FALL, 2011

BIOLOGY 1030.002

SYLLABUS

MWF -03:35 - 4:25 PM

OXENDINE BUILDING: SCI #2250

Instructor: John O. McDonald, Sr.

Office: Science Building:#2229

Office Hours: MWF: 9:00 - 10:00 am; 12:15-02:15pm

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: A 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 u understanding of the integration of how the human organ systems function into a coherent ongoing process 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 (based on assigned seat numbers). 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 or immediate family members, university related activities, or unavoidable causes (natural,etc) as determined by the instructor. A missed examination, if approved by the professor, must be made up within the time determined by the professor. Failure to make up an exam within the designated time, will result in a grade of zero for that exam. 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.

Class Meeting Schedule Allowed Absences (Number of Class Periods Points Penalty Per Missed Class Period
MWF 6 3.0
MF or TR 4 4.5
Once Weekly 2 9.0

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 major examination score (of the first four (4), will be dropped. A total of five (5) Special Reading/Writing Assignment Activities will also be a component of your evaluation. These special assignments will be placed on Blackboard. Read your Honor Code and be aware of its implications. Please refer to the circumstances by which a student may be granted to make up a missed examination as outlined under attendance. Directions related to the Blackboard assignments will be given in advanced of each major examination.

Determination of Final Grade:

Major Examination Special Assignment Final Examination
65% 15% 20%

 

PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTRUCTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ANY AND ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THIS SYLLABUS AND ON ALL OTHER HANDOUTS IN THIS COURSE.

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:

Week Beginning Lecture Topics Reading Assignment Specific Reading Pages
08/17 Syllabus/Exploring Life and Science

Chapters 1

Sections 1.1 - 1.4

Ch 1: 1-12

 

08/22 Chemistry of Life

Chapters 2

Sections 2.1 - 2.7

Ch 2: 19-42

 

08/29 Cell Structure and Function /Organization & Regulation of Body Systems

Chapters 3

Sections 3.1 - 3.6

Sections 4.1 - 4.8

Ch 3: 43 - 64

Ch 4: 65 - 90

09/05 Labor Day Holiday University Closed  
09/07 Organization/Regulation of Body Systems

 

Chapter 4

Sections 4.1 - 4.8

Ch 4: 65 - 90
9/12 Organization/Regulation of Body Systems    
09/16 Major Examination #1, Friday Chapters 1-4 Assigned Reading/Lecture Notes/Study Guides
9/19 Cardiovascular System: Heart and Blood Vessels

Chapter 5

Sections 5.1 -5.7

Ch 5: 91 - 114
09/26

Cardiovascular System:Blood

Lymphatic System and Immunity

Chapters 6

Sections 6.1 - 6.6

Chapter 7

Sections 7.1 - 7.6

Ch6: 115-132

Ch 7: 133 - 154

10/03

Lymphatic System and Immunity

 

Chapters 7

Sections 7.1 - 7.6

Ch 7: 133 - 154

10/10 Major Examination #2, Monday Chapters 5 - 7 Assigned Reading/Lecture Notes/Study Guides
10/12 Digestive System and Nutrition

Chapter 8

Sections 8.1 - 8.6

Ch 8: 169 - 195
10/13-15 Thursday - Saturday Fall Break No Classes  
10/17

Digestive System and Nutrition

Respiratory System

Chapter 8

Sections 8.1 - 8.6

Chapter 9

Sections 9.1 - 9.7

Ch 8: 169 - 195

Ch 9: 196 - 216

10/24

Respiratory System Excretion

Urinary System and Excretion

Chapter 9

Sections 9.1 - 9.7

Chapter 10

Sections 10.1 - 10.5

Ch 9: 196 - 216

Ch 10: 217 - 238

10/30 Major Examination #3, Monday Chapters 8-10

Assigned Reading/Lecture Notes/Study Guides

 

11/02

Skeletal System

 

Chapter 11

Sections 11.1 - 11.5

Ch 11: 239 - 261
11/07

Muscular System

Nervous System

Chapter 12

Sections 12.1 - 12.5

Chapter 13

Sections 13.1 - 13.4

Ch 12: 262 - 284

Ch 13: 285 - 309,

310 - 314

11/14 Nervous System Chapter 13

Ch 13: 285 - 306,

310 - 314

Ch 14: 273-291

11/21 Major Examination #4, Monday Chapters 11, 12, 13 Assigned Reading/Lecture Notes/Study Guides
11/23 No Classes - Student Recess Wednesday  
11/24-26 Thursday-Saturday: Thanksgiving Holiday University Closed  
11/28

The Endocrine System

Reproductive System

Development

Chapter 15

Sections 15.1 - 15.7

Chapter 16

Sections 16.1 - 16.4

Chapter 17

Sections 17.1 - 17.4

Ch 15: 339 - 364;

Ch 16: 365 - 379

Ch 17: 393 - 410

12/03 Classes End! Saturday  
12/04 Classes End! Classes End!

Ch 15: 295-310

Ch 16: 319-334

Ch 17: 353-369

12/07

Exam #5, Comprehensive Final Examination, Wednesday, December 07, 2011

1:30 until4:00 PM

Final Examination- All previous Chapters and Modules and prior exams

Lectures, Study Guides, and Reading Assignments

NOTE: The instructor reserves the right to change any and all information contained on this and other handouts in this course.

Supplemental Instruction: A Supplemental Instruction (SI) component is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of the material taught in this 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 sessions 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 learning, physical, chronic health, psychoological, visual or hearing 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.Please contact Disability Support Services,DF Lowry Building, Room 103 or call 521-6695. This syllabus is available in alternative formats upon request. Please contact Disability Support Services, DF Lowry Building, 521-6695.