Lecture #1 - 1 Welcome to Biology 111 Organismal Biology...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Welcome to Biology 111 Organismal Biology Dr. Irene Gregory-Eaves Pick up a copy of the syllabus as you enter. Everything you need to know about how the course functions is in the syllabus ! 2 Goals of Lecture 1 Introduce BIOL 111 Staff (teaching, administrative, support) Organization Lecture my Courses Clickers Lab Grades What is life? 3 Staff Course lecturers: Dr. Irene Gregory-Eaves Course Coordinator Lecturer for lectures: 1-5, 9-22 Stewart Biology Building W6/5 Phone 398-6425 irene.gregory-eaves@mcgill.ca Office hours: Thursdays 3:30-4:30 pm or by appt. No office hours this week 4 Staff Course lecturers: Dr. Rajinder Dhindsa Lecturer for lectures: 6-8 Stewart Biology Building N3/11B Phone 398-6423 raj.dhindsa@mcgill.ca 5 Course lecturers: Dr. Claire de Mazancourt Lecturer for lectures: 23-25 Stewart Biology Building W3/20 Phone 398-6508 claire.demazancourt@mcgill.ca 6 Staff Lab Coordinator: Anne-Marie LHeureux Lab organization: including students, technicians and TAs Exam administration: lab and lecture Absences : lab and exams Stewart Biology Building W4/9 Phone x6404 annemarie.lheureux@mcgill.ca 7 Technical and Lecture Content Assistant: Morgan Boenke Graduate student Staff Redpath Museum, rm 105A Phone 398-3190 morgan.boenke@mail.mcgill.ca 8 Teaching Assistants (~30) Graduate students Run labs teach content grade flow charts, presentations, lab exams Staff Contact info will be given in first lab. 9 Course Organization Lectures my Courses Clickers Labs Grades 10 Lectures Tues & Thurs 10:35 11:25 Leacock 132 Supplementary text book readings for each lecture ( see syllabus ) Lecture exam material is exclusively from lectures. Lecture notes and recordings posted online ( technology permitting ) 11 my Courses (WebCT) for Lectures Pre-lecture slides posted on my Courses Bring to class to facilitate note-taking Post-lecture slides posted on my Courses Last minute additions, surprises, clicker results Link to lecture recordings Discussion groups to ask questions of classmates (monitored by Morgan) Register your clicker 12 my Courses (WebCT) 13 This is an OPTIONAL online resource that accompanies new textbooks. BioPortal http://courses.bfwpub.com/life9e.php 14 Clickers (SRS = Student Response Systems) What? a device allowing students to actively participate during a lecture by responding to posted questions. Why? many studies show students prefer it and learn better; especially useful to increase student involvement in large classes. When? all lectures. Where can I get one? Bookstore How? 15 Clickers How?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2010 for the course BIOL BIOL 111 taught by Professor Roffey during the Fall '09 term at McGill.

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Lecture #1 - 1 Welcome to Biology 111 Organismal Biology...

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