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  • BIOL1020SyllabusCampos,Fall2016

    CSUStanislausBIOLOGY1020:WorldofBiologyLaboratoryCourseSyllabus

    Labs:

    Tuesday11:00-1:50PM,223NaraghiHallofScience

    Tuesday2:00-4:50PM,223NaraghiHallofScience

    Tuesday6:00-8:50PM,223NaraghiHallofScience

    Wednesday8:00-10:50AM,223NaraghiHallofScience

    Wednesday2:00-4:50PM,223NaraghiHallofScience

    Instructor:EricaCampos Office:324ANaraghiHallofScience

    OfficeHours:Wednesday11am-1pm,orbyappointment *scheduleappointmentatleast24hoursprior

    e-mail:ecampos1@csustan.edu

    *Bestwaytocontactmeisbye-mail

    Requiredtext:WorldofBiology1020LaboratoryWorkbook6theditionbyStevensandFleming(2014).*Purchasefromcampusbookstore(nophotocopies),andbringtoeverylab

    AccessontheBIOL1020classBlackBoardsite,www.blackboard.csustan.edu(yourloginnameandpasswordisthesameasyourCSUStanaccount).

  • BIOL1020SyllabusCampos,Fall2016

    Ifyoudonothaveaccesstoapersonalcomputer,theCSUStancomputerlabsareavailable.TheoneclosestfromourclassroomisdownthehallinN201.

    Additionalresources:

    - TheBIOL1010text,CampbellEssentialBiology(4theditionornewer)byEricJ.Simon,JaneB.Reece,andJeanL.Dickey(2010ornewer)*MasteringBiologyOnlineavailablewithpurchaseoftext

    - CSUStanislaustutoringcenter(112LibraryBuilding).ServicesprovidedfreeofchargetoCSUStanstudentsonafirstcomefirstservebasis

    CatalogDescription:(1Unit)Basiclaboratoryand/orfieldstudiesinvariousbiologicalareas.(TopicstobespecifiedinClassSchedule)Satisfieslaboratoryrequirementinnaturalsciences.Differenttopicscanbetakenforcreditunderthisnumber,butmaybetakenonlyonceforGEcredit.SatisfiesG.E.areaB2.Prerequisites:BIOL1010orconcurrentenrollment.(Laboratory,3hours)(Fall,Spring).

    CourseDescription:Thecourseisintendedtoprovidestudentswithlaboratoryexperienceinvariousbiologicalcontexts,mostlyrelatedtoconceptscoveredinBIOL1010.NotethatwhilethislabdoesparallelBIOL1010closely,itistakenandgradedseparatelyfromBIOL1010.

    CourseObjectives:Aftercompletingthiscourseyoushouldbeableto;(1)Demonstrateyourabilitytothinklikeabiologist.(2)Speak/writecoherentlyaboutbiologywithbiologistsandnon-biologistsalike.(3)Usebiologicalknowledgetomakeinformeddecisionsinyourlife.

    Howtobeasuccessfulstudentinthisclass:Beforelab;oCompletehomeworkassignment(s)oReadthroughyourlabworkbookandtakenotesonupcominglab*HINT!quizquestionsarebasedoffoflabworkbookcontentoUseadditionalresourcestogetagoodunderstandingoftheupcomingtopicoCheckforanyannouncements

    Bringtolab;oYour1page(frontside)cheatsheettouseforthequizandduringclassoAssignment(s)dueoLabnotebookoPhonecalculatororstandardcalculator

    Duringlab;oShowupontimeoTurninassignmentsdueatthebeginningofclass(e-mailedassignmentsarenotaccepted),andcheckforhand-outsoAskquestionsandshareyourcomments,ideasandopinions

  • BIOL1020SyllabusCampos,Fall2016

    oTakenotesoDonotdisrupttherights,property,orlearningenvironmentofothers.ActintheinterestofothersandhelpcreateandmaintainanenvironmentthatiscomfortableandconductivetolearningAfterlab;oCleanupyourarea,orotherobviousmessesoIfyouseesomeoneelsewhohasfallenbehindorisconfused,helpthem!

