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Revision Date: 31-Aug-18

BIO-1140-VT01X - Human Biology

Synonym: 174279
Location: Brattleboro
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Accelerated Section: This course has special meeting dates and times. See comments below or consult VSC Web Services - Search for Sections in the VSC portal for specific dates and times. If you have any questions call the site office offering the course.
Day/Times: Tuesday & Thursday, 09:00A - 11:45A
Semester Dates: 09-04-2018 to 10-23-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-13-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 10-03-2018 - 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.

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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.



  • Small-group and whole-class discussion
  • Mini-lecture
  • Small group activities, including games and simulations
  • Research project of the student's choosing
  • ChanceGrading-A (92-100),A- (89-91),B+ (86-88),B (82-85), B- (79-81),C+ (76-78),C (72-75),


               C- (69-71),D+ (66-68),D (62-65),D- (59-61),F (0-58) to improve specific test scores by doing Learning outcomes by each chapter

Evaluation Criteria:

 1) 15% Class participation in class and/or group discussions.

2) 15% Classroom presentation of final project.

    -Pick a subject you have a passion or knowledge about, or have a particular interest in Human Biology.  Pick (2) subjects from your book.   One will be chosen.  A 10 minute presentation on your project will be given by you during the last 2 weeks of class.  You can use the overhead, computer, PowerPoint, slides, drawings, and video-whatever you feel comfortable with.   There may be some class time to work on this project.

     My requirement the day of your presentation is a brief outline and references of the topic.  EVERYONE is expected to be ready for presentation days, no excuses.

3) 70% Grades on quizzes.

4) There is an opportunity to raise your grade for each test-you can get up to 25 pts added to a specific test,  for every learning outcome you do with effort, 5 pts will be awarded.


1     There will be an exam at least every other week, on the previous covered chapters.

2     The format for the exams will be a mix of, fill-in the blanks, matching, or short answer.

       3    There will be makeups for exams if you are absent-you will be required to do (1) Learing outcome                from each section

4     If you are absent for a class, and an exam is given in the next class, you will be expected to know the material and take the exam, you can check with a fellow classmate to get this information or contact me but not the night before the class!

Grading Criteria:


Grading-A (92-100),A- (89-91),B+ (86-88),B (82-85), B- (79-81),C+ (76-78),C (72-75),

           C- (69-71),D+ (66-68),D (62-65),D- (59-61),F (0-58)


Fall 2018 textbook data will be available on June 4. 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: Leigh Marthe


''''''''''Syllabus Fall 2018FA''''Intensive '''''

Syllabus will be handed out the first day

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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