TR 11:00 A.M.-12:20 P.M.
Students in this course will be exposed to various principle components of the biological sciences. In this the second part of a two-semester course, a broad focus is placed on the following areas:
Class Requirements: This class contains both a lecture and separate lab component to it. You must be registered in both the lecture and the separate lab and attend both. BIOL 3054 is the prerequisite for this course.
Lecture Exams: There will be three, equally-weighted major exams that will each be worth 18.33% of your overall grade for the class in addition to a final exam. The final exam WILL be comprehensive and will be worth 20% of your overall grade. Lecture exams will all be a multiple choice testing format.
Course Grading: The following is a breakdown of your final course grade:
Test #1 =18.33%
Test #2 =18.33%
Test #3 =18.33%
Final Exam =20.00%
Lecture Grade total =75% + Lab Grade =25% = Total Course Grade 100%
The grading scale used to determine your letter grade for the course is as follows:
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = below 60%
None for lecture, but "as instructed" by teaching assistant in lab.
Make-up exams will be administered ONLY FOR EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES OR UNIVERSITY-AUTHORIZED ABSENCES. You MUST present a valid university excuse to make up a missed lecture exam. If a make-up exam is granted, it should be taken immediately (i.e. before exams are passed back to the class). DO NOT MISS AN EXAM!!!! Academic honesty must be practiced at all times.
Class Attendance: You are expected to attend all classes. A lot of material is presented in each class period, which makes it easy to fall behind if a class is missed. If you miss a class, it is YOUR responsibility to get class notes from classmates or handouts from your instructor. Students with excessive absences may be dropped from the course. Students should refer to the current MSU Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policy on academic dishonesty, class attendance, student rights and activities. For example, see page 43 for information on class attendance policy and page 4 for the student honor creed.
**ALL PAGERS OR PHONES SHOULD BE OFF IN THE CLASSROOM**
***Students with disabilities must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided.