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Biology 2121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Spring 2014

 Paulding: Lecture T/R 9:30am-10:45am;

: Lab T 11am-1pm

 Lab R 11am-1pm

 

 Georgia Highlands College

 

 

 Dr. Adam J. Decker

Associate Professor of Biology
             
Email: adecker@highlands.edu

Office: Cartersville 254 B ph. 678-872-8074

Office hours: TBA

 

 

 

Course Description and Objectives:

Biology 2121 and 2122 constitute a sequence in which the students are reviewed in basic concepts of biology biochemistry (cell theory, cell structure, cell metabolism, and cell reproduction) before proceeding to a detailed study of the normal histology, gross anatomy, and physiology of each body system within the human organism. Emphasis is placed on homeostatic mechanisms as they relate to health and disease. Laboratory study includes examination of life-sized models, prepared tissue slides, and preserved specimens, with analysis of physiological processes within the student’s body.

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

 

1.

Identify and describe  the levels of organization of the human body.

 

2.

Identify and describe and apply basic principles of chemistry as they relate to human anatomy and physiology.

 

3.

Identify, describe, and explain cell structures and their functions.

 

4.

Identify, describe, and explain tissue structures and functions.

 

5.

Identify, describe, and explain the structures and functions of the integumentary system.

 

6.

Identify, describe, and explain the structures and functions of the bones and joints.

 

7.

Identify, describe, and explain structures and functions of the muscular system.

 

8.

Identify, describe, and explain the structures and functions of the nervous system.

 

9.

Identify, describe, and explain the structures and functions of the special senses.

Text:

Lecture: Visual Anatomy and Physiology, Martini et. Al. 
Lab: No additional book is required, please bring and use the textbook in lab

Attendance:

Attendance is required and will be recorded.

Prerequisites:

High school biology or consent by the instructor, satisfactory placement scores/READ 0099, MATH 0097.

Week 2: Notification of Non-attendance
Week 5: Evidence of Course Pursuit
Week 8: Mid-term Grades

Grading:

The standard grading system will be used:

A= 100-90, B= 89-80, C= 79-70, D= 69-60, F= 59 and below

 

EARLY GRADES:

Georgia Highlands College offers a variety of part-of-term classes to allow our students to have flexible schedules.  However, there are only three Semesters each year; spring, summer and fall.  It is only at the end of each Semester that grades are rolled to academic history and available on the official transcript.  After each part-of-term, as soon as Instructors have entered grades, they may be viewed online by logging into the SCORE (https://discovery.highlands.edu:9986/pls/SCORE/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin).  Transcripts may also be request at any time by logging into the SCORE.  Prior to the end of term, should a student need an early grade letter sent to another institution they may complete the request form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office for processing (http://www.highlands.edu/site/registrar-forms).  Please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@highlands.edu if you need any assistance.

EARLY WARNING PROGRAM:

Georgia Highlands College requires that all faculty members report their students' progress throughout the course of the semester as part of the institution-wide Early Warning Program (EWP).  The objective of the program is to support academic success by reviewing early indicators of satisfactory student progress.  In accordance with EWP, faculty members will provide the Registrar's Office with academic reports of each student enrolled in their course(s) at check points staggered throughout the semester.  The following success factors are reported at their corresponding checkpoint:

Week 2:  Notification of Non-Attendance

Week 6:  Satisfactory and Unsatisfactory Progress

UNDER GEORGIA LAW, GRADES CANNOT BE DISTRIBUTED BY TELEPHONE OR EMAIL, OR POSTED BY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.


FINANCIAL AID

            This message applies only to students receiving financial aid = "Federal regulations state that if a student did not attend classes and received failing grades, then the grades were not earned and financial aid needs to be reduced accordingly.  Please be advised that any student receiving a 0.00 GPA will be required to prove that the 0.00 GPA was earned by attending classes or completing requirements for each class.  Students who have earned at least one passing grade for the semester will not be affected by this regulation.  If a student has properly withdrawn from all classes, the student's financial aid should be adjusted from the time they signed the withdrawal form".


IMPORTANT CLASS DATES:

    

  

Notice: If a student's final average is within one half a point (ex: 89.5) of the next letter grade the instructor will grant rounding up to the next letter grade if the student has attended and participated in at least 90% of the scheduled lectures.

The final grade for the course is based on the average of the following 10 grades:

Four announced lecture exams

Notice: Each exam is worth a maximum of 100 points.

* The highest lecture exam will be counted twice. 

 

Exam I   _____

Exam II  _____

Exam III _____

Exam IV  _____

Highest   _____ *

An average of all laboratory work (which is counted twice)

Notice: The laboratory grade is calculated by averaging three grades:  two lab practical examinations (each worth a maximum of 100 points) and a the higher of the two lab practical grades.     

