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Lecture 1: Biology 1111 Welcome Dr. Fran Norflus Make sure that you are in the correct place There are other sections for this class. Biology majors: If you are a biology major, you do not belong in this class You should be taking Biology 1107. My contact information. Dr. Fran Norflus

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Lecture 1: Biology 1111

Welcome

Dr. Fran Norflus

Make sure that you are in the correct place

There are other sections for this class

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Biology majors: If you are a biology major, you do not belong in this class

You should be taking Biology 1107

my contact information
My contact information
  • Dr. Fran Norflus
  • Arts and Sciences, G-110-G
  • Telephone number: 678-466-4852
  • E-mail: francinenorflus@clayton.edu
  • My Web site: http://a-s.clayton.edu/fnorflus
  • Class web site: http://a-s.clayton.edu/fnorflus/BIOL1111contents.html
  • Web CT for grades:

https://c.view.usg.edu/webct/entryPage.dowebct?glcid=131.96.160.58-1062709699972-15681959001&insId=10851522&insName=Clayton+State+University

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You have the mini-syllabus

If you go to my web site, you will get the complete syllabus that has the reading assignments and examination dates

This class has a core syllabus for the different sections of this class that are taught by different instructors

I may do things a little differently during this class and will tell you in class or post additional information on my web site

I will post my notes, additional information and assignments on my web site

grading for this class
GRADING FOR THIS CLASS

ASSIGNMENT POINTS % OF FINAL GRADE

  • 4 EXAMS @ 100 POINTS EACH = 400 66.6 %

(EACH EXAM 16.6%)

  • 1 CUMULATIVE FINAL = 100 16.6 %
  • QUIZZES/ASSIGNMENTS = 10016.6 %
  • TOTAL 600 100

ALL ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE GRADED AS A PERCENTAGE SCORE

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Any missed examination or quiz must be accompanied by a physicians note within one week of the activity

Otherwise, a grade of zero will be assigned – no exceptions!!!

If you do have a note, and you missed an assignment, then the grade on the next quiz or assignment will be doubled. If you miss an exam and have a note, the grade on the final will be doubled

There will be no makeup examinations

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No cell phones or other electronic gadgets allowed

Please put these items away before coming to class

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There are many resources for this class

First, you will need to study and come to class to do well

Read the book

Use the Web Site at www.campbellbiology.com

You will need an access code that comes with the book

this web site is very useful: I would suggest using in

Use the CD-ROM that comes with the textbook

Study with a partner

Visit me during my office hours

Contact academic assistance if you need help

my office hours
My office hours
  • M 11:00 – 5:00 PM (Room G-110G or C26)
  • T 10:00 – 10:30 AM, Room C29
  • Th 12:00 – 1:30 PM, Room G-110G or C26
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Other resources/supplements

Current issues in Biology: volume 1, 2 and 3

- Scientific American Articles related to current issues

we will discuss some of these during the semester

VangoNotes.com

to download chapter reviews for your text for use on virtually any computer or mp3 player.

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Study card

This fold-out quick-reference card provides you with an overview of the entire book

it is important that you attend class
It is important that you attend class
  • Those who attend class do better than those who don’t
    • You will get the information that you need
    • You will get your questions answered
    • I may even tell you questions on the exams
questions
Questions?
  • What do you expect or want to learn in this class?
  • How do you think a biology class for non-majors should be different from a biology class for majors?
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