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Classroom and Laboratory Security

(January 1, 2021)

The doors to the lecture hall (Ward Beecher Science Hall, Room 3022) are permanently locked from the outside.  Once closed, no one can enter without a key or someone on the inside opening the door.  Obviously, this will present a challenge for late students.

At present, the door to the laboratory (Cushwa Hall, Room 2321) is not locked permanently, thereby allowing students to use the facility during open laboratory periods.

Students are strongly encouraged to sign up for Penguin Alert.  Penguin Alert is the University’s emergency notification system that instantly reaches mobile devices when an urgent situation needs to be communicated.

Please report any “broken” links to Dr. Cooper

Coronavirus Safety

Lecture Home Page

BIOL 3702L Home Page

Lecture/Laboratory Schedule

Assignment Deadlines

Lecture/Laboratory Recordings

Course Description

Learning Outcomes

Course Materials

Dr. Cooper’s Contact
Information/Office Hours

Syllabus Changes


Syllabus Acknowledgement

Liability Waiver


Open Lab Schedule



Lecture Videos

Laboratory Videos
[links to important videos]

ASM Recommended
Competencies and Skills


Other Important

Special Accommodations

Laboratory Exercises
[links to PDFs/other materials]

Email Communications


Laboratory Safety Rules

Sources Used

Standard Lab Practices

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Around the Micro Lab

(under development)

Distribution of Course Material

Instructor’s Manual

(under development)

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It is possible that portions of this web page are not wholly in accord with the American with Disabilities Act.  If this is the case, a student currently enrolled in this course should contact Dr. Cooper (; 330.941.1361) and compliant material shall be provided as soon as practical.

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