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Exams: All exams will be short answer/essay/problem style, with strong emphasis on problem solving. Some exams may be all or part take-home. There will be three exams, worth a total of 300 points. Missing any exam without replacing it will be grounds for failing this class. The last exam may not be made up.Missed exams: Follow this link for the procedure to follow if you miss an exam. The most important things to remember are:
Research Paper: You will be expected to complete a formal paper aproximately 15 pages in length. Instructions for this paper may be found at the other end of the link. You may select any topic you wish, as long as there is a clear connection between your topic and the discipline of genetics. This assignment includes two required progress reports plus the final paper, which is due at the end of the sixteenth week of the semester. Late papers will be penalized 10% for each day late (see Facts of Life).
Discussion Assignments: Go to http://www.cod.edu/people/faculty/fancher/genetics/120DiscAss.htm for your discussion assignments. 15 points each. Most discussions will take place on Thursdays, according to the schedule distributed in class. The only way to be eligible for the 15 points for these assignments is to be in class during the discussion and to turn your assignment in at that time. Don't turn your discussion assignments in early, and don't turn them in late.
Facts of Life: Go here to check out some important vital statistics of this class.
No extra credit assignments will be considered for this class