- Course content
- Expectations and Grading
- Texts and Other Assignments
Issues for Discussion
- Biology of Health (and Disease)
- Public Health and Public Policy Issues
- Infectious Disease
- Environmentally transmitted
- Sexually transmitted
- Taboos, Prejudices, and Priesthoods
- Typhoid Mary
- Cholera, Tuberculosis, Plague, Influenza, and Smallpox
- Background: none
- “Infinitely smart, but infinitely ignorant”
- Who are you?
- Workload: substantial
- Lecture style” interruptable
- If you don’t ask questions, I will
Political Correctness (NOT observed here!)
- That you learn something is important
- That you “miss” something is both irrelevant and expected
- More important to “know” than to “understand”
- Lecture and Discussion both count
- Straight scale
- 60-69 = D
- 70-79 = C
- 80-89 = B
- 90 – 110 = A
- Plus and Minus used
- Anything over 97 points = A+
Basis of Grades
- Four one-hour tests (26 or 27 questions each) REQUIRED!
- Optional Final exam (100 questions “recycled but reworded”)
- Only available if you have taken at least 3 hour exams
- Do NOT bet it all on the final. You will lose.
- You can get a zero on a test and still get 100 in the course!
- No Makeups given The optional final works in place of a makeup. There is no makeup for the final.
Textbooks (no actual textbook)
- Required Reading
- Web readings on Typhoid Mary and Cholera
- Additional assignments from the web
- Useful reference
Using the Bio 118 Website
- What’s there?
- Lecture outlines
- Bureaucratic reminders
- Old test questions