TTh 1400-1450 SA 564
Tentative Syllabus - Spring 2010
Office: SA560a & GH 122c
MW 1400-1450 (SA 560a); TR 1500-1550 (GH 122c)
Phone: x 5719 & x 5136
Lecture Schedule: See Biochemical
Toxicology on my Web Page (http://www.humboldt.edu/~rap1)
- Required: Timbrell, John A. Principles of Biochemical Toxicology
4th ed, Informa Healthcare, New York (2009)
- My attitude towards texts is that they are references-to
repeat, expand, clarify (or confuse!), and otherwise aid you
in your endeavor to understand chemistry. I do not "require"
that you buy a text-you're an adult, you should know what you
require to "get through" a course-it's your decision.
However, I strongly recommend purchasing a book. Timbrell will
be the central text for most of this course. Timbrell and I may
sometimes disagree. If you discover such a disagreement let's discuss it - I may decide to go along with Timbrell, agree to disagree and accept both points of view, or try to convince you as to why I'm correct (perhaps newer literature has moved the field, etc.).
||Outline @ 100 pts
||Presentation @ 50 pts
- A Word About Exams
- Note the in-class exams dates and be certain you can make
them. I do not generally give make-up exams. If you think you
can't make an exam, please call me in advance. If you can't reach
me, leave a message on my voice mail or via email.
DO NOT ASSUME ANYTHING UNTIL YOU GET A RESPONSE!
Your grade is determined on your total points based on the percentage cut-offs listed below:
- The actual distribution will be adjusted at the end of the semester with 100% set to a number less than the total number of points based on class performance. In the past I have often used the percentage of total points achieved by the top student as 100%. For example, if the top student received 90% of total points, then an "A" would be 95% of 90% = 85.5%.
Withdrawal/Drop Policy (from HSU Academic Senate):
You may drop this course for any reason without record up through the fourth week. After the 4th weekand until the 13th week withdrawal requires a "serious and compelling reason (see below) and will be recorded as a "W." After the 13th week only catastrophic withdrawals (see below) will be given - a grade of "WC" will be recorded.
- "Serious and compelling" reason for withdrawal: Examples include psychological problems, loss of care for dependents, inappropriate behavior of someone else in the classroom, and serious reversal in the student's financial situation. Documentation must be provided. (Note: reasons such as doing poorly in a class, taking too many units, being too busy to do the work, not liking the class, not knowing how or when to drop are not considered to be “serious and compelling.”) In considering serious and compelling reasons, faculty and department chairs should give careful consideration to a student’s extenuating circumstances while also following this rigorous definition of “serious and compelling.”
- Catastrophic Withdrawal (WC): Disenrollment from a course or from the campus after the census date due to catastrophic events clearly beyond a student's control, such as severe illness or injury, being called to military service, consequences of the death of a close family member. Formal documentation of the event must be provided, and requests must be approved by the faculty member teaching the course, the department chair, and the appropriate college Dean or designee. If granted, a grade of "WC" appears on the student's transcript. Catastrophic Withdrawals do not count toward the 18-unit limit for withdrawals. This is the only category of disenrollment permitted during the last 20% of instruction (the beginning of the 13th week of classes in the regular semester).
When contemplating a Withdrawal, you should also be aware of the new CSU policies (Executive Order 1037; August 1, 2009) that place significant new restrictions on course repeats and withdrawals for undergraduate students. As a summary:
- Students may withdraw from no more than 18 semester-units (between census and the final 20% of instruction, with a serious and compelling reason).
- Students may repeat courses only if they earned grades lower than a C.
- Students may repeat up to 16 semester-units with grade forgiveness.
- Students may repeat up to an additional 12 semester-units with grades averaged.
Incompletes (from CSU Executive Order 1037)
"The “I” symbol shall be used only when the faculty member concludes that a clearly identifiable portion of course requirements cannot be met within the academic term for unforeseen reasons. An Incomplete shall not be assigned when it is necessary for the student to attend a major portion of the class when it is next offered."
"A student may not re-enroll in a course for which he or she has received an “I” until that “I” has been converted to a grade other than “I”; e.g., A-F, IC."
Campus Resources for Students
Disabilities may interfere with your success in this class.
If you need accommodations for a disability, please contact our
campus Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) and follow
up with me as soon as possible. Our campus SDRC can assist
you with the accommodation process and can be reached at (707)
826-5392 (TDD). The SDRC is located in the Learning Commons in the Libray basement..
Students with Disabilities
- Disabilities may interfere with your success in this class. Students who wish to request disability-related accommodations should contact the Student Disability Resource Center in House 71, 826-4678 (voice) or 826-5392 (TDD). Such accommodations may take up to several weeks to arrange. <http://www.humboldt.edu/~sdrc>
- Students needing accommodations should also contact the lecture instructor as soon as possible to facilitate/optimize their situation.
- The Midterm exams are both designed to be 50 min exams, ALL students will be given the full period, that is time and on-half to complete them.
- All quizzes are designed so the ALL students get double-time to complete them.
Student Support organizations
- The Indian Natural Resource, Science and Engineering Program (INRSEP) is a student support program designed for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students pursuing degrees in the natural resource and science disciplines under the College of Natural Resources and Sciences (CNRS) at Humboldt State University (HSU). <http://www.humboldt.edu/~inrsep/>
HSU Add/Drop Policy
- Please review the evacuation plans for the lecture room and for the laboratory room (posted in the rooms). For information on campus emergency procedures, see the following website: <http://student affairs.humboldt.edu/emergencyops/campus_emergency_preparedness.php>
- During an emergency, information can be found about campus conditions at:
- You are encouraged to register your cellular telephone to receive campus emergency text messages through WebReg, the Humboldt State University Web Information System.
- Students are responsible for knowing the Humboldt State University policy regarding academic honesty.
Attendance and Disruptive Behavior
Last modified 1 January 2010
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