Bio 201 syllabus fall 2013 online

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  • 1. S Y L L A B U S Your Course Learning Plan Course: BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Online (CRN# 35523) Instructor: Dr. Matt Pearcy Time Frame: August 19th through December 9th (Fall 2013)       A. Instructor Contact and Communications Phone: 928-649-5486 E-mail address: Skype address: Matt.Pearcy@yc.edu mattpearcy Office Location: VC.M 208 Office Hours: My job is to help you be successful so please contact me if you need to talk about anything at all. The sooner the better! Official inperson student hours will be held on Mondays from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Tuesdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Wednesdays from 8:00 am to 10:00 am; however, if these times don’t work for you let me know and we’ll figure out an alternative time to meet. Since the class is online many of you may live far away from Clarkdale so email or call me if you need to talk to me. Classroom location: Online B. General Course Information Credit hours: 4.0 Course description: BIO 201 explores the structure and function of the human body. Topics include cells, tissues, integumentary, muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: BIO 156 (Preferred), or BIO 100 or BIO 181. Three lecture; Three lab. Course purpose: To gain an understanding of the human body and how it functions. Textbooks, software, supplies, equipment and tools: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology (13th edition) by G. Tortora and B. Derrickson and Real Anatomy 1.0 M. Nielsen and S. Miller.
  • 2. C. Course Content and Outcomes Course content: 1. Anatomical terms and homeostasis 2. Cytological and histological anatomy and functions 3. Integumentary system 4. Anatomy and physiology of the skeletal system 5. Axial and appendicular skeleton, joints 6. Anatomy and physiology of the muscular system 7. Gross and microscopic anatomy of muscles 8. Muscle contraction 9. Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system 10. The central and peripheral nervous systems 11. The automatic nervous system 12. The senses Learning outcomes: 1. Identify the parts of a typical cell and describe their function and structure. 2. Identify and describe the four basic tissue types, their anatomy and functions. 3. Describe the anatomy and functions of the integumentary system. 4. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the skeletal system. 5. Identify and describe the anatomy of joints, axial and appendicular skeletal systems. 6. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the muscular system. 7. Identify and describe the gross and microscopic anatomy of muscles. 8. Describe the biological processes involved in muscle contraction. 9. Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. 10. Describe and identify brain and spinal cord anatomy and reflexes. 11. Describe the biological processes involved in the nerve impulse. 12. Describe and identify the anatomy and physiology autonomic nervous system. 13. Describe and identify the anatomy and physiology of the senses. 14. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the systems of the human body. 15. Identify the broad themes that unify studying the systems of the body. 16. Interpret the numerical and/or graphical representation of
  • 3. physiological data and anatomical structures. 17. Use the tools and equipment necessary for scientific analysis and research on physiological data and anatomical structures. 18. Record the results of investigation through writing. Assessments: Assessments for this course will include weekly online quizzes and four proctored exams. The four exams must be taken at a Testing Center so that they can be proctored. The exams will be closed book. Early in the semester we will work out where you are going to take the proctored exams. If you take the exams at any of Yavapai College’s Testing Centers the proctoring will be free. If you are in a location that requires a non Yavapai College affiliated Testing Center you may have to pay a small fee to take the exams. (Usually about 15 – 30 dollars) You are responsible for this fee to take the exams. Every effort will be made to find a free testing center. There will be 10 online quizzes covering the lecture and lab material. The questions on the quizzes will be similar, but not identical, to those found on the exams. The point of the quizzes is to prepare you for the types of questions you will see on the exams. There will be weekly online labs. At the beginning of the semester students will be required to complete a quiz covering the syllabus for the class. Grading (credit) criteria: Exams: 4 proctored exams at 125 pts apiece………………...…...500 pts. Quizzes: 10 online quizzes at 25 pts. apiece .……………….……..250 pts. Labs: 12 at 25 pts. apiece……………………………...…...…..300 pts. Syllabus Quiz……………………………………….....……..20 pts. Total Points 1,070 pts. Letter Grades: The first criterion to pass the class is to achieve a 70% average on the proctored exams. Once that criterion is met the letter grades will be assigned as follow: A = 963 – 1,070 pts. B = 856 – 962 pts. C = 749 – 855 pts. D = 642 – 748 pts. F ≤ 641 pts. Labs: Labs will be graded for quality and completeness. Each lab is worth 25 points. Labs will be assigned weekly and will be due on Wednesdays at 5 pm. The lab material will be on the proctored exams so when you’re completing the labs you’re studying for the proctored exams! Quizzes: Quizzes will be given online about once a week. Each quiz will be worth 25 points and will be due on Wednesdays at 5 pm. The quiz questions will be on the proctored exams so when you’re completing the quizzes you’re studying for the proctored exams! There will be four closed book comprehensive proctored exams during
  • 4. Exams: Grading Policy: the semester. Each exam will be worth 125 points. The average score for the four exams must be a 70% in order to pass the class. My official grading policy is that all assignments will be graded and returned one week after they are due (or one week after I receive them in the mail for proctored exams). However, most of the time it will be much sooner than that. Absences: No late work will be accepted. All assignments will be posted one week before they are due so that students can fit the assignment into their particular schedule. All assignments must be completed by their due date to receive credit. No extra credit will be assigned. Student Resources (as applicable) Library services: Library services are available at the Prescott Campus and the Verde Valley Campus libraries. Both libraries are members of a countywide library network, which provides access to a wide-range of information and resources at libraries throughout Yavapai County. Possession of a College library card entitles students to access materials housed at member libraries. Instructors may place required course materials on reserve in the library or make assignments that require the use of library resources. Learning Centers: A Learning Center is available on the Prescott and Verde Valley Campuses. These centers provide a variety of learning support for students including tutoring, adaptive computer and equipment for students with disabilities, and a networked general computer lab. Tutoring: Call for details: Prescott 776-2085 or Verde Valley 634-6562 Online resources and services: Online writing tutoring for any academic subject is available at www2.yc.edu/content/learningcenters Instructor Procedures and Institution Policies Attendance: Students are expected to attend and participate in all class meetings, laboratories, and field trips. A student who expects to be absent due to another school-sponsored activity or compelling personal reason must make prior arrangements with the instructor. All course work must be made up as directed by the instructor. A student who does not adhere to instructor and College attendance requirements may be dropped from the course as defined in the Yavapai College General Catalog. Course withdrawal: After the drop/add period closes, students may withdraw until the deadline for student-initiated withdrawals. Withdrawals result in a "W" on the permanent transcript. For semester-length classes 14 weeks in length or longer, the withdrawal deadline is October 15th
  • 5. For classes of 4 days to 14 weeks in length, withdrawals are permitted until the class is 50 percent completed. For classes of 1-3 days in length, withdrawals are permitted until the class is 50 percent completed. A "Y" is noted on the permanent transcript for an administrative withdrawal. More information can be obtained from the Admissions & Registration Office. Academic integrity: Honesty in academic work is a central element of the learning environment. The presentation of another individual’s work as one’s own or the act of seeking unfair academic advantage through cheating, plagiarism or other dishonest means are violations of the College’s “Student Code of Conduct.” Definitions of plagiarism, cheating, and violation of copyright and penalties for violation are available in the Yavapai College General Catalog. All cell phones must be stowed before beginning an assessment. The presence of a cell phone on a student’s desk during an assessment will be construed as cheating and the student will receive an F for the class. Any incident of cheating or plagiarism on any assignment in the class will result in the student receiving an F as their letter grade for the class. Student code of conduct: Respect for the rights of others and for the College and its property are fundamental expectations for every student. The “Student Code of Conduct” outlines behavioral expectations, and explains the process for responding to allegations of student misconduct. Disability support services: Yavapai College is committed to providing educational support services to students with documented disabilities. Academic support services or accommodations for mobility impaired students must be arranged through the ADA Coordinator (Prescott Campus: 928.776.2079 or Verde Valley Campus: (928.634.6563). Cell phone and pager: Yavapai College is committed to providing a quality learning environment. All cell phones and pagers must be placed in a non- audible mode while in classrooms, computer labs, the library, the learning center, and testing areas. Cell phones and pagers must be used outside these facilities. Preventing Harassment: Students are expected to respond and write in a professional and appropriate manner when activities are assigned to create scenarios, discuss opinions, present on a selected subject, or post to a web board or email. Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintain an appropriate learning environment. Faculty have the professional responsibility to treat all students with understanding, dignity and respect, to guide classroom discussion and to set reasonable limits on the manner in which they and their students express opinions. Professional courtesy and sensitivity are especially important with respect to individuals and topics dealing with differences of race, culture, religion, politics, sexual orientation, gender variance and nationalities. All correspondence between instructor and students and
