COURSE SYLLABUS, Spring 2017
Instructor: Dr. Christopher J. Paradise
Office: Watson 272; Phone: x2890; e-mail: email@example.com
Office hours: M and W 10:30-11:20; T 1:40-2:55; W 12:30-1:20; or by appt.
Class meets on MWF, 12:30-1:20, Wall 243
Laboratory meets on Wednesday 1:30-4:15 (C) and Thursday 1:40-4:20 (D), Watson 119
Prerequisite: A desire to study and learn biology. This is a companion course to BIO 113, but you can take these courses in either order. You may also take BIO 111 and BIO 114 to get credit for a full year of introductory biology, but I recommend BIO 113. You may also take only this course to fulfill a “science with a lab” distribution credit (NSRQ).
REQUIRED TEXTS: Link to e-text Integrated Concepts in Biology by Campbell, Heyer, Paradise: You must purchase the electronic version here to be added to the course. Do not buy the book from any other site as you will not be added to the course. If you do not already have an account on the Trunity platform, you will be asked to create a free user account as part of the purchase process. After you have created your account, you will go to a page where you purchase access to the book. You will need a credit card. The price of the text is $35.00. If you have any problems setting up and account or purchasing the course, please email your issues to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To use this book most effectively, read the text and answer the Integrating Questions as they appear. Do NOT skip the questions until later. Students learn best if they construct their own knowledge, and the Integrating Questions are designed to help you do just that. To better understand biology, you will also explore math, presented in BioMath Explorations.
- To access the Echo Center and LectureTools, go to the BIO 114 course on Moodle (http://moodle.davidson.edu/moodle2/) and you will see a link to Echo Center. Once on Echo, click Course Tools to go to LectureTools and access all the PPT slides, which you can annotate on your own copy, saved on LectureTools (I will show you how that works).
- I use e-mail as a regular form of communication – check your e-mail regularly!
- I assume that everyone has had some high school biology and chemistry. If you have not, this course may be very difficult for you. You should talk to me the first day if you have not had one or both of these high school courses.