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					SYLLABUS FOR HUMAN BIOLOGY – BIOL 1435 NORTH GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY SUMMER 2009
Dr. John N. Strange, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. B.S. – pre-med – Mississippi State University M.D. – University of Mississippi School of Medicine Internship and Residency in General Surgery – Spartanburg Regional Medical Center – Spartanburg, SC; MUSC, Charleston, SC Certification: American Board of Surgery Fellow American College of Surgeons Teaching Experience: Gardner Webb University; Spartanburg Technical College; Wofford College; North Greenville University, spring 2004 - present Campus physician, NGU II. Office and Hours: Tuttle Clinic – Hours by appointment Phone: 977-2142 (science division office) or 977-7269 (direct) Email: jstrange@ngu.edu III. Textbook: Human Biology, Concepts and Current Issues M. Johnson, PhD., 4th edition – Pearson Benjamin Cummings IV. Course Description: Human biology is primarily the study of how the human body works. This course will emphasize the functions of the major organ systems of the body and is designed for non-biology majors. Students who successfully complete this course will gain a basic and conceptual knowledge of human biology at the undergraduate level. This knowledge will enable students to appreciate the complexity and beauty of the human body; it will also foster a love for the Creator – the triune God, who created all things. (Colossians 1:15-18). V. Learning Outcomes: After completing this course, the student will:  Have a basic knowledge of the cell  Understand basic cell metabolism  Have a basic understanding of the different organ systems and their functions  Be able to make wise decisions regarding some of the more controversial topics that face students and the public in general as it relates to ethical and moral issues of our day  Have a greater understanding and appreciation for their Creator and the temple in which He dwells (their bodies – I Cor 3:16-17) VI. Lecture Format:  Each lecture will contain a lecture-oriented discussion period where students’ questions are welcomed. Prior to each lecture, the students are to read the chapters to be discussed. Reading the material before attending class will aid the I. Instructor:

Page 2 student in understanding and comprehending the concepts contained therein. Hearing the material presented in lecture will also reinforce learning. A quick review covering the material from the previous lecture will be given at the beginning of each lecture. Students are to be on time so as not to disrupt this review process. After a chapter has been presented, the student should review any terms, concepts and review questions at the end of each chapter in the book. Class notes should be reviewed after each lecture. Any pertinent questions are welcomed at any time during class. Quietly raise your hand and wait for acknowledgement. Lectures will be given by PowerPoint presentation. Note-taking is a vitally important part of the lecture format for this course!!!

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VII. Course Requirements:  Exams: There will be four exams and a final exam during the semester as listed in the tentative schedule.  Final Exam: The final exam will be cumulative. The exam will be given only during the school-assigned date and time. Individuals having 3 exams on one day may switch their biology exam time only with the permission of Dr. Strange. This permission MUST be obtained at least 2 WEEKS before the exam date.  Cheating: NO CHEATING WILL BE TOLERATED. Guidelines in the college catalog and handbook will be followed. It may result in a zero for the exam, an “F” for the course, and/or expulsion from NGU.  Misconduct: Misconduct or sleeping in class will not be tolerated. This shows a total lack of respect of the instructor as well as your fellow students. If asked to leave the class, you will be counted as absent. No food or drink will be allowed in the classroom during class time. No hats, caps or headwear are to be worn by males in the classroom or in the building.  Plagiarism: No plagiarism will be tolerated. VII. Grading and Evaluation:  The LECTURE grade counts 75% of your final grade. The lecture grade is determined by the average of your quizzes, 4 exams, and the final exam.  A quiz will be given weekly each Friday. The lowest quiz grade during the semester will be dropped. Quizzes cannot be made up, unless prior arrangements are made.  Test format: all tests could include multiple choice, short answer, label diagrams, true/false, and a few essay type questions. Anything I say in class or anything covered in the textbook or in labs is potential material for a quiz / exam!!!  The LAB grade will count as 25% of your final grade.  Grades will be determined on a 10-point scale: A = 90-100 B = 80-89 C = 70-79 D = 60-69 F = < 60

