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Fall 2013 (CRN 35514) Joanne Oellers COURSE PURPOSE Human Biology is a general education course recommended for students with pre-nursing or health professional goals, but anyone is welcome. Studying the universal processes of living systems from chemistry to cells, we lay a foundation for our exploration of human organ systems, human origins, and discussions of our relationship to the environment. Through your experiences in Human Biology, you will discover the scientific basis for concepts you may have already experienced. You will likely come to see the world differently and gain an appreciation for all life. Welcome! INSTRUCTOR CONTACT & COMMUNICATION Classroom/Lab Location Class Meeting Times Instructor Email Address Instructor Web site (Symbiosis) Office Verde Campus Office Phone Office Hours and Locations Verde Campus Room L-105 Thursdays only 8-10:45 a.m. Building M, Room 211 928/634.6578 Monday 1-3 p.m. Building M, Room 122 (Learning Center) Tuesday 5:30-6 p.m. Building L, Room 106 Wednesday 1-3 p.m. Building M, Room 211 Thursday 1-1:30 Building M, Room 211 Other times are available by appointment. See table on the next page for a more complete schedule.

TEXTBOOK & LAB MATERIALS Your textbook is Human Biology by Michael D. Johnson, 7th edition, ISBN 9780321821652. Explore the text and online resources. I recommend purchasing or renting the latest edition of the hardcopy or etext, since is the one I use. Try searching at, the YC Bookstore, or other places for the best deal. You will not need any extras, such as CDs or special programs. If you find an earlier edition you just cannot pass up that is fine, but you may need to make minor adjustments compared to the newer edition. I do not personally have access to any earlier editions. I provide lab exercise materials. There is no lab manual to purchase. IMPORTANT DATES Holiday Closures Monday 9/2 Monday 11/11 Wednesday-Sunday 11/27-12/1 Semester Dates Monday 8/19 Sunday 8/25 Tuesday 10/15 Monday 12/9 First day of Fall Semester Last day to add/drop regular class or get 100% refund Last day for student-initiated withdrawals Last day of Fall Semester

Labor Day Veterans Day Thanksgiving Holiday

GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION General Format Hybrid class Many people who have never taken an online course mistakenly assume it will take less time than a traditional on-campus class. This is not true. An online or hybrid class is certainly as demanding as any other class. The only time savings you might expect is that you would have spent commuting to and from campus. In general, this hybrid class builds and expands in class the work you do outside of class and is a combination of face-to-face meeting and Web-based work. I design the course to give you opportunities for classroom interaction along with self-directed, independent work. For the most part, our face-to-face meetings consist of laboratory activities. Nevertheless, we may still want to clarify concepts, discuss current events, or explore your questions. Your Web-based work includes reading, watching online presentations, utilizing various learning tools, studying the material, completing written assignments. At the beginning of each week, the materials for the upcoming week will be ready for you. To do well, expect to spend at least 7.5 hours a week on the course outside of class. The actual amount you use depends on your experience and efficiency. General Education This course fulfills 4 credits of the Physical and Biological Sciences requirement of the Arizona General Education Curriculum. Course Description BIO 156. Human Biology for Allied Health. An introductory biology course for allied health majors with an emphasis on humans. Topics include fundamental concepts of cell history, histology, microbiology, and genetics. Duplicate credit for BIO 100 and BIO 156 will not be awarded. Credit hours: 4. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Course Content 1. Light microscopy 2. Scientific method 3. Introduction to biochemistry 4. Cellular structure, function, histology and reproduction 5. Cellular evolution and respiration 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Mendelian genetics Molecular genetics Clinical microbiology Human evolution and natural selection Human impacts and the environment Selected topics in human biology

Learning Outcomes 1. Use a light microscope to examine cells and cell structures. (1) 2. Describe the principles of the scientific method and relate them to topics in the allied health fields. (2) 3. Describe the principles of biochemistry and how these principles apply to all cellular life. (3,5) 4. Describe the structure of a eukaryotic cell including the properties of the cell membrane. (4) 5. Identify common human cell types and describe the organization of human cells into tissues and organs. (4) 6. Describe cell reproduction in eukaryotes and how this process occurs in various human tissues. (4) 7. Describe the principles of cell metabolism including aerobic cellular respiration. (5) 8. Describe the evolutionary support for the domains of life. (5)

