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Course Title: BIO 150 - Microbiology for Health Science (4 credits)
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Course Prerequisites and Description
Course Requisite Technical Skills
In order to succeed in this online course, you must be comfortable working with technology. At a minimum, you must possess the following technical skills:
- Ability to use the Internet in an effective and efficient manner, including installation and management of browser plug-ins and add-ons
- Basic knowledge about the operation of a computer, file management, and software installation
- Working knowledge of the Canvas learning management system
- Capable of using Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
- Proficient searching the web for information
- Able to download and print information from websites
- Able to download, view, and/or print PDF files
Textbooks and Materials
Acquiring Textbooks and Course Materials
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Grading Turnaround Time:
All completed assignments will be graded no later than seven days after the due date, and sooner when possible.
Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism Policy
For all the writing assignments, you need to write in your own words and cite your sources of the information. No credit will be given to a work of copy-and-paste. Copying is an act of plagiarism. Quotation is reserved for the unavoidable famous phrases only.
If your forum submission is plagiarized from any source you will receive a zero for this assignment. If it occurs more than once, you will receive a zero for all Forum assignments in this course and risk the possibility of failing this course.
From the NOVA Student Handbook -
When College officials award credit, degrees, and certificates, they must assume the absolute integrity of the work you have done; therefore, it is important that you maintain the highest standard of honor in your scholastic work.
The College does not tolerate academic dishonesty. Students who are not honest in their academic work will face disciplinary action along with any grade penalty the instructor imposes. Procedures for disciplinary measures and appeals are outlined in the Student Handbook. In extreme cases, academic dishonesty may result in dismissal from the College. Academic dishonesty, as a general rule, involves one of the following acts:
- Cheating on an examination or quiz, including giving, receiving, or soliciting information and the unauthorized use of notes or other materials during the examination or quiz.
- Buying, selling, stealing, or soliciting any material purported to be the unreleased contents of a forthcoming examination, or the use of such material.
- Substituting for another person during an examination or allowing another person to take your place.
- Plagiarizing means taking credit for another person’s work or ideas. This includes copying another person’s work either word for word or in substance without acknowledging the source.
- Accepting help from or giving help to another person to complete an assignment, unless the instructor has approved such collaboration in advance.
- Knowingly furnishing false information to the College; forgery and alteration or use of College documents or instruments of identification with the intent to defraud
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Student Rights & Responsibilities
Overview of Assignments
Taking Proctored Assessments
Your Email Account
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Accommodation Policy and Statements
External Tools Used in the Course
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NOVA Online Policies and Procedures
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