WELCOME TO CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY

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WELCOME TO BIOLOGY 101
FALL 2012
BIOLOGY 101
• Introductions:
• My Background
• Contact Information:
– Reagan Lake
– Rm 454 (BS Bldg)
– Email: [email protected]
• Office Hours: Mondays, Noon – 1PM
– Unless otherwise specified
BIOLOGY 101
• BIOL101 is a course designed for pre-allied health
students (pre-pharmacy, pre-nursing for ex.) who
need a rigorous introductory course in biology
• BIOL 101 is a prerequisite for:
– Microbiology
– Human Anatomy & Physiology
• BIOL101 may also serve as a general education
science course for non-science majors but….
BIOLOGY 101
• BIOL101 will NOT meet MAJOR
requirements for the following majors:
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Biological Sciences
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Chemistry and Chemistry Education
Physics
Psychology (B.S.)
Computer science
Engineering
Environmental Science
BIOLOGY 101
• This course is NOT the same as Biology 100
and taking this course will not replace your
previous grade in BIOL100!
BIOLOGY 101
• If you need a MAJORs course in
biology, you should register for:
»BIOL 141/142
• There is NO lab associated with BIOL 101 so it
does NOT meet the general education
requirement for a lab based science course
BIOLOGY 101
• Administrative Issues:
– Rules & Regulations
– Attendance in lecture is not mandatory but…
– Eating/drinking/smoking
– Arriving late/leaving early
– Turn cell phones OFF
– Talking/Reading the paper
BIOLOGY 101
• What You’ll Need:
– The Textbook
• Campbell Essential Biology, 4th Edition
» Use as supplement to lecture
» Don’t need to bring to lecture
BIOLOGY 101
• What You’ll Need:
– Turning Point Response Pad
• Purchase at bookstore
• Register online via Blackboard
» See instructions on course web site
• Bring to lecture EVERYDAY!
» Use for in-class activities…
» First in-class exercise will take place NEXT week
BIOLOGY 101
• What You’ll Need:
– The Syllabus:
• Outlines lecture topics
– Dates are tentative
• Recommends readings
• Exam dates
– NOT subject to change!
– NOTE: Final Exam is Thurs. Dec 13th 1-3pm!
BIOLOGY 101
• What You’ll Need:
– Course Web Site: www.umbc.edu/bioclass/biol100a
• We’ll use BLACKBOARD to post grades (ONLY)
– If you are not yet registered for BIOL101and add the class, you’ll
need to register YOURSELF
• A Course Management Tool:
– Announcements
– Practice Exams, Exam Keys, Problem Sets
– Power Point Lecture Notes
BIOLOGY 101
• What You’ll Need:
– Power Point Lecture Notes:
• Posted night before lecture
• Download in either of 2 formats:
» Html
» Power point
• Serves as OUTLINE only
» Not a substitute for being present IN CLASS!
BIOLOGY 101
• Your Grade is Determined by Performance on Exams:
» 2 Highest Exam Scores
200 pts
» 1 Final Exam
100 pts
» TOTAL POINTS
300 pts
*NOTE: NO EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENTS IN THIS COURSE!*
BIOLOGY 101
• Lecture Exams:
– Hourly Examinations:
– Total of 3
– Lowest exam dropped
– NO MAKEUPS
» Miss an exam = dropped exam!
– Final Exam:
– Cannot be dropped!
– NO MAKEUP
» Miss the final = zero
BIOLOGY 101
• Clickers
– Your participation in clicker activities will be
recorded over the course of the semester
– You will NOT receive points for clicker activities
– But participation will be used to determine your
FINAL grade if you fall between two letter grades
BIOLOGY 101
• Academic Misconduct:
• Not tolerated at any time!
• Includes:
– Exams
– In class exercises (clickers)
• For university policy see:
– Course syllabus or UMBC web site
HINTS
FOR SUCCESS
 Print Out Lecture Notes
Don’t Fall Behind
 Attend Every Class
Don’t Memorize Facts
 Take Notes
Form A Study Group
 Ask Questions
Get Help (Tutoring)
 Read Assigned Chapters
CLICKER REGISTRATION
• Hints on Clicker Registration:
– Serial # is the 6 digit code below bar code
– The serial # only includes numbers 0 – 9 and letters A – F
– You only need to register your pad ONCE, no matter how
many classes you are using it in
– There is no additional fee to register your pad for each
additional class
– For questions, see:
www.turningtechnologies.com/responsesystemsupport/downloads/
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