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BIOLOGY 311C: INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY I 90355 & 90360 MTWThF 10:00 – 11:30 WEL 2.308 Summer 2011 Instructor : Dr. Jessica Wandelt Email : Office Hours : After class or by appointment (please email to arrange a convenient time) Course Description 311C is designed for majors in biological sciences, and for others if required by their departmental programs. This course covers major concepts in biological chemistry, cellular organization, metabolism, cell cycle, gene expression, and gene regulation. Prerequisites Credit for (with a grade of at least a C) or concurrent registration in Chemistry 301 (or its equivalent). If you do not meet this requirement, you will be automatically dropped from this class. Required Supplies Textbook: Biology by NA Campbell and JB Reece (7 th or 8 th edition) Clicker: i>clicker (available at Co-op) Course Organization Lectures You are strongly encouraged to attend all lectures. The material presented during lecture will be the basis for the exams. In addition, a part of your grade will be determined by your daily participation in class (see below ). Outlines of lecture powerpoint presentations with figures will be available on Blackboard ( prior to class. It is suggested that you bring these to class as a guide for note taking. Just looking at these outlines is not an adequate substitute for attending class. If you must miss a lecture, review the slides, do the required reading and check with at least one other classmate who attended the lecture for any additional notes. After you have done this, you may also make arrangements with your lecturer or T.A. to review the material you missed. Discussion Sections Each student is enrolled in two one-hour per week discussion section (see below). These discussions, which are led by your TA, are run for your benefit. The purpose of these sessions is to review and reinforce the material covered in lecture, as well as to provide you the opportunity to discuss topics in smaller groups. It is highly recommended that you attend all discussion sessions. In addition, participation during these meetings will be factored into your overall course grade (see below). Please attend the discussion section to which you are assigned. Discussions will begin meeting the Monday, July 11. 90355 MW 1:00 – 2:00 WEL 2.256 90360 MW 2:00 – 3:00 BIO 301 Grading Your overall grade in this course will be determined by two in-class exams, your participation in lectures and discussion sections, and a cumulative final exam: Exam 1 25% Exam 2 25% Lecture Participation 10% Discussion Quizzes & Participation 10% Final Exam 30%
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The final course grade is expected to obey the following grading scale: A = 93.50% and above C = 73.50-76.49% A- = 90.00-93.49% C- = 70.00-73.49% B+ = 86.50-89.99% D+ = 66.50-69.99 B = 83.50-86.49% D = 63.50-66.49% B- = 80.00-83.49% D- = 60.00-63.49% C+ = 76.50-79.99% F = 59.99% and below If your grade falls within one of the categories, you are guaranteed the letter grade indicated. Occasionally, I have been known to slightly
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course BIO 311C taught by Professor Satasivian during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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