    Safety:Pleasedemonstratepropercareforanduseoflabmaterialsandsupplies.Asafelabisaproductivelab.Pleasereportanyinjuries,spills,brokenequipment,oranyothersafetyconcernstotheinstructorimmediately.Ifyouseesomething(orhear,smell,feel)saysomething!Trustyourgutinstinct!

    CellPhonesandotherinternetenableddevices:Cellphones,tablets,laptops,etc.areallowedtobeusedduringclasstime,butONLYforeducationalpurposessuchasusingyourcalculatorapp,re-watchingaflip-classvideo,accessingnotes,orsearchingthewebtohelpansweraquestionfromthelab.CellphoneandotherInternetenableddeviceuseisnotpermittedduringassessmentssuchasquizzes.

    SpecialAccommodations:ThiscourseisAmericanswithDisabilitiesAct(ADA)accessible.Closedcaptioningisavailableontheflipclassvideoseries.

    StudentswithdocumenteddisabilitiesshouldseekspecialaccommodationsforallclassesthroughtheDisabilityResourceServices(DRS)officeoncampus(2ndfloorMSRbuilding).IfDRSnotifiestheinstructorthatyourequireADAaccommodations,thentheinstructorwillprovidethoseaccommodations(suchasvideo/audiorecording,hiringanote-taker,extendedtesttimeetc.).

    *Ifyourecordthislabinanyform(video/audio/photoetc.)withoutpermissionorwithoutaccommodationfromDRS,thatconstitutesintellectualpropertytheft

    StudentAthletes:Yourcoachshouldcontacttheinstructorifyouaregoingtomisslabforgames/matchesASAP.Iwillaccommodateyourschedulebyallowingalternatelabdatesifpossible,otherwiseIwillprovideanalternativeassignmenttoexcusemissedpoints.Ifyouknowyouaregoingtomissalabandwanttomakeitup,notifytheinstructorATLEAST2weekspriorsothataccommodationscanbemade.

    Absences:Unexcusedabsencesalwaysresultinzeropoints.Absencesmaybeexcusedunderdirecircumstances/emergenciesifahard-copy(no-email),signeddocumentationofhardshipisprovided(suchasasicknotefromcampushealthcenter).

  • BIOL1020SyllabusCampos,Fall2016

    CheatingandPlagiarism:Yourworkshouldreflectyourownideas,efforts,andwords.CheatinginanyformisinappropriateconductandwillbedealtwithswiftlyandseverelyaccordingtoSections41301-41304ofTitle5oftheCaliforniaCodeofRegulationswhichincludesexpulsion,suspensionorprobation*HINT!sharingyourgraphsisconsideredcheating!Makeyourowngraph,evenifyouhavethesamedataaseveryoneelse

    Grading:Allhomework,quizzes,andextracreditassignmentswillbegradedandreturnedtoyouthefollowinglabperiod,orASAP.Youmustfillouteverything(possible)inALLchaptersofyourlabbook,beneat,andbethorough.Youcankeepyourlabbookduringthesemesterbecauseyouwillneedtostudyfromit,buttheinstructorwillbegradingyouduringclassonthecompletionofyourlabbook.

    Lateworkwillnotbeacceptedexceptindirecircumstances/emergencies,andthenyoumustprovidedocumentationofhardship.Allsubmittedworkmustbeoriginalandturnedinduringlab;photocopiesorscans(e-mail)arenotacceptable.

    Gradedeterminedbytotalpercentage:

    Homework:10pointsperassignment

    Quizzes:10pointsperquiz

    Labworkbookcheck:30pointsforcompletion

    Extracreditwillbeofferedoccasionallythroughoutthesemesteratmydiscretion(sodontbugmeandaskforit).

    A=90orabove B=80-89 C=70-79 D=60-69 F=59orbelow

    No+/-willbeappliedtoyourfinalgrade!