Lab average calculation:

Lab Practical Exam I grade _____ + Lab Practical Exam II grade _____ + Highest lab exam grade _____ = _____ which is divided by a total of 300 points = _____ lab average.

Lab Average _____

Lab Average _____

A final comprehensive exam (which is counted twice)

Final Exam _____

Final Exam _____

Scantron Forms: Tests and exams are multiple choice. Students provide their own Scantron grading forms, which are available at thecampus bookstore at a small cost. For this reason and becauseScantron forms can become damaged in use, students are encouraged to be prepared with several forms at every test or exam. Scantron forms must be clean and uncreased and must be marked clearly to be read properly. Running out of forms, using forms that are in poor condition, or marking forms improperly will lead to a student receiving no credit for the corresponding test or exam. The answers marked on the Scantron form are the ones graded. No credit will be given for answers marked correctly on the examination copy which are marked incorrectly on theScantron form.

 

Average for the course:

Exam I + Exam II + Exam III + Exam IV + *Highest Lecture + Lab Average + Lab Average + Final Exam + Final Exam divided by 1000 =

Course Average _____

 

Disclosures:

  • COURSE PROCEDURES AND EXPECTATIONS
    • Lecture and lab behavior that is considered disruptive will not be tolerated. Behavior that may be perceived as disruptive include, but not limited to:
      • active cell phones not set on vibrate (therefore rings when receiving calls)
      • no text messaging during class
      • laptop computers whose volume is not muted
      • students chattering and whispering while the instructor is lecturing
      • students walking in late
    • The instructor reserves the right to move students from one location in the lecture room or laboratory to another location without notice nor reason. For example, the instructor may request that students occupy seats in the first row before the next row can be occupied.
    • Although the instructor supports science education for all, individuals not registered for the course cannot attend lecture or laboratory.
    • Please ask relevant questions. The art of questioning is the greatest tool regarding success in education!
    • Students are responsible for collecting and saving all graded material. If a problem or dilemma arises (e.g. error on an exam or grade miscalculation), students may be asked to provide all graded material handed out during the semester. Therefore, save all graded material handed back! Failure to provide (when requested) any or all graded material handed back may result in a grade of zero for the missing material.
    • Cheating will not be tolerated!!! Any student who cheats on an exam will receive a grade of zero on the exam. Behavior that may be perceived as cheating include, but not limited to:
    • talking immediately before and during the administration of an exam
    • looking in the direction of another student's exam
    • fumbling through a book-bag, knapsack, purse, etc..
    • use of scrap paper that is not blank prior to the administration of an exam
    • In regards to exams, projects and assignments: Any evidence of violating the academic integrity code will result in a grade of zero for that exam, project, or assignment and possible further disciplinary action which may include failure in the course.
    • Students are responsible for all graded material designated in the syllabus. If lecture or laboratory is canceled due to inclement weather or instructor absence students are still responsible for the graded material not covered. If students have questions regarding missed material, the instructor has office hours (and/or will have an extra class period) to answer any questions. Therefore, it is imperative to read at least a chapter ahead of the schedule.
    • Unless other wise noted, students are responsible for all material in the textbook.
    • Students are responsible for any announcements made or handouts distributed in their absence.
    • WITHDRAWING FROM THE COURSE - The instructor will not give advice as to whether or not a student should withdraw from the course! Only the student is capable of knowing their potential for future success.
    • Extra credit is considered a privilege not a requirement for the course. Failure to follow class procedures as defined by the syllabus or oral instruction by the instructor may result in the loss of such a privilege. The administration of extra credit is done at the instructor's discretion. DO NOT ASK IF EXTRA CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN!!!
    • Absolutely and positively no tape recorders are to be used to record my lecture or laboratory!!! The instructor provides detailed notes that enable a student to listen to lecture and still have time to make additional notes and ask questions. Exceptions to this rule are those students who have documented reasons and verified by Georgia Highlands College. Any student who feels they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should make an appointment with the College Access Center (706-802-5003) to coordinate reasonable accommodations.
    • Students receiving financial aid: Federal regulations state that if a student did not attend classes and received failing grades, then the grades were not earned and financial aid needs to be reduced accordingly. Please be advised that any student receiving a 0.00 GPA will be required to prove that the 0.00 GPA was earned by attending classes or completing requirements for each class. Students who have earned at least one passing grade for the semester will not be affected by this regulation. If a student has properly withdrawn from all classes, the student's financial aid should be adjusted from the time they signed the withdrawal form.
    • If using computers not associated by the Georgia Highlands College
      • Students must check to see if their computers contain the appropriate programs - specified by the college
      • Students must check to see if their computers and programs are working correctly
    • The instructor is not responsible for any technical difficulties a student faces if a student chooses to use technology not provided by Georgia Highlands College
    • The instructor is not responsible for technical difficulties that arise with email if a student chooses to use an email account other than one supplied by Georgia Highlands College. It is recommended that students use the web based mail provided by the college. Click on the following link for student email: STUDENT EMAIL
    • It is the responsibility of the student to be familiar with the use of email, Internet, and MS Word. It is recommended to to be concurrently enrolled in or already have taken FCCS 1100.
    • Students have many avenues to gain access to a computer (egs Cartersville campus, Georgia Highlands College library, local library, fellow students, friends, etc...) , therefore students always have access to the syllabus, notes, and online exams for the course regardless the condition of their computer.
    • DON'T WAIT TO THE LAST MINUTE TO CHECK AND SEND EMAILS OR TAKE ONLINE EXAMS - THE SERVER MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE
    • The instructor will give appropriate time to submit online work such as email assignments and online exams. Therefore, there will be a penalty for late online assignments and exams. For each 24-hour period that online work is late, the grade for the assignment will be lowered an entire letter grade.
    • Instructor requires written consent in order to give your grade out to another student.
    • In regards to technology:
  • EXAMINATION POLICIES
  • Exam Preparation
    • Receiving high grades is dependent upon the extent of preparation for exams not the manner or format of the exam. Therefore, the instructor reserves the right not to disclose the amount or types of questions on any exam.
  • Exam Attendance and Make-up
  • Unless prior notice was given to and approved by the instructor or a document/verifiable excuse provided, missed exams result in a grade of zero.
  • Excusing students from missed exams is done at the instructor's discretion.
  • Excused absences enable a student to take a missed exam. Missed exams will be taken at the last week of classes unless otherwise noted by the instructor. NO STUDENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO MAKE UP MORE THAN ONE LECTURE EXAM DURING THE SEMESTER!
  • The instructor reserves the right to choose an alternate format (ex: essay/oral) for missed exams.
  • If a student is late (15 minutes or more) for an exam, his/her exam is handed in at the same time as the rest of the class. If an exam has been handed in prior to a late arrival, the student may not take the exam and may receive a grade of zero for missing the exam.
  • Lecture Exams

