Course Info

Summer 2017

Students,

This part of the website details exactly what you need, and when you need it, to excel in this course. Required texts, technology, important group assignment dates, as well as a complete semester schedule and syllabus can be found here. For your convenience, a copy of the University academic calendar is also provided. If there is anything missing from this section that would prove helpful, send us some feedback! – Course Coordinator (Irena Horvatt)

 

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Important Items You Need:

The texts and technologies required to succeed in this course:

Download the Summer 2017 6 Week Syllabus Here

1.      Investigative Biology Laboratory Text – available at the Cornell Store. A new edition is published every semester.
Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 12.18.51 PM 2.      Biology For a Changing World, 2nd edition (Shuster et al., 2014) – e-book access available online.  Sign up for the 21-day temporary access before you purchase the book. Do not purchase the hard copy!
Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 12.19.08 PM 3.      Poll Everywhere classroom response system – available online at Poll Everywhere. The course provides free access to students. No purchase necessary.
Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 12.19.23 PM 4.      “R” is a free statistical software that will be needed for data analysis and graphing throughout the semester.   Please download “R” from R Project and R Studio.
 Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 12.18.59 PM OPTIONAL     Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences, 5th edition (McMillan, 2012). This is a very useful tool to support writing papers and developing posters. Highly recommended but not required. 👍

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Assignment Due Dates:

Please consult pages 6-8 on your syllabus. If you have any questions regarding due dates after reading the syllabus, please email the course account at biolabs@cornell.edu. Thanks!

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University Calendar Summer 2017: 

 

SUMMER 2017
EVENT DAY(S) OF THE WEEK DATE
3-Week Summer Session Registration/classes Begin Wednesday May 31
8-Week Summer Session Registration/Classes Begin Monday – Monday June 12 – 12
3-Week Summer Session final exams Friday June 23
6-Week Summer Session registration/classes begin Monday June 26
6- and 8-Week Summer Sessions Final Exams Monday – Tuesday August 7 – 8

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