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Lecture1_1-11-10 - Biol 241, Spring 2010 Introduction to...

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Biol 241, Spring 2010 Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Biology Henry Chang Lilly 2-223, 4-0394 hcchang@purdue.edu
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Genetics: A Conceptual  Approach Third Edition Benjamin A. Pierce Required Textbook
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Help Sessions Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm in Lily 3-102 An additional session will be held before final exam.
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WebCT Lecture: Lecture notes (Powerpoint and Word files) will be posted 24hrs before the lectures. Digital audio-recordings will be posted 24hrs after.
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Quizzes 11 In-class quizzes Each will take about 15 minutes The one with lowest score will be dropped, only 10 of the 11 will be counted. Include both your name and Purdue ID on on scantron sheets. Bring your own pencils and calculator!
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Midterm exams Midterm I Feb 15 (Mon) 8-10pm at WTHR200 and PHYS 112 Midterm II Mar 25 (Thurs) 8-10pm at WTHR200 and PHYS 112
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Grading Semester Grade 10 homework 50 pts (5 pts each) 2 midterms 200 pts (100 pts each) 10 quizzes 100 pts (10 pts each) Final exam 150 pts 500 pts (total) The final numerical grade will be calculated by dividing The above total by 5
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Grading The semester letter grade will then be determined either by an absolute standard or on a curve, whichever benefits the students most at each letter grade cutoff: A = 89 – 100 or 10% of the class B = 78 – 88 or 25% of the class C = 65 - 77 or 35% of the class D = 50 - 64 or 25% of the class F = 49 or 5% of the class
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What is Genetics? The study of heredity The study of gene Gene is the fundamental unit of inheritance
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