules, protein structure and function, enzymes, bioenergetics, and an introduction to metabolism. This course is the first half of a two-semester sequence, with CH 339L being the second half. Students wanting only a one-semester survey Biochemistry course should take CH369 instead. Grading and attendance: Best 5 of 6 in-class exams – 55% (drop lowest grade) Final exam - 15% (mandatory; cannot drop grade) Class participation (via iClicker) - 15% (drop 3 lowest grades) Project – 15% (cannot drop grade) SIx (6) in-class exams will be given during the semester and all exams, except the final, will be closed book. The lowest score from the first 6 exams will be dropped. A mandatory comprehensive, open book Final Exam will be given during the scheduled Final Examination time (Friday, Dec. 11, 9-noon). The final exam grade cannot be dropped. Student responses to class participation questions will be monitored and assessed using iClicker. You will need to purchase an iClicker remote at the University Co-op and register your remote online by the 5th class day (September 15). You must have come to class at least once and voted on at least one question in order to complete this registration properly. Once you have voted on a question in my class, go to http://www.iclicker.com/registration. Complete the fields with your information. Your student ID will be your UTEID. The remote ID is the series of numbers/letters found on the bottom of the back of your remote. iClicker will be used for every lecture after the 4th class day, and you are responsible for bringing your remote daily and making sure it has good batteries. Information on the class project will be posted on the course website in Blackboard. You are strongly encouraged to read the chapter material for the day before you come to class. If you miss an exam, for whatever reason, the missed exam will be the exam you drop. If you miss more than one exam, make-up exams will be given only for valid excuses, including serious illness or accident (with documentation), job or school interviews (with documentation), or religious holidays (officially sanctioned by UT; see below). Roadtrips, weddings, oversleeping, etc. are not valid excuses. It is the policy of The University of Texas at Austin that the student must notify each instructor at least fourteen days prior to the classes scheduled on dates he or she will be absent to observe a religious holy day. For religious holidays that fall within the first two weeks of the semester, the notice should be given on the first day of the semester. The student may not be penalized for these excused absences but the instructor may appropriately respond if the student fails to complete satisfactorily the missed assignment or examination within a reasonable time after the excused absence. Grading scale: A AB+ B BC+ 92-100% 90-92% 88-90% 82-88% 80-82% 75-80% C CD+ D DF 70-75% 65-70% 60-65% 55-60% 50-55% (min imu m requ ired for CR if tak ing pass/fail) Below 50% Regrades: If you feel that your exam has been misgraded or miscalculated, submit your exam and a specific written explanation of your request directly to the TA. Regrade requests must be submitted within two weeks of receiving your graded assignment. Preceptor-led Study Groups: You are strongly encouraged to participate in these study groups, as they are likely to help you understand and remember the class material through discussions with your peers. The study group schedule and information will be posted on the course website in Blackboard. For general information on the Teaching Teams program go to http://www.utexas.edu/student/utlc/study_groups/. Scholastic Dishonesty of any kind (see http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu /sjs/scholdis_whatis.php for examples) will not be tolerated. If you are caught in some form of scholastic dishonesty, you will receive an F in the course, and will be reported to Student Judicial Services (Office of the Dean of Students). Drop dates: The last date to drop the course without possible academic penalty is September 23. The last day to drop the course for academic reasons (Q drop) is October 21. After this, students may go to the Dean’s office, WCH 2.112, to appeal for non-academic reasons. A note about Q drops: after the fourth week of classes (Sept 23) and before mid-semester (Oct 21), I can assign a Q drop only if you have a grade of at least a C in the course at the time of the drop. If you have less than a C, I must assign a grade of F if you choose to drop the course (see the General Information catalog, http://www.utexas.edu/studen t/registrar/catalogs/g i05-06/ch4/ch4f.html Dropping.Courses.Rules.for.Undergradu ate.Students) Other: Outside of office hours, email is the best way to get your questions answered – I will usually respond within 24 hrs. I urge you to communicate with the TA first. I do not write letters of recommendation for professional or graduate school applications. The University of Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259, 471-6441 TTY. ...
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