SPRING, 2012



TR - 11:00 PM - 12:15 PM



Instructor: John O. McDonald, Sr.

Office: Science Building: # 2229

Office Hours: TR: 10:00-11:00; 12:00 - 2:00

Phone: (910) 521-6414

E-mail: john.mcdonald@uncp.edu

Web site: http://www.uncp.edu/home/mcdonald

Text: Human Biology, by Sylvia S. Mader, 12th edition, McGraw Hill Publishing Company, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10020

Course Description: This course is a basic study of the human body in health and disease. This course relates fundamental knowledge about human anatomy and physiology to current issues such as the following focuses: bio-ethical, ecological, health, and visual.

Course Objectives: student successfully completing this course should be able to:

a. Demonstrate knowledge of the purpose, methods, and principles of scientific inquiry.

b. Demonstrate and understand the anatomy and physiology of the human body.

c. Demonstrate an understanding of the integration of how the human organ systems function into a coherent ongoing process rocess known as life.

d. Demonstrate knowledge of the effects of technology upon the physical and human environment.

Attendance: Class attendance is required and will be monitored. No matter what the cause, an absence from class does not relieve the student from any course requirements. There is no such thing as an excused absence. There will be no make-up exams (unless documentation to show cause, such as sickness, death of immediate family members, university related activities, or unavoidable causes (natural, etc.) as determined by the professor. A missed examination, if approved by the professor, must be made up within two school days (including the regular class days that you normally meet)which is subject to modification by the professor. Failure to do so will result in a grade of zero. If a student misses class in excess of the allowed periods, three (3) points will be deducted from the student's final grade per hour of class missed. Attendance will normally be taken at the beginning of the class. It is the student's responsibility to inform the instructor of late arrivals and early departures. Failure to do so will result in the student being marked absent for the entire session.

Evaluation: Five major exams will be given based on the schedule as shown in this syllabus. Each major exam will consist of any combination of the following types of items: true/false, matching, multiple choice and short answer discussion. The lowest of the first four major examimationss will be dropped. A Final Comprehensive Examination will be given. Students are responsible for being aware of any changes in dates of scheduled examinations or any other administrative announcements made during lectures that are missed. Read your Honor Code and be aware of its implications. A second componet of the evaluative criteria consist "Special Out-of-Class Assignment". Each assignment (out of five) will be posted on Blackboard prior to the beginning of a new examination period.

Performance will be evaluated as follows Percentage
Major Examinations 65
Special Out-of-Class Assignments 15
Final Comprehensive Examination 20


Grading Policy:

A = 93 - 100 B- = 80 - 82 D+ = 67 - 69
A- = 90 - 92 C+ = 77 - 79 D = 64 - 66
B+ = 87 - 89 C = 74 - 76 D- = 60 - 63
B = 83 - 86 C- = 70 - 73 F = Below 60

Tentative Reading/Lecture Examination Schedule:

Month/Date/Week Lecture Topics Reading Assignment
01/9 Syllabus/ A Human Perspective/Chemistry of Life/ Cell Structure and Function Chapters 1 - 3
01/16 Structure and Function/Regulation of Body Systems Chapters 4
01/16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day University Closed
01/23 Regulation of Body Systems Chapter 4
01/26 Major Exam #1 (Thursday) Chapters 1-4
01/30 Cardiovascular System: Heart and Blood Chapter 5
02/06 Cardiovascular System: Heart and Blood Vessels; Cardiovascular System: Blood Chapters 5-6
02/13 Cardiovascular System: Blood; Lymphatic System and Immunity Chapters 6-7
02/16 Major Exam #2 (Monday) Chapters 5-7
02/20 Digestive System and Nutrition Chapter 8
02/20 Digestive System and Nutrition / Respiratory System Chapter 8-9
02/20 Respiratory System/Urinary System and Excretion Chapters 9-10
02/27 Urinary System and Excretion Chapters 10
03/01 Major Exam #3 (Thursday) Chapters 8-10
03/05-10 Spring Break No Classes (Monday-Saturday)
03/12 Skeletal System; Chapters 11
03/12 Skeletal/Muscular Systems Chapters 11-12
03/19 Muscular/Nervous Systems Chapter 12-13
03/19 Nervous System Chapter 13
03/26 Major Exam #4 (Tuesday) Chapters 11-13
04/02 Senses; Endocrine System Chapters 14-15
04/06 Good Friday Holiday (Univerity Closed)
04/09 Endocrine System/Reproductive System/Development Chapters 16 -17
04/16 Reproductive System/Development Chapters 16-17
04/16 Reproductive System/Development Chapters 16-17
04/23 Major Exam #5 (Thursday) 4/26 Chapters 14-17
04/28 Classes End Saturday
4/30 Saturday Classes End
05/01 Final Comprehensive Exam; May 1, 2011, 1:30 -4:00 , (Tuesday) Chapters 1-17: Lecture notes, Study Guides, Special Out-of-Class Assignments, and Readings (Chapters 1-17)

Supplimental Instruction

A Supplimental Instruction (SI) component is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of the material taught in the course. SI sessions are led by a student who has already mastered the course material and has been trained to facilitate group sessions where students can meet to compare class notes, review and discuss important concepts, develop strategies for studying, and prepare for exams. Attendance at SI is free and voluntary. Students may attend as many times as they choose. SI sessions begin the second week of class and continue throughout the semester. A session schedule will be announced in class.

Disability Support Services: Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments is requested to speak directly to Disability Support Services and the instructor, as early in the semester (preferably within the first class week) as possible. All discussions will remain confidential. This syllabus is available in alternative formats upon request. Please contact Mary Helen Walker, Disability Support Services, Career Services Center, 5r21-6270.

Addendum to Course Syllabus: Penalities govern the evaluatioj of Out-of-Class Assignments as follows: A. Zero (0) penalty if paper is presented at the beginning of the class period on the date that has been announced. B. Ten (10) points will be deducted from the final grade if the paper is submitted later on during the day that the paper is due. C. Twenty (20) points will be deducted from the final grade if the paper is one day late. D. No paper will be accepted for evaluatioon if presented on the secoond day after the original due date. NO ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL AFTER THE DAY OF THE EXAM!!!!!