Deshmukh BIOSC0160 Syllabus (6)

Deshmukh BIOSC0160 Syllabus (6) - Biological Sciences 160...

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Biological Sciences 160 Foundations of Biology 2 Spring 2010 (2104) CRN# 10888 Instructor : Dr. Meenal Deshmukh 352 Langley Hall Phone: 412-624-1224 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Tuesdays 11 AM – 1 PM, A352 Langley Lecutres : Monday and Wednesday 6 – 7:15 PM, L9 Clapp Hall Recitations : Each student must attend one of the recitations scheduled for that week. (11698) Monday 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM L9 Clapp Hall (11684) Tuesday 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM A224 Langley (11682) Tuesday 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM A224 Langley (13612) Wednesday 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM L9 Clapp Hall Undergraduate TAs : Anna Xu Contact info. and office hours to be announced. Brittany Franckowiak Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Thurs 12:30 -1:30 Langley Lobby By appointment Christopher Nugent Phone: 724-971-3268 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Fridays, Time: To be announced TAs will be attending lectures and leading some recitations. They will be holding office hours each week. Feel free to go to them for extra help with the course material. Required Text and Materials : Life , The Science of Biology 8 th Edition, Sadava, Heller, Orians, Purves, Hillis, Sinauer Associates, Inc. 2008 (Available at the bookstore) i>clicker (available at student bookstore) Course Objectives: The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding Deshmukh BIOSC0160 Syllabus Spring 2010 Page 1 of 8
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of the major organizing principle of biology: evolution. We will begin by exploring the mechanisms of evolution (genetics) and then the conceptual background of evolution. The final unit of the course will apply evolutionary theory to the study of ecology. Lecture: Two 75-minute sessions per week. It is expected that you will skim the assigned chapters before each period as well as read and take notes on the chapters after they have been discussed in class. Be prepared to answer questions when asked in class! Recitations: Once weekly for 50 minutes. Recitations will review lecture material, as well as introduce information not covered in lecture. Questions on exams may come from material covered only in recitation. i>Clicker Questions: You will be asked questions in class and in recitation that require you to enter an answer using your i>Clicker. Points are awarded for participation as well as additional points for correct answers. At the end of the term, the percentage of points earned out of total i>clicker points possible will be applied to the 15 points allotted to clicker questions. For example, if you earned 185 points out of 200 possible clicker points, you have earned 92.5% of 15, or 13.875 points towards your final grade. The i>clicker frequency code is AA. Starting with the third week of class (when we are past the add/drop period), i>clicker points will begin to count towards your grade. Prior to that time, the grades will be recorded and loaded to courseweb for you to
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2010 for the course BIOSC Bio 210 taught by Professor Deshmukh during the Spring '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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Deshmukh BIOSC0160 Syllabus (6) - Biological Sciences 160...

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