Course Info


Summer 2018


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)



Important Items You Need:

The texts and technologies required to succeed in this course:

Download the SUMMER 2018 Syllabus – Here

1.      Investigative Biology Laboratory Text – available at the Cornell Store. A new edition is published every semester. You will need the most recent edition to complete your assignments; the previous editions will not suffice.

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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!



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. 👍

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. You will use the Desktop version.
 5.       BlackBoard & Duo Mobile – You can log in to BlackBoard using your NetID. You may need to download the Duo Mobile App to authenticate your login. The app is free and compatible on most devices.


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 Thanks!


University Calendar Spring 2018:

Please note that for BIOG 1500, the first day of class is on Tuesday, January 30th!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / Holiday Monday January 15
January Orientation Begins Thursday January 18
Instruction Begins Wednesday January 24
February Break begins at 1:10 p.m. Saturday February 17
Instruction Resumes Wednesday February 21
Spring Break begins at 1:10 p.m. Saturday March 31
Instruction Resumes Monday April 9
Last Day of Classes Wednesday May 9
Study Period Thursday – Sunday May 10 – 13
Scheduled Exams Monday – Thursday May 14 – 17
Study Day Friday May 18
Scheduled Exams Saturday – Tuesday May 19 – 22
Commencement Sunday May 27



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