BIO 120, Winter 2010 – General Biology I
Dr. Mark Thogerson
Office: 216 HRY
Lecture Time and Location:
Section 30: MW 4:30-5:45 PM, MAN 102
Section 60: TR 2:30-3:45 PM, MAN 102
Section 90: TR 8:30-9:45 AM, 132 LHH
Office hours: MW 2:00-4:00 PM
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – this is likely the most effective way to contact me. I rarely check school email on weekends.
Course Description and Prerequisites
Introduction to cell structure and physiology, growth and development, and genetics (3-0-3). Offered fall, winter, and
summer semesters. Prerequisites: High school chemistry, CHM 109, or CHM 115 (CHM 109 or CHM 115 may be taken
concurrently). Fulfills Life Sciences Foundation.
To introduce the principles of cell biology, genetics, development, and cell energetics.
To teach interpretation of experimental data through selected laboratory techniques.
To provide a framework for subsequent coursework in biology and the health sciences.
Campbell, N.A. and J.B. Reece, 2008.
Pearson / Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco, CA.
You should make every effort to attend class and be punctual.
Exams and quizzes may not be made up unless you have
reason for having missed.
If possible, schedule a makeup
an exam date.
If you do not contact
me before the first lecture after an exam,
you will receive a zero for that exam.
Make-up exams given at times other than
scheduled may be in the form of multiple essays.
Examples of valid excuses (documentation provided)
Examples of invalid excuses
Written explanation by a medical or legal professional
Death of an immediate family member
Copy of police report corresponding to exam/class time
Child care emergency
Event conflict (games, concerts)
unless you are an athlete/performer
You are expected to be prepared for each lecture; this means
study your readings in advance!
You are responsible for readings, notes, and assignments up to and including exam day for all exams and quizzes.
at least one #2 pencil with you for exams
Electronic devices: Use of personal stereos during class will not be tolerated.
Cell phones and pagers must be turned off
or set to a silent mode.
A ringing cell phone gives me a good reason for a pop quiz!
Tape recorders may be used for
recording lectures, and computers may be used only for taking notes.