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GBIO 153-General Biology II
Southeastern Louisiana University Dual Enrollment 2020-2021 Academic Year
Instructor of Record: Rosemary Becker
Email: rosemary.becker@southeastern.edu
Phone: 985-549-5296
Course materials: http://moodlede.southeastern.edu
Rental Textbook: Campbell Biology in Focus, 3rd Edition. Lisa A. Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman,
Peter V. Minorsky, Rebecca B. Orr, and Neil A. Campbell.
Prerequisite: Completion of GBIO 151 with a "C" or better.
GBIO 153 is a hybrid course with all content delivered online through MoodleDE OR face-to-face by Southeastern
faculty. The Southeastern instructor of record will develop course content and provide powerpoint notes,
ungraded instructional assignments, ungraded quizzes that are similar to exams, and exam study guides to help
prepare students to complete the graded assignments and the exams which are also provided by the
Southeastern instructor of record. The high school teachers will act as a facilitator and assist with student
registration and enrollment, proctor exams as necessary, and through supplemental instruction, serve as a daily
learning resource for students as they assimilate course content. The students' final course grades are assigned
by the instructor of record.
Mastering (by Pearson) is the companion site to our textbook
The Southeastern Instructor of Record will provide detailed instructor notes, PowerPoints, worksheets and outlines that
act as study guides, and additional optional activities to the course facilitator through a facilitator only MoodleDE site. The
Southeastern Instructor of Record will provide worksheets, lecture slides, and outlines that act as study guides through
MoodleDE. Through Mastering facilitators and students will have access to assignments and chapter checkouts, which
count toward the course grade, as well as additional study material and practice activities.
Student Learning Outcomes: After the completion of this course, students will be able to:
? Explain microevolution, macroevolution, and speciation;
? Explain evolutionary relationships shown on a phylogenetic tree;
? Describe the molecules and conditions necessary for the origin of cells/life;
? Discuss major evolutionary events in the origin of life;
? Explain structures and characteristics used to classify and define major taxa including: viruses, bacteria, achaea,
protists, plants, fungi, and animals;
? Describe the biodiversity crisis and practical strategies for conservation;
? Study in detail one major animal organ system and present findings to peers.
Exams: There will be four 100-point exams. Exams will be administered via MoodleDE and grades will be posted in
MoodleDE. There will be 400 total points from exams.
Assignments and Chapter Checkouts: Assignments worth up to 10 points (except the Animal Phyla Assignment is 25)
will be given at the instructor of record's discretion. Assignments are designed to test your understanding of material that
has been presented. Assignments are available in Mastering via MoodleDE or submitted through MoodleDE. There is a
Chapter Checkout for every chapter. You are required to complete these by the date of the respective exam. There are
approximately 189 points in Assignments and Chapter Checkouts.
Final Project: You will complete a project for an "Animal Structure and Function" chapter (Chapters 32-39) that includes
a chapter summary and oral presentation of one core concept. This will be worth 100 points.
Grade scale: [90-100% = A ] [ 80-89% = B] [ 70-79% = C] [ 60-69% = D] [ < 60% = F]
Grades will be posted on MoodleDE at the completion of the unit. The Instructor of record will report final grades in
Make-ups: There will be no individual make-up exams given to students without a valid excuse. Students that
possess a valid medical excuse or school excuse may be allowed to take a make-up exam (alternative assessment
methods maybe used at my discretion). Make-ups will only be allowed within 1 week of the excused absence. There
will be no make-ups for in class work and no extensions for outside class assignments without valid excuses or prior
consent of the instructor.
Academic Dishonesty: Schools agree that the first incident of academic dishonesty in any course by any student in any
manner will result in a grade of 0 on the assessment in question. The second incident will result in the student's failing the
Southeastern portion of the course. Southeastern's Academic Dishonesty Policy:
Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity. Behavior that violates these
standards is not acceptable. Examples are the use of unauthorized material, communication with fellow students
during an examination, attempting to benefit from the work of another student and similar behavior that defeats
the intent of an examination or other class work. Cheating on examinations, plagiarism, improper
acknowledgement of sources in essays, and the use of a single essay or paper in more than one course without
permission are considered very serious offenses and shall be grounds for disciplinary action as outlined in the
current General Catalogue of Southeastern Louisiana University
Attendance: Students should refer to the University policy on attendance as stated in the current SLU catalogue.
Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class. If you cannot attend lectures regularly, you should consider
dropping the class. It is your responsibility to complete and file drop forms with you high school course
coordinator if you wish to withdraw from the class. The last day to withdraw from the class for Fall semester classes
is Friday, November 20th, 2020 and for Year-long and Spring semester classes is March 26th, 2021.
Grade Appeals: Should a student have a concern about a final grade posted for a dual enrollment course, the Grade
Appeals policy should be followed below. Please note that a student has 30 days to make a written appeal to the
Southeastern Instructor of Record:
After a final course grade is recorded in the Records and Registration Office, a change of grade must be approved in
sequence by the instructor of record, the instructor's department head, and the academic dean of the College of
Science and Technology. In the event of a contested final course grade, a student's written appeal of the grade must
be submitted to the instructor within thirty (30) calendar days of final grades for the term being due. The grade
appeal should also be submitted to Dr. Jeffrey Temple, Assistant Vice President for Academic Programs. For more
information about grade appeals, see
Material to be covered on exams given through MoodleDE:
Exam I Material:
Chapter 19: Descent with Modification
Chapter 20: Phylogeny
Chapter 21: The Evolution of Populations
Chapter 22: The Origin of Species
Chapter 23: Broad Patterns of Evolution
Exam II Material:
Chapter 24: Early Life and the Diversification of Prokaryotes
Chapter 17: Viruses
Chapter 25: The Origin and Diversification of Eukaryotes
Exam III Material:
Chapter 26: The Colonization of Land
Chapter 28: Vascular Structure and Plant Growth
Chapter 29: Resource Acquisition, Nutrition, and Transport in Vascular Plants
Chapter 30: Reproduction and Domestication of Flowering Plants
Exam IV Material:
Chapter 27: The Rise of Animal Diversity
Chapter 43: Conservation Biology and Global Change
Animal Structure and Function (Final) Project
Chapter Outlines and Presentations: Chapters 32-39.
Important dates for the semester:
Fall Only 2020 Year Long 2020-2021 Spring Only 2021
First day of class August 17 August 17 January 20
Last day to enroll August 21 August 21 January 27
Last day to DROP August 28 August 28 February 4
Last day to confirm rosters September 3 September 3 February 8
Exam 1 September 4 October 2 February 12
Exam 2 October 2 December 4 March 12
Last day to Withdraw November 20 March 26 March 26
Exam 3 October 30 March 12 April 9
Exam 4 November 20 May 7 May 7
Final Project December 4 May 14 May 14