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K101 Concepts of Biology I-Plants

Fall 2004

Goal: To generate biological understanding to serve as a base for advanced biological study.

Objectives:

a) Develop understanding of the scientific method.

b) Develop an understanding of scientific corporate behavior.

c) Develop a method to view the "big picture" of biology.

d) Develop a cooperative learning style.

e) Develop manipulative skills in laboratory.

f) Develop the ability to write about things biological.

g) Develop quantitative skills by using mathematics.

Textbooks:

Required:

1. Campbell, Biology, 1999, 5th Edition, Benjamin/Cummings

2. The Study Guide to accompany the textbook.

3. Customized Biology Lab Manual

4. BioMath

Course Evaluation

Evaluation

Date

Points Possible

     

Lecture Exam I

Monday, February 5

100

Lecture Exam II

Monday, March 5

100

Lecture Exam III

Monday, April 9

100

Lecture Exam IV

Wednesday, May 2

100

Lab Exam I

Wednesday, March 7

100

Lab Exam II

Wednesday, May 2

100

     

Writing Products (Recitation)

Variable

100

Quizzes (10 best scores)

Variable

100

TOTAL 800

 

Lab

Because laboratories meet M,T,W and R the laboratory cannot be tightly linked to lecture topics. Laboratories will be introduced, no new information will be assumed. .

Quizzes

Quizzes (worth 10 points each) will be given during the laboratory sessions the top 10 (ten) scores achieved will be used to determine the quiz total.

Recitation

You will work in small groups for most parts of the recitation. Concept maps will be discussed and worksheets completed. The writing products will be collected in recitation sections.

Writing Products Points Possible

Microessays 30

Concept maps/Essays 50

Biomath 20

Instructors:

Coordinator:

Dr. Robert Keck

 

SL 326, 723 W. Michigan Street

 

Indianapolis, IN 46205

 

Telephone: 274-0595

 

Office Hours: To be announced

   

Recitation Instructors:

Section #

R. Keck

A614

Charles Roach

A599

Annique Wilson

A602, A 608

Meredith Livingston

A605

Rodney Oakley

A611

Laboratory Instructors:

Section #

R. Keck

A615

Charles Roach

A600, A603

Meredith Livingston

A606, A609

Rodney Oakley

A612

**Notes**

1. The Lab exam will be given during the lecture hour.

2. Students with less than 25 college credits earned will have midterm grades reported to the Registrar as required.

3. Make up exams need to be approved and will likely be essay during finals week.

4. Incompletes will be issued only in accord with University and School of Science policies.

 

 

 

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