Principles of Biology II
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:50 - 12:05, 225 Williams
|Lecture Instructors:||Office Hours:
Melcher (CNS 255)
| Tues 1:30 – 2:30 and
Wed 11-12 or
Tues 12:15 -1:15 and
Fri 10 -11 or
Section 02 Mon CNS 110 Susan Swensen, firstname.lastname@example.org; Student Lab TA: Dominique Lessard
Section 03: Mon CNS 107 Peter Melcher, email@example.com; Student Lab TA: Kelsie Phelan
Section 04: Thurs CNS 110 Anne Stork, firstname.lastname@example.org; Student Lab TA: Rich Kintzing
Section 05: Tues CNS 107 Jayasri Srinivasan, email@example.com; Student Lab TA: Bonnie Marvin
Section 06: Wed CNS 110 Jayasri Srinivasan, firstname.lastname@example.org; Student Lab TA: Adrienne Antonsen
Section 07: Thurs CNS 110 Anne Stork, email@example.com; Student Lab TA: Amir Abdulhay
1. Biology by N.A.
Campbell, J.B. Reece (9th edition), if
you are using the 8th edition, it is your
responsibility to align your readings appropriately
as page numbers and even chapter numbers may have
changed. The figures used in lecture will come from
the current edition.
Course Description: This is the second semester of the introductory biology series for biology majors. Emphasis is placed on evolution, biodiversity, and ecology.
Lectures: You are expected to come to lecture, however we do not take attendance. There is a significant correlation between exam performance and lecture attendance. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to make every effort to attend lectures.
Exams: You must take exams on scheduled exam dates. If you are participating in a college-sponsored event (athletics, performance, etc.) that conflicts with a scheduled exam, you must provide us with a written excuse from a faculty member (coach, director, etc.) at least one week prior to the exam. If you cannot make it to an exam (i.e. illness), you need to contact one of the instructors before the exam begins. Email alone is insufficient; you need to call and leave a message with a number to contact you if we are not available. Failure to do so will result in a zero for that exam.
Laboratory: Laboratory attendance is mandatory. If you miss your lab, you may arrange to attend another lab section during the week. You must notify both your regular lab instructor and the instructor of the make-up lab section. If you do not make up missed labs, it will count against your lab grade.
Reading assignments are found in the Lecture Schedule ON SAKAI. YOU MUST READ THE MATERIALS BEFORE LECTURE. Reading assignments are mandatory unless otherwise noted. Additional readings may be added to Sakai that are not listed on the syllabus.
Behavior: As this is a large class it is critically important that talk between students during class be kept to a minimum. Cell phones, iPods, and other music players may not be used during lecture, labs, or exams. Inappropriate behavior during class will result in your dismissal from lecture.
will be no extra-credit assignments in this course.
Academic Conduct: Familiarize yourself with the college's policies on academic conduct (visit the Judicial Affairs Office web site.
Plagiarism: As is stated in the Student Handbook “Academic honesty is a cornerstone of themission of the College. Unless it is otherwise stipulated, students may submit for evaluation only that work that is their own and that is submitted originally for a specific course.” Please make yourself familiar with plagiarism as it is defined in the Student Handbook. Academic dishonesty can result in a grade of zero on an assignment or test, academic code probation, suspension, orexpulsion from the college depending on the outcome of a judicial hearing.
Students with Disabilities:
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable
accommodation will be provided to students with documented
disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Students must register
with Student Disability Services and provide appropriate
documentation to Ithaca College before any academic
adjustment will be provided. Students that need special
accommodations should contact the Office of Academic Support
Services for Students with Disabilities, 110 Towers
Concourse (274-1257, firstname.lastname@example.org).
maintained by Peter Melcher and Nancy Pierce
Last updated January 2012