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Anatomy & Physiology I BIOL-2401
Anatomy and Physiology I – CRN 11582 - BIOL 2402-309
Lecture - 1:25 – 2:40 pm T/TR, Rm H212
Lab - 2:50 – 4:05 pm T/TR, Rm H123
Principles of structure and function of the human body. Anatomy and Physiology I is the first course in a two semester sequence which examines the systems of the human body using an integrated approach. The chemistry of life provides a foundation to investigate the major organ systems of the body. The areas of study include the structure and function of cells, histology, the physiological and anatomical aspects of support and movement systems and the nervous system.
Prerequisites: BIOL 1406 with a grade of "C" or better or approval of the division chair on the relevant campus. CHEM 1407 or 1411 is recommended.
This is a Core Course in the 42-Hour Core Curriculum of Blinn College. As such, students will develop proficiency in the appropriate Intellectual Competencies, Exemplary Educational Objectives, and Perspectives.
Textbook: Anatomy Physiology-The Unity of Form and Function, 6th Edition, 2012, Saladin, McGraw-Hill.
McGraw-Hill “connect” access code
Lab Manual: Custom Lab Book A&P (BIOL 2401& 2402), 2013 Edition, Martin. McGraw-Hill.
4 Lecture Exams: You will need 4 Advantage scantrons (#28980) for the lecture exams, 1 for each. The 4 Lecture Exams can include both objective (multiple choice) or short answer questions and labeling of figures. More will be specified in class and in the reviews posted on ecampus. Exams can be made up with instructor approval and will require written verification of the excuse.
4 Lab Exams: Lab exams will not require a scantron. The 4 lab exams will include identification of microscope specimens & anatomical structures, and questions about their function. Tissues, cells and structures may be presented in preserved specimens, models, microscope slides, or pictures. It may also include questions that require you to analyze and interpret scientific data or answer objective questions over experiments performed. More will be specified in class and in the reviews posted on ecampus. Make ups for Lab Exams will be very limited. They are very hard to schedule, since the material must be set up in the lab room and the lab rooms are rarely not in use.
12 Quizzes: Quizzes will be announced in class, 1-2 class periods before being given. You will need 2 Advantage scantrons (#28980) for “in class” quizzes; each scantron will be used for up to 4 quizzes. No make-up quizzes will be given, but you will be able to drop the lowest 2 quiz grades.
In class quizzes may be given during the lecture or lab period and will cover material from the “connect” McGraw-Hill learning platform which will be set up online for your class (including figures from “Interactive Art Quizzes found under “Study Tools” or material presented in lecture.
Online quiz grades will come from assigned “Learn Smart” homeworks which you can also find on the “connect” website. Percent completion will be used to determine the LearnSmart grade (90% completion = 9 point out of 10 for that quiz grade).
Lab Work: In-lab assignments will be due at the end of the lab period. Some lab work may be evaluated in a quiz format. Lab homework will be due the next lab period, unless otherwise specified & can be turned in up to a week late, but a late penalty of 25% will be deducted. Only those who attend lab and sign the “Lab Attendance Sheet” can turn in either type of lab assignment for a grade. No make-up labs will be accepted, but you will be able to drop the lowest 2 lab work grades.
Final Exam: You will need 1 Advantage scantron (#28980) for the Final Exam. The comprehensive final will include all chapters covered during the semester and will be given during Final’s Week, as specified in the Final Exam Calendar which can be found at the end of this syllabus, and on the Blinn web page.
4 Lecture Exams 400 points (40 %)
4 Lab Exams 200 points (20%)
10 "Quizzes" (out of 12) 100 points (10%)
10 Labs Works 100 points (10%)
Final Exam 200 points (20%)
Total Points for the semester = 1000
Lecture Exams will be re-taken, open-book, for a maximum of 10 bonus points per exam (40 total)
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It is the responsibility of faculty members to maintain scholastic integrity at the College District by refusing to tolerate any form of scholastic dishonesty. Adequate control of test materials, strict supervision during testing, and other preventive measures should be utilized, as necessary, to prevent cheating or plagiarism. If there is compelling evidence that a student is involved in cheating or plagiarism, the instructor should assume responsibility and address the infraction. Likewise, any student accused of scholastic dishonesty is entitled to due process as outlined in Blinn College Board Policy FLB (Local). The Scholastic Integrity Policy is located in the Blinn College Student Handbook. In a case of scholastic dishonesty, it is critical that written documentation be maintained at each level throughout the process.
McGraw-Hills Connect: Your textbook’s publisher has an excellent learning platform called McGrawhill Connect, from which you will have assignments which will count for the “Quiz” portion of your grade. Also, there are other study tools which will not be assigned, but which are great study tool that can help you better your performance on exams.
I have set up a website specific to your class for which you will need to register. The access code which allows you to register is included in the price of each new textbook, but a 6 month access code can also be purchased online for $25. Please register for your connect classroom as soon as possible by going to the following website and clicking “register now”: http://connect.mcgraw-hill.com/class/o_johnson_309-fall2013
ecampus: Lecture notes, reviews, announcements and other material will be posted on ecampus. To log in, click on the link in the Blinn homepage or go to: http://ecampus.blinn.edu
Attendance: A record of attendance will be maintained from the first day of classes and/or the first day the student’s name appears on the roster through final examinations. Missing either lecture or lab, or both lecture and lab, will count as one absence.