BIOL 53700 Spring 2013: Immunobiology
- You are expected to read the
textbook and any additional assigned materials.
Lectures will complement the material presented in the
reading assignments. Anything discussed in class and
the sections of the textbook covering corresponding material
may appear on the exams.
- Midterm exams will be cumulative and will take place during the
regularly scheduled lecture time. Make-up
be given only under exceptional circumstances. Only
documented emergencies, death of
a close relative, and religious holidays (disclosed no later
than the 2nd week of the semester) will be considered
excused absences and will qualify for a make-up. It is your responsibility to
complete a make-up within one week of a missed exam.
- A term paper will
be assigned at the first class and will be due
on April 11 by 3pm. An electronic version should be submitted to
SafeAssign on Blackboard Learn and a hard copy turned-in in
For each 5 minutes the paper is
late, 10 points will be taken off from the final score (with
an exception of a documented emergency).
- A cumulative final exam will be given
during the time period assigned by the registrar.
An incomplete will be given for an excused
absence from the final. Failing to reschedule the final exam
in the appropriate time frame will result in the failing
grade for the course. Excused absences include documented
emergencies and scheduling conflicts as outlined here (http://www.purdue.edu/usp/acad_policies/exam_conflict.shtml).
- Full credit will be
given only for correct answers; partial
credit will be assigned at the discretion of the
- All exams will be closed book
and closed notes; no study materials will be allowed at the
exams. Please bring your Purdue ID to all exams.
- There will be extra credit
opportunities and group activities
throughout the semester. In addition to those, each
lecture will have a “Question of the Day”. Each
correct answer will be worth 1 point and can be accumulated
up to the maximum of 25 points. There will be no
make-ups for the extra credit or in-class group activities
regardless of the nature of the absence.
- In the event of a major
campus emergency, course requirements, deadlines, and
grading percentages (points) are subject to changes that may
be necessitated by a revised semester calendar or other
circumstances beyond the instructor's control. The information about the changes in
this course will be announced on the course webpage and via
not be needed for this course and the use of any electronic
device during exams including, but not limited to cell
phones, iPods, calculators, computers, recording or
transmitting devices will constitute a breach of academic
integrity (see below) and may result in a failing
Midterm exams (2)
Primary papers (5 out of 9)
The final grades will be assigned
according to the total number of points earned:
If you feel that there has been a mistake in the
grading of your exam, submit a re-grade request in
writing within 1
week of the exam, justifying the request for
re-grade. Note that the entire exam will be re-graded which
could result in either positive or negative change in the grade.
This policy does not apply to errors in adding-up points on your
encouraged to discuss freely the principles and applications of
the material presented throughout the course. However, all exams
and other assignments must be done independently (i.e. you must
submit your own work, not something which was a group effort). Academic dishonesty will not be
tolerated in any form, including, but not limited to, cheating,
fabrication, plagiarism, or attempts to carry out any of the
above. Any of the offenses
breaching the academic integrity standards will result in
sanctions. The first offense will result in the grade of 0 for
the assignment in question and the next assignment (including
exams), the second offense will result in an F grade for the
course and a notification of the Office of the Dean of Students
you are having trouble understanding the material, please talk
to me, and I may be able to direct you to additional resources
to assist in your studies.
I hope you enjoy the course. If
any time during the semester you have comments or suggestions, I
want to hear them. Please, drop me a line or just stop by.
Last modified: January 6, 2013