DCCCD BIOL 1406 - Syllabus (7 pages)

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Biol 1406 - Biology For Science Majors I
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Eastfield College Science and PE Division Spring 2012 Biology for Science Majors I Biology 1406 Section 4001 Four Credit Hours Lecture Monday in Room C260 11 15 AM to 1 55 PM Lab Monday in Room S307 2 15PM to 4 55PM Instructor Mark Kelly Contact Information Office C201 Phone 972 391 1047 Email address MarkKelly dcccd edu Office Hours by appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION Prerequisite One of the following must be met 1 Developmental Reading 0093 and Developmental Writing 0093 2 English as a Second Language ESOL 0044 and 0054 or 3 have met the Texas Success Initiative TSI reading and writing standards and DCCCD Writing score prerequisite requirement An introductory survey of contemporary biology for students majoring in the sciences Topics emphasized will include the chemical basis of life structure and function of cells energy transformations molecular biology and genetics 3 Lec 3 Lab Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2601015103 Course Description from Eastfield Catalog REQUIRED BOOKS Text Campbell Biology ninth Edition by Reece and others ISBN 13 978 0 321 55814 5 Lab Manual Inquiry into Life Thirteenth Edition by Sylvia S Mader ISBN 978 0 07 729743 5 Students using another text text edition or lab manual edition will be at a disadvantage Student Learning Outcomes Your performance in each of these areas will be judged by grades obtained from assignments and exams that measure your understanding of the textbook material and laboratory experiments requiring you to follow a written procedure to collect and analyze scientific information BIOL 1406 To understand the steps and application of the scientific method To understand basic biochemistry related to cell structure and function To understand energy transformation involving living organisms Developmental Courses The Texas Success Initiative TSI is a statewide program designed to ensure that students enrolled in Texas public colleges and universities have the basic academic skills needed to be successful in collegelevel course work The TSI requires assessment remediation if necessary and advising of students who attend a public college or university in the state of Texas The program assesses a student s basic academic skills in reading writing and math Passing the assessment is a prerequisite for enrollment in many college level classes such as English 1301 1302 History 1301 1302 Math 1414 etc Students who do not meet assessment standards may complete prerequisite requirements by taking developmental courses in the deficient area and passing them with a grade of C or higher In some cases retesting will also be required It is up to each student to be aware and informed about requirements that are subject to change Additional information is available from the TSI Office https www1 dcccd edu cat0910 admiss tsi cfm loc 4 EVALUATION Five Lecture Tests Three Lab Practicals Written assignment Total 500 points 300 points 100 900 points COURSE GRADE A B C D F 900 806 805 716 715 581 580 491 490 and below TEST COVERAGE Tests will cover lecture notes handouts and reading assignments Test Type Lecture Multiple choice matching true false short essay Lab Short answer spell terms multiple choice matching true false Obtaining Final Course Grades Using eConnect Final Grade Reports are no longer mailed Convenient access is available online at www econnect dcccd edu Use your identification number when you log onto eConnect an online system developed by the DCCCD to provide you with timely information regarding your college record Your grades will also be printed on your Student Advising Report which is available in the Admissions Office Eastfield College Email Policy Faculty and students must have and use a DCCCD account for all correspondence relating to academic coursework For information on setting up a DCCCD student email account go to http www dcccd edu netmail home html Course Outline See Attached Schedule Attendance Policy Class attendance is required The student is responsible for all material covered and class announcements missed due to absences If a student misses a lab for a good reason then the student may makeup the work at another lab time or during open lab Financial Aid Statement Students who are receiving any form of financial aid should check with the Financial Aid Office prior to withdrawing from classes Withdrawals may affect your eligibility to receive further aid and could cause you to be in a position of repayment for the current semester Students who fail to attend or participate after the drop date are also subject to this policy Financial Aid Statement for Distance Learning Classes If you are receiving Financial Aid grants or loans and are enrolled in a Distance Learning class you must show participation in this class prior to the certification date by either e mailing or contacting the instructor or logging on to eCampus Do not drop or stop attending any class without consulting the Financial Aid Office Changes in your enrollment level and failing grades may require that you repay financial aid funds Repeating This Course Third Attempt to Enroll in a Course Effective for Fall Semester 2005 the Dallas County Community Colleges will charge additional tuition to students registering the third or subsequent time for a course All third and subsequent attempts of the majority of credit and Continuing Education Workforce Training courses will result in additional tuition to be charged Developmental Studies and some other courses will not be charged a higher tuition rate Third attempts include courses taken at any of the Dallas County Community Colleges since the Fall 2002 Semester See Third Attempt to Enroll in a Course at http www dcccd edu thirdcourseattempt Academic Honesty Scholastic dishonesty is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating on a test plagiarism and collusion As a college student you are considered a responsible adult Your enrollment indicates acceptance of the DCCCD Code of Student Conduct published in the DCCCD Catalog at http www1 dcccd edu cat0506 ss code cfm Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating on tests plagiarism and collusion Cheating includes copying from another student s test or homework paper using materials not authorized collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during a test knowingly using buying selling stealing or soliciting the contents of an unadministered test and substituting for


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