Course Policies: BIOLOGY 1108

Spring 2007

Instructor: Dr. Kerry Dunbar, 228 Sequoya Hall

kdunbar@daltonstate.edu

Phone Number: 272-2484 or 272-4440

Office Hours: Monday, 11:00 a.m. - noon; Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Friday 11:00 a.m. - noon.


Text: Biology, Solomon, Berg, Martin, and Villee, Sixth Edition

Student Learning Objectives:
● Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the following animal systems: nervous, circulatory, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive
● Demonstrate an understanding of the development of a human from fertilization to birth
● Relate animal behavior to genetics and natural selection
● Understand the major factors which cause microevolution and solve problems using the
Hardy–Weinburg equation
● Summarize factors that can lead to speciation
● Demonstrate an understanding of the interactions between populations, communities, and the environment
● Demonstrate an understanding of how energy flows and materials cycle within ecosystems
● State several significant effects of humans on the environment
● Demonstrate effective use of a microscope

Attendance Policy:
Lecture: I will try to start and end class on time, so please try to arrive on time. Coming late or leaving early is disruptive and should be avoided. You are expected to attend all class meetings, or to make up all work for those missed. Missing more than one class period may make it very difficult to catch up on missed work. Most of the material covered on exams comes from lectures, so it is to your benefit to attend all classes. If you are absent, you are responsible for obtaining material, announcements and assignments.
Labs and Exams: Attendance to labs and tests is required of all students. No make-up examinations or labs will be given. If you miss a test, the percent correct you earn on the final exam will be used in place of one test score to calculate your grade for the course. If you do not miss a test, the percent correct you earn on the final exam can be used to replace your lowest test score.
The last date your attendance will be recorded will be the date of the last exam you take.

Academic Honesty:
Anyone found cheating or plagiarizing will receive an "F" for the course.


Evaluation:

Testing: 5 tests @100 points each Grades: 90 - 100% A
Final exam @ 200 points 80 - 89% B
Lab and Quizzes - 100 points 70 - 79% C
Scientific Method Project 100 points 60 - 69% D
Below 60% F
Late assignments may not be excepted.
Exams will be mostly multiple choice questions and will often include some diagrams to label. Matching and short answer questions may also be included. The final exam will be comprehensive.
Additional information:

“The last date to drop this class without penalty is Wednesday, March 21, 2007. You will be assigned a grade of W. After this date, withdrawal without penalty is permitted only in cases of extreme hardship as determined by the Vice President for Academic Affairs: otherwise a grade of WF will be issued. Students who wish to drop this class or withdraw from all classes should go to the Enrollment Services Office in Westcott Hall to complete the necessary form. Students who fail to complete the official drop/withdrawal procedure will receive the grade of F. Withdrawal from class is a student responsibility. Before dropping any class, the college strongly advises that students meet with their academic advisor and their instructor to discuss the impact of the withdrawal on their graduation plans. The college also strongly advises students who are receiving any type of financial aid to visit the Financial Aid Office in the Pope Student Center to discuss the impact a withdrawal may have on their financial aid status. The grade of W counts as hours attempted for purposes of financial aid.”

“If a student receiving aid administered by the DSC Workforce Development Department drops their class or completely withdraws from 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 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon on Friday. Their phone number is 272-2635.”

“Students with disabilities are invited to contact the Academic and Career Enhancement (ACE) Center of Dalton State College to request reasonable accommodations for academic programs and other activities of Dalton State College. Students are encouraged to contact the ACE Center as soon as possible and to make an appointment with Disability Support Services (DSS) staff to begin the process of qualifying for accommodations. Professional documentation must be provided that explains and verifies the disability and resulting limitations before DSS Services and accommodations can be utilized. Once documentation is provided, students must allow adequate time for assessment of documentation and implementation of approved accommodations. For additional information, please contact: Mary Andrews, ACE Center - Disability Support Services, Lower Level, Pope Student Center, 650 College Drive, Dalton, GA 30720. Students who are unable to come to the ACE Center to request accommodations for a disability, should call 706-272-4429. Students who are unable to come to the instructor’s office or access any facility utilized by this course, should call the instructor.”