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BSC 1010C Valencia College (West Campus) General Biology I (BSC1010C) Course Syllabus: Summer 2020 Professor: Dr. Hemangi Patil E-mail: [email protected] Virtual Office Hours: Monday 10:00 - 12:30 pm Tuesday 10:00 - 12:30 pm Wednesday 10:00 - 12:30 pm Thursday 10:00 - 12:30 pm Course: General Biology I (BSC 1010C) CRN: 33533 Credit: 4 Class meeting days, hours and location: Lecture and Laboratory: Virtual / online (Canvas) Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all mandated courses in reading, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes Course Description: BSC1010C is the first one out of the two courses designed to meet your first-year requirements in biology. It contains a lecture and a laboratory component. In this course, we will study some of the central themes of biology: cellular chemistry, biochemistry, cell structure and function, cellular metabolism, cellular reproduction, inheritance, and molecular genetics. The lab is an integral component of this course and is designed to reinforce and extend the course material. Lab and lecture are designed to complement each other and are not mutually exclusive of each other. Required Course Materials: x Required Lecture Materials: Campbell’s Biology, Custom Edition for Valencia College, 3 rd edition, Volume 1 with MasteringBiology. (2016) Taken from Campbell’s Biology, 11 th edition. Pearson Learning Solutions. (Includes MasteringBiology Access Code in a package). ISBN: 1323744134 / 9781323744130 *PLEASE TAKE NOTE: This package is custom specifically for Valencia College and is sold at a price negotiated directly with the publisher and can ONLY be purchased from the bookstore or directly from Pearson online via your Canvas course registration process (access card w/ebook is the only option that’s available for purchase from Pearson online). Access codes purchased elsewhere WILL NOT WORK. x Required Laboratory Materials: Connect Access Code Biology Virtual Labs, First edition (2021). McGraw Hill. ISBN: 9781264349739 x A reliable and fast internet connection. x Computer or an equivalent device with minimum technological requirements to run canvas LMS. See system requirements for details. x Camera and microphone that can be connected to your device. Important dates: x course start date: May 4th x course end date: Jun 15th x withdrawal date: Jun 5th x drop and refund date: May 11th x college close dates: May 25th Course Learning Outcomes: x Students will demonstrate competency in the application of critical thinking and scientific reasoning. 9 Evaluate data and draw conclusions in a laboratory setting. 9 Compare and contrast biological processes and principles. x Students will differentiate between living and non-living entities. 9 Describe how living organisms differ from non-living entities. 9 Describe the hierarchy of biological organization from the cell to the biosphere and be able to relate structures and function through the levels.

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BSC 1010C Valencia College (West Campus)

General Biology I (BSC1010C)

Course Syllabus: Summer 2020

Professor: Dr. Hemangi Patil E-mail: [email protected] Virtual Office Hours:

Monday 10:00 - 12:30 pm Tuesday 10:00 - 12:30 pm Wednesday 10:00 - 12:30 pm Thursday 10:00 - 12:30 pm

Course: General Biology I (BSC 1010C) CRN: 33533 Credit: 4 Class meeting days, hours and location: Lecture and Laboratory: Virtual / online (Canvas) Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all mandated courses in reading, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes

Course Description: BSC1010C is the first one out of the two courses designed to meet your first-year requirements in biology. It contains a lecture and a laboratory component. In this course, we will study some of the central themes of biology: cellular chemistry, biochemistry, cell structure and function, cellular metabolism, cellular reproduction, inheritance, and molecular genetics. The lab is an integral component of this course and is designed to reinforce and extend the course material. Lab and lecture are designed to complement each other and are not mutually exclusive of each other.

Required Course Materials:

x Required Lecture Materials: Campbell’s Biology, Custom Edition for Valencia College, 3rd edition, Volume 1 with MasteringBiology. (2016) Taken from Campbell’s Biology, 11th edition. Pearson Learning Solutions. (Includes MasteringBiology Access Code in a package). ISBN: 1323744134 / 9781323744130 *PLEASE TAKE NOTE: This package is custom specifically for Valencia College and is sold at a price negotiated directly with the publisher and can ONLY be purchased from the bookstore or directly from Pearson online via your Canvas course registration process (access card w/ebook is the only option that’s available for purchase from Pearson online). Access codes purchased elsewhere WILL NOT WORK.

x Required Laboratory Materials: Connect Access Code Biology Virtual Labs, First edition (2021). McGraw Hill. ISBN: 9781264349739

x A reliable and fast internet connection. x Computer or an equivalent device with minimum technological requirements to run canvas LMS. See system

requirements for details. x Camera and microphone that can be connected to your device.

