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General Course Description
 
This class is a two-semester elective course where students use the body systems of humans and animals as examples of systems necessary for the growth and maintenance of life.  Emphasis is placed on the evolutionary sequence of particular organs, tissues, and functions.
 

Textbook

 
 
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology (Tortora & Derrickson)

 

Course Outline

Semester 1:
  • Intro to Human Body
  • Tissue Level of Organization
  • Integumentary System
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Cancer
Semester 2:
  • Endocrine
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Lymphatic System
  • Digestive System
  • Reproductive System
 
Supplies Needed
Coloring materials, notebook paper, pen/pencil, and a notebook as specified by the teacher.
 

Grading Policy

Grades will be determined by a percentage of accumulated points.  These points will be drawn from the following categories: tests, quizzes, homework, laboratory assignments, projects, and notebooks.  The class grading scale & percentage breakdown of class grades will be as follows:

 

90-100%

A

Assignments

20%

80-89%

B

Projects

30%

70-79%

C

Quizzes

10%

60-69%

D

Exams

40%

59% or Below

F

 

 

Office Hours

Mon & Fri
By appointment only
 
Tues-Wed-Thurs
2:30pm-4:00pm
  
Students need to arrange for morning or lunch tutoring with me and take advantage of school-facilitated tutoring programs.  Please note that if I am not in my room during office hours, I may be found at the amphitheater.

 

Assignment Policy

 
No late work will be accepted.  Only those students with excused absences may make up missed work or tests, within ONE WEEK of return from the absence, or they will forfeit all the points.

 
Attendance/Tardy Policy
 
All school-wide policies will apply.  Please refer to the published school wide policies in the student handbook and school website.