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H10_2912_Policies Syllabus & Schedule & Lab

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Biology Honors 2912: Introduction to Biology Fall 2010 Instructors: Dr. Richard Waring and Dr Harry Rappaport Lab Coordinator: Dr. Daniel Spaeth Office Hours : For Dr. Rappaport: (Biology, Rm 450, 204-8875; email: [email protected]): WF 10:00- 11:30 or by appointment. For Dr. Waring : (Biology, Rm 307, 204-8877; email: [email protected] Dr. Waring's Web Page can be found at http://unix.temple.edu/~waring ). Office hours: WF 10:00- 11:30 or by appointment. Please direct all questions about the lab to your lab instructor or see Dr. Dan Spaeth (Biology, Rm 248Q (inner hall across from Biology Office), 204-6722; email: [email protected]). Further contact information will be provided on Blackboard (Bb). Any student who has a need for accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact either instructor privately to discuss the specific situation as soon as possible. Contact Disability Resources and Services at 215-204-1280. New rules at the DRS require advanced notice by several days for exam accommodations. It is the responsibility of the student to adhere to the DRS schedule for registration and paperwork when requesting an exam accommodation. Text Campbell, Neil A. and Reece Jane B. 2008. Biology . Eighth Edition. Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co., Inc., California. Available in the Bookstore. Lecture Notes Supplement and Laboratory manual are available at one of the Temple Copy centers (see details on Blackboard where there is also further up to date information on the laboratories). The safety manual (AKA “CST Student Guidelines”) is available in Conwell Hall 601 Duplicating Center. Mandatory eye protection is available in the Bookstore or elsewhere. Course Design: The first seven weeks of this course will be taught by Dr. Rappaport. The second eight weeks will be taught by Dr. Waring. Dr. Rappaport will provide an introduction to the basic physical and chemical principles underlying biology. Topics include energy, macromolecules, solubility, enzymes, metabolism, and photosynthesis. Dr. Waring will concentrate on cells, the function and properties of membranes, genes, DNA replication, transcription, and translation. He will also discuss basic genetic concepts and introduce topics concerning gene expression. IMPORTANT : It is necessary for this course that you obtain AccessNet and Temple email accounts (Obtain these by going to http://www.temple.edu/cs . You can also visit the Computer Services Help Desk, Rm 106, TECH Center, 12th St. & Montgomery Ave. Call 204-8000 for more information). Without an AccessNet account you will not be able to access the blackboard site for this course. Access to the newest version of Blackboard is through the newly designed TUportal link; this will be explained to you at the start of the course. Without a Temple email account you will not be able to communicate with the instructors, Lab Coordinator and TAs. You will only be able to check your grades through the blackboard site.
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