4 Credit Hours
Lecture: 9:10-10:00 MWF
Lab: T 1:40-4:30
Office Phone: 460-1664 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: www.uamont.edu/facultyweb/sims
Office Hours: 1:30-3:00 MWF; TH by appointment. I will be in the office at other times as well. Changes in this schedule may occur and will be posted outside my door or announced in class.
Exam 2: 100 pts.
Exam 3: 100 pts.
Final Exam: 100 pts.
3 journal article summaries 20 pts each.
Lab (lab summaries, paper discussions, etc.) 100 pts.
Total for Course: 500 pts.
A = 100-89.5, B = 89.4-79.5, C = 79.4-69.5, D = 69.4-59.5, F < 59.4
Each student will choose a code number/code name prior to the first test and this will be used to post grades. Grades will be posted on my website. If you do not wish to have your grade posted please let the instructor know prior to the first test. Grades will not be provided over the phone.
Cheating in any form will not be tolerated and will automatically result in failure of the course. Cellular phones are included in the cheating policy and any appearance of a cellular phone (or other communication devise) during a test will be considered an attempt to cheat by the student.
Likewise electronic devises such as cellular phones etc. will not be allowed in lecture unless prior approval is given by the instructor.
Statement on disruptive behavior: The following action is prohibited under the Student Conduct Code: Disorderly Conduct: Any behavior which disrupts the regular or normal functions of the University community, including behavior which breaches the peace or violates the rights of others.
Tentative Lecture Schedule (some topics will not be covered): Chapters:
Introduction and Background 1 and 5
The Physical Environment 2-4
The Organism and Its Environment 7-8
Species Interactions 14-15
Final Tues. Dec. 11, 8:00 A.M.
August 22 (Wednesday): First day of classes.
August 22-28 (Wednesday through Tuesday): Late registration. A $25 late registration fee will be assessed.
August 22-28 (Wednesday through Tuesday): Students may make schedule changes.
August 28 (Tuesday): Last day to register or add fall classes.
September 3 (Monday): Labor Day Holiday. All offices and classes closed.
September 15 (Saturday): Parent/Family Appreciation Day.
October 5 (Friday): Deadline to apply for May graduation.
October 13 (Saturday): Homecoming.
*******October 31 (Wednesday): Last day to drop a regular fall class (not applicable to fast-track classes). Grade will be W.
November 5 (Monday): Preregistration for spring begins.
November 16 (Friday): Preregistration for spring ends.
November 20 (Tuesday): All classes (day, evening, and distance education) will meet as usual.
November 21 (Wednesday): Classes closed. University offices open.
November 22-23 (Thursday-Friday): Thanksgiving Holiday. All offices and classes closed.
December 7 (Friday): Last day of classes.
December 10-14 (Monday-Friday): Final exams.
1. Cheating: Students shall not give, receive, offer, or solicit information on examinations, quizzes, etc. This includes but is not limited to the following classes of dishonesty:
a. Copying from another student’s paper;
b. Use during the examination of prepared materials, notes, or texts other than those specifically permitted by the instructor;
c. Collaboration with another student during the examination;
d. Buying, selling, stealing, soliciting, or transmitting an examination or any material purported to be the unreleased contents of coming examinations or the use of any such material;
e. Substituting for another person during an examination or allowing such substitutions for oneself.
2. Collusion: Collusion is defined as obtaining from another party, without specific approval in advance by the instructor, assistance in the production of work offered for credit to the extent that the work reflects the ideas of the party consulted rather than those of the person whose name in on the work submitted.
3. Duplicity: Duplicity is defined as offering for credit identical or substantially unchanged work in two or more courses, without specific advanced approval of the instructors involved.
4. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is defined as adopting and reproducing as one’s own, to appropriate to one’s use, and to incorporate in one’s own work without acknowledgement the ideas or passages from the writings or works of others.