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Bio 132 - HUMAN BIOLOGY
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HUMAN BIOLOGY BIOLOGY 132 Winter 2011 Section 81 Instructor Michael Dexter Office First door on the right by the main entrance Telephone 517 437 3343 x 3054 E mail dextermichaela jccmi edu Office hours Tues Thurs 2 00 4 00 Wednesday 2 30 4 30 Other times available by appointment Biology 132 Website http www jccmi edu academics science biocourses BIO132 BIO132 htm Meeting Times Lecture Tuesday and Thursday 12 00 1 27 p m Laboratory Tuesday 9 30 11 26 a m Lecture Text Human Biology 11th edition Sylvia S Mader 2010 Lab Manual Photographic Atlas for the Anatomy Physiology Laboratory 6th edition Kent M Van De Graaff David A Morton and John L Crawley 2007 Strongly Recommended Optional Materials Atlas and Dissection Guide for Comparative Anatomy 6th edition Saul Wischnitzer and Edith Wischnitzer 2007 Human Biology will encompass a wide variety of topics including the philosophy of science biological evolution human evolution anatomy basic physiology genetics and ontogeny The bulk of lectures 50 cover human anatomy and physiology Laboratory exercises focus on comparative anatomy using lamprey pig cat and human specimens A special emphasis will be on the evolution and function of human anatomical structures Bio 132 is a logical extension of General Biology Bio 131 and is an excellent preparatory course for Human Anatomy and Physiology Bio 155 or Bio 253 254 as well as related courses in the Allied Health divisions Grades The grade you earn in this course will be based upon total points accumulated on 1 Lecture Exams 4 100 points each 3 Lab Practicals 3 100 points each 2 Preview Quizzes 10 points each 4 Miscellaneous Assignments The grading scale is 95 100 90 94 85 89 80 84 4 0 3 5 3 0 2 5 75 79 70 74 65 69 60 64 2 0 1 5 1 0 0 5 You will be expected to keep a record of your grades so that you may calculate your grade at any time Grades will also be posted to the website so you can verify your scores Absence Policy You are responsible for all assignments handouts and materials covered in lecture and in lab exercises If you must miss a lab exercise or an exam it is your responsibility to arrange make up The privilege of making up exams will be extended only in the case of emergency illness or previously authorized business and will require proof Lab work can be made up by attending other lab sections or by doing the work on your own Unannounced quizzes cannot be made up Lab practicals may not be made up unless you can take the practical with another lab section In the event of a missed practical you may either take a zero for the score or take an incomplete for the course and make up the practical next semester General Philosophy As an adult and a college student you are expected to be able to work and learn independently and be responsible for all assignments and materials This is a difficult course and will cover a tremendous amount of material that will require a lot of hard work and discipline You will need to keep up as the pace of the class is fast and it will accelerate There are no quick easy ways what you learn here will be directly proportional to the amount of effort you have expended You are also expected to be considerate of the rights of others and not to interfere with those who are trying to study work and learn Miscellaneous 1 You are expected to keep a complete and well organized notebook of lecture notes assignments grades and other material covered in lecture or lab This will not be collected or graded but will be for your benefit since it will provide your main source of information Always bring your complete notebook to any help session 2 It is expected that problems that occur because you feel an error has been made disagree with what has been done or feel unfairly treated will be brought to my immediate attention so that they may be resolved 3 There will be no extra credit projects for this course since it is felt that your time will be better allocated in studying the assigned materials 4 Student tutors may be available on a need basis at no cost to the student being tutored The Center for Student Success in BW 123 is also available to provide resources and help for your classes 5 Students with documented disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the Center for Student Success in BW 123 or phone 787 0800 extension 8270 as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion 6 ADOs for Biology 132 include ADO 4 Scientific Reasoning and ADO 9 Working in Small Groups 7 All students are expected to comply with JCC Academic Honesty Policy The policy can be viewed at http www jccmi edu administration deanoffaculty academicHonestypolicy htm Any students caught or believed to be cheating will receive a 0 for the assignment and all Academic Deans will be notified of the incident 8 Your progress and behavior in this class may be shared with members of other JCC programs or other academic programs to which you are applying Also if I am contacted for by a prospective employer on your behalf I will give an honest assessment of your abilities based on your performance in lecture and lab 9 Cell phones and pagers may be a distraction from class activities Please set all phones to silent and put them away before class begins Likewise talking during class is disrespectful to your classmates who are trying to learn and therefore will not be tolerated 10 If you should miss an exam or practical I reserve the right to either grant you a zero or an Incomplete LABORATORY PROCEDURE Lab is a very important learning component of this course and I expect cooperation with other students and the instructor in keeping the lab orderly and clean Please observe the following lab guidelines and encourage your partners to do the same 1 Lab assignments will be announced at the beginning of each lab period Specific instructions will also be given at this time You will be expected to complete all the assignments that require dissection or lab apparatus during this time If you run out of time some of the questions plus the practical exercises at the end of each unit can be answered later using standard reference books 2 You will be expected to return all materials apparatus and reference books to their proper place at the end of the lab period Any apparatus that has been used should be washed with tap water and blotted dry with paper towels Please leave materials neatly arranged all members of each working group


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