Biology 2107, Spring '14
 

           Location:     Room 223 Langdale Hall
                   Time:     Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm.
         Credit Hrs:     4 hrs

            Lecturer:     John Houghton 
         Office/Lab:     520 Petit Science Center / 534 Petit Science Center
     Office hours:     Wednesday at 2:00 - 3:30 pm or at any other time
                                  (by appointment only.... i.e. call first) 
                  email:      jhoughton@gsu.edu
                      Tel:     (404) 413-5390

 Lab Instructor:      Matthew Brewer
                 Office:    
429 / 439 Kell Hall  

                  email:     mbrewer@gsu.edu
                      Tel:     (404) 413-5344

                 Texts:      "Biology, How Life Works"   Ed. Morris, Hartl, Knoll and Lue,

                                   Assorted Internet Sites.

Note: Many of the images that are presented in this web site are scanned images or downloaded images from the above text or from related internet sources. In addition, there are other image downloads and movie links which are often derived from PBS TV (or other sites, such as cnx.org) that will be referenced), and are to be used for educational purposes only.

 

Grading Policy:    Grades will be divided among the various quizzes and examinations in the following manner


                
                                  Quizzes  (best 2 out of 3)          (20%)
                                  Mid-term I                                      (25%)
                                  Mid-term II                                     (25%)
                                  Term Paper                                   (  5%) 
                                  FINAL                                             (25%)

  Makeup exams: Please make every effort to take the tests on the scheduled dates. Makeup exams should be taken only under very special circumstances. Please note that the makeup exams may be graded differently, as (by definition) they cannot be incorporated into a "class curve". 

Ethical considerations: Unless otherwise stated, all examination answers that are submitted for evaluation are considered to be the sole property and ideas of each individual student. Any student(s) caught copying or cheating will automatically receive zero credit for that particular submission, and possibly be subject to further disciplinary action. 

Be aware of Plagiarism. see Georgia University Student Handbook pages 119 & 120

Grading

Grading is done on a letter scale. The Biology Department has recommended the following scheme. Note that all sections of a particular course must use the same grading system.

97%   A+
90-96 A
88-89 A-
86-87 B+
80-85 B
78-79 B-
76-77 C+
70-75 C
68-69 C-
60-67 D
less than 60 F

Laboratory Sections Corresponing to this Lecture Series:

Title/ Course Number  
Date
Time
Location
BIOL 2107K-030/ 11899
Monday
9:00 –11:30 am
NSC-334
BIOL 2107K-025/ 12765 
Monday
2:00 – 4:30 pm 
NSC-334
BIOL 2107K-020/ 11900
Thursday
9:00 –11:30 am
NSC-334

BIOL 2107 Laboratory Policies:

1. Required materials: (A) Biology lab manual, (B) breakage card, (C) HARDBOUND LAB
    NOTEBOOK
.
2. NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE LAB!!! This is not a request, it is against university and fire marshal
    rules. Failure to comply will result in the submission of a “WF” for your grade if you violate this rule.
3. BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER LAB SECTIONS. Clean up your lab station after each lab and report
    any messes left behind previous lab sections to your TA.
4. Students are responsible for anything broken of damaged in the lab. The student can expect to be
    charged for supplies and equipment damaged during the lab.
5. THERE ARE NO MAKE-UP LABS!!!! Each student is allowed one unexcused absence during the
    semester, and since you have a quiz every time you are in lab you’d better be sure any labs you
    miss are for legitimate reasons. A lab missed earlier in the week cannot be made up later in the
    week. There are too many unnecessary logistical problems to accommodate large classes.
6. Be on time for lab. The quiz is handed out exactly when class begins, and ends 10 minutes later.
    Showing up 5 minutes late means you have only 5 minutes to take that quiz. Note: leaving lab early
    without the instructor’s (not the TA’s) permission will result in a zero (0) grade for that lab’s

   quiz.
7. Appropriate attire needs to be worn in lab. No open-toed shoes. (Use your common sense!)
8. All injuries or accidents must be reported to the lab TA IMMEDIATELY.
9. THIS PORTION OF BIOL 2107K IS WORTH 25% OF YOUR ENTIRE GRADE. THERE WILL BE A
    QUIZ IN LAB EVERY TIME YOU ATTEND, BEGINNING WITH THE "What's in the box?" LAB. ONE
    QUIZ WILL BE DROPPED, AND THE REMAINING QUIZZES WILL ACCOUNT FOR 12.5% OF
    YOUR TOTAL GRADE. YOUR LAB NOTEBOOK IS WORTH 10% OF YOUR TOTAL GRADE, AND
    THE LAB FINAL IS WORTH 2.5% OF YOUR TOTAL GRADE.
10. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Anything written in your lab notebook that is not an original idea of
    yours must be referenced. Direct copying from the lab manual will result in a grade of "0" for that
    particular assignment.


This information is given as a guide to the student attending the Bio2107 lectures as a means to review some of the information. It is not meant to replace the lecture. No emphasis as to what will be required of the student is given in this text, indeed information that is given in the these transcripts may make little sense if the student has not first attended the relevant lecture.