|Introduction to Biology||BIOL1101AA||Fall, 1998|
Dr. Carolyn Bentivegna
Telephone: 275-2113 McNulty Hall Room #208 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours:Tues., Wed., 9:00-11:00 A.M., Appointments arranged
Lecture: MW 4-5:15 PM SC AMPH
Text book: Starr, C. BIOLOGY:Concepts and Applications,
Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1994
|9/14||chp 22, 23 37||plant structure/function|
|9/16||chp 24||plant reproduction|
|9/28||chp 2||cellular chemistry|
|9/30||chp 3||cell structure and function|
|10/5||chp 4,5,6||basic cellular metabolism|
|10/7||chp 7,8||cell division|
|10/12||Columbus Day||no class|
|10/14||chp 9||patterns of inheritance **1st paper due|
|10/19||chp 11,12, 13||DNA structure and function/genetic engineering|
|10/26||chp 25||animal tissues|
|11/4||chp 28||immune system|
|11/11||chp 31||urinary system|
|12/2||chp 32||nervous system|
|12/7||chp 33||endocrine system **2nd paper due|
|12/9||chp 34||reproductive system|
|12/14||chp 34||reproductive system|
Your grade will be based on three of four exams, two written assignments, and attendance.
-Exams dates are tentative. Exams will be given the second half of lecture and are not cumulative. There will be no make-up exams. Your final grade will be based on your three highest exam grades and written assignments, you may not drop the fourth exam.
-Written assignments will consist of reporting on scientific articles. The articles may be from any source, for example, the internet, NY Times Science Section (Tuesday), Star Ledger, Discovery Magazine, Scientific America, etc. Your report should include a brief summary of the article, 2 points which correlate with the lecture material that has been presented, and 2 questions you have about the article that are scientifically relevant. The purpose of this assignment is to correlate current scientific literature with class work. Your correlations should expand on the information in the article in such a way as to demonstrate your knowledge of lecture material. Papers will be no more than two typed pages (12 pt. font), be precise. They must be handed in on their due date or sooner. Papers will be dropped one grade for every day they are late.
-Attendance is essential. It will be taken each class. If you attend all but one class, an additional 2.5% will be added to your final grade.
-If you are caught cheating on an exam or plagiarizing, you will be given zero credit for that assignment.
This course will be graded on a scale of 400 points, 100 points for
each exam (3 of 4) and 50 points for each written assignment. The grade breakdown for this
course will be:
I am happy to help you with this course. Please, do not hesitate to contact me if you need to.