Conservation Biology � by BUc065


									                           Principles of Conservation Biology
                                   NREM/ZOOL 3513
                                        Fall, 2012

Dr. Ray Moranz
008G Ag Hall

Meeting Time and Place:
10:30 am – 11:45 am Tuesday and Thursday
103 Life Sciences West

Office Hours:
2 pm to 3 pm, Tuesday and Thursday, or by appointment

Primary Text:
Essentials of Conservation Biology, 5th edition, 2010 – Primack, R.B.

Course Format:
The class will include lectures, discussions, and poster presentations. I strongly
encourage you to ask questions or make comments at any time during class.

Exams: There will be two midterm exams and one comprehensive exam. Exam format
will include a combination of multiple choice, short answer, essay questions, and
problem solving.

Poster Presentations: Each student will create a poster on a conservation issue that is of
interest to them. Posters will be presented to the class in an informal format.

Grading: Grades will be based on 2 exams, a comprehensive final exam, a poster
presentation, and several assignments and in class activities. The specific allocations of
points are as follows:

Poster Presentation:                                                 100
Lecture Exams: 100 points each                                       200
Comprehensive Final:                                                 100
Quizzes, brief Assignments                                           100
Total:                                                               500

A standard grading scale will be used:
A = 100-90%; B = 89-80%; C = 79-70%; D = 69-60%=D; and F = <60%

General Policies
 Attendance: There is a direct correlation between classroom attendance and success
   in most courses. Therefore, while attendance will not be taken on a daily bases, it is
   encouraged that you attend all classes.

   Academic dishonesty: The expectation for all students is that complete integrity will
    be demonstrated at all times. A full description of what constitutes academic
    dishonesty, penalties for academic dishonesty and the appeals process can be found in
    the University Policies and Procedures Manual (Available online at: )

   Special Accommodations: If you feel that you have a disability that needs any type
    of special accommodation, please see me sometime during the first week of class. We
    will work with Student Disability Services (315 Student Union) to provide any
    reasonable accommodations necessary.

   Feedback/Comments about the Class: A formal evaluation of the course will be
    conducted at the end of the semester. However, students are strongly encouraged to
    provide comments about the class and its content over the course of the semester.
    Constructive comments, be they positive or negative, can only help to make the class
    a better experience for all involved.


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