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Waxahachie · Sciences, Math, Kinesiology, & Developmental Studies · Biology

Biology for Science Majors I
BIOL-1406

  • Summer 1 2021
  • Section 61H
  • 4.0 Credits
  • 06/08/2021 to 07/08/2021
  • Modified 05/12/2021

Based on recommendations from the CDC and other governmental agencies, the content delivery method for this course may need to be modified.

Meeting Times

Lecture

  • Tuesday and Thursday
  • Waxahachie Campus, Building B, Room 124

10:10 AM - 2:10 PM

Laboratory

  • Online

Contact Information

Professor: Dr. Dzuy Nguyen

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Office: Waxahachie Campus, Building A, Room 110
  • Phone: 9729236418

Office Hours

  • Student Hours by Appointment Only
  • Waxahachie Campus, Building A, Room 110

Contact the Professor via email to schedule meeting.

Description

3 lec/3 lab (4 Cr.) Fundamental principles of living organisms will be studied, including physical and chemical properties of life, organization, function, evolutionary adaptation, and classification. Concepts of cytology, reproduction, genetics, and scientific reasoning are included. Laboratory activities will reinforce the fundamental principles of living organisms, including physical and chemical properties of life, organization, function, evolutionary adaptation, and classification. Study and examination of the concepts of cytology, reproduction, genetics, and scientific reasoning are included.

Requisites

Recommended prerequisite: MATH 1314. Successful completion of College Algebra or concurrent enrollment in higher-level mathematics is recommended.

Objectives

Upon completion of the core curriculum, students are expected to demonstrate competence in all of the core objectives listed in the college catalog. The overall content of this course is designed to enhance skills in each of the following core objectives.

  • Critical Thinking Skills - to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information
  • Communication Skills - to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication
  • Empirical and Quantitative Skills - to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions
  • Social Responsibility - to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities
  • Personal Responsibility - ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision making
  • Teamwork - to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.

Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes:

            Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Learning Outcomes (lecture) assessed with multiple choice questions

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  1. Describe the characteristics of life. Core objectives: Communication and Critical Thinking Skills.
  2. Explain the methods of inquiry used by scientists. Core objectives: Communication, Critical Thinking Skills.
  3. Identify the basic requirements of life and the properties of the major molecules needed for life. Core objectives: Communication, Critical Thinking Skills.
  4. Compare and contrast the structures, reproduction, and characteristics of viruses, prokaryotic cells, and eukaryotic cells. Core objectives: Communication, Critical Thinking Skills.
  5. Describe the structure of cell membranes and the movement of molecules across a membrane. Core objectives: Communication, Critical Thinking Skills.
  6. Identify the substrates, products, and important chemical pathways in metabolism. Core objectives: Communication, Critical Thinking Skills.
  7. Identify the principles of inheritance and solve classical genetic problems. Core objectives: Communication, Critical Thinking Skills.
  8. Identify the chemical structures, synthesis, and regulation of nucleic acids and proteins. Core objectives: Communication, Critical Thinking Skills.
  9. Describe the unity and diversity of life and the evidence for evolution through natural selection. Core objectives: Communication, Critical Thinking Skills.

Learning Outcomes (lab) assessed with rubrics

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  1. Apply scientific reasoning to investigate questions and utilize scientific tools such as microscopes and laboratory equipment to collect and analyze data. Core objectives: Communication, Critical Thinking, Empirical and Quantitative Skills and Teamwork.
  2. Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving to make informed decisions in the laboratory. Core objectives: Communication, Critical Thinking, Empirical and Quantitative Skills and Teamwork.
  3. Communicate effectively the results of scientific investigations. Core objectives: Communication, Critical Thinking, Empirical and Quantitative Skills and Teamwork.
  4. Describe the characteristics of life.
  5. Explain the methods of inquiry used by scientist. Core objectives: Communication, Critical Thinking, Empirical and Quantitative Skills and Teamwork.
  6. Identify the basic properties of substances needed for life. Core objectives: Communication, Critical Thinking Skills.
  7. Compare and contrast the structures, reproduction, and characteristics of viruses, prokaryotic cells, and eukaryotic cells. Core objectives: Communication, Critical Thinking Skills.
  8. Describe the structure of cell membranes and the movement of molecules across a membrane. Core objectives: Communication, Critical Thinking Skills.
  9. Identify the substrates, products, and important chemical pathways in metabolism. Core objectives: Communication, Critical Thinking Skills.
  10. Identify the principles of inheritance and solve classical genetic problems. Core objectives: Communication, Critical Thinking, Empirical and Quantitative Skills and Teamwork.
  11. Identify the chemical structures, synthesis, and regulation of nucleic acids and proteins. Core objectives: Communication, Critical Thinking Skills.
  12. Describe the unity and diversity of life and the evidence for evolution through natural selection. Core objectives: Communication, Critical Thinking Skills. 

