Calendar and Assignments
Urinalysis and Body Fluids, Susan K. Strasinger and Marjorie S. Di Lorenzo, 5th ed., F.A. Davis, 2008.
You can purchase or rent the textbook through the Hornet Bookstore.
All students enrolled in BIO 125 must get a SacLink account by the end of the first week of classes. Students should be comfortable using a computer and willing to browse the Internet. This class requires online class participation in the Web assignments. In addition, RealPlayer software is required to view video streamed materials and Adobe Acrobat Reader software is required for printing of class handouts. They can be downloaded free from the Internet. Materials will download faster if you use a high-speed (broadband) computer connection to the Internet (campus network or a DSL/cable modem). Students can access the Internet from one of the campus student labs if a personal high-speed connection is not available.
Check out Computer Hardware Recommendations for Sacramento State Students for more information about equipment.
Calendar and Assignments
The following assignments are due on the dates indicated:
Exams, Grades and Grading Policies
There are a total of two written examinations (one midterm and one final that are each worth 100 points) and four morphology quizzes (each worth 10 points) for a total of 240 possible points in the course. The four morphology quizzes are on fluid morphology and will be posted in WebCT. You may take the morphology quizzes as many times as you wish and the highest grade will be recorded and used in the calculation of your final grade. They must be completed by announced due date or no credit will be given.
The format for the written examinations will
be different depending on the information covered on the exam. Examples
of types of questions which may occur on some of the examinations include
multiple-choice, matching, short-answer, discussion, problem-solving,
morphology identification, and case study interpretation.
Final Grades are determined using the following criteria:
Anyone who is caught cheating on any exam will be assigned a final grade of "F" for the course. No exceptions.
Laptop and Cell Phone Policy
Laptop computers are to be used for note-taking only. All cell phones must be turned off or set on vibration mode while in class. No text messaging or e-mailing is permitted.
Students are expected to attend all classes.
The add/drop policies for BIO 125 are the same as the University add/drop policies. Students should refer to the CSUS Schedule of Classes for the appropriate add/drop dates.
If you have a disability and require special accommodations, you need to provide disability documentation to SSWD, Lassen Hall 1008, 916-278-6955. Please discuss your accommodation needs with me after class or during my office hours early in the semester.
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State University, Sacramento
Department of Biological Sciences
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Updated: August 20, 2011