Plant Anatomy Course Overview

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Plant Anatomy Course Overview

  1. 1. Plant anatomy: Course overview<br />
  2. 2. Plant Anatomy<br /> Study of tissue and cell structure of plants.<br />Course Code: Biology 101<br />Credit: 4 units (2 unit lec; 2 unit lab)<br />Prerequisite: Bio 21 or equivalent<br />
  3. 3. Requirements and Grading System<br />Lecture—50%<br />3 Long Exams –85%<br />Quizzes– 10%<br />Recitation/Attendance –5%<br />Laboratory—50%<br />(see your lab instructor)<br />
  4. 4. Passing the course and academic policies<br />Final grade of 3.0 or 60%<br />Student must pass both components (lec and lab). Otherwise, a failing grade will be given<br />Any form of cheating merits a grade of 5.0<br />No make-up for missed exams except for valid pre-arranged absences or medical emergency<br />Students who have a pre-final grade of 2.5 or better may not take the final exam<br />Students who missed an exam automatically will take the final exam<br />
  5. 5. Rules on attendance and tardiness<br />Students must not miss more than 3 meetings otherwise the student will be forced to drop the course.<br />Arriving more than 30 minutes late is considered absent already.<br />No make up quizzes for late comers. <br />
  6. 6. Computation of grades<br />Pre-final grade (PFG)= 50% lec grade + 50% lab grade<br />Final grade= 80% PFG + 20% Final exam<br />
  7. 7. Expectations<br />Any biology course would be very difficult for any student who will always cram for the exam<br />Read topics from books (see syllabus for list of books) and be sure you understand them<br />Be sure you come prepared in every meeting.<br />Quizzes are usually given every meeting (Submit a bluebook for you quiz booklet)<br />
  8. 8. Rule of conduct<br />The class period is dedicated for your study of Biology 101 so make the most of it. Do not do any irrelevant activities in the class because it is a sign of lack of interest and disrespect to your instructor. <br />Do not bring drinks and food inside the class. If you are hungry, eat your food outside the room.<br />Pay attention to the lecture always. Do not concentrate on writing all the stuffs the instructor is discussing. Focus on understanding the concept being discussed.<br />Lectures will be uploaded in the internet. Please be a member of bio101_2009@yahoogroups.com<br />No mp3 players of any sort is allowed inside the class<br />
  9. 9. Tenative schedule of exams<br />January 20<br />February 24<br />March 24<br />

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