Lab Section / TA info
Cell Biology and
Molecular Genetics Undergraduate Office: HJ Patterson Hall
Laboratories: Microbiology Bdg1201, 1205, 1206
Prerequisite: BSCI 105
We have established
an on-line learning center for this course. We encourage you to
access this center on a regular basis for learning opportunities and
course information. This is also a place to communicate with your
peers, your TA's and your course instructors. The BSCI 223 on-line
learning center can be found in University's closed web system -Web CT.
Assignments: Details for Assignments will be
found in the course WebCT space.
Knowledge (PAK) Points:
Laboratory Midterm and Final will be given in an on-line environment. To complete the exams students will access the exam in WebCT. The exam will take place in CSS Building and will be proctored by teaching assistants. Students are encouraged to prepare for these exams by completing practice quizzes that will be available in WebCT. Students should report to CSS lab at set times.
Your course grade will be determined based upon the categories listed
in the above chart. The grades will be assigned based upon points
earned. See the chart below:
A. Cheating: Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials,
information or study aids in any academic exercise.
B. Fabrication: Intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any in
formation or citation in an academic exercise.
C. Facilitating Academic Dishonesty: Intentionally or knowingly helping or
attempting to help another to commit an act of academic dishonesty.
D. Plagiarism: Intentionally or knowingly representing the words or ideas of
another as one's own in any academic exercise.
Clickers and the Honor Code: Responding correctly to clickers questions will count toward your final grade in the class and should be treated like a quiz in any other course. Responding for someone else using their clicker is a violation of the honor code and will be handled accordingly.
Students will not be penalized for absence due to:
Exam Make Up Policy: If a student is aware of a conflict that will prohibit attendance to class on the day of an exam, it is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor as soon as possible to discuss the options for a Make Up exam. If a student misses an exam with an excused absence the option of a Make Up exam is available. On the day of the exam, the student must call or email the course instructor. The student must present a written excuse to the course instructor at the first lecture attended after the absence. At this time the student should also make arrangements for scheduling the makeup exam. It is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor to arrange for a make up exam.
Laboratory Attendance: Laboratory attendance is mandatory. Three absences will result in a grade of "F" for the course. . In the event of an excused absence, the student should call or email the Teaching Assistant. Upon return to lab, the TA will allow the student to make up missed lab reports. If a student misses 2 labs they are required to meet with the Lab instructor prior to returning to lab.
Exam Regrade Policy: Request for re-grading of exams or papers must be submitted in writing to your course instructor within seven days from date when exam/paper was returned. The submission must include your rationale for a re-grade.
CORE Applicability : BSCI 223 satisfies the
Life Sciences Lab course requirement of the Distributive Studies area
of the CORE program. Please note that students who have not completed
the BSCI 105 prequisite should consider the course Microbes and Society
BSCI 122 as an option for CORE.