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BIO 094-01

Concepts of Human Biology

Fall 2009

Meeting times/place: Instructor:

T & TH: 1:00pm-3:20pm Dr. Ann L. Parsons

Room 316 aparsons@haywood.edu

Office: Rm 370, walk through Rm 369

Hours: By appointment

Teaching and Learning Center hours: Arts and General Education:

M-TH: 8:00am-6:30pm Division Secretary:

F: 8:00am-4:00pm Imogene Rogers 828.627.4223

If you have any concerns about this course, first consult with your instructor. If after meeting with your instructor, you feel that your concern has not been satisfactorily addressed, or if you feel that you cannot effectively communicate with your instructor about the issue, you may contact the following people in the following order:

First Contact:

Developmental Education and TLC Coordinator:

Margaret Studenc, 828.627-4688 (mstudenc@haywood.edu)

Second Contact:

Executive Director of Student Success Services

Elaine Barnes, 828.565-4220 (ebarnes@haywood.edu)

Course description:

“This course focuses on fundamental concepts of human biology. Topics include terminology, biochemistry, cell biology, tissues, body systems, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate preparedness for college-level anatomy and physiology courses.”

Co-requisite: RED 090 - Improved College Reading

Instructional Materials:

Lecture textbook: Human Biology, 10th ed., Sylvia Mader, McGraw Hill, New York, 2008

Laboratory textbook: Human Biology Laboratory Manual, 10th ed., Damron and Rabitoy, McGraw Hill, New York, 2008

Methods of Instruction:

Lecture periods for activities include, but are not limited to the following:

traditional classroom lecture open discussion

question and answer sessions individual and group research

contributing and sharing of ideas student developed activities

small group activities dissection of preserved species

problem solving group sessions supplemental audiovisual material

Course Competencies:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

-describe basic chemistry

-describe the basic structure and function of cells.

-describe the basic structure an function of tissues.

-describe the basic structure and function of the integumentary system.

-describe the basic structure and function of the skeletal system.

-describe the basic structure and function of the muscular system.

-describe the basic structure and function of the nervous system.

-describe the basic structure and function of the endocrine system.

-describe the basic structure and function of the cardiovascular system.

-describe the basic structure and function of the lymphatic system.

-describe the basic structure and function of the respiratory system.

-describe the basic structure and function of the digestive system.

-describe the basic structure and function of the urinary system.

-describe the basic structure and function of the reproductive system.

HCC Mission Statement: Entrepreneurial Skills:

Haywood Community College seeks to take learning beyond the classroom by encouraging individuals to develop their abilities in problem solving, leadership, critical thinking, and entrepreneurship. As a community college, Haywood endeavors to reflect state, national, and global trends in its educational programs and to serve the surrounding community by fostering economic growth in the county and region. This course will focus on the following General Competencies:

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Teamwork - Work with others to:

-analyze a situation;

-establish priorities;

-apply resources for solving a problem; and

-accomplish established mission, goals, and objectives.

2. Responsibility - Employ individual behaviors to:

-work within established guidelines

-support mission, goals, objectives

-accomplish designated tasks within identified deadlines

3. Communication - Appropriately exchange ideas and information in:

-oral formats

-written formats-

-visual formats

4. Problem Solving - Identify problems & potential causes to:

-develop solutions

-implement action plans

5. Information Processing - Use current technologies to:

-develop solutions

-communicate information

6. Adaptability - Employ flexible behaviors to:

-adapt to changing work environments

-foster workable interpersonal relationships

-profit from cultural diversity

Task Completion Policy:

Late work:

Assignments are due at the beginning of class on the date announced. Assignments turned in anytime after the “call for assignments” on the due date, will earn a maximum of 70%. Assignments turned in anytime after the due date will earn a maximum of 50%. NO assignments will be accepted more than 1 week after the due date.

Make-up Tests:

Quizzes/exams can be made-up for EXCUSED ABSENCES only. You must obtain an excused absence BEFORE the quiz/exam. Only in extreme cases, at my discretion, will a make-up be permitted for those quizzes/exams missed without prior clearance as stated above. Students MUST request a make-up in writing

immediately upon return to the class. The quiz/exam MUST be made-up within 1 week of missing the scheduled quiz/exam. The first missed quiz is DROPPED.

