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BIO-1140-VU01Z - Human Biology


Synonym: 172089
Location: Winooski
Room: CCV Winooski 401
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.
Semester Dates: 06-26-2018 to 08-09-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 07-04-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-22-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Diana Arteaga Alvarez | 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
    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 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.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

      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-something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of

      academic dishonesty if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what

      constitutes academic dishonesty does not absolve you of the responsibility to be

      honest in your academic work.

      Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the

      College.

 

 

Methods:

Instructional Methods

To develop this class, a variety of teaching and learning methods will be used, reading and development of the topics, class discussion, group activities, videos, regular assignments, tests, and a final research project.

Weekly reading will be assigned before class; therefore, a textbook will be needed.

Humand Biology by Sylvia S. Mader. McGraw Hill

The 15th is the most recent edition; the 15th, the 14th, 12th and 11th will work as well.

 

Evaluation Criteria:

 Evaluation Criteria     

 

 A grade of 70 is required to complete the course.

 

  1. Lesson tests 50% of final grade.

    There will be short quizzes at the beginning of each class with multiple choices

    questions, games, and short answer questions.

 

  2. Final exam 20%                                                                                                                      

   

  3. Writing assignments and presentation 10% of final grade.

    This is a major homework assignment given during the course that needs to be

    completed on time.

                                                                                                                                                          

  4. Final project 20% of final grade.

   This is a project that you will work on throughout the course and present at the end.

   Students will be allowed to choose the topic they will present and every student will do                                       

    his/her research. The last two classes will be used for the presentations.

 

 

Grading Criteria:

Grading Criteria:

 

A + through A- (100-90): For any work to receive an A, it must clearly be exceptional or outstanding work. It must demonstrate insight and original thinking. It must not only demonstrate full understanding of the topic or issues addressed, but it must also provide a critical analysis of these. In addition, an A grade reflects a student’s ability to clearly and thoughtfully articulate his or her learning. The student who earns an A for the semester will be one who demonstrates a high level of mastery in meeting the essential objectives and completing assignments.

 

B+ through B- (89-80): For any work to receive a B, it must be good to excellent work. It must demonstrate strong originally, comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a B grade reflects a student’s ability to clearly articulate his or her learning. The student who earns a B for the semester will be one who clearly and solidly demonstrates mastery in meeting the essential objectives and completing assignments.

 

C+ Through C- (79-70): For any work to receive a C, it must meet the expectations of the assignment. It must demonstrate significant comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a C grade reflects a student’s ability to adequately articulate his or her learning. The student who earns a C for the semester will be one who demonstrates acceptable mastery in meeting the essential objectives and completing assignments.

 

 D+ Through D- (69-60): For any work to receive a D, it must marginally meet the expectations of the assignment. It demonstrates minimal comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a D grade may reflect a student’s difficulty in articulating his or her learning. The student who earns a D for the semester will be one who demonstrates difficulty in meeting the essential objectives and mastering

assignments. This grade indicates marginal performance and will not count as credit for specific program requirements or competence area requirements.

 

F (below 60): Work that receives an F grade does not meet the expectations or objectives of the assignment. It demonstrates consistent problems with comprehension, organization, critical thinking, and supporting detail. In addition, an F grade reflects a student’s inability to articulate his or her learning. Students who earn a grade of F on any work are strongly urged to discuss the matter with their faculty and advisor. The student who earns an F for the semester will be one who demonstrates little progress in meeting the essential objectives and mastering assignments. This grade indicates unacceptable performance and will not count as credit for specific program requirements or competence area requirements.

 

P: Pass. Equivalent to a D (+/-) or better and therefore course will not count as credit for the specific program requirements or competence area requirements.

 

NP: No Pass. Indicates failure to meet course objectives and/or failure to meet grading criteria for successful completion as described in the instructor’s course description.

 

 

 

Textbooks:

Summer 2018 textbook data will be available on April 9. 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: Diana Arteaga Alvarez
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Aimee Loiter

Notes: dla04060@ccv.vsc.edu

Attendance Policy:

      Attendance Policy

      Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential components of a

      student’s success in college and are completion requirements for courses at CCV.    

      Three (3) absences will result in a non-satisfactory grade. A third absence could

      possibly be excused for a medical or major family emergency.

 

      All assignments, exercises and quizzes must be completed. Late homework will not

      be accepted unless you have discussed your situation with the instructor in advance.

 

Syllabus:

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CCV-Winooski

 

Human Biology Course                                     

Syllabus Summer 2018

Instructor: Diana L. Arteaga Alvarez MS

 

Date                               Class Topic(s)                                   Homework/Reading Assignment                      

 

Class #1

·         Introduction

·         Course Overview

·         Discuss Final Project

·         Chapter : The Cell    Structure And Function

 

 

 

Reading/Organization and regulation of  Body System (Integumentary System Chapter)


Class #2

 

 

                    Quiz

·  Start Research For Final Project

·  Organization and regulation of  Body System / Integumentary System   

 

Reading/Cardiovascular     Systems:  Heart and blood vessels & Blood  

 

Class #3

 

·    Quiz

·    Cardiovascular Systems:  Heart and blood vessels & Blood  

 

Reading/Lymphatic and Immune System 

 

Class #4

 

·         Quiz

·         Lymphatic and Immune      System 

 

 

Reading/Digestive System 

 

Class #5

 

 

·         Quiz

·         Digestive System

 

 

Reading/Respiratory System 

   

Class #6

 

 

·         Quiz

·         Respiratory System

 

Reading/Urinary System 

 

 

Human Biology Course             Syllabus Summer 2018

 

 

Date                         Class Topic(s)                                    Homework/Reading Assignment

  

Class #7

 

 

·         Quiz

·         Urinary System   

 

 

Reading/Skeletal System 

  

Class #8

 

·         Quiz

·         Skeletal System 

 

Reading/Muscular System 

  

Class #9

 

 

·         Quiz

·         Muscular System

 

Reading/Nervous System

  

Class #10

 

 

·         Quiz

·         Nervous System

 

Reading/Endocrine System

   

Class #11

 

 

·         Quiz

·         Endocrine System

 

Reading/Reproductive System

  

Class #12

 

 

·         Quiz

·         Reproductive System

 

Final Project Presentation

   

Class #13

 

         

           *   Final Project Presentation

               Mandatory Attendance

 

 

 

    

Class #14

 

         

           *   Final Exam

               Mandatory Attendance

 

 

 

     

 

 

                                     

             

 

    

 Attendance is mandatory and will be reflected in your final grade.

 

·        The quizzes will relate to material presented during the previous class topic not from  the reading   assignment.

·        Total quizzes: 11

·        Total point:    200 = 50% Final grade

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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