Office: 224 Henry Hall
Office Hours: Monday 9-11 AM, Thurs 9-11 AM, after class and by appointment
Required Textbook: Reece, J.B. et al. 2010. Campbell Biology 9th edition. Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, USA
Required Classroom Response System: Top Hat. Register your own device (phone, computer, tablet). More information is posted on Blackboard and will be presented in class. Course Description:
Introduction to cell structure, cell physiology, genetics, and development. Prerequisite: High school chemistry, CHM 109, or CHM 115 (CHM 109 or CHM 115 may be taken concurrently). Fulfills Life Sciences Foundation. Four credits.
Explore fundamental biological concepts focusing on cell structure and function.
Continue to build, define and challenge your scientific vocabulary.
Develop a working knowledge of the nature and methods of science.
Apply your knowledge in problem solving that requires critical and creative thinking.
Establish a framework of knowledge, reasoning and study skills for future success in more advanced life sciences courses.
Gain an appreciation for the relevance of biology and science to you and society.
Important Dates: August 30th: Last day to Add, Register, or Pay September 1st-3rd: Labor Day Recess September 25th: Midterm 1 October 21st: Midterm 2 October 25th: No record of grade Drop deadline – grade “W” November 25th: Midterm 3 November 27th-December 1st: Thanksgiving Recess December 4th: Final Day of Class December 12th: Final 2-3:50 PM
Concurrent enrollment in a laboratory section of BIO 120 is required for successful completion of this course. Your performance in laboratory counts for 25% of your final grade. In order to pass this course you must receive 60% of total possible points in lab.
Regular attendance is required for success in this course. When absent, you are responsible for finding out what you missed in class.
Students are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and respectful of the instructor and fellow students. Unless approved by instructor, students are prohibited from using all electronic devices including, but not limited to, cell phones, laptop computers, iPads, iPods, iPhones, smart phones, calculators, voice recorders, and video recorders. Students are prohibited from making available the material from the class (including, but not limited to,