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Describe the principles of Mendelian genetics as they apply to inheritance in humans. (6) Describe DNA structure, replication and protein synthesis. (7) Identify characteristics of clinically important microbes and the diseases they produce. (8) Define natural selection, describe varied evidences for evolution, and discuss the implications for human evolution. (9) Describe major ecological impacts of humans and health-related implications. (10) Apply general concepts to selected topics in human biology. (11) Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the biology of human cells, organisms and populations. (111) Identify the broad themes that unify studying the biology of human cells, organisms and populations. (1-11) Interpret the numerical and/or graphical representation of data related to human cells, organisms and populations. (1-11) Record the results of investigation through writing. (1-11)

Assessment/Grading Measures Assignment Exams Genetics Project Pre-class Assignments Labs Quantity 3 1 12 13 Point Value 100 100 20 20 Total 300 Units 1-3 100 Unit 4 240 Most every week 260 Most every week 900 SEMESTER TOTAL

Here are the grading criteria. Assignments are equally weighted. In many cases, a grading rubric will be provided: A = 90 - 100% B = 80 - 89% C = 70 - 79% D = 60 - 69% F = < 60% Superior, extraordinary scholarship Above-average work, good conceptual understanding, good expression Acceptable work for this level of college Below standard of acceptable college work Failure to meet minimal requirement for passing course

Satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading is not an option for this course as it is part of the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC). A failing grade may reflect lack of attendance, effort, or points, or result from non-compliance with course policies, including neglecting to withdraw oneself from class before the student-initiated withdrawal deadline.

STUDENT RESOURCES myYC Portal All Yavapai College students will be required to use the myYC Portal. The portal includes: Links to your College email Online registration or class withdrawal (see Attendance below for limitations for withdrawal) Your degree audit system, DegreeWorks, to track your progress Your schedule Your YC email Blackboard Learning System access Transcripts, viewing and update And more! For assistance with the portal, click here. Student Email Accounts Yavapai College requires enrolled students to have an email address to which official College communications can be sent called Scholar, accessed by clicking on the email icon in your myYC Portal. Students are expected to check their Yavapai College Scholar account for college-related information and class information and announcements. I will use email frequently, so please check every few days for messages. For assistance, click here. Students may elect to forward their e-mail to an address different from their official Yavapai College account (see instructions on Web site) but assume full responsibility for reading email at the forwarded location. Campus Resources There are many campus resources available through Student Services. Accommodations. Yavapai College is committed to providing educational support services to students with documented disabilities. must be arranged by the student through the Disability Resources Coordinator. If you have a disability, including a learning disability, please contact Disability Resources at 928/776.2079 or 928/776.2057 to discuss your disability with a staff member. This will be so that you can arrange accommodations that you need for this class. Library services are available at the Prescott and Verde Valley Campuses. Both are members of a countywide library network, which provides access to a wide range of information and resources at libraries throughout Yavapai County. Both libraries also include public computer access. The YC computers are fully equipped for our course requirements. Keep this in mind if your computer fails.
Learning centers are available on both the Prescott and Verde Valley Campuses. These centers provide a variety of learning support for students including tutoring, adaptive computer and learning equipment for students with disabilities, and a networked general computer lab for registered students. Call for details: Verde Valley Campus 928/634.6562, Prescott Campus 928/776.2085, or visit this Web link.

Online writing tutoring for any academic subject is available. Details at this link.

TECHNOLOGY You need basic Internet skills to be successful in this class. You are required to complete an Introduction to Online Learning assignment. See details in Course Component Details section If you are experiencing technological difficulties I might be able to provide you with some help, but I will not be familiar with your computer. Sometimes a problem is system-related, and then I feel really helpless. Your best bet: contact the Help Desk at: 928/776.2168 Prescott Campus 928/649.5558 Verde Campus 855/836.3520 Toll-free either campus INSTRUCTOR & INSTITUTION POLICIES Instructor Response Time I will do my best to respond to email and voice mail within 24 hours Monday through Friday but not usually on weekends. I will return graded assignments within seven days after the due date. If you have questions regarding an assignment, please contact me prior to the due date, so your question can be answered in a timely manner. Missed Assignments and Late Work By regularly checking your Weekly Organizer, you can avoid overlooking assignments. Start assignments well before deadlines. You will forfeit 2% of the points for each day late. Work submitted later than one week beyond the due date will not be accepted. If absent for an in-class activity, please talk to me for possible makeup opportunities. A makeup is not automatically granted and will be based on your circumstance. Use of Proper Sentences Please submit work in proper sentences where appropriate. This applies in most situations. Safety In The Classroom/Lab Our classroom is also a laboratory and holds equipment, such as glassware, chemicals, and tools that are potential hazards for us. For your safety: Wear full coverage shoes during every class. I suggest you keep a pair in your car or backpack in case you forget. Refrain from eating in class. Covered beverage bottles are allowed. Anticipate formal detailed safety training during the first or second week. Emailing Me Please include your last name, BIO 156, and the topic in the subject line (for example, Oellers BIO 156 Study Guide). That way I can assist you more efficiently and be less likely to miss your message.