Important dates:

x course start date: May 4th x course end date: Jun 15th x withdrawal date: Jun 5th x drop and refund date: May 11th x college close dates: May 25th

Course Learning Outcomes: x Students will demonstrate competency in the application of critical thinking and scientific reasoning.

9 Evaluate data and draw conclusions in a laboratory setting. 9 Compare and contrast biological processes and principles.

x Students will differentiate between living and non-living entities. 9 Describe how living organisms differ from non-living entities. 9 Describe the hierarchy of biological organization from the cell to the biosphere and be able to relate structures

and function through the levels.

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BSC 1010C 9 Describe the fundamental evolutionary hierarchy of the biological organization and associated taxonomy. 9 Describe some fundamental ecological concepts and relevance to the biological organization. 9 Describe and relate the fundamentals of Darwinian evolution.

x Students will model and categorize the fundamentals of molecular structure and functions associated with living organisms.

9 Describe the various levels of organization of matter on earth such as atoms, elements, and molecules. 9 Model and describe how and why elements combine to form molecules to include valence variation and

ionization. 9 Model and relate molecular ionization related to acids, bases and pH. 9 Describe molecular polarity and ionization as an influence on molecular interactions and fundamental

organization in solutions and cells. x Students will compare and contrast the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

9 Describe, model, or draw the structure and functions of the major cell features of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. 9 Describe relevant differences among eukaryotic cell types and prokaryotes. 9 Describe the fundamentals of Endosymbiotic Theory as it relates to eukaryotic cell evolution.

x Students will demonstrate an understanding of the structure and functions of cell membranes and the implications for cellular processes

9 Describe or model the endomembrane system and the cell membrane with respect to secretory and absorptive processes.

9 Describe osmoregulatory processes at the cellular level. 9 Describe cellular level gas exchange by diffusion as supporting organism function. 9 Describe or model some details of the basis of tissue-level structure and function. 9 Describe and map the eukaryotic cell cycle and the fundamentals of its normal and abnormal regulation.

x Students will explain the processes of energy transformation as they relate to cellular metabolism. 9 Describe and relate the role of enzymes and cofactors in metabolism. 9 Describe both molecular and energetic input and output for cellular respiration and photosynthesis. 9 Model or map the cellular organization of metabolic processes. 9 Describe the ecological relationship between autotrophs and heterotrophs. 9 Map or model the consequences of aerobic and anaerobic conditions to cellular respiration. 9 Describe the fundamentals of Endosymbiotic Theory as it relates to eukaryotic metabolism.

x Students will evaluate asexual and sexual reproduction as they relate to genetic variation 9 Describe or model the cellular division-processes of plants and animals. 9 Describe eukaryotic nuclear division by mitosis and meiosis and contrast it with prokaryotic binary fission. 9 Describe and map the roles of mitosis and meiosis in the life-cycles of plants and animals. 9 Describe and relate the relevance of sexual reproduction with recombination and clonal asexual reproduction

in the context of evolution. 9 Relate meiotic non-disjunction in genetic karyotypic variation.

x Students will model the processes and patterns of inheritance in eukaryotic organisms. 9 Describe and model the fundamentals of genes and alleles. 9 Describe inheritance using proper genetics terminology pertaining to organization and transmission. 9 Predict the process of inheritance from numerical and/or pedigree data. 9 Produce numerical predictions and/or pedigree patterns for the processes of inheritance. 9 Describe and relate the contribution of environmental variation to phenotypic variation.

x Students will describe or model the regulation and expression of genetic information.

9 Describe or model the structure of DNA and DNA synthesis (replication) in eukaryotes. 9 Describe or model the transcription process contributing to gene expression in eukaryotes. 9 Describe or model the translation process contributing to gene expression in eukaryotes. 9 Describe, model or map DNA mutation and its consequences in gene expression in eukaryotes.

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BSC 1010C Valencia Student Core Competencies:

Ö Think: clearly, critically and creatively. Ö Value: make reasoned value judgment and responsible commitments. Ö Communicate: with different audiences and using varied means. Ö Act: purposefully, reflectively and responsibly.

