Bio Syllabus

Bio Syllabus - Tennessee State University Department of...

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Tennessee State University Department of Biological Sciences BIOL 1120 General Biology II Course Syllabus Fall Semester, 2011 Professor: ANTHONY EJIOFOR Office : 112C McCORD HALL Office Hours : 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Telephone Extension: x5806 email address: aejiofor@tnstate.edu Required Materials: Biology (with MasteringBiology Access Code) , 9 th ed. Reece, Urry, Cain, Wasserman, Minorsky & Jackson 2011; Pearson Benjamin Cummings Pub. Co. Symbiosis: Custom Lab Manual for Tennessee State University i>clicker Recommended Text: . M.R. Taylor; Pearson Benjamin/Cummings Pub. Co. Course Description BIOL 1120 is a course designed to study the structure, function, and life characteristics of organisms. Course Rationale Biology 1120 covers the evolutionary history of biological diversity, plants form and function, and animal form and function. It is the second course of a one year introductory sequence for beginning biology majors. Prerequisites: BIOL 1110, 1111 Co-Requisite: BIOL 1121 Course Objectives The student will: 1. Describe the unifying themes in biology. 2. Discuss science as a process. 3. Describe science as a human activity. 4. Discuss the relationship of science and technology to society. 5. Apply new knowledge in a global context.
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2 Course Requirements The textbook, Biology , is the focus of this course. Students are responsible for the material presented in lecture, the textbook, and the laboratory exercise manual (as listed in the following schedule). Laboratory exercises are coordinated with lecture presentations and intended to illustrate ideas and structures described in lectures. Methods of Evaluation Students must be able to answer questions derived from the course objectives correctly, identify structures, and explain processes presented in the lectures and in the laboratory exercises. Four exams are scheduled during the weeks noted in the schedule (subject to change). Lecture exams will cover only the material presented since the previous exam. Each student will be allowed to drop one of the four in-class exams from his/her overall average (If no exam has been missed, the lowest grade will be dropped from the average). Homework assignments using MasteringBiology must be completed online. Quizzes will be given during lecture periods and the average quiz score will count as an additional exam score. It is the responsibility of the student to attend class and complete all requirements. In cases of excused absences, appropriate documentation must be submitted within a week of such an occurrence. Also, if a test or quizzed is missed due to unforeseen circumstances, the student must contact the professor by phone or email within 24 hours of the occurrence of the circumstance with proof of the circumstance. Laboratory grades
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course BIO 200 taught by Professor Ejiofor during the Fall '11 term at TN State.

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