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BSCI 207 Syllabus 2012_v2.2

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BSCI 207 Syllabus Drs. Haag & Kent Spring Semester, 2012 M-W-F 1101 @ 11:00-11:50 in BRB 1101 Textbooks (either is acceptable): Campbell, Biology (9 th ed.), Benjamin Cummings ISBN-13: 978-0-321-55823-7 Freeman, Biological Science (3 rd ed.), Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-224950-8 Lecturers Dr. Eric Haag Office: 0245 Biology-Psychology Office Hours: by appointment Telephone: 301-405-8534 (ENTM secretary) Contact information: see the Ask Dr. Haag section in the Discussion section for content questions or, for personal communication, see the Message link of the Blackboard site. Dr. Bretton Kent Office: 3142 Plant Sciences Office Hours: by appointment Telephone: 301-405-3911 (ENTM secretary) for appointment Contact information: see the Ask Dr. Kent section in the Discussion section for content Questions. For personal communication, see the Message link of the Blackboard site. Teaching Assistants Christian Che-Castaldo – Graduate Teaching Assistant Office: 3205 Biology-Psychology Office Hours: Fridays, 10:00-10:50 am Louis Coplan – Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Office: TBA Office Hours: 1:00-2:30 pm Please contact Cristian and Louis via the Blackboard Ask the TA link within the Discussion Board or via the Message link. They will be happy to work with you and your study group and run pre-examination review sessions! Guided Study Session Leader Amanda Hom & Mike Weber Please contact Amanda and Mike via the Blackboard Ask the GSS Leader link within the Discussion Board or via the Message link.
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Examinations There will be three midterms (100 pts. each) and one comprehensive final (150 pts.). The lowest midterm will be dropped. We do not give make-up exams. If you miss a midterm, that examination will count as the dropped exam. Each midterm exam will be partly multiple-multiple choice and partly short essays. The final exam is entirely composed of multiple-multiple choice questions. Make-up Examinations: Make-up exams will not be offered. No makeup tests will be offered in the lecture portion of the course without strictly following the University Guidelines . If you miss a midterm, that will be your dropped exam. It is in your interest to take all three of the lecture midterms in order to give yourself the best chance of a high grade. Re-grade Requests: For lecture exams, re-grades will be considered only if the original was written in pen. If you feel you were graded incorrectly on an exam, you should pursue the following procedure to obtain a re-grade: 1. Refer to the answer key (which will be posted the day of the exam) to make sure you know what the correct answer is. 2. Return the exam to your instructor along with a written explanation of why you feel you should have received more points, and including reference to the posted answer key. Important Note: The firm deadline for re-grade requests is ONE WEEK after the graded exam was made available (regardless of when you actually pick it up). There will be no re-grades for the final.
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