BIOLOGY 1100 COURSE POLICIES and OBJECTIVES

Dr. James K. Adams B 148 Sequoya Hall
Biology 1100 (Human Biology) 

    Attendance in class is required, and attendance will be taken. If you are absent, you will not be
penalized if you have a valid reason for missing. If you are absent, YOU are still responsible for the
material covered as well as any announcements and assignments given in class. Remember, YOU (or
somebody close to you) are paying for your education, so you actually get less for your money if you do
not
attend class! Attendance to tests (see the website and syllabus for dates of tests) is mandatory for
all students, except in VERY EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES. Make-up tests will be given only if
you have notified me beforehand that you will be absent, and only if I agree that your reasons are sound.
To reach me, call my office at 272-4427. Alternatively, you can call the biology office (272-4440) and
leave a message for me; leave an e-mail message at jadams@em.daltonstate.edu; or you can call me at
home until 9:00p.m. at 602-6993 (Calhoun; area code 706, though it is a local call from the Dalton area).

    If you miss a test without contacting me (within 24 hours of the scheduled time), you will receive a
zero for that test, even if you come to me later with a doctor
=s (or other) excuse. If you contact me within the required time frame, I will likely allow you to make-up the test, but in most cases MAKE-UP TESTS ARE ESSAY TESTS. Also, when you contact me your must tell me when you will make up the test, and it must be within a couple of days after the test was originally scheduled; if you miss the
scheduled make up time, you will receive a zero
B no excuses (again except in extreme circumstances).
Anyone caught cheating on any assignment or test will also receive a zero for that work
B everyone is
allowed one bad decision (but only one). A second instance of cheating will result in an
AF@ for the
course.

    Grades: 90 - 100%          A
   
              80 - 89%            B
   
              70 - 79%            C
   
              60 - 69%            D
   
              <60%                  F

    Grades may be subject to some curving after all points are totaled at the end of the semester. You
will be notified of such at that time.

The tentative point total for the course is approximately 700 points, broken down as follows:

                4 exams @ 100 points each  B          400
   
             Final Exam                          B          150
   
             Quizzes                                B approx. 50
   
             Muscle/Bone test    B          100
                TOTAL                                 approx. 700

Assignments / quizzes may be deleted, or one or two added, at my discretion.

LATE PAPER POLICY: You may have some assignments due during the semester. Due dates will
be announced in class and adhered to stringently. Any assignments that are turned in late will be assessed a penalty of 10% per classroom day. Please be aware, however, that this also means that an assignment turned in completed but one day late is better than an assignment turned in on time but only half done. Also, for obvious reasons, assignments cannot be turned in after everyone else's has been graded and returned (which is usually quite promptly); an attempt to do so will be refused and you will receive a zero for that exercise. Exceptions will be made for those with valid excuses.

Disability Support Services Statement

Students with disabilities should contact the Ace Center to request reasonable accommodations for
academic programs and other activities of Dalton State College. Students must personally request
services and provide adequate documentation that explains the disability. Please allow a minimum of five
business days for approved accommodations to be arranged. Disability Support Services is located in
the ACE Center on the lower level of Pope Student Center. Students who are unable to come to the
ACE Center to request services should contact 272-2524 or e-mail mandrews@em.daltonstate.edu for
assistance.

Workforce Development Statement

If a student receiving aid administered by the DSC Workforce Development Department drops this class or completely withdraws from the College, the Add-Drop/Withdrawal form must be taken to the
Workforce Development Office first. The office is located in the Technical Education Building, Room
140 and their hours are 9:00a.m. - 12:15p.m. and 1:30p.m. - 3:00p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and
Thursday, and 8:30a.m. - 12:00noon on Friday. Their phone number is 272-2635.