Biology 1020 - Human Physiology - Sections 301, 302, and 304
Instructor: Cindy Hansen, M.D.
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Phone: 455-6108. If I am not in the office, you may leave a message in my voice mailbox.
Office Hours: Room 1132B (Hours below and by appointment. Any changes will be posted on the website.)
Monday: 8:30 – 9am and 3:30 – 4:00pm Tuesday: 8:30 – 9:30am and 3:30 – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 11:30 – noon, 3:30 – 4PM, & 6 – 6:30PM Thursday: 8:30 – 9:30am and 11:00 - noon
Required Stanfield, Principles of Human Physiology, 4th edition, 2010.
Texts: Human Physiology Laboratory Manual, Liston Campus, revised 2009.
Course - You are expected to attend all lectures and labs and to have read the material to be covered before
Policies: coming to class.
- You are expected to be in your seat and ready to begin at the start of class.
- You are responsible for all of the material presented, regardless of absence.
- Cheating is in violation of CCRI’s academic honesty policy and is NOT tolerated. Anyone observed
giving information to or accepting information from another student will receive a “0” on the quiz or
test and will be referred to the Dean of Students in accordance with the school’s academic honesty
- Extra credit work is not available for this course.
- You are expected to turn off your cell phone during class. If you are using your phone or text
messaging during class, you will be asked to leave.
- Laptops are not permitted in class.
- You may record lectures using a digital voice recorder, but you may not use a smart phone.
- You are expected to remain seated during class in order to minimize disruption. You are not allowed to
leave early, nor should you be preparing to leave prior to the scheduled end of class.
Grading Performance will be evaluated in both the lecture and laboratory portions of the course. The
Policies: lecture grade is 75% of the final course grade; the laboratory grade is 25% of the final course
grade. In accordance with biology department policy, you must have a passing average in
the laboratory section of the course in order to receive a passing grade for the semester.
Four lecture exams will be given, three during the semester and a cumulative final during the week of
final exams. The exams will consist of objective and essay questions and will be designed to test your
understanding of the material assigned in the textbook and presented in lecture and lab. Students who
are unable to take the exam at the scheduled time must obtain prior permission to take the exam at
another time. Makeup exams will be given only under extenuating circumstances and only at my
discretion. Only one makeup exam is allowed per semester. Makeup exams will be essay exams, and
must be taken within 1 week. If the original exam was given on a Monday, the makeup must be taken
no later than the following Monday. Makeup exams may not be rescheduled and will be given at my
The laboratory grade will be based on laboratory quizzes, written laboratory assignments, and a
laboratory practical exam. Attendance in lab is mandatory. Any student who misses more than one lab
will have his/her lab average reduced by 10%. Therefore, if you have a laboratory average of 90 but you
miss two labs, your lab average will be 80. Laboratory quizzes cannot be made up, but the lowest quiz
grade will be dropped at the end of the semester. If you are late for lab, you will miss the quiz. Lab
assignments are given weekly and are due at the start of lab the following week. Any assignment that is
submitted after the start of lab will lose 5 points. Any assignment that is submitted after its due date
will lose an additional 5 points per day. Assignments more than 2 days late will not be accepted.
Test - I reserve the right to assign seating.
Policies: - All cell phones must be off. If your phone or any other electronic device makes any noise
during a test or quiz, I will deduct 5 points from your test or quiz score.
- All books, notebooks, book bags, phones, etc. must be left at the front of the room during a test or
- Hats/caps may not be worn, and MP3 players are not allowed.
- Additional policies may be added at any time at my discretion.
Academic These are the definitions of plagiarism and cheating according to CCRI’s student handbook: “The term
Dishonesty: “plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published
or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the
unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term
papers or other academic materials.”
“The term “cheating” includes, but is not limited to: a. Use, or the attempted use, of any unauthorized
assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations. b. Dependence upon the aid of sources beyond
those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out
other assignments. c. The acquisition of teaching or testing materials, including test banks and answer
keys, or access to online resources provided by textbook publishers, without the express permission of
the college faculty or staff.” Cheating also includes providing assistance to another student or students.
Acts of dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty are not
tolerated, and will be handled according to procedures as outlined in the student handbook.
Documented If you have a documented disability, please let me know at the start of the semester. If you have
Disabilities: not already done so, contact the Disability Services for Students Coordinator on your campus.
Resources: Physiology may be the most challenging course you have ever taken, and you may need to develop new
and improved study habits. Please see me early in the semester if you are having difficulty. You may take
advantage of free peer tutoring provided by the Student Success Center. On this campus, the Student
Success Center is located next to the library. It is best to request a tutor early in the semester.