Required and Optional Materials

Visit the Navarro College Bookstore: http://bookstore.navarrocollege.edu/home

Understanding Biology

  • Author: Mason, Duncan, Johnson, Losos, Singer;
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Optional

McGraw Hill Connect Plus Access card

The access card is mandatory - Student will need this to access the McGraw Hill online material

  1. Complete the Virtual Labs and other Virtual Assignments for grading.
  2. Study for both lecture and lab via electronic means.

SCANTRON Form No. 882-E

Assignments and Activities

Lecture Exams:

  1. Lecture Exam 1 (Chapters 1 – 4) – June 15, 2021.
  2. Lecture Exam 2 (Chapters 5 – 8) – June 22, 2021.
  3. Lecture Exam 3 (Chapters 10 – 13) – June 29, 2021.
  4. Lecture Exam 4 (Chapters 14, 15, 17, 23) – July 6, 2021.

 

Lab Practical Exams:

  1. Lab Practical Exam 1 (covers virtual lab materials up to Osmosis) – Begins at 8 AM June 17, 2021. DUE at 8 AM June 20, 2021.
  2. Lab Practical Exam 2 (covers remaining virtual lab materials) – Begins at 8 AM July 5, 2021. DUE at 8 AM July 8, 2021.

 

Final Exam:

  1. Comprehensive exam – covers all chapters taught.
  2. July 8, 2021 from 10:10 AM to 2:10 PM

 

Lab Activities:

  1. Connect Virtual Labs – assigned weekly with specific DUE dates and times indicated in Connect.

 

A Class schedule with Assignments and Activities is available in Canvas.

Grading Criteria

Grade criteria will conform to the established policy of Navarro College as stated in the College catalog: A=90-100%; B=80-89%; C=70-79%; D=60-69%; F=59% or below.

Criteria

Method of Instruction:

In addition to traditional lecture, Navarro College uses the Canvas Learning Management System to provide course materials and activities assigned by the instructor.

Method of Evaluation:

Major Tests       (4-5)                 40-50%

Labs                 (12-14)             30-40%

Final Exam                                10-20%

Other                                       10-20%

 

Online sections require proctored testing.

The following table provides a summary of Method of Evaluation in this course.

 

Method of Evaluation

Point Values

Total

Lecture Exam

4 @ 100 points each

400 points

Lab Practical Exam

2 @ 100 points each

200 points

McGraw-Hill Connect Virtual Lab Activities

 

200 points

Final Exam

1 @ 200 points

200 points

 

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE – 1000 points

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students are strongly advised to contact the professor if they have any question regarding the grading schematic, especially at the beginning of the semester. It is the students’ responsibility to make sure they understand how their Letter Grade is determined.

  • The professor utilizes a point system to evaluate students’ performance.
  • Points are earned from all assignments and are posted in Canvas grade book.
  • The final course Letter Grade is determined by the Total Points Earned at the end of the semester.
  • Student is responsible for keep up with the accuracy of the posted grade in Canvas.
  • During the semester, the percentage is given in Canvas grade book so that students may gauge their performance as they progress. This is not the official final grade determination.
  • The instructor reserves the right to not round up the total points for grade determination.
  • Students who do not earn the minimum number of points for each grade level (A, B, C, etc.) will obtain the grade to which their total number of points corresponds.
  • There is no extra credit for this course. Do not ask for it.
  • Letter Grade is assigned as follow.