Weather and Other Unforeseen Events Extreme winter weather or other conditions may prohibit travel to the College. Subscribing to text alerts and checking for updates on the Yavapai College Home Page keeps you up to date on situations potentially affecting you, such as cancellation of classes. Operating as one campus, if Prescott or Sedona campuses close or classes are delayed, we follow along. I drive from Prescott, and weather or road conditions might create an obstacle for me. I will use email, Blackboard announcements, and notes on doors to communicate with you about delays or class cancellations. Attendance General YC Policy Students are expected to attend and participate in all class meetings. A student who expects to be absent due to another school-sponsored activity or compelling personal reason must make prior arrangements with me. All course work must be made up as directed. A student who does not adhere to instructor and College attendance requirements may be dropped from the course as defined in the Yavapai College General Catalog. For Fall Semester 2013, the student-initiated drop date is Tuesday 10/15. Students are responsible for dropping a class through the self-service option on the myYC Portal. If you have not withdrawn from a class by the student-initiated drop date, you will receive the letter grade you earned in the course at the end of the semester. Under special circumstances, an instructor may withdraw students from class after the studentinitiated date. If a student does not follow official procedures for withdrawing from a course, failing grades may be posted on your student permanent record. My Specific Attendance Policy You must be present the first class meeting, or have communicated with me about your absence, or you will be withdrawn from the class. Talk to me about any concerns you have about the class, your attendance, or progress. I want to help you succeed and might have options to offer you.
If you are absent three or more times by Tuesday 10/1, and you have not responded

to calls, emails, or assignments, I will assume you no longer wish to be part of the class, and you will be withdrawn. Failure to submit Pre-class Assignments may count as absences. It is your responsibility to regularly assess your progress, communicate with me about any concerns, and ultimately, make the best decision for yourself about continuing in class. Academic Integrity Honesty in academic work is a central element of the learning environment. It will be assumed that you will present your own work. The presentation of another individuals work as ones own or the act of seeking unfair academic advantage through cheating, plagiarism or other dishonest

means are violations of the Colleges Student Code of Conduct. Definitions of plagiarism, cheating, and violation of copyright and penalties for violation are available in the Yavapai College Student Code of Conduct. If I suspect you of cheating, because you are texting or talking during an exam, you may earn a zero for your exam. Student Code of Conduct Respect for the rights of others and for the College and its property are fundamental expectations for every student. The Code of Conduct outlines behavioral expectations, and explains the process for responding to allegations of student misconduct. Classroom Etiquette and Netiquette Students are expected to respond and write in a professional and appropriate manner when activities are assigned to create scenarios, discuss opinions, present on a selected subject, or post to the Web. Inappropriate language or objectionable material will not be tolerated and could result in disciplinary measures and/or a failing grade for the class. See the Code of Conduct for details. Just as courteous behavior is important in person, it is necessary online. Compose emails carefully and check for language that could be misinterpreted and change to words with a clearer meaning, if needed. Include a greeting, thank the person for help or information, and sign with your name as it appears on YC records. Appropriate and Inappropriate Use of Internet and Cell Phones Yavapai College technological equipment and resources must be used in accordance with the Copyright Guidelines. Use of Yavapai College equipment and resources to illegally copy, download, access, print or store copyrighted material or download pornographic material is strictly prohibited. File swapping of copyrighted material, such as music or movies, is strictly prohibited. Users found to violate this policy will have their privileges to use Yavapai College technological equipment and resources revoked. Internet use during class has the potential to enhance our learning, but please do not make biology class social time with those outside class. I will ask you to put your device away if I suspect you are. Absolutely under no circumstances, are these devices allowed in your possession or proximity during exams. All cell phones must be placed in a non-audible mode while in most classrooms, computer labs, the library, learning centers, and testing areas. Exceptions apply when we use phones for class activities, or if you expect an emergency call. Tobacco Use Prohibited Yavapai College is committed to limiting exposure to the harmful effects of primary and secondary smoke to campus students, visitors, and employees. If you use the facilities at Yavapai College, you must comply with ASRS 36-301.01, Smoke Free AZ. Tobacco use on college property is defined as lighted pipes, cigars, cigarettes, the use of snuff and smokeless tobacco, or electronic cigarettes. The district prohibits the use of tobacco except in specific areas. Smoking is prohibited indoors

