1BISC 120Lg Lecture Syllabus, Fall 2010 General Biology: Organismal Biology and Evolution Overview: This 4-unit biology course will present several key topics in evolution, ecology, environment, and the diversity of life. These topics will be covered in a series of weekly lectures (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week) and one weekly laboratory section. Faculty Instructors: Dr. Suzanne Edmands, AHF 316, 213-740-5548, [email protected]Dr. Cornelius Sullivan, AHF 209F, 213-740-6712, [email protected]Dr. Donal Manahan, AHF 210, 213-740-5793, [email protected]Lab Manager: Gorjana Bezmalinovic, ZHS 362, 213-740-6078, [email protected]Textbooks: LectureCampbell & Reece (2008). Biology (with Mastering Biology™), 8thed. LaboratoryGeneral Biology Laboratory Manual FALL 2010, USC - BISC 120 & BISC 121. Van de Graaff & Crawley (2009). A Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory, 6thed. Website: https://blackboard.usc.edu/(site for course materials, lecture notes, quizzes, additional readings, grades etc.) Lecture times: M, W, F 9-9:50 A.M. THH 101 (=13004R), M, W, F 10-10:50 A.M. THH 101 (=13005R) Laboratory times: Various times in ZHS 361, 363, 365 Office Hours: Edmands: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Mondays and Wednesdays in AHF 316 Sullivan: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Mondays and Wednesdays in AHF 209F Manahan: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Mondays and Wednesdays in AHF 210 Clickers: TurningPoint Response Card RF Clickers will be used to answer questions during lectures. Detailed information on how to register and use a clicker will be posted on Blackboard (https://blackboard.usc.edu). Each class will generally consist of 1-2 clicker questions per lecture. You need to answer all clicker questions in a lecture in order to get the assigned point for that lecture. Twenty lectures during the entire course (at 1 pt each) will be randomly chosen to assess in-lecture, intellectual participation (a total of 20 pts towards your final grade). Please remember that clicker use is specific to the lecture time you are registered to attend. Clickers cannot be used outside of your specific registered section. It is a violation of academic integrity to either use someone else’s clicker in the classroom to assist that person in gaining points, or lend your assigned clicker to another student. Lecture Quizzes: There will be six multiple choice quizzes to be completed on Blackboard (https://blackboard.usc.edu) during the semester. The quizzes will be posted at 12:00 P.M. (noon) on Fridays and will remain available until 12:00 P.M. (noon) the following Monday. Answers to quiz questions will be posted soon after.
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