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Unformatted text preview: MCDB 1A and 1AL Course Information FALL 2010 MCDB 1A The MCDB 1A lectures this quarter will be an introduction to: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology by Dr. Feinstein (Bio II, Rm. 5123, [email protected]) September 24-October 15; Honors Meetings on September 30 and October 7 Cell Biology/Development by Dr. Wilson (LSB, Rm. 1119, [email protected]) October 18-November 9; Honors Meetings on October 28 and November 4 Genetics by Dr. Christoffersen (Bio II, Rm. 3125 [email protected]) November 12-December 3; Honors Meetings on November 18 and December 2 The academic coordinator for this course is Dr. Douglas Bush (4326 LSB, [email protected]) Dr. Bush is responsible for handling all problems connected with laboratory enrollment, petitions, missed exams, incomplete work, and all administrative matters pertaining to MCDB 1A, 1AL and 1AZ. The best time to find Dr. Bush is immediately after class in Campbell Hall. Midterm exam 1 Midterm exam 2 Final Exam Exam Schedule Tue. Oct. 19 Dr. Feinstein’s lectures Wed. Nov. 10 Dr. Wilson’s lectures. Sat. Dec. 11 Cumulative (All lectures) 8-11AM Total: 100 pts 100 pts 250 pts 450 pts The Final Exam will cover all of Dr. Christoffersen’s lectures (150 pts) and material from both Dr. Feinstein’s and Dr. Wilson’s lectures (50 pts each). No early finals will be given. An opportunity to earn extra credit points by taking online quizzes for the genetics portion of the class will be announced during the quarter. Missed MCDB 1A Exams: If you miss an exam due to illness or emergency, contact Dr. Bush within 24 hours. Make-up exams are permitted only if you provide written verification of the illness or emergency. Please note - oversleeping is not considered an emergency. Buy two alarm clocks! The midterm exams end at 8:50 am. MCDB 1A Text Book and study resources: The text is Life, The Science of Biology by Sadava, Hillis, Heller, and Berenbaum (9th Edition) available at the bookstores. The Text is also available as an ebook to view on your computer (for details see the website: www.thelifewire.com/ebook ) The course website can be accessed at https://gauchospace.ucsb.edu/courses/. To access the website, login using your UCSB NetID and password. The website will MCDB 1A Course Information contain PowerPoint presentations of the slides presented in lecture. In addition, it will contain, handouts, old exams, extra credit quizzes (for some portions of the class) and other information that will help you study the material presented in lectures. Honors: The faculty will offer an honors section to those students who would like to do additional study in biology. Honors students will read selected papers from the primary scientific literature and then write three essays on the literature they have read. The honors section will meet on Thursdays from 8 – 8:50 AM in Buchanan 1920. The first honors meeting will be on Thursday, September 30. Anyone is welcome to attend the Honors Meetings, however, if you are interested in honors credit, please sign up on the honors web site which is accessible from the course (MCDB 1A) web site. The names of students who have successfully completed the assigned work will be submitted to the Honors Program at the end of the quarter. Granting of Honors, however, is administered by the Honors Program. Information about the program can be found at: http://www.honors.ltsc.ucsb.edu/. MCDB 1AZ-Students. If you are a 1AZ-student (a transfer student requiring credit for only a portion of the course), please see Douglas Bush as soon as possible to get a special handout. MCDB 1AL: The Introductory Biology Laboratory There are 8 laboratory sessions this quarter and students must attend at least 7 of the 8 in order to pass MCDB1AL. There are no make-up labs in MCDB1AL. In addition, satisfactory completion of the laboratory examinations is required in order to pass the laboratory course. A regular laboratory exercise is scheduled for the week of Sept. 27. Be on time! If you are more than 15 minutes late, your place in the lab may be given to someone on the wait list! If you cannot possibly attend the lab section in which you are enrolled, you may try to change it during the first week of class on a space available basis only. Please contact Dr. Bush immediately after lecture in Campbell on Friday Sept. 24. Dr. Bush will also be available on the same Friday from 10 AM to 12 PM in 4326 LSB. After Friday Sept. 24, the best time to see Dr. Bush is after lecture in Campbell or, at other times, in BSIF 2219. The MCDB 1AL Laboratory Manual is sold at the Associated Students Ticket & Cashier’s office (in the UCEN across from Corwin Pavilion, $17). The Laboratory Manual is required for the laboratory. Read the first exercise before your lab and bring the manual with you to the first laboratory session. Safety glasses are required for the laboratories. Bring the glasses you used in chemistry, or purchase a pair at the bookstore. If you normally wear glasses, those are fine. 2 MCDB 1A Course Information The MCDB1A laboratory final exam will he held in your normal laboratory section during the last week of class (Nov. 29 – Dec. 3). There are no lab exams during finals week. Academic Conduct In this course we rigorously adhere to the following UCSB policy on Academic conduct: It is expected that students attending the University of California understand and subscribe to the ideal of academic integrity, and are willing to bear individual responsibility for their work. Any work (written or otherwise) submitted to fulfill an academic requirement must represent a student's original work. Any act of academic dishonesty such as cheating or plagiarism, will subject a person to University disciplinary action. Using or attempting to use materials, information, study aids, or commercial "research" services not authorized by the instructor of the course constitutes cheating. Representing the words, ideas, or concepts of another person without appropriate attribution is plagiarism. Whenever another person's written work is utilized, whether it be a single phrase or longer, quotation marks must be used and sources cited. Paraphrasing another's work, i.e., borrowing the ideas or concepts and putting them into one's "own" words, must also be acknowledged. Although a person's state of mind and intention will be considered in determining the University response to an act of academic dishonest, this in no way lessens the responsibility of the student. 3 ...
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