Biology 131 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
Instructor: Dr. Huskey Office: TCNW #215
Email: email@example.com Web site: http://bioweb.wku.edu/faculty/huskey
Office Phone: 745-2062 Office hours: MW 8-9:30am
Lecture text: Tortora & Derrickson, 11th edition
Introduction, terminology, and basic chemistry 1, 2
Cells and tissues 3, 4
Integument, skeletal system 5, 7, 8
Bone structure, joints, and movement 6, 9
Exam 1 during the two week period of September 18-30
Kidneys and renal physiology 26
Reproductive system 28
Endocrine system 18
Exam 2 during the two week period of October 9-21
Nervous system and brain 12, 13, 14
Autonomic nervous system and sensory systems 15, 16, 17
Muscle anatomy and function, cardiac anatomy and physiology 10, 11, 20
Circulatory system 19, 21
Exam 3 during the two week period of November 6-18
Lymphatic system 22
Immune system 22
Respiratory system 23
Digestive system and nutrition 24, 25
Exam 4 during the two week period of December 4-15
60% of your grade is based upon lecture, 40% on lab. The way your overall grade is calculated
is as follows: (lecture points accumulated X 0.6) + (lab points accumulated X 0.4).
The grading scale is:
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
less than 60% = F
You will have four exams, including the final. These tests will cover all material up to that test
and subsequent to the preceding test (i.e. only the new material we've covered in class). The
tests are 50 questions long and are worth 100 points each. This makes a total of 400 points for
the semester (in lecture).
You will take your exams at the Division of Extended Learning and Outreach Testing Center in
107C Garrett Conference Center. You will be allowed to take each exam up to three times over
the course of 12-13 days. There will be a 24 hour waiting period between attempts. You are
required to visit the following website to schedule an exam attempt: http://www.wku.edu/testing/
If you schedule an exam appointment and do not show up to take the exam it WILL COUNT as
one of your three attempts. You will take the exam on the computer which will provide you with
an immediate score for your attempt. Your final attempt at the exam is the score that will go
on record in Blackboard.
Earns an automatic F for the entire course.
Your grade is not based on attendance, but you will do poorly if you do not attend regularly.
If you wish to withdraw with a 'W', you must do this by October 17.
This course fulfills the D.1. (Science/Mathematics) general education requirement. It will help
you attain this general education goal and its corresponding objectives: An understanding of the
scientific method and knowledge of natural science and its relevance in our lives, including 1)
how scientific knowledge is created, developed, and changed through experimentation and
reasoning, 2) demonstration of knowledge in one or more of the sciences, including theories,
concepts, and principles that explain observations and make predictions, 3) how to locate and
evaluate reliable resources to acquire information about scientific developments, and 4) the
outlining of the reciprocal relationship between humans and the rest of the ecosystem.
As part of this course, you will be required to get online and attempt the module located at:
This is our method of assessing your mastery of the above objectives. You will not be graded
on your attempt nor will it affect your overall grade in the course, however it is required.
TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES BEFORE CLASS BEGINS!
In compliance with university policy, students with disabilities who require accommodations
(academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids or services) for this course must contact the Office
for Student Disability Services in DUC A-200 of the Student Success Center in Downing
University Center. Please DO NOT request accommodations directly from the professor or
instructor without a letter of accommodation from the Office for Student Disability Services.