and 25 feet from all doors, windows, and vents. Alcohol and Illegal Drug Use Prohibited Yavapai Colleges policy is to provide an environment free of drugs and alcohol. Using illegal drugs, using drugs illegally, and abuse of alcohol pose significant threats to health and can be detrimental to the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the user and the entire Yavapai College community and is prohibited. COURSE COMPONENT DETAILS Always check Blackboard announcements and Weekly Organizers for details. Student Orientation to Online Learning By Tuesday, September 3, you must have participated in the Student Orientation to Online Learning (online or in-person). Visit this link to find both types of orientations: evidence, please write a 150 to 200-word reflection on your experience. Include whether your learning experience was online or in-person, comments about what surprised you, descriptions of useful tips, and anything else you want. I will post the in-person schedule when available. Another option is to convince me (in the same number of words) that your skills are sufficient to succeed in a hybrid class. Due on your blog by noon 9/3. Pre-class Assignments There are a number of short written assignments. These assignments must be completed prior to a particular class meeting and posted to your blog site, except for the first one that you will submit as an Assignment in Blackboard. The nature of these assignments varies. You might be asked to add a post listing the key points in a video or pose questions that came up for you. At times, I may ask you to answer other students or quiz questions, respond to a video, current event, or science article. No credit will be given for late work. Failure to submit Pre-class Assignments may count as absences. Your Blog A blog is really a simple Web site. Please develop a blog or have an established blog ready for class by 8/30. Let me know if you need help. Your blog will be public, so you may use an alias for your name, however your classmates and I must know who you are. I will collect and share links in a blog roll. Labs The laboratory exercises take many formsmicroscope use, problem solving, and analysis of data to name a few. Lab time is collaborative, so I expect to see you sharing results, but answers, drawings, and written discussions must be your own and submitted separately and in your unique style even if you work in a group. Prior to a lab period, please read the lab exercise provided. Completed labs are due one week after we complete the in-class portion of the exercise; no labs will be accepted after then. Exams Ive planned three in-class examinations during the semester. Each exam includes multiple choice questions, vocabulary matching, and short answer questions. You should prepare by using

textbook companion Website Practice Quizzes, Concept Review, Test Yourself multiple choice quizzes, and Quick Checks throughout the chapters. This material provides you a partial basis for understanding the material for quizzes and exams. Do not assume the wording will be identical on assessments. You will be prepared for exams if following study guidelines and participating in class activities. I provide a study guide for each exam, and you may bring to the exam a 3 x 5 card with notes on both sides. Students may not keep exams. Afterward, we will have a general discussion and review of material, and you can view your exam at a scheduled meeting time. Genetics Project There will be no final exam. Instead, I assign projects in order for students to apply concepts of genetics. I intend these projects to encourage demonstration of learning in a creative fashion. Details are forthcoming. No Extra Credit There will be no extra-credit opportunities in this course.


BIO 156 GENERAL SCHEDULE Always check Blackboard announcements and Weekly Organizers for details and updates. This schedule might change. Use textbook and other study tools every week. UNIT 1THE BASICS OF LIFE CHAPTERS 1-4, 17 Week 1 (meet Thursday 8/22) Chapter 1 Science & Society Homework: Read and understand Welcome Letters Read Chapter 1 View chapter presentations and other materials In class: Welcome, student information and introductions Chapter 1 topics Lab safety Lab 1. The Cube Lab Week 2 (meet Thursday 8/29) Chapter 2 Chemistry of Living Things Homework: Read Chapter 2 View chapter presentations and other materials Due by noon Tuesday 8/27: Pre-class Assignment 1. Please submit this to the Assignments link on the left sidebar in Blackboard. We will discuss this in class the first day. All others will be posted to your blog. In class: Chapter 2 topics Acids & bases Lab 2. Chemistry Lab How Expensive Are You and Importance of Water Week 3 (meet Thursday 9/5) Chapter 3 Structure & Function of Cells Homework: Read Chapter 3 View chapter presentations and other material Due by noon Tuesday 9/3: Pre-class Assignment 2 Online Learning In class: Chapter 3 topics


