CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Health Careers/Science Division

Metro Campus 

SYLLABUS
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II

 

I.          COURSE: BIO 1510   

                        Spring 2014
                       
Section number:  18243          
                        Classes meet:  Thursdays from 10am-12:50pm
                        Room:  MHCS 305
                       
Prerequisites:   BIO 1500 or department approval
                        Pass/No Pass option requires instructor approval

                        Last day to withdraw with a W:   April 17, 2014

II.        CREDIT HOURS:     4 credit hours, 3 lecture contact hours, 3 lab hours              

III.       INSTRUCTOR:  Richard London

                                                    Office:    MHCS 216
                                                    Office Hours:  Tuesday 10am-1pm, Thursday 9am-10am & 1pm-2pm

                                                    Virtual Office Hours: 
Monday 10am-1pm, Wednesday 10am-noon
                                                    Phone:    216-987-4255
                                                    E-Mail:   richard.london@tri-c.edu
                                                    WEBSITE
:  http://londonwebsite.info

IV.       COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Designed for science majors. Considers molecular and cellular basis of life, energy transformation and metabolism, cellular reproduction, genetics, evolution and the origin of life, introduction to biological organization, and environmental issues.             

V.        TEXTBOOK: Raven & Johnson, Biology, 9th Edition, McGraw Hill,  ISBN 978-0-07-735002-4
LAB BOOK:  Vodopich, Biology Laboratory Manual, 9th Edition, McGraw Hill,  ISBN 978-0-07-338306-4                         

VI.       PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course each student will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge in the following areas and be familiar with the names and functions of the   following:

1.   Plant & Animal Structure
                        2.   Chemical Control in Plants & Animals
                        3.   Nervous Control
                        4.   Animal Behavior
                        5.   Nutrition in Plants & Animals
                        6.   Gas Exchange in Plants & Animals
                        7.   Internal Transport in Plants & Animals
                        8.   Reproduction in Plants & Animals
                        9.   Population Dynamics
                        10. Communities
                        11. Chemical Cycles & Energy Transfers
                        12. Human impacts and the future of the earth

 VII.      COURSE METHOD:  This course will consist of lectures and laboratory work aided by video materials and in class demonstrations.
            Please note the following procedures. 

                        1. Though there is no talking during lectures questions are encouraged.
2. If you need to leave temporarily during class do so quietly.

VIII.     TESTING AND EVALUATION:

                        EXAMS:  There will be four sectional exams given during the term each worth 125 points. 

                                    Written Portion (100 points)
                                                consists of 25 multiple choice, 10 true/false, 5 fill in the blank (or sometimes matching) questions, and 2 short essays.
                                    Photo Portion (25 points)
                                                consists of answering 25 questions relative to photos

                                    The use of cell phones or electronic devices during the exam is prohibited

                        SUMMARY OF POINTS

                                    Exams (4)                                                500 points

                                                    Total                                       500 points

                                    Grade Evaluation

            500-450 A, 449-400 B, 399-350 C, 349-300 D, Below 300 F

EXTRA CREDIT 

           20 points - Optional Internet Research Report:  The instructions, contained in a separate handout, should be followed carefully.
                                                                                           This report MUST be turned in on time to receive any extra credit points

IX.  ATTENDANCE:  Regular class and lab attendance is expected! Failure to attend class does not constitute an automatic withdrawal.
                            Students wishing to withdraw must follow College policy and time lines. The student is responsible for all information and assignments given in class during their absence.
                            The student is expected to be prepared for any exam or quiz when they resume classes. Exams are primarily based on lecture, lab, and video materials.
                            Students arriving late to class will not be given additional time to complete an exam.

                            EXAMSI MUST BE NOTIFIED IN ADVANCE IF AN EXAM IS TO BE MISSED OR A GRADE OF ZERO (0) WILL BE ISSUED.

                            With advanced notification you may take a make up exam as described below:                         
                            The written portion of the make up exams consist of 10 complete essay questions therefore a greater amount of time should be allowed to complete these tests. 
                            The photo potion of the make-up exam is the same format as the original though the structures to be labeled will vary.

