Syllabus Fall 2015
Dual Credit Anatomy and Physiology140
Illinois Central College
Course Description: This course presents an investigation of the human
organism on the cellular, histological, and organ systems level of development.
Relationships of anatomy and physiology are considered.
Credit: 3 lecture and 2 lab hours per week for a 4 semester hour class
Text and Lab books:
Textbook:
Saladin & McFarland, Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology, 1st ed.
McGraw-Hill 2014.
Laboratory Manual:
Human Anatomy and Physiology Essentials Lab Manual, Custom
Edition for Illinois Central College. McGraw-Hill, 2013.
Grading Scale:
A= 90-100, B=80-89, C=70-79, D=60-69, F=59 and ↓
Your grade will be weighted with 75% from Lecture and 25% from Lab.
Only one overall grade will be assigned for the course.
Course Objectives:
To develop an understanding of the structural and physiological levels of
the body from molecules to organ systems
To develop an understanding of homeostatic control mechanisms that
regulate and integrate the functioning body
To acquire and use a biological vocabulary
Use scientific reasoning to analyze physiological mechanisms
Educational Goals:
The student will be able to read and think critically.
The student will be able to demonstrate mathematical and scientific
reasoning.
The student will be able to work independently and collaboratively.
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Methods of Presentation
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Lecture
Discussion
Laboratory
Demonstration
Online learning through Connect by McGraw-Hill
Evaluation of Student Achievement
1. 5 Unit Exams worth 100 points each (One of these can be dropped the
first grading period, as long as all are taken.)
2. Required Cumulative Final Exam worth 100 points
3. Class assignments and worksheets
4. Online homework through Learnsmart (McGraw-Hill)*
5. Online and classroom quizzes as needed
6. Weekly lab exercises, online prelabs and weekly classroom quizzes
*Internet Access is required for this class. You will have at least two
assignments per week requiring the use of a computer with internet
access. These assignments may take up to an hour or two to
complete. It will be your responsibility to adjust your schedule to
accommodate these assignments.
Attendance and Make-up Policies:
 All exams will be scheduled well in advance and no make-ups will be
available once the test has been given. If you become ill or have a family
emergency it is your responsibility to contact me and make
arrangements to take the exam before the scheduled date. Students will
only be allowed to make up one exam during the semester. At the end of
the first grading period I will drop the lowest unit exam score as long as all
exams have been taken. I will not drop the score for Exam 5 or the
comprehensive final.
 You will need to attend class regularly to be sure you are there when
assignments are made, quizzes announced, etc. Attendance will affect
your grade. Any student with a grade near the border will be given the
benefit based on their attendance. Likewise, not attending can pull your
grade down, by not receiving assignments, quiz notification, etc. Quizzes
and homework will be assigned in class and will only be allowed to be
made up if you have contacted me before class and it is an excused
absence. This must be done before the next class period. I will not accept
late papers if you miss the previous class and do not contact me to find
out what you missed. Worksheets turned in late on the day they are due
will be docked 1 point (by 3 pm). If you turn a paper in the next day it will
be ½ off. After that no credit will be awarded.
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 You need to attend class daily. After three misses, each time you
miss class you will lose one percentage point from your grade. No
Exceptions! Three tardies will count as an absence. The college
policy states that more than three unexcused absences is excessive.
 If you make it through the entire class with no missed classes I will
add 1% to your class grade.
 Students will be considered Non-attenders at Midterm if they have missed
two weeks’ worth of classes.
 Announcements about upcoming tests, quizzes, homework, etc. will be
made at the beginning of class, so if you come in late you will probably be
missing some vital information. It is your responsibility to find out what you
missed and to obtain the proper handouts on your own time.
 Lab makes up one fourth of your grade. While that may not seem like a lot
it can make or break your grade in this class.
 There will also be a required comprehensive final for all students taking
Biology 140. It will be worth one hundred points and will cover all of the
material covered throughout the semester. (Chapters 1-13, 15-19)
Cheating will not be tolerated!
For a comprehensive view of the school’s cheating policy see the Student
Conduct Code in the Student Handbook.
Obtaining an examination prior to its administration or
use of unauthorized aides during the examination are
clear acts of academic dishonesty. To knowingly aid
another student in performing an act of academic
dishonesty is also academically dishonest. Thus, in cases
of inappropriate collusion on academic work, the provider
of inappropriately used material is guilty of academic
dishonesty as well as the actual perpetrator.
In brief, any act which represents work not one‟s own as
one‟s own is an academically dishonest act. The
penalties for academic dishonesty can be very painful
and can affect the entire educational experience for the student at the
College.
 Anyone caught cheating on an exam in this course will receive a 0%
for that exam. There will be no make-ups for this zero, it cannot be
replaced. There is a no tolerance policy for cheating. This includes
cheating in the classroom, in the testing center, or obtaining questions
outside of class before the exam.
 Cheating on handouts and other assignments will result in a 0% for that
assignment. Cheating includes copying information from another student.
Do your own work!.
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The following schedule is tentative. All test dates are subject to change as
we progress through the semester.
Lecture and Lab Schedule
Week #
Topic of
Discussion
Chapter and section
Lab Activities
1
Week
Beginning
On
August 17
1
2
Introduction to the
Human Body
2
August 24
2
3
Basic Chemistry
Cells
Safety/
Measurement/
Microscope
Organs, Systems,
and Organization of
the Body
Rat Dissection
Cell Structure and
Function
4
3
August 31
4
September
Exam 1
8
September 9 4
5
Sept 14
5
6
6
Sept 21
7
Oct 5
6
7
7
8
7
8
Oct 9
Oct 13
9
3
4
Osmosis/Diffusion
Tissues
Chapters 1, 2, 3
Tissues
Integumentary
Integumentary
System Skeletal
System
Tissues
Skeletal System
Oct 19
Exam 2
8
9
10
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Muscular System
Nervous SystemSpinal Cord
Chapters 4,5,6
Nervous System –
Spinal Cord and Brain
Sensory Organs
10
Oct 26
11
Endocrine System
Special Senses
11
October 27
Nov 2
12
Nov 9
Exam 3
12
13
13
15
13
Nov 16
Ch 7,8,9,10
Blood
Heart
Heart & Blood
Vessels
Respiratory
Respiratory System
Urinary System
15
16
4
Integument
Muscular System
Nervous System
Reflexes
Brain
Endocrine & Blood
Heart & Blood
Vessels
Respiratory
14
Nov 23
Nov 30
Exam 4
17
15
Dec 7
18
19
16
Dec 14
Exam 5
FINAL
EXAM
Worksheet
Ch 11,12,13,15
Digestive
Digestive System
Worksheet
Nutrition and
Metabolism
Reproductive System
Chapters 16, 17, 18,
& 19
Comprehensive
Exam
Dec 16-18
5
Digestive and
Metabolism
Reproductive/Urinary
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