Page 3 A student’s attitude and spirit of cooperation is definitely a positive and will be taken into consideration in calculating the final grade. VIII. Attendance Requirements:  Absences can only be excused by a valid medical note from the campus physician or nurse. If you miss a test, it must be due to an urgent matter. YOU MUST CALL 977-2142 OR 977-7269 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING TIME FOR THE TEST. If you do not call prior to the beginning of the test, you may receive a zero on the test. NO EXCUSES!!  If you miss a test and have an excused absence, you must make it up as soon as possible (no later than 1 week) from the scheduled date. Any other “make-up” is at the complete discretion of the instructor. Make-up test questions may be essay or short answer completion. This includes college business, college sponsored programs and athletic events. Instructor must be notified in advance of any absences due to college business, college sponsored programs and athletic events.  MWF classes: After 5 absences you will receive a “warning of XF”. On the 7th absence, you will receive an “XF” for the course. Also, please remember that if you “XF” the lab, you “XF” the course.  TR classes: After 4 absences you will receive a “warning of XF”. On the 5th absence, you will receive an “XF” for the course. Please remember that if you “XF” the lab, you “XF” the course.  3 tardies = 1 absence. (Leaving class prematurely will be treated the same as a tardy.) IX. Dress Regulation:  “The primary objective of North Greenville University (NGU) is to provide a learning environment that is Christ-centered and a place where “Christ Makes the Difference”. The personal appearance of every student is an important component of establishing a Christ-centered environment where the objectives of the university can be attained. Students are expected to dress in the manner described below while on university property or representing the university.    The following minimum standards apply at NGU and will be vigorously enforced. The university reserves the right to make additions to these standards. Student dress and grooming will be neat and clean. No bare midriff shirts or blouses will be permitted. No tank tops, spaghetti strap tops, halter-tops, or vests without shirts will be permitted. Shoulder straps have to be a minimum of 3 inches wide. No see-through or mesh garments may be worn. Hats, sunglasses, hair curlers, skullies, or do-rags may not be worn inside any building except resident halls and the gymnasium. No clothing or jewelry will be permitted that displays profanity, suggestive phrases, alcohol, tobacco, drug advertisements or other inappropriate phrases, or symbols. Shorts may be worn; 

Page 4 however, they must be properly fitted and in good taste and may not be shorter than mid-thigh. Skirts should fit and be in good taste and not be shorter than midthigh. Clothing that inappropriately expose body parts or underclothing is not permitted. Pajama type clothing is not allowed outside the resident halls. Trousers/slacks/shorts must be worn at waist level. Because of safety reasons, excessively baggy trousers and clothing are not permitted. Non-human colored hair is not permitted. Clothing may not drag on the floor. Extraneous articles hanging from clothing, such as chains or other articles are considered inappropriate, and will not be permitted. “Gothic” style clothing and/or make-up is not permitted. Body/facial jewelry is not permitted except on the earlobes. Men who officially represent the university are not allowed to pierce their ears. The university discourages the displaying of tattoos. For safety and health reasons, students are required to wear shoes in all campus buildings except in the privacy of the residence halls and in certain athletic areas.” (Taken directly from The Enlightener). X. Cell phone usage: As of Fall 2006, the Crain Science Building is a CELL PHONE FREE BUILDING. There is to be no cell phone use at any time in the science building. Using cell phones can be a distraction not only to others, but to the user as well. Student safety is a concern in any building, but especially in a science building and cell phones can interfere with your safety. Any cell phone which “rings” during class will result in that student being asked to leave the class and be counted as absent from that class. No exceptions!! This is your one and only warning. XI. Miscellaneous Destruction of university property, which includes writing on desks, etc., absolutely will not be tolerated. You are to be mature young men and women, and such behavior is not only destructive but juvenile. We are to be good stewards of what God has given us.

Page 5 X. Tentative Course Schedule DATE: June 29 June 30 July 1 July 2 July 6 July 7 July 8 July 9 TOPIC: Scientific method and Cell Structure / Function Tissues / Organ Systems Skeletal System EXAM 1: CHAPTERS 1, 3&4 July 4th Holiday Muscular System Blood Heart / Blood Vessels EXAM 2: CHAPTERS 5-7 Immune System Respiratory System Nervous System EXAM 3: CHAPTERS 8-10 Sensory Endocrine System Digestive System EXAM 4: CHAPTERS 11-13 Urinary System Reproductive Systems TBA; Review FINAL EXAM - COMPREHENSIVE CHAPTERS:

Chapters 1/3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5

Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8

July 13 July 14 July 15 July 16 July 20 July 21 July 22 July 23 July 27 July 28 July 29 July 30

Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11

Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14

Chapter 15 Chapter 16 TBA; Review

REMINDER: YOUR FINAL EXAM WILL NOT COVER THE FIRST THREE CHAPTERS, ONLY CHAPTERS 4-16.


				
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