 

Total Points Earned

Percentage

Letter Grade

900 and above

90% and above

A

800 – 899.99

80 – 89.9%

B

700 – 799.99

70 – 79.9%

C

600 – 699.99

60 – 69.9%

D

599.99 and below

59.9% and below

F

 

  • It is the students’ responsibility to understand the grading system. Note again – the percentage is used for performance progress only, not for determination of the Letter Grade at the end of the semester.

 

Course Policies

Food and beverages should not be consumed in labs.

Instructional Methodologies

Face to Face  Hybrid Online

Face to face courses are taught in a traditional classroom format. 

Courses classified as “Hybrid” in the course schedule (identified with the letter ‘H’ in the course section designation) will use a combination of face-to-face classroom and online instructional methods. A minimum of 50 percent of the course must be taught online to be classified as a hybrid course.

Students must have regular access to a computer and a reliable internet connection, either on campus or in a personal setting, to complete all assignments.

In addition to traditional lecture, Navarro College uses the Canvas Learning Management System to provide course materials and activities assigned by the instructor. Access user information here:


To access Canvas:

(1) Go to: mync.navarrocollege.edu 
(2) Enter your User Name (MyNC ID) and Password
(3) Click on the Canvas icon and locate your course in your Canvas Dashboard.

Please note some courses will also use materials provided by the publisher and require the student to have an access code in order to complete assignments, activities, and exams. Please see the Materials section of this syllabus to determine if an access code will be necessary for this course.

 

Lecture:

  • PowerPoint presentation as primary instruction.
  • Lecture note for each chapter in PDF file is available in Canvas for students to download and study.
  • Students are encouraged to download or print the lecture note prior to coming to class for note taking.

 

Laboratory:

  • Virtual Lab assignments are in McGraw-Hill Connect through Canvas for student to work and learn the concepts.
  • Students are responsible for keeping notes to prepare for lab exams.

 

Lecture Exams

  • Lecture exams is given in class during scheduled lecture time.
    • Lecture exam consists of multiple-choice questions and covers material presented in lectures and/or assigned textbook readings of corresponding chapters as indicated on class schedule.
    • See additional information in ADDITIONAL COURSE POLICIES section.

 

Lab Practical Exams

  • Lab practical exam is given online. The exams required proctored testing either through Respondus Lockdown Browser or at the Navarro College Testing Center.
  • Lab practical exam will be available on Canvas during the specified time indicated in the class schedule.
  • Lab practical exam consists of questions for short answer identification. The exam covers material in Connect Lab assignments during a specified period as indicated on class schedule.
  • There is NO word bank. Correct spelling is strongly encouraged. The professor reserves the right to award or deduct the points for the question based on student spelling and the meaning it conveyed.
  • The professor will review each exam and make grade adjustment as appropriate.
  • See additional information in ADDITIONAL COURSE POLICIES section and the Zero Tolerance Policy in Academic Integrity sections.

 

Virtual Lab Assignments

  • Assignments in McGraw Hill Connect via Canvas.
  • The assignments are open for one-week period as indicated on class schedule for students to complete and submit for grade.
  • Missed virtual lab will result in zero (0) recorded in Canvas gradebook.

 

 

ADDITIONAL COURSE POLICIES:

 

Exams Procedures

  • Lecture exam is given at the beginning of the class period.
  • Students are encouraged to be on time for examination. In case of being late, student may take the exam after it has started. However, the student will take the exam with the remaining time as specified.
  • Students are required to bring #2 pencil and clean, crisp SCANTRON form to take lecture exam and final exam. Disheveled SCANTRON form will NOT be accepted for grading.
    • Students are responsible for securing SCANTRON form for examination.
    • Lecture exam and Final exam are graded on SCANTRON form only.
  • TURN OFF phone and place it on the desk so it is visible to the instructor. Violation of this policy will result in a zero for the exam.
  • All other electronic devices will be removed from the student’s person and placed in purses, backpacks, or under the desk. Violation of this policy will result in a zero for the exam.
  • Specific instruction if needed is given before the exam.
  • Grade will be posted in the Canvas grade book.
  • Student is responsible for keep up with the accuracy of the posted grade in Canvas.

Final Exams

Students are required to take final exams during the posted final exam week and should not make travel reservations or other plans which would require them to request a rescheduled final.  Requests to take final exams early, or at a time other than indicated on the final exam schedule, must be approved by the appropriate Executive Dean and are granted only in exceptional circumstances. Personal or family travel plans are not deemed as exceptional circumstances.