                            The make up exam is to be completed before the day of the next regular exam.

X.  TECHNICAL HELP OTHER THAN THE CD

                            DO NOT CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR

                            If you experience a technical problem, you should call the 24/7 Customer Care Technical Support at 216-987-HELP
                            to receive technical phone support in the following areas:  Blackboard, Login issues (password resets),  Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, & Tri-C email

                            Some technical support issues may not be able to be resolved over the phone. While the Customer Care Technical Support team will work diligently to assist students,
                            it is possible that personal computer problems may require the student to contact outside technical support for assistance.

                            There are computers available for student use at each Campus Technology Learning Center (TLC) and your local public library.
                            These resources should be used to keep up with your coursework while you work to resolve a computer problem.

                           COMPUTER PROBLEMS OF ANY KIND ARE NOT AN EXCUSE FOR WORK THAT WAS MISSED

XI.  DISTANCE LEARNING CLASSES:  Information regarding distance learning classes can be found at the website - http://londonwebsite.info

XII.  WITHDRAWAL:   Withdrawal from a course for academic reasons must be initiated by a student prior to the withdrawal deadlines published  in the Class Schedule booklet each semester. Withdrawal must be in writing on specific forms available in the Office of Admissions and Records at each campus. Students who officially withdraw from a course prior to the last day of the second week of the semester will have no notation made on their permanent record. While an instructor may withdraw a student for excessive absences as outlined above, students not attending classes for any reasons should not expect an instructor to drop them officially from class. It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from class officially by completing a withdrawal form from the Office of Admissions and Records by the deadline date. Failure to do so could result in an “F” grade for the course.

                             XIII.  INCOMPLETE (I) GRADES:    An “I” (incomplete) grade means that a student

                                            has not completed course requirements as outlined in section on “Evaluation Procedures” due to circumstances judged by the instructor to be beyond the student’s control. The student must request an “I” (incomplete) grade. It is not granted automatically.  Incomplete grades must be removed no later than the eighth week of the academic semester.      

XIV.  ACADEMIC CREDIT: aware one (1) semester hour of college credit, the Ohio Board of Regents require two hours of significant student study outside the class for each one hour in class for the equivalent of an academic semester (16 weeks). This is a two credit hour class with two hours of lecture. Therefore, the required course load requirement is four hours of effective student effort per week for the entire semester. Course requirements have been designed to comply with the requirements of the Board of Regents. Make sure you can give this course an average of 4 hours a week by prioritizing your time accordingly. Proper planning, prioritization and dedication will enhance your success in this course.

XV.  CHEATING: Any student found cheating or plagiarizing would be withdrawn from class with a letter grade of F. Cheating includes but is not limited to copying from another student’s exam, quiz or homework assignments. This includes both present and past students.

XVI.  AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT STATEMENT: Any student with a documented disability (e.g. physical, learning, psychiatric, visual, hearing, etc.) who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations may contact The Access/Disabled Student Services office. If you suspect you may have a condition that would hinder your academic performance, the Access/Disabled Student Services office may be helpful in making a disability determination. Please contact the office at 987-4290.

XVII.  STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT:

                        Directions for finding Procedure 3354-1-30-03.5 Student Conduct Code

          Students

      1.      Login to My Tri-C Space. Click the College Life tab. On that page, go to the area "College Guidelines."
2.      Click on Tri-C's Policies and Procedures and perform an additional login to the Sharepoint on the knowledge.tri-c.edu server to access the site:
         Office of the President Policies & Procedures. 
3.      Click the link for [3354:1-30-xx] Academic & Student Affairs Policies & Procedures.
4.      Finally, on the next page, you will be able to view the Adobe PDF files entitled "3354-1-3003.5 Student conduct code" and "3354-1-30-03.6 Student judicial system."

XVIII.  SUPPLEMENTAL HELP: 

                  STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER:  Room S&T332
                                Lecture notes * Lab Slides * Videos * Tutoring

                  TRI-C STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES:  Room SSC 208
                                Career Workshops (note taking, memory techniques, test anxiety, etc)