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Joshua Schmerge

The following information comes from the named instructor and should describe characteristics general to courses as taught by this instructor. Individual sections of specific courses will deviate from this description in some respects.

Class Format

Face-to-face lecture meeting followed by a face-to-face lab for hands on learning of concepts presented in class.

Resource Use

Textbook is recommended to supplement the lecture (or if you are absent), and to use for study questions and organization of notes.

Lab manual is required (please buy rather than rent; you will be using writing on the pages of the manual).

Science Resource Center (SRC) is available in CLB 112A for additional tutoring and for practice outside of class.


600 total points from a minimum of six lecture exams

170 total points from a minimum of six assignments, quizzes, or in-class activities

280 total points from a minimum of twenty-eight laboratory exercises

150 total points from a minimum of three laboratory practical exams

1,200 possible points altogether

Homework Policy

Homework will be periodically assigned through the semester. Assignments will be announced in class and posted to the course D2L site.

Attendance Policy

Attendance is required. Every class period will have a test or a lab exercise; these may not be made up without a college-approved absence.


I am available shortly before and after class each day, as well as in posted office hours. I am available by email, and will normally respond to email the day you send it to me.