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Syllabus

Spring 2014 Syllabus for BIOL-D010.-62Z
BIOL-D010.-62Z - Eric Pane
INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY
Call Number: 20261
Term: Fall 2013
5 units
De Anza College Distance Learning Center • LC 107 • Phone: 408-864-8969 • FAX: 408-864-8245 • http://www.deanza.edu/distance/
Description
Basic unifying principles of biology with selected application to genetic engineering, ecological crisis, pollution, birth control, overpopulation and health. (Not open to students who have completed Biology 6A, 6B, or 6C or equivalent.)
Prerequisites
None
Instructor Information: Eric Pane
I've been teaching Biology part-time in the Foothill-DeAnza District for 7 years and have taught numerous classes at both campuses including Introductory Biology, Human Biology, Form and Function in the Biological World, Marine Biology, and California Ecology. I also work part-time at the Monterey Bay Aquarium as a marine biologist.

Email: paneeric@fhda.edu
Office Location: Science Cluster - second floor SC1
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30 -11:25 PM
Requirements
View and study all course video modules. Complete Catalyst assignments as appropriate. Take 2 on-campus lecture exams and an on-campus cumulative Final Exam. Attend and complete on-campus labs. Submit all written lab
assignments as appropriate.
Please refer to BIOL 10 information in Catalyst for specific assignments and dates/deadlines. You will be able to log in to Catalyst starting on the first day
of the quarter.
Objectives
Learn basic principles of Biology and identify common themes that link together disparate areas of Biology. Apply mechanistic knowledge of Biological systems to solve problems in areas such as chemical bonding, cellular biology, plant and animal physiology, genetics, and biotechnology.
Textbook
Campbell et al. Biology - Concepts and Connections 6th or 7th Ed. Customized text
for De Anza College.
Media Availability
Video modules on dozens of Biological topics available on demand throughout the quarter
Written Assignments
Several lab reports per quarter generated from on-campus lab activities.
Numerous assignments submitted via the Catalyst server. 3 on-campus Exams
(2 Mid-terms and 1 Final) including multiple choice and short answer questions.
Extra Credit
Built into the exams.
Exam Review
Study guides posted on the Catalyst server prior to exams. Face-to-Face time during office hours, or by appointment.
Exam Notes
Study guides posted on the Catalyst server prior to exams.
Handouts
Available for download from the Catalyst server as necessary.
Final Grade
Posted in the Student's portal as appropriate.
Additional Information
Note to students with disabilities: If you have a disability-related need for reasonable academic accommodations or services in this course, provide your instructor (Eric Pane) with a Test Accommodation Verification Form (also known as a TAV form) from Disability Support Services (DSS) or the Educational Diagnostic Center (EDC). Students are expected to give five days notice of the need for accommodations. Students with disabilities can obtain a TAV form from their DSS counselor (864-8753 DSS main number) or EDC advisor (864-8839 EDC main number)
Testing / Grading
2 on-campus Mid-term exams. 1 on-campus Final exam. Several assignments submitted on the Catalyst server as appropriate. Several written lab reports submitted as appropriate.
Alternate Exams
Only in emergency such as verified sickness.
Grades
Grades based on percentage of total points earned in the course. Both an exam (lecture) and a lab component.
Cheating
Policy on Copying and Cheating:Students who submit the work of others as their own or cheat on exams or other assignments will receive a failing grade in the course and will be reported to college authorities.
Library West Computer Lab(LWCL)

The Library West Computer Lab offers support services for Distance Learning students including: open computer lab with Internet access, stations for viewing videotapes and videotape checkout.

A photo I.D. card is required to check out materials or use computers in the Library West Computer Lab, use computers in other campus computer labs.

To check out videotapes from the OML a Distance Learning Center I.D. Card is also required

The Distance Learning I.D. cards are available from the Distance Learning Center.

LWCL Location
Basement floor of the Learning Center West building, Room 1, on the De Anza College campus.

http://www.deanza.edu/library/librarywestcomputer.html
(408) 864-8850

Catalyst Information
This course utilizes Catalyst, De Anza's Online Learning Community. Please view the Catalyst website at https://catalyst.deanza.edu/ to login. Please note that you will be unable to login until the first day of class. Be sure you are using your correct username and password - do not use your social security number or international "99" number. If you need help logging in or finding your student ID, please view the short instructional video at: https://catalyst.deanza.edu/?pg=mod1. Additional instructions and assistance can be found on the Catalyst website.
De Anza College Bookstore Contact Information
Phone: 408-864-8455
http://books.deanza.edu/
LIBRARY SERVICES
De Anza College Library Services are available for all students and faculty, both on and off campus. Please consult the library website for a complete description of the library services and hours:

De Anza College Library: http://www.deanza.edu/library/

Services of particular interest to off campus students include:
  • Access to the Library Catalog which includes books, DVDs, and course reserves. Here is a link to the library catalog:
    Library Catalog: http://library.deanza.edu/uhtbin/webcat
  • Article Databases and Research Databases The library subscribes to several electronic databases which provide access to thousands of full-text journals, newspapers, and magazine articles. Research databases include: LEXIS NEXIS Academic, Encyclopedia Britannica Online and a Practice Test Database which contains Nursing Exams, TOEFL Preparation, College Entrance Exams, and many more.
To use the article or research databases from an off campus computer, log in with your 14 digit library number or eight digit student id number. These instructions are repeated on the first page of the library website along with descriptions of all the online resources provided.
Videostream Information
This course utilizes streaming video which can be accessed via the Catalyst system. Please view the Catalyst website at https://catalyst.deanza.edu/ to login. Please note that you will be unable to login until the first day of class. Be sure you are using your correct username and password - do not use your social security number or international "99" number. If you need help logging in or finding your student ID, please view the short instructional video at: https://catalyst.deanza.edu/?pg=mod1. Additional instructions and assistance can be found on the Catalyst website.

Due to licensing restrictions video programs are not available for downloading.


Distance Learning
Building: MLC 250
Email: distance@deanza.edu
Phone: 408.864.8969
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Last Updated: 9/5/13