Introduction to Biology II BIOL 172
Instructor: Michelle Smith Contact Information: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Web Site www.wcc.hawaii.edu/facstaff/miliefsky-m/ Syllabus: schedule of lectures, reading assignments, exams Lecture slides Exam results & course grade
Class Time & Location MWF 8:30-9:20 am BUDAD A102
Instructor’s Office Location & Hours Monday & Friday 8-8:30 am
Class Policies • Attendance: • Mandatory • Come Prepared: • Read assignments • Review lecture notes and outlines • Cell Phones & Beepers: Please turn it off before arriving to class!
Requirements Satisfied by this Course This is an introductory biological science course designed for science majors seeking to fulfill part of their science core requirement.
Requirements Satisfied by this Course Its objective is to broaden an understanding of organismal biology.
Requirements Satisfied by this Course This class is designed for the science major.
Course Description • Continuation of BIOL 171. Topics include: • protists classification • higher plant biology • fungus diversity • characteristics and classification of major invertebrate animal groups • vertebrate biology • behavior • ecological principles
Course Goals By the end of this course the student should: • have an understanding of the characteristics and classification of plants and animals • understand the relationships between living things and their environments
EXAMINATIONS: • 4 exams @ 100 points each • Non cumulative • 50 multiple choice questions • Book questions included on exams • Closed book, but allowed 1-sided 3x5 note card Exams require use of new student ID numbers!
Missed Exam Policy Contact your instructor (email)! No retest unless a legitimate reason Take exam next class time
Grading Grade cutoffs: A = above 90% B = 80%-90% C = 70%-80% D = 60%-70% F = below 60% No plus or minus final grades
Academic Dishonesty • Cheating • Plagiarism • See student handbook on conduct code or • http://www.hawaii.edu/student/conduct/imper.html
Textbook 10th edition
How to Succeed in this Class • Review lecture notes as often as possible. • Read the text. • Use the text’s CD-ROM • Making flashcards for each new vocabulary word presented. • Establish study groups and study together. • Ask questions.