Method of Evaluation:


Your grade will be determined by an accumulation of points. Points will be earned through term quizzes, mid-term and a comprehensive final exam.

QUIZZES take 7, drop 1= 6 @ 30 pts each 180 45%

MID-TERM 50 13%


LAB 20 5%


Quizzes, mid-term and the final exam will cover material covered in class as well as information from your assigned reading. Some material may come from previous exams as this subject is cumulative in nature.

Grading Scale:

90% - 100% A

80%-89% B

70%-79% C

below 70% CT (A grade of CT requires that you repeat the course)

NOTE Grades are not mailed. You may access grades, unofficial transcripts, and schedules online by going to: www.haywood.edu.

Click on: “Academic Information” and follow the “Check Grades” information.

Academic Honesty:

Students must maintain the utmost in classroom/academic honesty and disengage entirely

from academic dishonesty. The HCC Student Handbook defines Academic Dishonesty as

“Taking or acquiring possession of any academic material (test information, research papers,

notes, etc.) from a member of the college staff or student body without permission;

receiving or giving help during tests; submitting papers or reports (that are supposed to be

original work) that are not entirely the student’s own; not giving credit for others’ work


Violations of the Academic Integrity Policy will result in referral of the student to the Vice

President of Student Services for expulsion from the college or other sanctions.

Ÿ Cheating: Cheating includes, but is not limited to:

-copying, faxing, emailing, or in any way duplicating assignments that are turned in, wholly or in part, as original work

-exchanging assignments with other students, either handwritten or computer-generated,

whether you believe they will be copied or not

-using any form of memory aid during tests or quizzes without the expressed permission of the instructor

-giving or receiving answers during tests or quizzes. (It is the student’s responsibility to

secure his or her papers so that other students will not have the opportunity to copy from

them or the temptation to do so.)

-taking credit for group work when the student has not contributed an equal or appropriate share toward the final result

-accessing a test or quiz for the purpose of determining the questions in advance of its administration

-using summaries/commentaries (Cliff Notes, Spark Notes, etc.) in lieu of reading the assigned materials

Ÿ Plagiarism: Plagiarism consists of taking another’s ideas and/or words and presenting them as if they were your own. Students submitting plagiarized material, in whole or in part, will be subject to penalty at the discretion of the instructor. Plagiarism results in a zero grade on the assignment, loss of credit in that course, and/or other administrative action.

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:

-taking someone else’s assignment or portion of an assignments & submitting it as your own

-submitting material written by someone else or rephrasing the ideas of another without giving the author’s name or source

-presenting the work or tutors, parents, siblings, spouses, or friends as your own

-submitting papers from the Internet written by someone else as your own

-supporting plagiarism by providing your work to others, whether you believe it will be

copied or not


Our thanks go the English Department of North Hunterdon-Voorhee Regional High District of Annadale, NJ, for allowing Haywood Community College to use part of North

Hunterdon’s existing academic honesty policy. The Hunderton policy is available at: http://www.nhvweb.net/nhhs/English/cheatingplagiarismpolicy.htm.

Attendance Policy:

Attendance is taken at the beginning of every class. If you are late, it is your responsibility to be sure that you are marked as present. Your presence is imperative for success in this class and is expected. If you must miss, you are responsible for the material covered as well as any missed assignments. You must contact any other class member in order to find out what you must make-up.

You may be excused from class for special circumstances. Contact me as soon

possible concerning an absence, particularly if you know ahead of time. Excused absences

are at the discretion of the instructor. This still affects your attendance record.

According to HCC policy, students missing 10% or more of the total contact hours for a course, for any reason, will be dropped from the course.

HCC policy prohibits children or other individuals not registered for a class to attend class sessions. Animals are also prohibited.

Drops and Withdrawals:

Students must drop a course before the first day of class in order to receive a 100% refund. A 75% refund may be issued for courses dropped before the 10% date, as set forth in the Academic Calendar. After the 10% point, the instructor must sign the drop form and a W (withdrawal) grade is given for the course on the transcript,; no refund is given after the 10% point. Students may not drop a course after the “last day to withdraw from a course,” as set forth in the Academic Calendar. Students who cease participating after that date will receive a WF (withdrawal failing). WF grades are counted in a student’s GPA.

