Lecture: MWF 9-10
Lab: W 2-5
Genetic principles underlie virtually every area of biology. The concepts and principles by which we understand the passage of heritable information is crucial to our understanding of virtually everything else in biology and biology-related fields.
In this course, we will cover aspects of molecular and classical genetics. We will learn how genetic principles underpin our current approaches to studying biology.
The objectives of this course are to gain a factual knowledge base in genetic terminology and concepts, to hone your analytical problem solving skills and to gain an appreciation for the practice of the biological sciences.
Attendance is crucial to successful performance in this course. I expect participation from my students and you can’t do that if you’re not here. Students with excessive absences (>3) will be dropped. Attendance to lab is mandatory. You can only miss 1 lab! Students will be dropped from lab on their 2nd absence.
Prerequisite courses: BIOL 3054, BIOL 3064, CHEM 1143 & 1243, MATH 1233 or 1534, BIOL 1544 & 1144
See written syllabus or online syllabus http://faculty.mwsu.edu/biology/jon.scales/Courses/index.htm
There must be extenuating circumstances in order to make-up a missed exam and then you’ll have that opportunity only once. In the case of illness, you must contact the instructor as soon as possible. In the case of an academic conflict, you must notify the instructor in advance. Failure to do either in these cases will mean you won’t have a chance of doing a make-up.
There will be NO make-up of missed lab activities, quizzes or exams.
No cell phone use: 1st offense - sent out of lecture, 2nd offense - dropped from course.
No laptop computer or tablets (iPad, Kindle, etc..) use in lecture room during lecture. Use in lab is ok.
Examinations & Quizzes:
There will be quizzes weekly so always be prepared! If you come to class or lab after a quiz is in progress, you WILL NOT be allowed to take the quiz.
We will have 1 comprehensive final exam