Bio 106H - Organismal and Environmental Biology - Honors - Jeannie Chari
|Course:||Organismal and Environmental Biology - Honors|
Hello. I'm Jeannie Chari. My passions are biodiversity and the environment and that is why I teach this course. I love it.
In regard to the rigor of the course - it is pretty high. The reason for this is because we will survey the biodiversity of our planet, understand how it came to be and examine the relationships between organisms both from an evolutionary and ecological standpoint. It is also the Honor's Section so we will spend time reading, analyzing and synthesizing Scientific Papers.
The pathway to success in this course involves consistent effort and commitment. Effort=Success.
It is important to set aside adequate time in your schedule to attend all class sessions in a timely manner. Additionally, my recommendation is to set aside an additional 6 hours per week for studying/working on assignments independently. This totals about 12 hours per week minimum. This and keeping up with the material and the assignments will keep you on a path to success. I also hold multiple office hours that I encourage students to attend.
I will be sending an email to all students with course specifics 1 week prior to the beginning of class. However, please feel free to email me with any questions.
I look forward to exploring Earth's Biodiversity with you!
BioSci 106H is one part of a two-semester course sequence for beginning biology majors. Covered topics include the scientific process, heredity, evolution, taxonomy and systematics, ecology and animal behavior.
What to Expect in this Course
Expect to spend a good amount of time reading and analyzing the course material, asking a lot of questions, and engaging with one another.
There is a tremendous amount of value in the interactions between students. Please be prepared to engage freely in our classroom discussions. If you are curious about the living things around you, then you are ready for this course.
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Last updated: 07/13/2021 Sub#: 377