Laura Brezinsky PhD
Biology 100/Human Biology
T, Th 12:00-1:15
T, Th 1:30-2:45
Office hours T, Th 11:00-12:00 or by arrangement
Bus ED 131, 974-7508, firstname.lastname@example.org
Text: Human Biology (Sixth Edition) by Michael D. Johnson Note: If you have an older edition it is probably ok. Just make sure that you are reading the correct chapters because topics may vary.
Password is LBREZINSKY2013SP
This course includes an on-line component called Mastering Biology. All students are required to access the Mastering Biology website to complete assignments that are normally due on the day of each assigned lecture. ie the chapter 2 assignment is due on January 17. All reading and assignments should be completed prior to the lecture on that topic!
Note: This syllabus will be updated periodically. It is your responsibility to check it at least once every week
10 Chapter 1 Human Biology, Science and Society
15 Chapter 2/The Chemistry of Living Things
17 Chapter 2/Organic Compounds
22 Video: Cycles of Life/Chemical Foundations of Life (Library Call # VIDEOTAPE QH34 pt.2
24 Chapter 3/Structure and Function of Cells
29 Chapter 3/Aerobic Respiration
31 Review Chapters 1-3
5 Video-Secrets of the Cell (Library Call # VIDEOTAPE QH34 pt.3) and Review Aerobic Respiration
7 Quiz #1 (Chapters 1, 2 & 3)
12 Quiz Results and Chapter 4/From Cells to Organ Systems
14 Chapter 5/Skeletal System
19 Chapter 6/Muscular System
21 Chapter 7/Blood
26 Quiz #2 (Chapters 4,5 &6)
28 Quiz Results & Chapter 8 Heart and Blood Vessels
5 Chapter 9/The Immune System
7 Chapter 9/Specific Immunity
12 Midterm Review (Chapters 1-8)
Review for Midterm Exam Posted on Mastering Biology
19 Midterm results & Chapter 10/The Respiratory System
21 Chapter 11/The Nervous System
25-29 Spring Break
2 Chapter 11/The Nervous System
4 Quiz #3 (Chapters 9, 10, & 11)
9 Quiz Results and Chapter 12/Sensory Mechanisms
11 Chapter 14 Nutrition
16 Chapter 15/The Urinary System
18 Chapter 16 The Reproductive System
Review for Exam #2 Posted on Mastering Biology
23 No Class, Study for Exam #2
25 No Class, Study for Exam #2
30 Exam #2 (Chapters 9-16)
Quizes (10 pts each) 30 points
Midterm Exam 30 points
Exam #2 30 points
Mastering Biology 10 points
1. Make-up exams will only be given if the student contacts me prior to the exam date with a valid reason for missing the scheduled exam.
2. All students are responsible for obtaining an email account and completing all "Mastering Biology" assignments.
3. Updates to the syllabus are posted on the web site regularly. All students are responsible for checking the web site at least once a week.
4. Students are required to take notes on all reading and keep those notes separately from their lecture notes. Reading notes MUST be brought to every class and will be checked periodically without warning.
Extra Credit: Up to 7 points of extra credit can be earned by participating in a Service Learning project. All projects MUST begin within 4 weeks of the first instructional day. Students are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of service and keep a reflective journal. Journals are due to me during the last week of classes.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students should be able to: