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Foundations of Biology 1 Lab

Biology 0050

Fall 2000

 

Instructor:                              Dr. Nancy Tress    

Office Number & Phone:            214  BSC     827-4412

Office Hours:                          T  9:00-11:00                W  9:00-11:00                     W  2:00-4:00

Class Time:                            R 1:00-3:50

Textbook:                               Van De Graaf and Crawley. A Photographic Atlas for the

Biology Laboratory. Third edition.

 

Student Evaluation:                        Students will be graded in three different areas, quizzes, lab assignments and lab practicals

 

The grading scale will be as follows:         Points will be assigned as follows:

90-100%            A                                             Quizzes            100 points

80-89%              B                                              Exams              200 points

70-79%              C                                              Assignments            50 points

60-69%              D                                             Total                 350 points

59 or below            F                                             

                       

Attendance:                            Attendance is mandatory during laboratory.  Laboratory make-ups will only be allowed for extreme circumstances. There will be no

make-up quizzes or exams unless the student is granted an excused absence by the instructor.  An excused absence will only be granted for extreme circumstances and is contingent upon verification. No homework  will be accepted after the due date for any reason.  

 

Tentative Schedule:

Date                Lab             Material Covered              Assignments Due

8-31                  1                      No Lab

9-7                   2                      Metric System/Basic Chemistry                     Quiz 1

9-14                  3                      Microscopy/Cell                                    Quiz 2

9-21                  4                      Osmosis/Diffusion                                Quiz 3

9-28                  5                      Mitosis and Meiosis                               Quiz 4

10-5                  6                      Genetics                                               Quiz 5

10-12                7                      Midterm Lab Practical

10-19                8                      Kingdom Monera`                                Quiz 6

10-26                9                      Kingdom Protista                                 Quiz 7             

11-2                  10                     Kingdom Fungi                                                Quiz 8

11-9                  11                     Kingdom Plantae I                               Quiz 9

11-16                12                     Kingdom Plantae II                              Quiz 10

11-23                13                     No Lab

11-30                14                     Plant Structures                                             Quiz 11

12-7                  15                     Final Lab Practical