Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Undergraduate Office: HJ Patterson Hall, 405-2766
Lecture Hall: Tydings Hall 0130 Tues and Thurs 8:00-8:50
Laboratories: Microbiology 1201
Available free, via
Prerequisite: BSCI 105
We have established
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.
Details for Assignments will be found in the course WebCT space.
Laboratory Midterm 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.Course Grade: 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.
Religious observance on University sanctioned days.
Illness, when an official physician's note is submitted.
Accident, when confirmable proof is submitted.
Participation in a University Event, when prior notice is given..
In the event of an absence the student must send an email to the teaching assistant or course instructor prior to or on the day of absence.
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.
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. The CORE Program consists of four elements. These elements include: Fundamental Studies, Distributive Studies, Advanced Studies (including the Capstone Course), and a requirement for a course that deals with Human Cultural Diversity. A course taken to satisfy college, major, and/or supporting area requirements may also be used to satisfy CORE Fundamental Studies or Distributive Studies requirements if that course appears on the appropriate list of approved CORE courses. CORE Advanced Studies courses must be selected from areas outside the student's major, with the exception of the Capstone option. Courses taken to satisfy CORE requirements may not be taken on a Pass/Fail basis.