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Course Number: Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: BSC 1011L Course Title: Principles of Biology II Lab
Term/Dates: FA 2016
Reference Number: 215798
Credit Hours: 3
Clock Hours:
Days: F
Time: 1:00-3:45 pm
Room: NS 114
Course Description: This laboratory course is for science majors and accompanies Principles of Biology II, BSC 1011.
The course will provide hands-on experience working with microscopes and comparing and examining structures of
bacteria and living things across eukaryotic Kingdoms.
Professor’s Information
Name: Pamela L. Pannozzo, Ph.D.
Office Location: NS 230
Telephone: 868-3354
Email: [email protected]
Faculty Web Page:
Office Hours: posted on faculty web page
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
Principles of Biology II Laboratory
Supplementary Books/Materials
A Photographic Atlas for the Biology
Edition Author
Edition Author
van de Graaf &
Other Information on Textbooks and Materials needed for class:
Course Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:
Distinguish between selected prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms.
Distinguish between selected members of the Kingdoms: Protist, Fungi, Plant and Animal.**
Identify the stages of the life cycles of selected Protistans, Fungi, primitive plants, Monocots and Dicots.
Distinguish between selected primitive members of the Kingdom Plantae.
Distinguish between selected flowering plants.
Describe the structure and function of the plant body, various seed and fruit types, growth and development of
the plant body.
Distinguish between selected; poriferans, cnidarians, platyhelminthes, nematodes, mollusks, annelids, and
Distinguish between selected members of the phylum Chordata.
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Distinguish between the circulatory, excretory and reproductive systems of selected chordates.
Full Course Outline - Click on the following link: Course Outlines and enter the course number (no space between the
prefix and the number).
Class Information
Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation:
Cheating and/or plagiarism will not be tolerated. Plagiarism includes directly copying the text written by another
individual, and submitting that text in an assignment as one’s own work. Assignments or exams where cheating and/or
plagiarism have occurred will receive a grade of zero and, at the Instructor’s discretion, a failing grade in the course.
Cheating and/or plagiarism incidents will be further dealt with according to college policy.
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade:
Grades will be based on the percentage of points you receive out of the total number of points available. Grades will be
assigned on a straight scale (90-100% A; 80-89% B; 70-79% C; 60-69% D; < 59% F). Exams will consist of a mixture of
T/F, multiple choice, matching, and short answer questions. Students should bring a scantron and pencil to exams. The
Final Exam will be 50% new material, 50% review. Homework assignments are due in class on the assigned date.
Assignments must be typed and stapled. Late assignments, and assignments that are not typed and stapled, will not be
Exam I
Exam II
Homework Assignments (13 @ 20 points each)
Letter Grade
Percentage (if applicable)
< 50%
Class Policies
Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance.
Regular and on-time attendance is expected and required, and necessary for success in the course. College Policy
requires that students attend the first day of class. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of class. Attendance will be
taken one time only. Students who are late will be marked absent. Students who are not in attendance the first day of
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class will be dropped from the course. Students who miss more than two classes may have their final grade lowered one
full letter grade at the discretion of the instructor. Students who miss more than three classes may receive a final grade
of FX, failure due to nonattendance, at the discretion of the instructor. If you miss a class, you are responsible for
getting the notes from a classmate.
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy:
Students shall turn off cell phones prior to class. Cell phones may not be used during class. Laptop computers are
prohibited from use during class. College email addresses are required for all email communication.
Late Assignment Policy:
Late assignments will not be accepted.
Make-up Exam Policy:
Makeup exams are not given due to the nature of the exam ans et-up requirements.
Withdrawal Policy:
Students who are not in attendance the first day of class will be dropped from the course.
Classroom Etiquette and student accountability:
Student conduct and responsibility standards set forth by the college in the Palm Beach State College Student Success
Handbook and Planner are expected in this class. Students will demonstrate respect for instructors and for fellow
students. Behavior that is disruptive to a positive learning environment will result in a warning on the first instance,
followed by expulsion from the class. Disruptive behaviors include but are not limited to the following: talking or visually
communicating with other classmates during lecture, cell phone usage, text messaging, listening to music players,
playing video games, surfing the internet, coming to class late, getting out of one’s seat during class, exiting and
entering class repeatedly, doing homework or studying for another class or for a job during class, sleeping during class,
rocking back and forth in one’s chair during class, and writing notes to other students. The instructor may deem
additional behaviors disruptive as necessary. Students shall turn off cell phones prior to class. Cell phones may not be
used during class. Laptop computers are prohibited from use during class.
Students are expected to read the assigned chapters prior to the lecture. Reading the text prior to lecture is critical to
student understanding of complex material and will enhance student learning. Student success in this class requires
regular, in-depth studying. Students should come to class prepared to ask any questions they have from the text, take
copious notes, and engage in class discussions.
The Instructor reserves the right to modify the syllabus at any time during the course.
College Policies and Web Information
Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false representation with
respect to the student's academic performance:
(1) Cheating on an exam, (2) Collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course,
(3) Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course, (4) Knowingly and intentionally
assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement whereby work, classroom
performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other that the student under whose name the
work is submitted or performed, (5) Plagiarism.
Please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for link to the student
Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines
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Students will demonstrate respect for professors and fellow students. Behavior that is disruptive to a positive learning environment
reported by the professor will result in a warning on the first instance; the second instance might result in expulsion from the course
or campus.
Computer Competency Component
Each student will, to the satisfaction of the professor, demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic computer operations
through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments.
Disability Support Services
Students with disabilities are advised, in compliance with federal and state laws, that accommodations and services are available
through the office of Disability Support Services (DSS). It is the student's responsibility to contact Disabled Student Services Advisors
and to submit appropriate documentation prior to receiving services. Please see the website at www.palmbeachstate.edu/current
for web address for Disability Support Services.
Eating, Drinking and Smoking
Eating and drinking are confined to areas designated on the campus. Smoking is not permitted in any College building and only in
areas designated at each campus.
Final Course Grade Appeal
The evaluation of academic work is the responsibility of the faculty member/instructor. The method for assigning the final course
grade is established by the faculty member/instructor. Per Board Rule 6Hx-18-3.191, faculty/instructors shall communicate the
grading policy of the course to their students in writing. If this policy changes during the term, students should be notified of any
changes in writing. The method to determine final course grades must be given to students in a course syllabus at the beginning of
the class. Should a student have a question about a final course grade, please follow the procedures as outlined in the student
handbook: www.palmbeachstate.edu/current.
Mid-Term Grade Reporting
Within one week after the close of the mid-term grading period, mid-term grades will be made available to all students for each
class by either written notification or individual conference.
Student Responsibility Policy
When a student attends the College, s/he becomes subject to its jurisdiction. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a
responsible manner, in all areas of campus life. By enrolling, they pledge to obey the rules and regulations of the College and are
responsible for observing all College policies and procedures as published in the student handbook, the College catalog and other
College publications. The student will be responsible for preparing for class, participating in class, and completing assignments on
Palm Beach State Websites of Interest
Please see this web page (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current) for a list of web addresses for students.
Withdrawal Policy for Individual Courses
The last day to withdraw from a College course with a "W" grade in this course is (Click here and type the withdrawal date for your
course from the online class roster). It is the responsibility of the student to use the PantherWeb system or visit a campus Registrar’s
office to withdraw. An official withdrawal entitles the student to a grade of "W" in the class.
Other Information from your Professor:
Department Contact Information
Name: Carlos Ramos
Telephone: 561-868-3886
Job Title: Associate Dean
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Office Location: NS 101
Email: [email protected]
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