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 email@example.com; 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
Grades: 90 - 100%
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 eachB 400
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for
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.