The successful student will understand the fundamental principles, concepts, and theories of biology.
The successful student will gain factual knowledge necessary to develop as professional in a discipline that is biologically-based.
The successful student will develop fundamental skills, including writing, mathematical reasoning and data processing.
In order to succeed in this course, the student will
1) be prepared academically [BIOL 1144 and 1544; CHEM 1143/1 and 1243/1 are prerequisites]
2) demonstrate skill in writing and develop skill in writing scientific reports.
3) demonstrate competence in fundamental math (algebra) skills.
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89.9%
C = 70-79.9%
D = 60-69.9%
F < 60%
Each assignment will include the format required to successfully complete it. Instructions must be followed carefully in order to receive full credit for each assignment. All assignments will be prepared professionally (typed, graphed, tabulated electronically) rather than handwritten.
Each assignment will include a deadline for its completion. The completed assignment must be submitted by the deadline in order to receive credit for it
It is assumed that the student will attend all scheduled meeting of the class, including laboratory sessions.
Absence from three laboratory session will constitute grounds for an instructor drop from the course.
The student must make use of the D2L system and complete all assignments delivered by means of it.
Out of courtesy for classmates and the instructor, please
1) don't walk across the front of the classroom after class has begun or before class has ended.
2) don't converse during lectures, videos, examinations or other classroom activities.
At the beginning of each class period, turn off cell phones, pagers, and other electronic devices that may make noise, disrupt or distract.
Observe University policies regarding class attendance (do), grounds for an instructor drop, classroom conduct and academic dishonesty (don't). These policies may be found in the MSU Student Handbook <http://students.mwsu.edu>.