 

Final Exam

  • Final Exam is given on the last day of class.
  • Final Exam consists of multiple-choice questions covering all materials presented throughout the semester to evaluate student learning outcomes.
  • See additional information in COURSE POLICIES section.

Confidentiality and Mandatory Reporting

Students may choose to share personal information or experiences, as appropriate, in written assignments, class discussions, presentations, and conferences with instructors. While instructors and other college employees will strive to keep personal student information private, they are required to report information about sexual misconduct, childhood abuse, and criminal activity to the proper authorities. Students may speak to someone confidentially by contacting NorthSTAR Mobile Crisis at 1-800-260-8000 or the Navarro College Licensed Counselor at 903-875-7393.

Course Content and Rigor

College-level courses may include controversial, sensitive, and/or adult material. Students are expected to have the readiness for college-level rigor and content.

Email

All Navarro College students are required to use their Navarro College email to correspond with instructors and other Navarro College personnel.

  • Students are responsible for their Navarro College email usage and access.
  • Official classroom information including Canvas announcement will be distributed via Navarro College email.
  • Emails etiquette to practice:
  • Address the professor appropriately.
  • Always include student name, class, and section number.
  • Use complete sentences and proper punctuation in correspondence.
  • Never use foul, vulgar, inappropriate, discriminatory, rude, or otherwise unprofessional language in the email.
  • Remember, the relationship between the student and the professor is a professional relationship, not a friendship.
  • The professor will respond to student emails from 8 AM until 5 PM Monday through Friday.
  • Emails arriving after hours on weekdays or over the weekend will be answered on the following business day.
  • The professor will respond to student email as soon as possible within 24-hour period barring system downtime, accident, sickness, or any other causes beyond his control.
  • The professor reserves the right to not respond to emails originated from outside of the Navarro College email system to protect student’s privacy.

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to do their own work at all times. Cheating is a serious offense with serious consequences which may include any of the following:  a grade of zero, course failure, or removal from a program.

 

In this online environment, a certain level of trust was bestowed upon each student to conduct oneself in an honorable and professional manner. Trust and honesty are the foundation of academia! Cheating in an academic setting is a cardinal sin. Keep in mind that there will be severe consequences if this cardinal sin is committed. In case the temptation arises, DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!

 

Policy for Online Exam Environment – Zero Tolerance Policy

 

Navarro College uses Respondus LockDown Browser and video recording of online examination. The following rules are strictly enforced to maintain the academic integrity. Failure to comply will result in a zero grade for the assignment in which the offense was committed. In addition to these rules, the professor reserves his right to enforce the policy based on students’ questionable behavior before and during the exam.

 

  1. Getting ready for the exam:
    1. Room Scan requirements – Scan the area and the room slowly for clear visibility.
      1. Students will scan the immediate area where the computer is used for testing purpose.
      2. Students will scan the entire surrounding area where testing is taken place.
      3. If this scan does not show clearly the testing area, the student will be given zero for the exam.
    2. Place all electronic devices, including but not limited to cell phones, tablets, smart watches, another computer away from the testing area. This can be documented during the room scan for evidentiary purpose.
    3. Keep the microphone and video turn on until finishing the exam.

 

