Biochemistry II Syllabus

CHEM 4420 Biochemistry II Spring 2019 8-8:50 S137

Dr. Stone (ude.natsusc|enotsk#ude.natsusc|enotsk) 667-3570 N358
Office hours: TBA
Web page for the class:http://biochemistry-stanislaus.wikidot.com

Text: Biochemistry by Miesfeld and McEvoy
Prerequisite: Completion of Biochemistry I (CHEM 4400) with a C- or better.

Assessment Devices
Category Dates Points for each Total points for the category
Class participation every day, be on time for class points earned will be calculated as a % of the total possible* 100
Class presentations with worksheets almost every Friday, sign up for 2 via doodle 50 each 100
Biochemistry II Writing Assignmentssubmit to Turnitin see linked page see linked page 290
Peer review of Writing assignments via Turnitin Feb 15, March 8, April5, May 10 20 each 80
Smartworks: 139087 Online homework points earned will be calculated as a % of the total possible* 100
Mid term exam March 15 200 200
Final Exam Friday, May 17, 8:30-10:30 200 200
  • This is set up this way as the amount of in class points varies from year to year. To calculate your points, add them up, divide by the total possible for this year. Multiply that fraction by 100. For example if there are a total of 300 possible in class points and you earn 200 points, then your % is 66 and 66% of 100 is 66 points, so you would have 66 points towards your grade.

Class Activities

This will include discussions, worksheets and other activities. You must be in class to earn these points. There are no make-up class activities.

Presentations

Sign up using the doodle polls provided by email. You will need to select one "Signalling" topic and one "Metabolism" topic. Each presentation is 15 min with 10 min for questions. You will need to provide a worksheet to accompany your presentation.

Smartworks

This is an online homework program. Our student ID set is 139087 and it can be accessed at https://digital.wwnorton.com/biochem

Writing assignments/Peer review

Submit all of your writing assignments to Turnitin.com, class number will be provided via email. For each assignment, you will be assigned two papers to provide peer review.
Information for Writing Assignments

Exams

The Exams are worth 200 points each. The exams will be essay questions. Exam questions will be based on material that is covered in class and in the text. Information and concepts will be emphasized by the homework problems and class discussions and student presentations. To prepare for the exams, read the text, take notes, do the suggested problems and come to class prepared to discuss the material. There are no make-up exams.

Grades will be earned as follows

Minimum % Grade
90 A
80 B
70 C
60 D

Last day to drop the class and earn a W: February 21, 2019. This course does not have a CR/NC grading option. There are no +/- grades.

Last edited by Koni Stone on January 25, 2019

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