lecture01 - Biology 172 Lecture 1: Wednesday May 5, 2010...

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Lecture 1: Wednesday May 5, 2010 Biology 172 Introduction to the Course Biology = Science of Life - Levels of Organization - Properties of Life - Unifying Theories - Tree of Life Today’s Outline Announcements • All   Discussions  Begin  Tomorrow. Quiz on today’s  lecture. • If you have any questions  related to waitlists, adding or  dropping please see me.
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Personnel Instructor: Dr. Raji Janakiraman e-mail: rajij@umich.edu Office hours: Thursdays 9-11 am 3028C Nat. Sci. GSIs Caroline Poon carpoon@umich.edu Office hours : Wednesdays 11 am-1pm SLC alcove 5 Deena Thomas deenatho@umich.edu Office hours: Fridays 9-11am SLC alcove 5
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Course Materials Textbook: Biological Science, third edition , by Scott Freeman CTools: https://ctools.umich.edu/portal Announcements Lecture slides Practice exams Discussion exercises Schedule and course policies
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Lectures: MWF 1-3pm Nat Sci. Auditorium If you are late, be considerate Take a short break around 2pm I will never keep you late. In return, I expect you to stop talking when the lecture begins. Lecture material is the basis for exams! Attendance is not required (but you would be crazy not to attend!!!)
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Discussion format • New Discussion topic each week • Discussion handout available on Ctools • Quizzes most weeks • Participation will be graded • Time to ask GSIs any questions Section 102 Tu/Th 11:30-1:00pm 1223 Chem Caroline Section 103 Tu/Th 11:30-1:00pm 1231 Chem Deena Section 104 Tu/Th 1:00-2:30pm 1223 Chem Caroline Section 105 Tu/Th 1:00-2:30pm 1231 Chem Deena Section 106 Tu/Th 2:30-4:00pm 1223 Chem Caroline Section 107 Tu/Th 2:30-4:00pm 1231 Chem Deena
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Exam Schedule Exam I 200 pts. Wed, May 19, In Class Exam II 200 pts. Fri, Jun 4, In Class Exam III 200 pts. Fri, Jun 25, 8-10 am, In Class Exams will have ~ 35 multiple-choice questions and ~3-4 short answer questions. Exams will be based on lecture material , with some questions from each discussion topic. You are not responsible for material from the book that is not covered in lecture, unless we tell you otherwise. Exam III is NOT CUMULATIVE
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Grading Grades will be based on a total of 750 points : 600 points total for the three exams 100 points from Discussion quizzes 50 points for Discussion participation A 90% (675 pts.) A 90% (675 pts.) B 80% (600 pts.) B 80% (600 pts.) C 70% (525 pts.) C 70% (525 pts.) D 60% (450 pts.) D 60% (450 pts.)
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Tips for Success 1. Print the lecture notes from CTools and bring them to class. Supplement them with your own notes . 2.
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