ADA Notification: Alternative Learning Styles/Additional Support:

Haywood Community College is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for students with documented disabilities. The college complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 which stipulate that no student shall be denied the benefits of an education “solely by reason of a handicap.” Disabilities covered by law include, but are not limited to, learning disabilities, psychological disabilities, and hearing, sight or mobility impairments.

College Rules and Regulations:

Upon enrollment at HCC, students are provided with and agree to review and abide by all rules and regulations contained in the HCC Student Handbook and the HCC Catalog. Students may obtain copies of the Handbook and Catalog in Student Services or online at www.haywood.edu.

Class Rules and Regulations:

ŸCell phones and any other electronics and/or equipment not deemed to be part of the

required instructional material are to be TURNED OFF! You will be asked to leave the

class due to ringing phones, text messaging, or engaging in any other distracting activities.

ŸBe on time.

ŸListen and participate in class discussions and lectures. Respect yourself, other

classmates and your instructor by refraining from engaging in your own personal

conversations during class time.

ŸRemain focused on this class, read and work on other class assignments outside of this


ŸEat before or after this class or during breaks. Food is strictly prohibited from

laboratory classrooms.

ŸGet plenty of sleep, other than during this class time.

ŸBe prepared with your reading and be ready to ask pertinent questions and participate in

discussions and group activities.

ŸAlways set your personal goals high!

**As a student enrolled in this class, you are required to sign the sheet

provided stating that you have read and accept the terms and conditions

of this class.**



Week Dates Topic

1 8/18 & 8/20 Introduction to class

Ch. 1 The Characteristics of Life (1.1)

Ch. 4 Organ Systems, Body Cavities (4.8)

Ch. 4 Homeostasis (4.9)

2 8/25 & 8/27 Ch. 2 Chemistry of Life

Quiz (Learning Opportunity) 1

3 9/1 & 9/3 Ch. 3 Cell Structure and Function Cells, Ch. 18 Patterns of Chromosome Inheritance


Ch. 3 Cell Structure and Function

Cells, Ch. 21 DNA Biology and Technology Quiz (Learning Opportunity) 2

5 9/15 & 9/17 Review & Catch-up

Tissues, Ch. 4 Organization and Regulation of Body Systems (4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4)

6 9/22 & 9/24 Integumentary System, Ch. 4 Organization and Regulation of Body Systems (4.7)

Quiz (Learning Opportunity) 3

7 9/29 & 10/1 Ch. 11 Skeletal System

8 10/6 & 10/8 Ch. 12 Muscular System Quiz (Learning Opportunity) 4

9 10/15 FALL RECESS!! Monday 10/12 & Tuesday 10/13


Catch-up and Review

10 10/20 & 10/22 Ch. 13 Nervous System

Ch. 14 Senses

11 10/27 & 10/29 Ch. 15 Endocrine System

Ch. 5 Cardiovascular System: Heart & Blood Vessels

Quiz (Learning Opportunity) 5

12 11/3 & 11/5 Ch. 5 Cardiovascular System: Heart & Blood Vessels

13 11/10 & 11/12 Ch. 7 Lymphatic System and Immunity

Quiz (Learning Opportunity) 6

14 11/17 & 11/19 Ch. 8 Digestive System and Nutrition

Ch. 9 Respiratory System

15 11/24 Ch. 10 Urinary System & Fluid Homeostasis

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Wed. 11/25 – Fri. 11/27

16 11/30 & 12/3 Ch. 16 Reproductive System

Quiz (Learning Opportunity) 7

17 12/8 & 12/10 Catch-up and Review

18 12/15 FINAL EXAM (Grande Learning Opportunity)

Syllabus Changes:

Instructor reserves the right to make adjustments or changes to this syllabus as determined necessary throughout the course. Students will be advised immediately should changes occur. Ultimately, it is the students’ responsibility to keep abreast of any and all syllabus changes.

Haywood Community College

BIO 094-01

Concepts of Human Biology

Fall 2009

As a student enrolled in this class, by signing this I acknowledge that I have

read and accept the terms and conditions of this class.



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