  1. During the exam:
    1. Student is the only person allowed in the exam area. Students are responsible to inform parents, siblings, friends, and anyone else of their exam taking status to stay away from the exam area. If anyone is visible or someone is talking to the student, zero will be given for the exam.
    2. Students are strongly advised to keep their eyes straight forward to the computer screen where the exam is displayed. A slight movement of the eyes is allowed for keyboard and mouse usage. However, continuous deflecting one’s eyes to any direction away from the screen is called for academic integrity violation and zero will be given for the exam.
    3. Respondus uses facial recognition to determine students’ behaviors while taking exam. The following rules are specifically applied when it comes to Respondus documentation of students’ facial features.
      1. The student’s face must be completely and clearly visible in the video for the entire time while taking exam. The face is defined as the frontal area of the human head to include the forehead, eyes, nose, mouth, and chin.
      2. Do not cover the face or impede facial features visualization by sunglasses, clothing articles (hoodies, cap, hat, etc.). Face covering as required for health protocol by the State of Texas is the only exception to this rule.
      3. Respondus will alert students when facial detection is compromised. Students are responsible to correct their behaviors immediately to show their faces again.
        1. If students continue with this infarction despite the continuous reminder from Respondus, zero will be given for the exam.
        2. If this alert is turned off by students, it is a clear violation of academic integrity and zero will be given for the exam.
      4. Do not read the questions and answers out loud while taking the exam. This is not allowed in person face-to-face setting; thus, is not allowed in the online environment. Violation will result in zero be given for the exam.
      5. Students can use one blank piece of paper as scrap paper. If this is needed, students must show the paper slowly and clearly at the beginning of the exam. Students will speak clearly to declare their intention of using the scrap paper for documentation. Failure to do so will result in zero be given for the exam.
      6. Once again, students are strongly advised to keep their eyes forward to the computer screen while taking the exam and maintain their behaviors as that of taking an exam in person in a face-to-face setting. Whatever activities are not allowed in the face-to-face setting for the exam are not allowed in the online environment as well. Zero will be given for the exam for violations.

 

Failure to comply to any of the above rules will result in academic integrity violation and zero will be given for the exam. This is a Zero Tolerance Policy.

 

REMEMBER: If a student committed academic integrity, zero will be given for that assignment and this zero will not be removed from the overall grading schematic.

Student Conduct

All students enrolled in classes at Navarro College shall follow the tenets of common decency and acceptable behavior conducive to a positive learning environment. Behavior deemed by the instructor to be disruptive may result in the student being dropped from the course.

  • Students are treated as adults and as professionals; therefore, be mindful of your words and activities, for every action has its consequences.
  • It is the students’ responsibility and requirement to read the syllabus and course outline and be familiar with the policies contained therein.
  • The students are encouraged to utilize Canvas to locate this syllabus, additional class information, lecture material, class related activities, etc.
  • No children can enter the classroom or laboratory.
  • The following rules and procedures are designed for respectful learning environment in this course.

 

  1. Classroom etiquettes
    • Students will participate in class discussions.
    • Students will NOT carry on individual conversation in the class/lab.
    • Any student who put his/her head on the desk for whatever the reason will be asked once to participate. The next time, the student will be dismissed from class/lab.
    • DO NOT get things ready to leave the class/lab before being dismissed for it is rude and unprofessional. Students doing so will be counted as absent for the day.

 

  1. Cell phone rules
    • Keep phone on VIBRATING MODE in the class/lab.
    • Do not access during the class period, especially when instructed. Penalty point deduction will be carried out as announced.
    • Refrain from texting in the class/lab.
    • Inform the instructor at the beginning of class if you are expecting an important phone call.
    • TURN OFF at exam time.

 

  1. Digital devices
    • Students must seek instructor’s permission before using any digital or recording devices (including but not limited to laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc.). Use of these items during class/lab is a privilege and is allowed in class for note taking and course related activities only.
    • It is the student’s responsibility to keep pace with the class and not to interfere with teaching and learning in the classroom. The instructor, however, reserves the right to terminate the use of these devices in the classroom at any time.
    • All other electronic devices will be put away during class/lab. No Bluetooth or earbud devices will be worn during class/lab. The outlets in the laboratory are not for electronic device charging unless they are for class/lab activity or with instructor permission.

 

Subject to Change

The Course Syllabus and/or the Course Calendar may be changed as the term progresses at the discretion of the department and/or instructor.

Late/Make-Up Work

  • Students are required to take all exams as scheduled. No exam will be given earlier or later than the scheduled date.
  • There is NO MAKE-UP for Lecture Exam or Lab Practical Exam.
  • To maintain integrity of the exam and fairness to unexpected or emergency event, the following policy is used for ONE missed Lecture Exam or Lab Practical Exam only.
    • The missed Lecture Exam or Lab Practical Exam will be given a zero.
    • At the end of the semester, the professor will take the average of all the exams that student had taken and use that to replace the zero for calculating the Total Points Earned for determination of the Letter Grade.
    • Example
      • There are six major exams (lecture and lab) for the course.
      • Student A missed Lecture Exam 2 – zero is recorded in the grade book.
      • Student A took the other five exams with results as followed
        • Lecture Exam 1 – 80 points
        • Lecture Exam 3 – 90 points
        • Lecture Exam 4 – 70 points
        • Lab Practical Exam 1 – 80 points
        • Lab Practical Exam 2 – 70 points
      • The average of all five exams = (80 + 90 + 70 + 80 + 80) / 5 = 78 points, which will be used to replace the zero for missing Lecture Exam 2.

