Biology 1100 Survival Manual

Biology 1100 Survival Manual

Spring 2011

Math Prerequisite

Lynn J. Fancher, Instructor Office Hours
HSC 1341 Monday: 8:30 - 10:00, 11:30 - 1:00
942-2127 (ext. 2127) Tuesday: 8:30 - 10:00 Wednesday: 8:30 - 10:00; 11:30 - 12:30
Mailbox: HSC 1220 Thursday: 8:30 - 10:00
Friday: 8:30 - 10:00

Last revised January 15, 2011

It is very important for students in this class to access Blackboard (

NOTE: This syllabus applies only to the classroom version of Biology 1100

For Internet Biology 1100 go here.

Required Texts:

For a topical outline of this course and chapter references from the textbook, go here.

For links to the required readings for this course, go here.

For links to the .doc and .xls files of important handouts for this course, please go here.

Grading Scale Class Assignments
90% - 100% = A 4 Exams: 300 points (drop 1 exam)
80% - 89.9% = B Presentation: 65 points
70% - 79.9% = C Article Reports: 60 points
60% - 69.9% = D Practice Article: 10 points
< 60% = F Lab Assignments: TBA

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Exams: All exams will be short answer/essay style. There will be four exams, worth 100 points each. Exams will cover both lecture and lab materials. Your lowest exam score will be dropped, making the point total for exams 300.

Missed exams: There are no make up exams in this class. If you miss an exam, that automatically becomes the exam score which you drop. If you miss a second exam, talk to me about the possibility of dropping, since it will no longer be possible for you to pass the class.
  1. If you know that you will be unable to attend a scheduled exam, it may be possible for you to arrange a special exam time, so that you will not miss the exam.
  2. It is your responsibility to contact me and make arrangements for special exam times.

Presentations: Participation in a verbal, team presentation is required to pass this class.

Labs: Attendance in lab is required. You are expected to be in class, on time, for every lab period of the quarter. Presentation labs carry a 25 point penalty for absence. Sufficient lab absences (more than 2) will be grounds for failure in this class. Lab reports will be assigned for most lab activities.

Reading: You will be required to read and analyze six articles during the semester. We will read a seventh article as practice during the first week of the semester. Follow the link for details of these assignments.

Facts of Life: Go here to check out some important vital statistics for this class.

No extra credit assignments will be considered for this class