Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Biol& 241 Fall II 2010
COURSE TITLE: Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (lecture and lab)
ABBREVIATION: Biol& 241
CREDIT HOURS: 6 INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS: 40 lecture, 40 lab
INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Mouat-Rich, M. Ed
INSTRUCTOR BIO: I hold a B.S.-zoology/marine biology/pre-med., a B.S.-secondary
science education and a M.S. in Education-curriculum and instruction. I have been
teaching high school sciences in the public education system for 20 years and hold my
National Board Certification in Science Teaching. I also have been teaching science and
education classes for Pierce College-Ft. Lewis for over 14 years and was awarded Pierce
College Military Site Outstanding Faculty of the Year for 2010. I enjoy teaching, see
myself as a life long learner and believe that every student has something of value to
bring to the classroom. I am a native Washingtonian and make my home with my
husband in Graham. My passions include nature, quilting, scuba diving, and spending
time with my husband and grandson.
E-MAIL/Phone: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, 253 377-7529
WEB SITE: you must obtain copies of my power point notes, outline forms,
assignments and other valuable information on my website:
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: First course (lecture) of a two quarter study of body
structure and related physiology on cellular through system levels. Includes an in-depth
study of cells and tissues; integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and sensory
systems. Laboratory component to be taken concurrently and includes in-depth practical
laboratory study of cell physiology, microscopy, histology, human bone and bone-
marking identification, human musculature in addition to nervous system and sensory
PURPOSE OF PIERCE COLLEGE:
The purpose of Pierce College is to provide opportunities for all who desire to pursue
educational goals. As an educational institution, the College commits to the enhancement
of individual, social, cultural and economic growth. The educational program is designed
to provide quality instruction, individual support and personal service in fulfillment of
each student’s academic needs.
ACCESS and DISABILITY SERVICES:
Students with disabilities who believe they may need academic adjustments, auxiliary
aids or services to fully participate in course activities or meet course requirements are
encouraged to register with the Access and Disability Services (ADS) Office, Room
300K in the Cascade Building. You may also call the ADS Office to make an
appointment to meet with the ADS Coordinator at (253) 964-6526 or 964-6527.
Students requesting accommodations must obtain the “Approved Quarterly Academic
Adjustments, Auxiliary Aids or Services” (green) form provided by ADS.
EVALUATION/METHODS AND TOOLS FOR ASSESSMENT:
QUIZ: NO MID TERM: YES FINAL: YES
OBJECTIVE YES ESSAY TESTS: YES
ASSIGNMENTS: YES WRITTEN YES
REPORTS: NO JOURNAL: YES
PRESENTATIONS: NO OTHER: YES
Each assignment and assessment will be given a specific point value. Final grades will be
calculated based on the total points accumulated by the student divided by the total points
possible during the quarter. The earned percentage is then apportioned as follows:
% GPA Letter % Letter % GPA Letter
100% 4.0 A 86% 3.1 B 72% 1.7 C-
99% 4.0 A 85% 3.0 B 71% 1.6 C-
98% 4.0 A 84% 2.9 B 70% 1.5 C-
97% 3.9 A 83% 2.8 B- 69% 1.4 D+
96% 3.8 A 82% 2.7 B- 68% 1.3 D+
95% 3.8 A 81% 2.6 B- 66% 1.2 D+
94% 3.7 A- 80% 2.5 B- 65% 1.1 D+
93% 3.7 A- 79% 2.4 C+ 64% 1.0 D
92% 3.6 A- 78% 2.3 C+ 63% 0.9 D
91% 3.6 A- 77% 2.2 C+ 61% 0.8 D
90% 3.5 A- 76% 2.1 C 60% 0.7 D
89% 3.4 B+ 75% 2.0 C 0% - F
88% 3.3 B+ 74% 1.9 C
87% 3.2 B+ 73% 1.8 C-
REQUIRED TEXT AND MATERIALS: Human Anatomy & Physiology, Marieb and
Hoehn, 8th Ed., Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory Manual, Marieb and Hoehn,
9th Ed., access to the internet, #2 non-mechanical pencils with eraser for exams, set of
colored pencils, a small “folder” for a histology notebook, a ½” binder for lab notebook
COURSE OUTLINE ON WHICH SYLLABUS IS BASED: 2/16/08
Each week will have lecture, classroom activities, homework and lab. The nature of this
class is participatory, so punctual and complete attendance each session is
mandatory. You are responsible for obtaining a copy of the class notes from my website
before 5:15 that class day. I also realize that military commitments may prevent
attendance. If you have planned military exercises, please notify me immediately. We
will try to develop an acceptable plan. However, the integrity of this course will not be
compromised. Attendance is mandatory for the successful completion of this course.
Due dates and exams: Due dates are final and no late work is accepted. Please
check your syllabus and pace yourself accordingly. If extenuating circumstances arise,
you must notify me BEFORE the exam/due date. Exam periods are set and there are
no “make-ups”. If you miss the test/assignment without prior arrangement, you will
receive a zero. All tests are closed book. Your books are to be placed closed and on the
floor under your desk or at the side of the room and you may not access them without my
permission. I will provide a scantron form and all of the paper you need to complete the
test. You must bring your own #2 pencil. You may not have a cell phone out or on in the
room and you may not leave the room until your test is handed in to me to be graded.