Institutional Policies

Students are expected and required to have read the Student Handbook and to consult appropriate sections of the College Catalog for general academic information.

Attendance and Preparation

Face to Face and Hybrid Online

Regular and punctual class attendance is expected at Navarro College as a key element for student success. Excessive absenteeism is defined as two consecutive weeks of instruction in a 16-week semester (or the equivalent in any shorter term) and may result in being dropped from the course.

Students who miss class to participate in a co-curricular activity must have written permission (e-mail accepted) from a coach/director and must make prior arrangements with the instructor to take an examination or complete an assignment scheduled for that day. 

Regular (daily or weekly) online work is a key element for student success in an internet-based class.  Students must complete the first assignment by the designated deadline to document participation in the course.  The instructor will drop any student who fails to complete an assignment by the deadline provided in Canvas.

Although the instructor MAY withdraw a student from the class for insufficient participation the RESPONSIBILITY for dropping a class belongs to the student! Insufficient participation is defined as not logging in and completing assignments for the equivalent of two consecutive weeks.  If you are unable to complete the course, you should formally drop it.

  • Additional information regarding attendance requirements is available in the Navarro College Catalog. https://navarrocollege.smartcatalogiq.com/2020-2021/Catalog
  • You may drop this class by completing an online form. It is the student's responsibility to visit with his or her instructor concerning course status before submitting the required paperwork to the Office of Admissions and Records to drop this class. Additional information about dropping a class may be found in the Navarro College Catalog. https://navarrocollege.smartcatalogiq.com/2020-2021/Catalog/Academic-Policies-and-Information/Academic-Policies/Dropping-and-or-Adding-Courses
  • Failure to withdraw by the deadline may result in your name remaining on the class roll, resulting in a grade of ‘F’ at the end of the semester. 
  • A student who foresees educational issues related to pregnancy, postpartum recovery, or other physical or mental health matters is strongly encouraged to notify the College as soon as possible.  By doing so, the student and College personnel can collaborate and develop an appropriate plan for the continuation of the student's education.  Pre-planning when possible also may help with particular challenges a student faces while pregnant, when recovering from childbirth, or in response to a physical or mental health concern (e.g., missed classes, make-up work).  The choice to inform the College of any health concern is voluntary. A student is not required to share this information with the College. A student may choose to consult a College counselor or the Office of Disability Services before deciding whether or not to disclose any health-related information.
  • If you are receiving financial aid grants or loans, you must ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE in all classes FROM THE FIRST CLASS DAY.  Do not drop or stop attending any class without consulting the Financial Aid Office. Changes in your enrollment level and/or failing grades may require you to repay financial aid funds.  
  • All students receiving Veterans Administration (VA) benefits must notify the Veteran’s Certifying Official of any enrollment changes as soon as they are made. The Veterans Affairs benefit recipient needs to be aware that the VA may require repayment of all benefits received since the beginning of a semester for any course in which a “W” grade is received
  • According to current Texas law, dropping a course may have serious academic consequences. Under most circumstances, a maximum of 6 courses may be dropped throughout the entire undergraduate degree program. Before you decide to withdraw from this or any other course, make sure you understand the consequences. For more information see the Office of the Registrar.

MyNC Single Sign-On

MyNC Single Sign-On:  https://mync.navarrocollege.edu/

The MyNC Single Sign-On page provides one-stop access to several student resources, such as the MyNC Portal, Canvas, Office365 (Student Email), and Self-Service.

For Login Instructions, please visit: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/service-desk 

For Login Assistance, please contact:

OneStop Service Desk
Phone: (903) 875-7416
Email: [email protected]

Your privacy is extremely important.  Please DO NOT SHARE your account information with anyone.