Grading policy:

The lecture exams, quizzes, and home-works will consist of “Check Your Understanding” type questions that will be turned-in according to the schedule outlined in the course calendar. Each lecture exam and quizzes are timed and require a timely submission. Late work will be penalized 10% per day for a maximum of 50% deduction.

Online assessment: Online assessments are through Mastering Biology, Canvas modules, and McGraw-Hill Connect.

x Mastering biology homework assignments: o These are learning-centric interactive activity-based assignments, and students are required to have an adequate

system available for them to work. o Each question will have six attempts for a correct solution. There will be a 3% deduction for each of the correct

answers. o These assignments are not timed and are designed to maximize the concept of learning while you study. o Students will have access to "dynamic study modules" for all the chapters, for study purpose through-out the semester,

and are encouraged to take advantage of this training before quiz assessments. o Please note that Canvas takes time to sync with Mastering Biology grade, so after you submit the assignment, it may

take ~2 hours for the grade to be updated completely on Canvas. x The chapter quiz assignments on Canvas:

o You will have 3 attempts on each of the chapter quiz assignments. o Chapter quiz assignments will be timed and will include 10 concept check, multiple-choice questions from each of the

chapters studied that week. o All the chapter quizzes require the Respondus lockdown browser to attempt. In this class, it is students' responsibility to

ensure adequate hardware and software for completing assignments. Make sure your device has a good internet connection and working Respondus lockdown browser.

x The midterm and final exam: o The midterm exam will be a cumulative exam that includes chapters 1-10 and lab 1-6. There will be 50 multiple choice

questions and 60 minutes. There will be only one attempt, will require Respondus lockdown browser and the test will be available for only one day- May 26th.

o The Final exam will be a cumulative exam that includes chapters 1-10, 12-17, and labs 1-12. There will be 75 multiple-choice questions. There will be only one attempt, which will require Respondus lockdown browser and the test will be available for only one day- June 15th.

x Chapter assessments/ exercises: o These assessments require students to print papers, hand-write answers, scan a document, and upload documents

electronically in the Canvas course. Electronic writing is acceptable if it is neat and readable. x Chapter Discussions:

o Each week, there are online chapter discussion posts where students will interact with class peers virtually. The class discussion post is required for your online class attendance.

Extra credit opportunities: Extra credit opportunities will be provided to all students equally. The extra credit opportunities can't be made up or handed in late for any excuse. If you miss them, then you miss out on that opportunity, even if you have a valid excuse.

x Orientation module activities x Chapter presentation video lecture quizzes x Softchalk homework modules

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BSC 1010C Grading Criteria:

Grade will be based on following criteria:

lecture chapter homework assignments (mastering biology) 10% class exams (Canvas- Respondus Lockdown browser) 40% lecture chapter quizzes (Canvas- Respondus Lockdown browser) 15% virtual lab activities 20% class discussion posts 10% chapter exercises (file upload assignments) 5%

A 90-100% B 80-89% C 70-79% D 60-69% F 0-59%

Under no circumstances your test scores, total points, or final grades be discussed on the telephone or over e-mail. FERPA rights to privacy prevent the divulging of scores or related materials by these means. Scores will only be given face-to-face with student or through student Canvas or ATLAS account.

Course Policies:

No Show Policy

Class attendance is required for online sessions. The instructor will withdraw students who are not actively participating in an online class and/or do not submit the required attendance activity or assignment by the scheduled due date in week one as a "no show". If you are withdrawn as a “no show,” you will be financially responsible for the class, and a final grade of “W” will appear on your transcript for the course.

Attendance Policy

The college believes that regular attendance and participation are significant factors to promote success. This BSC 1010C class is an online class. Both the lecture and lab sessions are conducted online. Students are expected to attend all the online lecture sections and complete assessments as per the course design. Assessments cannot be re-scheduled. Just logging into Canvas space is not counted as your class attendance. Your online discussion posts every week will be recording your attendance for online lecture sessions. The Professor will not drop any student at any time for any reason. It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw himself or herself from the class prior to the withdraw deadline.

Withdrawal Policy

Per Valencia policyLinks to an external site. a student who withdraws from class before the established deadline for a particular term will receive a grade of “W. A student is not permitted to withdraw after the withdrawal deadline. Any student who withdraws or is withdrawn from a class during the third or subsequent attempt in the same course will be assigned a grade of ‘F’.

