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Biology 160: Biological Principles. Lecture MF 11:30-1:25 p.m. Lab Wednesday 11:30-1:25 p.m. Debbie Lancaster, Ph.D. 214 Kulshan 383-3531 [email protected] Office hours: M 3:05-3:55 p.m. T 12:00-1:00 p.m. Th 11:30-12:30 p.m. F 1:35-2:35 p.m. Others by appointment.

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Biology 160 biological principles

Biology 160: Biological Principles

Lecture MF 11:30-1:25 p.m.

Lab Wednesday 11:30-1:25 p.m.


Debbie lancaster ph d

Debbie Lancaster, Ph.D.

  • 214 Kulshan

  • 383-3531

  • [email protected]

  • Office hours: M 3:05-3:55 p.m.

  • T 12:00-1:00 p.m.

  • Th11:30-12:30 p.m.

  • F 1:35-2:35 p.m.

  • Others by appointment


Background educational

Background Educational

Taught at Whatcom since 95

AAS from Tyler Junior College-worked as a lab tech for 3 years

BS from University of Texas at Tyler- undergrad research with snakes

MS from Miami University- research on activity patterns in salamanders

Ph.D. Univ. of Louisiana, Lafayette- predator prey relationships


Interest in biology

Interest in Biology

Began as a child-

Examined lots of invertebrates e.g., isopods and ants

Learned how to catch lizards

Oh happy days, learned how to catch snakes

Note- this did not thrill my mom


Research in early 2000s

Research in early 2000s

Reproduction in the Western Ribbon Snake

Reproduction in the Western Cottonmouth

Snakes of the Old Sabine Bottom Wildlife Management Area


Materials for biol 160

Materials for Biol 160

  • Text- Phelan What is Life?

  • Notes, study guides syllabi policies available on my faculty website

  • Packet of lab handouts (sold in bookstore)


L earning o bjectives

Learning Objectives


Attendance

Attendance

  • Bonus points for two or fewer absences

  • Grade is often related to attendance

  • If you miss lecture, it is your responsibility to catch up

  • Labs should not be missed unless absolutely necessary


Academic dishonesty

Academic dishonesty

  • No cheating

  • No plagiarism


Professional behavior

Professional behavior

  • Respect for others-

    • If you are late or leave early, do it quietly

    • Turn off cell phones please

    • Listen to classmates during discussions

    • Do not put excess work on lab partners

    • If you are not satisfied with a grade after a brief discussion in class, then see me during office hours

    • Do not disrupt classmates during lecture


Special support services

Special Support Services

Whatcom Community College has various Support Services for students, including (1) Disabilities Support Services (see below), (2) Counseling 383-3080, and (3) Veteran’s Support 383-3080. Any student with a disability requiring auxiliary aids, services, or other reasonable accommodations should contact the Disability Support Services office in the Entry and Advising Center (LDC 116) at 360-383-3080 or [VP] 360-256-7182.


This class is challenging

This Class is Challenging

  • Study notes

  • Complete study guides

  • Ask questions

  • Turn in all assignments


Exams

Exams

  • Three “regular exams” 150 pts. each – the lowest grade is dropped.

    • 20 multiple choice, 10 Matching, 10 TF, 10 Fill in the blank and 50 pts. of essay

  • Final is partially comprehensive and cannot be dropped, 200 pts.

    • 24 multiple choice, 13 Matching, 13 TF, 15 Fill in the blank and 70 pts. of essay

  • Makeups are all essay

    • You have to call before the exam

    • You have to take it within 2 business days

    • You have the option of dropping it


Biology 160 biological principles

Lab

  • Always come to lab prepared to do the work for safety, efficiency, and fairness to your lab partners

  • No eating or drinking in lab

  • Always clean up and dispose of materials properly

  • Closed toed shoes are required


Written assignments to be turned into me or brought to my office

Written assignmentsTo be turned into me or brought to my office

  • Optional Draft – Controversy paper, 25 January

  • Controversy paper, 1 February

  • Fact Sheet, 15 February

  • Optional Extra Credit, 15 March

  • Lab reports the next week after lab is finished


Ws and vs

Ws and Vs

  • If you stop coming to class, make sure to do the paperwork

  • No Vs

  • See dates in Policy statement


Your grade

Your grade

  • Two highest exams – 300 pts

  • Final - 200pts

  • Controversy paper- 100 pts

  • Labs – 270 pts (180 lab reports and 90 lab participation)

  • Fact Sheet – 50

  • Fact Sheet Presentation - 40

  • Participation – 40 pts


Syllabi

Syllabi

  • Lecture

  • Lab


Lock down procedures

LOCK DOWN PROCEDURES

  • Announcement

  • Lock doors and leave them locked

  • Turn off lights, computer, and cell phones

  • Minimize exposure

  • Be quiet

  • Wait for announcement that lock down is over


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