Always include full name and date of birth, phone number, and valid email address when contacting the One-Stop Service Desk. Navarro College will not disclose sensitive account access information with anyone other than the student regardless of student’s age.

For Assistance with Canvas, please contact:

Matt Miller, Dean of Online Instruction
Phone: (903) 875-7422
Email: [email protected]

Links to Important Information

Academic Decorum: https://navarrocollege.smartcatalogiq.com/2020-2021/Catalog/Academic-Policies-and-Information/Academic-Policies/Classroom-Decorum

Includes:  Civility, Being a Successful Student, Classroom Decorum, Change of Grade, Grade Challenge Procedure, Academic Dishonesty, and User Responsibilities for IT Resources/Penalties for Violation of Technology Policy, Tobacco Use Policy


Academic Integrity: https://navarrocollege.smartcatalogiq.com/2020-2021/Catalog/Academic-Policies-and-Information/Academic-Policies/Academic-Dishonesty


College Catalog: https://navarrocollege.smartcatalogiq.com/2020-2021/Catalog


Campus Safety: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/campus-safety/index.html


Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): https://www.navarrocollege.edu/handbook/student-records/student-records-family-rights-and-privacy-act.html


Student Rights and Responsibilities: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/handbook/students-rights-and-responsiblilities.html


Student Handbook:   http://navarrocollege.edu/handbook/

Links to Campus Services

Bulldog Life: Learning. Living. Launching: https://navarrocollege.edu/bulldog-life/ 

Navarro College's Bulldog Life is a student success service to all students. Opportunities include Canvas courses, meaningful activities, Culture of Caring and travel opportunities. Bulldog Life is a self-guided experience. We know that every student is in a different stage in life. 


Counseling Services: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/counseling/index.html 

The Counseling Center is staffed by licensed counselors who provide brief counseling, assessment, referral, and crisis intervention services to currently-enrolled Navarro College students. The Navarro College Counseling Center is free, confidential, and available to all enrolled NC students.


Testing Center Hours and Contact Information: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/testing-center/testing-hours-contact.html


Online Proctored Testing Information: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/online-campus/online-testing.html


Library Services: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/library/index.html


Tutorial Services: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/learning-commons/index.html

NOTE: In addition to Navarro College tutoring services, students also have access to free 24/7 tutoring by visiting UpSwing (http://navarrocollege.upswing.io) and logging in to their UpSwing account.  If you're a new user, click NEW USER to create an account.


Disability Services: http://www.navarrocollege.edu/support-services/disability-services. 

It is the responsibility of the student to contact Navarro College Disability Services Office to request accommodations.

The instructor is committed to helping each student reach his/her academic potential and to providing every student equal opportunity to participate in and engage with the course.  In keeping with this commitment, effort has been made to develop accessible learning materials that provide equal access.  Please contact the instructor immediately if access to course materials is restricted due to a disability so the issue(s) can be resolved in a timely manner.


Student Support and Administrative Services: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/support-services/

Schedule

See Class Schedule in Canvas

 

Major Course Topics:

Lecture Topics to include but are not limited to:

Chapter 1- Science of Biology

Chapter 2- Molecules and Water

Chapter 3- Chemistry

Chapter 4- Cell structure

Chapter 5- Cell membranes

Chapter 6- Energy, Enzymes

Chapter 7- Harvesting energy; Cellular respiration

Chapter 8- Photosynthesis

Chapter 10- How cells divide

Chapter 11- Sexual reproduction

Chapter 12- Patterns of inheritance

Chapter 13- Chromosomal basis of inheritance

Chapter 14- DNA; Genetic material

Chapter 15- Gene expression

Chapter 17- Biotechnology

Chapter 18- Genomics

 

Labs to include but are not limited to:

Lab Topic 1- Introduction to safety training; scientific method

Lab Topic 2- Microscopy and cells

Lab Topic 3- chemistry for biology students

Lab Topic 4- Diffusion and osmosis

Lab Topic 5- Biological molecules

Lab Topic 6- Enzymes

Lab Topic 7- Respiration

Lab Topic 8- Photosynthesis

Lab Topic 9- Cell cycle

Lab Topic 10- Meiosis and cross-over

Lab Topic 11- Fruit fly genetics

Lab Topic 12- Electrophoresis