Frequently Asked Questions
"What is the best way to take notes and study for this class?"
Here are some general tips that I have found usefully on
developing good study habits and on
"Are there Powerpoint lectures available online for BIO 360?
The text of all powerpoint lectures are available nearly
in the skeletal lecture notes. The actual powerpoint
presentations are not available.
FAQ's specifically for registration
"I have tried to register in BIO 360, but TRACS tells me that
the class is restricted. Can I get into this class?"
"The lab section I want or need is full. Is there any way
can get into that section?"
BIO 360 is a required course for many Biological Sciences,
Zoology, Fish, Wildlife&Conservation, and Environmental
students. Because of the place the course occupies in the
sequences, it is critical that these majors have a reasonable
to fit the course into their schedules.
Some lab section times fill up early on. Because the lab only
so many studentsand we only have
for that number of students, my policy is not to overload any given
Therefore, 'full' really is full. Overloading is also
to those students who enrolled in that section early and would have
longer to use limited equipment and find it harder to get the
they need from the Graduate Teaching Assistant (T.A.).
What to do if you can't get the lab section you want or need?
the end of the first week of classes, work through the TRACS system.
experience is that these scheduling problems are typically resolved
before classes begin as people enrolled change their schedules.
"Can I sign up for the lecture but not the lab?"
BIO360L is a required co-requisite for BIO360, and there are no
Please make sure to sign up for both the lecture and the lab.