Untitled

Web Schedules

Fall 2024
Spring 2024
Summer 2024

One Credit Courses

Fall 2024
Spring 2024
Summer 2024

No Cost Textbook/Resources Courses

Fall 2024
Spring 2024
Summer 2024

Low Cost Textbook/Resources Courses

Fall 2024
Spring 2024
Summer 2024

Course Planning by Program

2024-25

Essential Objectives

Course Syllabus


Revision Date: 24-Jul-24
 

Fall 2024 | BIO-1140-VO05X - Human Biology


Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-03-2024 to 10-21-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-09-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 10-01-2024 - Refund Policy
Open Seats: 8 (as of 07-24-24 8:05 PM)
To check live space availability, Search for Courses.

Faculty

Jeneve Joslin
View Faculty Credentials
View Faculty Statement
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Danielle Lafleur Brooks

General Education Requirements


This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
VSCS Natural Science
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

This course is a survey of human anatomy and physiology. Topics include the organization and structure of the major body systems, including muscular, skeletal, nervous, circulatory, digestive, excretory, endocrine, and reproductive. Emphasis placed on the integration of bodily processes and the impact of technology on human biology.


Essential Objectives

1. Describe the structure and function of a cell and understand the major processes involved in its physiology.
2. Understand the anatomy and physiology of how the nervous and endocrine systems control body functions.
3. Describe the processes of development and reproduction at the cellular and structural levels and be able to discuss the role of genetics in this system.
4. Explain the basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, lymphatic, and respiratory systems.
5. Explain the basic anatomy and physiology of the digestive and urinary systems.
6. Understand the specific and interrelated functions of the major body systems.
7. Identify the placement of the major bones and muscles of the body and understand their basic physiology.
8. Understand the structure and function of the human sensory organs.
9. Explain how technology affects human biology and discuss the ethical issues associated with this topic.
10. Utilize the scientific method to evaluate well-researched evidence in the area of human biology.
11. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating, and applying quantitative data and information.
12. Explain how knowledge created in the natural sciences has contributed to the creation, maintenance and dismantling of social inequalities and discuss the impacts of diversity and inclusion on scientific research and practice.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources


*** This is a no cost textbook or resource class. ***

This course only uses free Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials. For details, see the Canvas Site for this class.


Artificial Intelligence(AI) Policy Statement

CCV recognizes that artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI tools are widely available and becoming embedded in many online writing and creative applications.

Integrated: This course's generative AI policy acknowledges the use of AI is an essential skill in today's world. By using genAI for specific purposes, students become equipped with relevant skills and tools necessary to thrive in a technology-driven society. Emphasizing the mastery of generative AI should empower you to harness its potential, enhancing your problem-solving abilities and preparing you for future challenges and opportunities. Be aware, however, that any time generative AI is used at any point in the assignment without attribution it may be considered a violation of CCV's Academic Integrity Policy.


Methods

  • Discussion Forums
  • Videos, readings, writings and inquiry-based research
  • Multiple Choice Assessments (open notes)

Evaluation Criteria

  • Discussions: 60%
  • Check for Understandings (open note): 25%
  • Participation/Engagement: 10%
  • Professionalism: 5%

Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Weekly Schedule


Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments
 

1
  • Introduction to the Human Body
  • Cellular Level of Organization
  

Chapter 1 and 3 from OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology (2023)

  
  • Submit Week 1 Discussion Initial Post before Saturday, September 7th at midnight
  • Submit Two Reply Posts before Monday, September 9th at midnight.

  • Watch Week 1 Videos

  • Complete the Week 1 Check for Understanding (open notes) before Monday, September 9th at midnight

 

2
  • The Tissue Level of Organization
  • The Integumentary System
  • Bone Tissue and the Skeletal System
  

Chapter 4-6 from OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology (2023)

  
  • Submit Week 2 Discussion Initial Post before Saturday, September 14th at midnight

  • Submit two Reply Posts before Monday, September 16th at midnight.

  • Watch Week 2 Videos
 

3
  • Axial Skeleton
  • The Appendicular Skeleton
  • Joints
  

Chapter 7-9 from OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology (2023)

  
  • Submit Week 3 Discussion Initial Post before Saturday, September 21stat midnight

  • Submit two Reply Posts before Monday, September 23rd at midnight.

  • Watch Week 3 Videos

  • Complete Week 3 Check for Understanding (open notes) before Monday, September 23rd at midnight.
 

4
  • The Muscular System
  • The Nervous System and Nervous Tissue
  • Somatic and Autonomic Nervous Systems
  

Chapters 10-15 from OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology (2023)

  
  • Submit Week 4 Discussion Initial Post before Saturday, September 28th at midnight

  • Submit two Reply Posts before Monday, September 30that midnight.

  • Watch Week 4 Videos

 

5
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Cardiovascular System
  

Chapters 17-20 from OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology (2023)

  

  • Submit Week 5 Discussion Initial Post before Saturday, October 5th at midnight

  • Submit two Reply Posts before Monday, October 7th at midnight.

  • Watch Week 5 Videos

  • Complete Week 5 Check for Understanding (open notes) before Monday, October 7th at midnight.

 

6
  • The Lymphatic and Immune System
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Digestive System
  

Chapters 21-24 from OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology (2023)

  
  • Submit Week 6 Discussion Initial Post before Saturday, October 12th at midnight

  • Submit two Reply Posts before Monday, October 14th at midnight.

  • Watch Week 6 Videos

 

7
  • The Urinary System
  • The Reproductive System
  

Chapters 25 and 27 from OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology (2023)

  
  • Complete the Week 7 Check for Understanding (open notes) before Monday, October 21st.

  • Watch Week 7 Videos

  • Submit Week 7 Discussion Initial Post before Saturday, October 19that midnight

  • Submit two Reply Posts before Monday, October 21stat midnight.
 

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


Academic Integrity


CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.