After the withdrawal deadline, the faculty will not withdraw a student and the student will receive the grade earned at the end of the course. Any student who withdraws or is withdrawn from a class during a third or subsequent attempt in the same course will be assigned a grade of “F.” If you do not intend to complete the course, you must withdraw yourself prior to the withdrawal date.

Students are advised to consult with an advisor before withdrawing from the course, as there may be financial implications to the students. In order to academically maintain financial aid, students must meet all of the following requirements:

Complete 67% of all classes attempted, and Maintain a Valencia GPA of 2.0 or higher, and Maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher, and Complete degree within the 150% time frame.

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BSC 1010C College Student Conduct Policy

Valencia is dedicated not only to the advancement of knowledge and learning but also to the development of responsible personal and social conduct. As a registered student, you assume the responsibility for conducting yourself in a manner that contributes positively to Valencia’s learning community and that does not impair, interfere with, or obstruct the orderly conduct, processes, and functions of the college as described in the Student Code of Conduct..

Academic Honesty

All forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited at Valencia College. Academic dishonesty. Includes, but is not limited to, acts or attempted acts of plagiarism, cheating, furnishing false information, forgery, alteration or misuse of documents, misconduct during a testing situation, facilitating academic dishonesty, and misuse of identification with intent to defraud or deceive. All work submitted by students is expected to be the result of the students' individual thoughts, research, and self-expression. Whenever a student uses ideas, wording, or organization from another source, the source shall be appropriately acknowledged. If a student is caught submitting plagiarized work, a first offense will result in a zero score on the assignment, a second offense will result in a class grade of F along with a referral to the Dean of Science and the Dean of Students.

Students with Disabilities

Valencia is committed to ensuring that all of its programs and services are accessible to students with disabilities. The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD). Determines reasonable and appropriate accommodations for qualified students with documented disabilities based upon the need and impact of the specific disability. Any student requiring course accommodations due to physical, emotional or learning disability must contact the instructor and provide a Notification to Instructor form by the end of the second week of class. To obtain a letter of accommodation, contact OSD at 407-582-2229.

Baycare Student Assistance Services

Valencia College strives to ensure all our students have a rewarding and successful college experience. To that purpose, Valencia students can get immediate help with issues dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, substance abuse, time management as well as relationship problems dealing with school, home or work. BayCare Behavioral Health Student Assistance Program (SAP). Services are free to all Valencia students and available 24 hours a day by calling (800) 878-5470. If needed, the counselor may refer the student to appropriate resources or to speak face-to-face with a licensed counselor. Also students may need to contact the Victim Service Center’s Sexual Assault Hotline at 407-497-6701 or at http://www.victimservicecenter.com/

Security Statement

We want to reassure you that our security officers are here around the clock to ensure the safety and security of the campus community. It’s important to remain alert and aware of your surroundings, especially during the early morning or evening hours. Remember that you can always call security for an escort if you feel uncomfortable walking alone on campus. White security phones can also be found in many of our buildings; simply pick up the phone and security will answer. Finally, report any suspicious persons to West Campus Security at 407-582-1000, 407-582-1030 (after-hours number) or by using the yellow emergency call boxes located on light poles in the parking lots and along walkways.

Disclaimer

Changes in the syllabus and/or schedule may be made at any time during the term at the discretion of the professor. Students will be notified of any changes. Please note that we may change the requirement of the Respondus Lockdown browser and substitute with HonorLock online proctoring for your midterm and final exam.

Copyright

Material obtained during this course can only be circulated within the class only. Students must refrain from using or displaying the pictures, drawings, and presentations outside this course.

Consent

By continuing in this course, the student accepts the professor’s policies and procedures to conduct class and lab, accepts the grading procedure, accepts all other things outlined in this syllabus, and accepts amendments/changes. Valencia College is committed to providing each student with a quality educational experience. Faculty members have set high standards of instruction for themselves and for you. If you have a problem in a class, your first step is to talk to your instructor. If you are still dissatisfied, you may talk with the academic dean of the division for your class. We will work together to resolve any issues that arise.