Scantron Forms: Tests and exams are multiple choice. Students provide their own Scantron grading forms, which are available at the campus bookstore at a small cost. For this reason and because Scantron forms can become damaged in use, students are encouraged to be prepared with several forms at every test or exam. Scantron forms must be clean and uncreased and must be marked clearly to be read properly. Running out of forms, using forms that are in poor condition, or marking forms improperly will lead to a student receiving no credit for the corresponding test or exam. The answers marked on the Scantron form are the ones graded. No credit will be given for answers marked correctly on the examination copy which are marked incorrectly on the Scantron form.

  • Students are to use #2 pencils for lecture exams
  • After a lecture exam has been completed, both the exam and answer sheet is to be signed and handed in. Failure to hand in both the exam and the answer sheet may result in a grade of zero. Exams are graded by hand or by machine. Errors may occur! Therefore, students are responsible for checking their answers with the answer sheets/exams after receiving their graded exam.
  • Exams are not returned to the students. Students must make an appointment to review any tests taken during the term. Appointments to review old exams are not available the last week of class - therefore it is suggested to review exams immediately after they are handed back! Furthermore, A student can review an exam only after the exam is taken - BUT before the next scheduled exam is administered. Once the subsequent exam has been administered, students will not be allowed to review old exams. Therefore, it is imperative to make an appointment to review exams during the instructors office hours. 
  • Laboratory Exams
  • Students are to use black or blue PERMANENT ink pens for laboratory exams
  • Answers on exams cannot be erased!
  • Use one line and cross out the answer that is to be replaced.
  • Unanswered questions will receive the grading comment symbol BL representing a blank answer.
  • Correct or incorrect, any answers written in pencil is automatically considered incorrect and will be graded as such.
  • If an answer is illegible to the instructor will be considered incorrect. Therefore, write legibly.

 

 

Please click on the following link for the lab schedule:

Lab Schedule

Lab Statement:

"Since this course involves a laboratory component, there are specific safety issues that students need to be aware of (such as use of lab coats and or safety/goggles, or any other such example specifically related to that course).  It is the student's responsibility to be aware of all such issues and act in an extremely cautious manner to avoid any potential causes for accidents in the laboratory.  GHC is not liable for any accident in the lab due to the negligence on the part of any individual."

 


Note: This is a tentative laboratory schedule! The instructor reserves the right to alter this schedule at his discretion. Any changes in this schedule will be announced to the students as soon as it is possible.

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