Organelles and Illness Lab 3. Cells LabMicroscope, Cells Organelles & Mitochondria Week 4 (meet Thursday 9/12) Chapter 4 From Cells to Organ Systems Homework: Read Chapter 4 View chapter presentations and other materials Due by noon Tuesday 9/10: Pre-class Assignment 3 In class: Chapter 4 topics Systems in Sync Lab 4. Tissues Lab Week 5 (meet Thursday 9/19) Chapter 17 Cell Reproduction & Differentiation Homework: Read Chapter 17 View chapter presentations and other materials Due by noon Tuesday 9/10: Pre-class Assignment 4 In class: Chapter 17 topics Chromosome practice Lab 5. DNA Necklaces Lab and Cell Division Practice UNIT 2THE HUMAN BODY: MOVEMENT & CIRCULATION CHAPTERS 5-8, 10 Week 6 (meet Thursday 9/26) Chapters 5 & 6 The Skeletal & Muscular Systems Homework: Read Chapter 5 p. 202-209 and Chapter 6 p. 122-135 View chapter presentations and other materials Due by noon Tuesday 9/24: Pre-class Assignment 5 In class: Exam 1 Chapters 1-4, 17 Lab 6. Bone Basics Week 7 (meet Thursday 10/3) Chapters 7 & 8 Blood, Heart & Blood Vessels Homework: Read Chapter 7 p. 142-157 (stop before Blood Disorders) and Chapter 8 p. 162-182 (stop before Cardiovascular Disorders) View chapter presentations and other materials Due by noon Tuesday 10/1: Pre-class Assignment 6


In class: Chapter 7 & 8 topics Heart health Lab 7. Blood & Heart Dissection Lab Week 8 (meet Thursday 10/10) Chapter 10 The Respiratory System Homework: Read Chapter 10 View chapter presentations and other materials Due by noon Tuesday 10/8: Pre-class Assignment 7 In class: Lab 8. Respiratory System Lab UNIT 3THE HUMAN BODY: COMMUNICATION & PROCESSING CHAPTERS 9, 12-14 Week 9 (meet Thursday 10/17) Chapter 9 The Immune System Homework: Read Chapter 9 View chapter presentations and other materials Due by noon Tuesday 10/15: Pre-class Assignment 8 Stress & the immune system In class: Exam 2 Chapters 5-8, 10 Week 10 (meet Thursday 10/24) Chapter 12 Sensory Mechanisms Homework: Read Chapter 9 View chapter presentations and other materials Due by noon Tuesday 10/24: Pre-class Assignment 9. In class: Vision tricks Lab 9. Senses Practice and Eye Dissection Lab Week 11 (met Thursday 10/31) Chapters 13 & 14 The Endocrine System & Digestive System Homework: Read Chapter 13 & 14 (pages will be announced) View chapter presentations and other materials Due by noon Tuesday 10/29: Pre-class Assignment 10 In class: Chapter 13 & 14 topics Lab 10. The Food Machine and Nutrition Report Card Lab

UNIT 4GENETICS CHAPTERS 19, 20, 22, 24 Week 12 (meet Thursday 11/7) Chapter 19Genetics & Inheritance Homework: Read Chapter 19 View chapter presentations and other materials Due by noon Tuesday 11/5: Pre-class Assignment 11 In class: Exam 3 Chapters 9, 12-14 Lab 11. Common Human Traits & Genetics Lab Week 13 (meet Thursday 11/14) Chapter 20 DNA Technology & Genetic Engineering Homework: Read Chapter 20 View chapter presentations and other materials Due by noon Tuesday 11/12: Pre-class Assignment 12 In class: Chapter 20 topics Reproductive technology Lab 12. pBLU Lab Week 14 (11/21) Chapter 22 Evolution Homework: Read Chapter 22 View chapter presentations and other materials Due by noon Tuesday 11/19: Pre-class Assignment 13 In class: Information check-in Charles Darwin Lab 13. Evolution THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY 11/27-12/1 Week 15 (No meeting 11/28. Work is still due.) Chapter 24 Human Impacts Homework: Read Chapter 24 View chapter presentations and other materials Due by noon Tuesday 12/3: Pre-class Assignment 14 Work on project Week 16 (12/5 Last day) Project Presentations