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BSC 1010C College Policies, Procedures and other References: ●A full description of all College policies can be found in the College Catalog at http://www.valenciacollege.edu/catalog/ ●Information about maintaining satisfactory academic progress can be found at http://valenciacollege.edu/finaid/satisfactory_progress.cfm ●The Student Handbook can be found at http://valenciacollege.edu/studentdev/CampusInformationServices.cfm ●The Policy Manual can be found at http://valenciacollege.edu/generalcounsel ●The college calendar can be found at http://valenciacollege.edu/calendar ●Information about the Office for Students with Disabilities can be found at http://valenciacollege.edu/osd/CurrentStudents.cfm ●Final exam schedule can be found at http://valenciacollege.edu/calendar/FinalExam.cfm ●Information about Valencia’s skillshop which offers a variety of topics on student success and goals can be found at http://valenciacollege.edu/studentservices/skillshops.cfm

Minimum electronic system requirement:

WINDOWS

x windows 7//8.1 x 1024 x 768 screen resolution x Browsers: Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 32, or Chrome 37 x Plug-ins: Latest version of Shockwave, Flash, QuickTime, Java, Adobe Reader and MathType x WinZip, PKZip or Stufflt Expander (for zip file decompression) x Broadband Internet connection x Office 2010 and higher

MACINTOSH

x OS 10.6/ 10.7 / 10.8/ 10.9 x 1024 x 768 screen resolution x Browsers: Safari 5, Firefox 32, or Chrome 37 x Browsers: Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 32, or Chrome 37 x Plug-ins: Latest version of Shockwave, Flash, QuickTime, Java, Adobe Reader and MathType x WinZip, PKZip or Stufflt Expander (for zip file decompression) x Broadband Internet connection x Office 2011 and higher

Students must use a computer with reliable internet access because excuses or failure to complete assessments due to computer error will not be permitted.

The college uses the Canvas learning management system (LMS). The following link provides answers to common questions students may have about Canvas: Student FAQ.

The following link lists the minimum computer requirements to successfully run Canvas: Canvas LMS system requirements

Please note – while Safari can be used for Canvas, Pearson has announced that Safari is not compatible with MasteringBiology. If you own an Apple-based system and use Safari, you will need to install a second browser to use to complete the required MasteringBiology assignments. The recommended browser is Chrome. In addition to the minimum requirements you are also required to have a webcam, either integral to your system or as an addition to your system.

In addition to these basic requirements, you will also need to download the Respondus lockdown browser as it will be required for the online examinations this semester. This browser is available for Windows- and Apple-based systems, but currently cannot be installed on Chromebook laptops. If you use a Chromebook for class, you must have access to a computer system that supports the Respondus browser in order to take the examinations. You will also need to download, and install, the smartphone app CamScanner and install it on your smartphone. This app turns your smartphone into a document scanner and saves your

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BSC 1010C document into a single pdf document you can upload to Canvas. It is available for both Android and iOS phones and you will need it to turn in your chapter exercises (file upload exercises). INTERNET PLUG-INS/ DOWNLOADS x QuickTime: https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime x Adobe Shockwave Player: http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/ and http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ x Adobe Reader: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ x Java: http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp x MathType: http://www.dessci.com/en/products/mathtype/

Rules of Student Behavior:

x All students are expected to:

o show respect for the instructor and for other students in the class o respect the privacy of other students o express differences of opinion in a polite and rational way o maintain an environment of constructive criticism when commenting on the work of other students o avoid bringing up irrelevant topics when involved in group discussions or other collaborative activities

x You will read your syllabus; your syllabus is a contract between your professor and you. Be aware of deadlines to complete assignments on time and know your professor’s attendance policy. You will need to attend class for the full length of time allotted to your science class and lab.

x You will be aware of Valencia College policies and procedures found in the college catalog; ignorance of policies and procedures doesn’t mean they don’t apply.

x You will be serious about learning; it is your responsibility to be an active participant in your own learning. You will need to devote sufficient time to learn the material presented by your professor; for most students, this means you will need to spend at least two hours studying for every hour of instruction. Learning is an action verb; you will need to do more than sit through class and reread your notes to be successful. To succeed in higher level classes, you must retain the information, concepts and skills you will learn; this can only happen if you work at learning to make the course content a part of your long term memory. Do not cram!!

x You will be encouraged to produce your own study guides. Most college professors do not provide study guides, but they can give you tips that will help you produce your own study guides to gain a better understanding of the course content.

x You will be expected to participate fully in classroom activities. The work you produce must be your own; cheating in any form is not tolerated and your professor will have specific consequences, in their syllabus, which will be enforced should cheating occur.

x You will be expected to contribute to a positive learning environment. Avoid classmates who speak negatively, or who have a negative outlook, about your class or your professor. Instead, get to know your professor during office hours; you will learn much more with a positive attitude.

x You will be held to a high standard of maturity and responsibility. Disruptive behaviors will not be tolerated in the classroom or lab.

x The following list summarizes the kind of behavior that is not acceptable. Each item listed below is grounds for removal from the class. Students should not:

o Show disrespect for the instructor or for other students in the class o Send messages or comments that are threatening, harassing, or offensive o Use inappropriate or offensive language o Convey a hostile or confrontational tone when communicating or working collaboratively with other students o USE ALL UPPERCASE IN THEIR MESSAGES -- THIS IS THE EQUIVALENT OF SHOUTING!!!

