BIOL1306-TR Biology for Science Majors I (Lec)

WELCOME: This course is designed to introduce you to the essential principles, processes and mechanisms of molecular and cell biology. Course objectives: to develop a basic understanding of the mechanisms of life on a cell level; to gain an understanding how cells and organisms interrelate. Corequisite: BIOL 1106 – Biology for Science Majors I(Lab)

ATTENDANCE: You are expected to attend all ZOOM livestreams according to the schedule before each test (link is provided on D2L) – attendance will be monitored. You will be expected to study all prior material available on-line before attending the livestreams. If you miss ZOOM meeting for unavoidable reasons, make sure you notify me. Missing an exam will be permitted only by prior arrangement and make-ups will only be allowed in the case of a University approved absence (illness with a doctor's note, a family crisis, or a religious holiday).

ZOOM RULES: Sign in with your full LAST NAME & FIRST NAME as listed on the class roster. No nickname please when you log in. It makes it impossible to know who is in attendance. Users who do not provide their full names will mark as un-attendant. STAY FOCUSED: close any apps on your device that are not relevant and turn off notifications. VIDEO IS REQUIRED TO BE COUNTED PRESENT. Please MUTE YOUR MICrophone when you are not talking. This helps eliminate background noise. Use a headset when possible, this improves audio quality. Be in a QUIET PLACE. Turn off any music, videos, etc. in the background. No disrespect or hate speech - just like in our in-person class, respectful behavior is expected. Consider Zoom a professional environment, and act like you're at a job interview, even when you're typing in the chat. Faliure to follow the guidelines outlined above will result in AN EXCLUSION from the ZOOM meeting.

NOTE: Class meetings on Zoom (including video, audio, and chat text) will be recorded.
MATERIALS: PowerPoint presentations for each lecture will be online along with the lecture videos, according to the provided schedule of the course, so that notes can be made and used during the exam. REMEMBER: draw it to know it! I recommend to use GOOGLE CHROME to browse this page. Textbook is optional for this course: Campbell Biology, 11th edition. Urry LA, Cain ML, Wasserman SA, Minorsky PV, and Reece JB; Pearson, 2017.
Lecture Exams (all together) - 75 pts
BIOL1106 grade – 25
Bonus points – up to 2 points to the Final grade will be assigned to each student according to attendance, participation in Livestream meetings, course evaluation completion, SI meetings, office hour visits.
GRADES: click here
SI is Ariana Moorer, email.
SI meetings are MR 5-6pm, a hybrid in person/online style of tutoring. Walk in tables are T 5-7pm and R 7-8pm AARC.
Tutoring for the AARC will begin on January 19th, 2021.
You're invited to Ariana’s new group 'BIO 1306' on GroupMe. Click to join
A GroupMe link is a chat to remind when tests, SI meetings, and walk in tables are.
Office Hours: TR 3:30-6pm on ZOOM (link is provided on D2L)
week meeting schedule home activities lecture slides lecture video
T: Class Zoom meeting (link available on D2L)
R: On-line (Watch Lecture Videos (with password) at Your Own Pace)
T: Class Zoom meeting (Your Questions before Exam)
R: Exam 1 (D2L)
T: On-line
R: On-line
T: On-line
R: On-line
T: Class Zoom meeting (Your Questions before Exam)
R: Exam 2 (D2L)
T: On-line
R: On-line
T: On-line
R: On-line
T: Class Zoom meeting (Your Questions before Exam)
R: Exam 3 (D2L)
Spring Break!!!!
T: On-line
R: On-line
T: On-line
R: On-line
T: Class Zoom meeting (Your Questions before Exam)
R: Exam 4 (D2L)
T: On-line
R: On-line
T: On-line
R: On-line
T: On-line
R: Class Zoom meeting (Your Questions before Final)
5/6 R: Final Exam (D2L) (comprehensive)
at 10:30AM
ZOOM office hours or by appointment set over an e-mail (please do not email through D2L if you would like to get a quick reply). When emailing please indicate BOTH class & section # and your CID. When attaching a file, filename should be “First_LastName.ext”, it must also include your name in the document itself. Emails lacking any of the information listed above WILL BE IGNORED. Note: NO emails will be answered after 5 p.m. and/or during weekends. NO GRADE DISCUSSION over an e-mail, only by one on one ZOOM meetings.
1901 Raguet Street N, Miller Science Building, Room 101
Nacogdoches, TX 75962