. Brinn for an alternative solution for the exam grade. Sexual Harassment Policy : The Faculty Senate voted to require each professor to include a statement about this in the syllabus. Participation grade : You will be working in groups during the semester so group cooperation and group effort will be encouraged. Personal supplies required : For your safety you will be required to wear goggles and a lab coat to participate in lab activities.
This introductory laboratory course investigates some basic biological mechanisms essential for cell life, photosynthesis and genetics. In such event, make-up for the missing labs can be applied. Grades: Midterm — 30% Final — 30% Quizzes — 35% Participation — 5% Grade Scale: Letter Grade Range Letter Grade Range A above 92 C+ 76 - 78. If you decide to stop coming to lab, you must drop yourself from the lab. Task Sheets : You will be required to maintain your task sheets containing your observations and results as well as the answers to exercise questions in a 3 ring binder. Beepers and cellular phones must be turned off during the lab period. You must have task sheets printed before each lab!!!! Grades will be based on conducting the experiments and working with your group members to achieve the goals of the day and completely filling out task sheets including answering questions, making drawings and filling in tables.
We cannot drop you from the lab. Task sheets will be available on the website, and must be printed out and read prior to class in order to effectively cover all of the material in lab. You must have all of this equipment by the second lab. Attendance : Please note that each lab section will meet once a week in and thus it is critical that students attend all classes. Excuses for missing both exams during the semester will not be accepted.
Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the class and the course. You will receive a grade 0 if you arrive late for the lab quiz. Group participation points will be lost from all group members if their bench is not cleaned at the end of each lab. Richard Brinn - - faculty. Required texts : No lab manual required just print task sheets!!! National Hurricane Center 305 229-4470 Emergency situation also include problems with late registration. Reading assignments : You are required to read each lab assignment before lab period. No food or drinks are allowed in the lab.
Each group member will be graded individually. There will be no make-up quizzes given. The material for each lab is scheduled to take the duration of the class time. If you do not have your equipment, you will not be allowed into the lab. Exams: There will be a midterm and final practical exams on the dates listed on the schedule.
There will be no make-up exams given. Important Information : You will need to follow all policies as stated in the university handbook. You will be required to follow the proper lab attire described in the Laboratory Safety Rules download at top of page including closed-toe shoes. Lab goggles can be purchased at a reasonable price from the science club in Ac2- 340 or elsewhere. You may contact following numbers for information campus-wide, not specific to Biology Department. If the office hours on the Biscayne Bay Campus are inconvenient other arrangements can be made. Quizzes : There will be 1 quiz every week at the beginning of each lab except for the first lab of the semester and the lab after the midterm.
Each lab group will be responsible for cleaning up after themselves after each lab, including, but not limited to, glassware, lab counter tops, sinks, and all other materials used. Reading the assignment 10 minutes before the lab starts will be a guarantee of bad quiz grades so make sure you study your lab assignment including the book and task sheets a couple of days before the lab. But it is your responsibility to find out the status of emergency. You will be graded on your ability to function as a group in performing the lab tasks. Sometimes, paper work causes the delay in class registration. This should be followed by the proper documentation. .
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