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Revision Date: 08-Aug-19

BIO-1140-VT01X - Human Biology

Synonym: 183635
Location: Brattleboro
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Tuesday & Thursday, 09:00A - 11:45A
Semester Dates: 09-03-2019 to 10-22-2019
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-12-2019 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 10-02-2019 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Richard Sager | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Scientific Method
  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 page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description:

A survey of human anatomy and physiology. Topics will 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.


Lectures, small group discussions and projects, games, videos, class discussions, will be utilized to teach this class.

Evaluation Criteria:

1. Attendance: missing more than 2 classes, being consistently late and/or leaving early may result in an unsatisfactory grade. Makeup procedures will be outlined in class and in the syllabus.

2. Classroom participation in discussions and hands on activities.

3. Written and oral quizzes and tests.

4. On-time completion of homework and in-class assignments.

Grading Criteria:

Consistently superior A (92-100) 4.0

Consistently outstanding A- (89-91) 3.7

Above average to excellent B+ (86-88) 3.3

Above average B (82-85) 3.0

Very good to above average B- (79-81) 2.7

Average to very good C+ (76-78) 2.3

Average C (72-75) 2.0

Average to below average C- (69-71) 1.7

Below average to average D+ (66-68) 1.3

Below average D (62-65) 1.0

Below average to failing D- (59-61) .07

Failing F (0-58) .00


Fall 2019 textbook data will be available on May 13. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Richard Sager
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Katharine Cooper

Attendance Policy:

1 More than 2 absences can affect your final grade. (3 absences, -1 letter grade, 4 absences-"F")

2 If you are falling behind, have circumstances beyond your control, please talk to me, I may be able to help!

3 Arriving late/leaving early may also impact your final grade, and is distracting to your classmates.

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: 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.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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