Bio110SyllabusF2008ContEd - Biology 110 Fall 2008 Biology:...

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Biology 110 – Fall 2008 Biology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity MW 5:00 – 6:15 PM in 101 Chambers Biology 110 is a four credit course. The course will utilize web-based tutorials, class, and laboratory/recitation sessions. The goal of this course is to introduce you to fundamental concepts that are common to all organisms and to explore the biological diversity of life on Earth. Instructors : Dr. Leana Topper (contact through ANGEL lecture) Email: [email protected] Office: 111 Mueller Lab Mailbox: 208 Mueller Lab Office hours: By appointment Course Coordinator : Dr. Denise Woodward, 116 Mueller Lab, 865-9363, Office Hours: M 11:00 a.m. – 12:00, R 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., and by appointment. For questions on course logistics , please email Dr. Woodward within your ANGEL lecture section ( not lab). For questions about course content , see an instructor (or make an appointment) or attend the weekly review sessions. Laboratory Coordinator: Dianne Burpee, [email protected], Room 115 Mueller Lab, 865-1714. Office Hours: By appointment. Teaching Assistants: are available to assist with laboratory and recitation material. They are located in the TA Office (1A Thomas Building); their office hours will be posted on the door to that room. Course Materials Required: Tutorial/Lab Access Coupon – Purchase this coupon at the Penn State Bookstore on campus at one of the registers. The tutorials and other lecture materials will be accessed through your lecture section in ANGEL and the lab/recitation materials through your lab section in ANGEL ( Note well: ANGEL is down for maintenance between 5 -7 a.m. daily – during that time you cannot access any materials posted on ANGEL. Required: Interwrite PRS RF (student response system or “clicker”). Available at the Penn State Bookstore. This unit will be an important component of the lectures and is required. Optional Textbook: Campbell, N, and J. Reece. 2008. Biology . Eighth Edition. Pearson Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco, CA. The prior edition can also be used. Copies of these books will be available in the reserve reading room in Pattee Library. We will discuss these options on the first day of class. Course Format Tutorials: The format of this course is designed to let you know, on a daily basis, how you are progressing through the course (and to let us know how you are doing with the material). We will use on-line computer tutorials to guide you through the course. It will therefore be essential that you have a Penn State Access Account and access to a computer. If you do not have your own computer, you can access the tutorials from any of the many computer laboratories located on campus. In order for your tutorial use to be recorded, you must open the tutorials using your personal access account information. Each tutorial has a series of questions to test your understanding of the material and provide you with feedback to help you better
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2010 for the course BIOLOGY 110 taught by Professor Mcguire during the Fall '09 term at Penn State.

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Bio110SyllabusF2008ContEd - Biology 110 Fall 2008 Biology:...

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