BSC1005 Chiappone 20072 440311

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Page 1 of 6 BSC 1005 General Education Biology Lecture (3 credits) Spring 2007-2 Term (January May 2008) Reference #440311 Day/Time: Lecture: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:00-9:50 AM Classroom: Room G-304, Building G, MDC-Homestead Campus Instructor: Professor Mark Chiappone On Campus: (305) 237-5073 Mobile Phone: (305) 898-5390 E-mail: mchiappo@mdc.edu Office Hours: Building B, Room B-119 Mondays: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM Wednesdays: 12:00 AM to 2:00 PM Learning Support Lab, Room D-203 Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12:40-2:00 PM Wednesdays: 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM Fridays: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Course Description: This general education biology course covers basic biological concepts, concentrating on selected principles that help explain molecular biology, evolution, genetics, growth, disease, and the problems of humans in the environment. It is designed to stimulate interest in the variety of life that exists on our planet, help students recognize the factors that provide order in this variety, and involve students in the processes of inquiry, observation, and analysis of biological organization in order to give them a foundation for intelligently interpreting and evaluating biological topics. (3 contact hr. lecture). General Education Outcomes: (1) Communicate effectively using listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. (2) Use quantitative analytical skills to evaluate and process numerical data. (3) Solve problems using critical and creative thinking and scientific reasoning. (4) Formulate strategies to locate, evaluate, and apply information. (7) Demonstrate knowledge of ethical thinking and its application to issues in society. (8) Use computer and emerging technologies effectively. (10) Describe how natural systems function and recognize the impact of humans on the environment.
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Page 2 of 6 Resources Textbook: Essential Biology, 3 rd edition by Campbell, Reece and Simon (2007) with access code for registering in Course Compass Course Web Site: Your professor s web site is available at http://faculty.mdc.edu/mchiappo and provides links to the course syllabus, PowerPoint lectures, homework question hints, and the practice tests for the chapters to be covered during the course. Learning Support: Computer support and tutoring is available in the Learning Support Lab and Computer Courtyard located in the Information Technology Center (2 nd floor above library). Course Compass ID chiappone60003 (used to establish access to course web site at www.coursecompass.com ) provides online quizzes and supplementary instructional materials that go along with your textbook. Class Procedures Attendance: There will be a sign-in sheet for every class to verify attendance. If you cannot attend class, please notify the instructor via email or telephone. Class participation counts as 5% of your grade; therefore, poor
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