You may not move from your seat unless you are asking me a question or are handing
your test in to be graded. You may not talk to anyone other than me or Erin, our lab tech.
until you leave the room. Once you leave the room, please remember to keep your voices
down and your conversations quiet. We are still testing and other classes are in session.
Thank you for your courtesy.
Punctual attendance for the entire session is mandatory!
It is an expectation that you will participate in group work with honesty and integrity,
will hold up your end of the assignment and you will work to strengthen your own
skills as well as others in your groups.
You are responsible for your own person, including reading your syllabus
thoroughly, actively participating in group work and class discussions, getting missed
work from my website or your peers, or communicating with me if you are
experiencing difficulty with the subject matter or anything regarding the course. Do
not let your anxiety build or just disappear. It is not productive!
Reading/homework: It is imperative that the chapter(s) or work assigned is read
prior to class! You also must study the text, as well as notes, etc to be successful on
All work is expected to be completed according to the specifications of the
assignment. Attention needs to be paid to detail and the appearance of your work.
All work is to be professional, original, and complete with appropriately cited
references when necessary.
The TARC has computers available for student use. You must bring your own paper
Cheating will result in immediate dismissal and a grade of N/C-Academic Honors
Violation for the class, as well as notification of your commanding officer.
Study suggestions: read the study outline at the end of each chapter before class, read
the lecture notes before class, come to the lecture prepared to participate and ask
questions, read the assigned chapter, study the lecture notes for understanding, study
and take notes on the parts of the text covered in class, join a study group, develop
flash cards, quiz each other, answer figure questions as you read.
All students are equal in my classroom, regardless of rank, social status, etc.
If you use another person’s ideas, words, music, artwork, computations, models, etc., in
such a manner as to imply that the thing used was your own; or if you use notes, tests or
memory aids during tests when such use was not expressly authorized; or if you steal or
knowingly use test master copies to gain information prior to an examination date; or
knowingly allow another person to use your work as if it were that other person’s work;
or otherwise act in such a manner as to gain for yourself or another an unfair advantage
over other students, you may face disciplinary actions as stated in the Student Rights and
Responsibilities Policy/Code of Conduct
COURSE OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course, the student should
be able to identify the overriding themes of homeostasis and systemic integration by
doing the following:
COURSE OUTCOMES - Lecture
COURSE NUMBER: BIOL& 241 COURSE TITLE: Human Anatomy and
Physiology I - Lecture
This course is designed such that the student becomes familiar with:
A. First of a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied
according to the body systems approach.
B. Emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at both the gross and
microscopic levels of organization.
C. Includes basic anatomical and directional terminology.
D. Review of chemistry: atoms, ions, isotopes, bonds, molecules, mixtures and pH.
E. Fundamental concepts and principles of cell biology and histology.
F. In-depth study of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and
G. Unifying themes, such as homeostasis and systemic integration, are emphasized
throughout both its course and its follow-up, BIOL& 242.
COURSE OUTCOMES - Lab
COURSE BIOL& COURSE Human Anatomy and Physiology I – Laboratory
NUMBER: 241 TITLE: Section
Includes in-depth practical laboratory study of cell physiology, microscopy, histology, human bone
and bone-marking identification, basic dissection techniques, cat and human musculature and
nervous systems, sensory function tests and anatomy/physiology of the eye and ear.
Assignment Descriptions: As we are a work in progress, assignments may be modified
as seen fit by the instructor to better meet the educational needs of the students.
Assignments may include but not be limited to:
Lecture: 4 closed book midterm tests and one comprehensive, open book final
exam. The midterm exams will consist of multiple choice questions covering the
material that will be answered on scantron forms. You must have a #2 pencil with
a good eraser to use on these forms! There will also be written answer questions
with the exams and the instructor will provide the paper for these during the tests.
See testing rules under Due Dates and Exams section of this syllabus.
Lecture: homework will accompany each lecture session. It will consist of
questions out of the book. See Homework List and the Assignment Grid for
assignments and due dates
Lecture/Lab: group work will be assigned in various formats both in lecture and
in lab. All members of the group are expected to actively and positively
Lab Practical Exams: There will be 2 lab practical exams covering material
learned in the lab. Both are closed book. See testing rules under Class
Expectations section of this syllabus.
Lab Notebook-for each wet bench la, you will do a one-two page lab report using
the lab report format. In addition, each lab will have an assignment to answer
questions from your lab manual. The lab notebook will be turned in the day of the
2nd lab practical and will have all of the written lab reports and your lab
assignments in it. See website for lab report format and lab assignments.
Lab Histology Notebook-the first several sessions of lab are devoted to
microscopy and the identification, description and drawing of many different
types of human tissues. See my website for the format of the Histology notebook
Grades Assigned to Assignments:
Participation/full attendance 5 pts per day 80 points
Histology book 100 pts 100 points
Lab notebook 200 pts 200 points
Lab practical (2) 50 pts each 100 points
Homework (11) 10 pts each 110 points
Midterm exams (4) 50 pts each 200 points
Final exam 100 points 100 points
890 total points
CLASS SCHEDULE/ASSIGNMENTS AND READINGS: See the
assignment grid for Biol 241