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BSC 1010C Study Tips

“LEARNING” IS AN ACTION VERB!! Most students need to do more than just sit through lectures and reread their notes. Spend 1-

2 hour blocks of time EVERY DAY actively writing or discussing concepts to make them a part of your memory. Use the words you

learn often, they will sink in better-.

Here are some study and classroom management tips that have assisted former students:

- Do not miss class. The introduction to each lecture explains the purpose of the entire lecture. Students who follow this rule won’t

miss important information.

- REWRITE YOUR NOTES soon after the lecture.

- Create flash cards with questions you make up from the lecture and lab with answers on the back.

- Make lists of confusing topics from your studying and ask questions (as many as you can!). Talking to your professor helps you as

well your professor to refocus on the topic again.

- Take advantage of the professor’s office hours.

- JOIN A STUDY GROUP and predict what questions the professor could ask on the test.

- Get the telephone number of one or more buddies in case you are absent from a class.

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BSC 1010C LETTER FROM THE DEAN

Expectations of a Valencia College Science Student

Welcome to the Science Division of Valencia College’s West Campus; we are enthused to have this opportunity to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Higher education is a privilege and an opportunity; it is your responsibility to realize that you are in control of those behaviors and actions that can enable success in this course.

From your professors, you can expect the following:

1. They will be prompt, courteous and respectful. 2. They will provide a professional learning environment throughout the entire scheduled instructional period. 3. They will provide an up-to-date syllabus; when changes need to be made, they will announce changes in a manner that

is conveyed to all students in their class. 4. They will provide you with a course that is of necessary rigor to prepare you for the career you have chosen; because the

class you are taking transfers to a four year college or university, it will be taught with the same academic expectations. The bonus of starting your education at Valencia, when compared to attending a four year college, is you will be able to get more personal attention with small class sizes and you will be able to save money; the classes are not easier.

5. They will offer time outside of class to discuss your questions. 6. They will be available to discuss your class concerns in private, outside of class time; you should try to resolve your class

concerns with your professor before you try to voice your concerns with administrators. 7. They will respond to emails within 2 business days. 8. They will expect from you what they have expected from the many students who passed their classes in the past.

In return, this is what your professor will expect from you:

1. You will be prompt, courteous and respectful. Prompt means you come to class on time, ready to work, with all assignments completed before you enter class or lab. It means that you have studied, that all conversations, texting and diversions come to a stop and that you are ready to contribute to a positive learning environment from the beginning of the class or lab. Courtesy means you are polite in your attitude and behavior towards your professor and classmates. Respectfulness means that you regard everyone’s classroom experience as valuable to them, that you accept your professor’s expertise and experience to create relevant course objectives and that you treat college and personal property with care.

2. You will read your syllabus; your syllabus is a contract between your professor and you. Be aware of deadlines to complete assignments on time and know your professor’s attendance policy. You will need to attend class for the full length of time allotted to your science class and lab.

3. You will be aware of Valencia College policies and procedures found in the college catalog; ignorance of policies and procedures doesn’t mean they don’t apply.

4. You will be serious about learning; it is your responsibility to be an active participant in your own learning. You will need to devote sufficient time to learn the material presented by your professor; for most students, this means you will need to spend at least two hours studying for every hour of instruction. Learning is an action verb; you will need to do more than sit through class and reread your notes to be successful. To succeed in higher level classes, you must retain the information, concepts and skills you will learn; this can only happen if you work at learning to make the course content a part of your long term memory. Do not cram!!

5. You will be encouraged to produce your own study guides. Most college professors do not provide study guides, but they can give you tips that will help you produce your own study guides to gain a better understanding of the course content.

6. You will be expected to participate fully in classroom activities. The work you produce must be your own; cheating in any form is not tolerated and your professor will have specific consequences, in their syllabus, which will be enforced should cheating occur.

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BSC 1010C 7. You will be expected to contribute to a positive learning environment. Avoid classmates who speak negatively, or who

have a negative outlook, about your class or your professor. Instead, get to know your professor during office hours; you will learn much more with a positive attitude.

8. You will be held to a high standard of maturity and responsibility. Disruptive behaviors will not be tolerated in the classroom or lab. First time disruptions will be handled by your professor and may include a request that you leave the class or lab. Very serious or repeated disruptions will be reported, to the Dean of Science and the Dean of Students, with specific consequences that can include your permanent removal from the class. Disruptions include:

- Being noisy when arriving late to class or leaving early. - Carrying on private conversations while the professor is talking. - Disrespectful language, tone and mannerisms. - Sleeping or attempting to sleep in class. - Repeatedly asking unnecessary or irrelevant questions.

My wish is that you get the best learning value from the science classes that you are taking. With everyone abiding by the expectations in this letter, your science classes at Valencia should be the next step in achieving your academic dreams.

Dr. Robert Gessner West Campus Dean of Science Valencia College

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BSC 1010C; Summer 2020

Light blue: online discussion posts Pink: virtual lab topics Marron: Respondus lockdown browser / HonorLock assessments Blue: mastering biology assessments Black: lecture topics and online exercises

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May 2020 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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3 4 week 1 Complete Orientation module activities

5 week 1 Read: Chap 1,2; Lecture presentation due: Chap 1, 2; homework chap 1,2 due; Atoms and bonds review quiz due

6 week 1 Lab 1 due: Scientific method

7 week 1 Read: Chap 3,4; Lecture presentation due: Chap 3,4; homework chap 3,4 due

8 week 1 Lab 2 due: pH and buffers

9 week 1

10 week 1 Quiz chap 1,2,3,4 due; Discussion Chap 1,2,3,4 due

11 week 2 Read: Chap 5,6,7;

12 week 2 Lecture presentation due: Chap 5; Macromolecules review quiz due; homework chap 5 due; Macromolecule exercise due

13 week 2 Lab 3 due: Use of microscope

14 week 2 Lecture presentation due: Chap 6,7; Diffusion review quiz due; homework chap 6,7 due; Cell organelle sheet due

15 week 2 Lab 4 due: The cell

16 week 2

17 week 2 Quiz chap 5,6,7 due; Discussion Chap 5, 6, 7 due;

18 week 3 Read: Chap 8, 9, 10;

19 week 3 Lecture presentation due: Chap 8, 9; Metabolism review quiz due; Respiration review quiz due; homework chap 8, 9 due; Respiration exercise due

20 week 3 Lab5 due: Diffusion I

21 week 3 Lecture presentation: Chap 10; Photosynthesis review quiz due; homework chap 10 due

22 week 3 Lab 6 due: Diffusion II

23 week 3

24 week 3 Quiz chap 8,9,10 due; Discussion Chap 8,9,10 due

25 week 4 Read: Chap 12,13; Course midterm survey due

26 week 4 midterm exam due (chapter 1-10 and lab 1-6)

27 week 4 Lab 7 due: Enzymes

28 week 4 Lecture presentation: Chap 12,13; Mitosis review quiz due; homework chap 12,13 due

29 week 4 Lab 8 due: Respiration

30 week 4

31 week 4 Quiz chap 12,13 due; Discussion Chap 12,13 due

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1 week 5 2 week 5 Read: Chap 14,15; Lecture presentation: Chap 14,15; homework chap 14,15 due; Complete Genetics study module; Genetics

3 week 5 Lab 9 due: Photosynthesis

4 week 5 Read: Chap 16; Lecture presentation: Chap 16; DNA replication review quiz due; homework chap 16 due

5 week 5 Lab 10 due: mitosis and meiosis

6 week 5

7 week 5 Quiz chap 14,15,16 due; Discussion Chap 14,15,16 due;

8 week 6

9 week 6 Read: Chap 17; Lecture presentation: Chap 17; Complete gene expression study module; homework chap 17 due

10 week 6 Lab 11 due: Mendelian;

11 week 6 Complete Genetics problems homework; Complete gene expression exercise; Course end survey due

12 week 6 Lab 12 due: Human Phenotypes

13 week 6

14 week 6 Quiz chap 17 due; Discussion Chap 17 due;

15 Finals Final exam due (chapter 1-10, 12-17 and lab 1-12)

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