  • 6. between individual students must be of a professional nature. Any inappropriate language (profanity) or correspondence of a threatening or harassing nature will result in the student being immediately dropped from the class. BIO 201 Fall 2013 Tentative Class Schedule The general course content and learning outcomes addressed for each class is listed below. The topics covered will include, but are not limited to, the content listed below. I reserved the right to change the contents listed below. If the content is changed I will issue a new syllabus and syllabus agreement form to insure that all students are aware of the changes. The following learning outcomes will be addressed every week: use scientific reasoning to evaluate the systems of the body, identify the broad themes that unify studying the systems of the body, interpret the numerical and/or graphical representation of physiological data and anatomical structures, Use the tools and equipment necessary for scientific analysis and research on physiological data and anatomical structures and record the results of investigation through writing. Week Date Topic 1 Syllabus Quiz is due August 23rd Chapters 1 Course Content: Anatomical terms and homeostasis. Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15 2 Lecture Quiz #1 is due August 28th Lab Activity #1 is due August 28th Chapter 3 Course Content: Cytological and histological anatomy and functions. Learning Outcomes: 3, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 3 Lecture Quiz #2 is due September 4th Lab Activity #2 is due September 4th Chapter 4 Course Content: Cytological and histological anatomy and functions. Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 15, 17, 18 4 Exam #1 is due September 11th Lab Activity #3 is due September 11th Exam #1 covers the material in chapters 1, 3 and 4 as well as Lab Activities 1 and 2. Chapter 5 Course Content: Integumentary system. Learning Outcomes: 3, 14, 15, 17, 18 5 Lecture Quiz #3 is due September 18th Lab Activity #4 is due September 18th Chapter 6 and Chapter 7 Course Content: Anatomy and Physiology of the skeletal system. Axial and appendicular skeleton, joints. Learning Outcomes: 4, 5, 14, 15, 17, 18 6 Lecture Quiz #4 is due September 25th Lab Activity #5 is due September 25th Chapters 8 and 9 Course Content: Axial and appendicular skeleton, joints. Learning Outcomes: 5, 14, 15, 17, 18
  • 7. 7 Lecture Quiz #5 is due October 2nd Lab Activity #6 is due October 2nd Chapter 10 Course Content: Anatomy and physiology of the muscular system. Gross and microscopic anatomy of muscles. Muscle contraction. Learning Outcomes: 7, 8, 14, 15, 17, 18 8 Exam #2 is due October 9th Lab Activity #7 is due October 9th Exam #2 covers the material in chapters 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 as well as lab activities 3, 4, 5 and 6. Chapter 11 Course Content: Anatomy and physiology of the muscular system. Gross and microscopic anatomy of muscles. Learning Outcomes: 7, 14, 15, 17, 18 9 Lecture Quiz #6 is due October 16th Lab Activity #8 is due October 16th Chapter 12 Course Content: Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. Learning Outcomes: 9, 14, 15, 17, 18 10 Lecture Quiz #7 is due October 23rd Lab Activity #9 is due October 23rd Chapter 13 Course Content: Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. Learning Outcomes: 9, 14, 15, 17, 18 11 Lecture Quiz #8 is due October 30th Lab Activity #10 is due October 30th Chapter 14 Course Content: Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. The central and peripheral nervous system. Learning Outcomes: 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18 12 Exam #3 is due November 6th Exam #3 will cover the material in chapters 10, 11, 12 and 13 as well as lab activities 7, 8, 9 and 10 Chapter 15 Course Content: Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. The automatic nervous system. Learning Outcomes: 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18 13 Lecture Quiz #9 is due November 13th Lab Activity #11 is due November 13th Chapter 16 Course Content: Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. The central and peripheral nervous system. Learning Outcomes: 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18 14 Lecture Quiz #10 is due November 20th Lab Activity # 12 is due November 20th Nervous System Continued 15 Nothing Due Chapter 17
  • 8. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Course Content: The senses. Learning Outcomes: 13, 14, 15, 17, 18 16 Exam #4 is due December 4th Exam #4 covers the material in chapters 14, 15, 16, and 17 as well as lab activities 11 and 12.