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Wenatchee Valley College                                                                 Wenatchi Hall 2332
Rob Fitch, Biology Professor                                                              682-6755                                                  
COURSE & TITLE:  BIOL& 242 - Human Anatomy & Physiology 2.
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This is the second quarter of a two-quarter sequence investigating
the structure & function of the human body.  The second quarter includes study of special senses,
endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. 
The course is also offered to general studies students.  Includes laboratory.
PREREQUISITES: Biology 241 with a C grade or equivalent or permission of instructor.
CREDIT & HOURS: 5 credit hours.  Three 1-hour, 15 minute lectures & one 2-hour lab/week.
TEXTBOOKS:    1. Seeley’s Anatomy and Physiology 11th edition, Vanputte, et al.
                                              ISBN  978-0-07-773622-4
                            2. Laboratory Manual for Seeley’s Anatomy & Physiology 11th
                                           edition, Wise.  Vanputte, et al.
                                              ISBN  978-1-259-67129-6
TEACHING METHODS:  Lectures, discussions, assigned readings and question &
answer sessions will all be utilized.  Laboratory exercises are designed to familiarize
students with techniques and emphasize major concepts.  Occasional use of
audio-visual media will be incorporated, as appropriate.
OFFICE HOURS:  I am available to help you at the hours posted next to my office
door or at any time I am in my office or the lab; feel free to drop in or to schedule
an appointment if you wish. 
      1. An understanding of the levels of organization of the human body.
      2. A firm grasp of the structure and function of the various systems.
      3. An appreciation of the interrelatedness of structure & function and of the
                  interdependence of the systems.
      4. A competency in the terminology, concepts & techniques of anatomy &
                  physiology enabling the student to be successful in the allied health
                  sciences or in other fields where such competency is required.
      5. A working concept of homeostasis and the understanding that disease is a
                  perturbation of the homeostatic condition.
      6. The enjoyment and fulfillment that comes from having a large body of
                  knowledge about, and an understanding of, any organism; particularly
EVALUATION:  Exams of 100 points each will be given in both the lecture & the lab.  
In addition quizzes of 25 points each will be given.  There is no extra credit given. 
Grades for the course are then earned according to the following percentage scale:
      93è100 = A              83è87 = B                70è77 = C                60è65 = D
      90è92  = A-              80è82 = B-               68è69 = C-              < 59 = F
      88è89  = B+             78è79 = C+             66è67 = D+   
CHEATING:  Cheating will not be tolerated.  If you are caught cheating, you will be 
given an "F" for the course.   Cheating includes (but is not limited to): 
copying someone's answers on a test or quiz, letting someone copy answers from your 
test or quiz, copying someone's assignment & calling it your own, letting someone copy 
your assignment, informing other students of quiz or test material, 
using assignments/reports/papers for this course which have been
or will be used for this or other courses, and plagiarism (copying information 
from a written or electronic source - such as the internet - without giving 
credit to the author).         
OTHER POLICIES:  Regular attendance in both the lecture and laboratory is necessary
for the student to accomplish the goals of the course.  If you do not complete the laboratory
work to your satisfaction during your laboratory section, it is strongly recommended that you
attend another laboratory section or come in when the lab is open to master the material. 
A complete lecture and laboratory schedule is attached for your convenience.  It is STRONGLY
 RECOMMENDED that you read the material for the day before coming to class.  This is an
ABSOLUTE NECESSITY if you expect to get through the laboratory material in the time allowed.
The successful completion of this course will require most students to spend at least 3 hours
of home work and study for every hour of class (lecture and laboratory) time. 
As a courtesy to your classmates, all cell phones and portable electronic communication
devices MUST be shut off and securely stowed during lecture and laboratory.
SPECIAL POPULATIONS OFFICE:  The Disability Support Services Office has been
designated by the college as the primary office to guide, coach and assist students with
disabilities.  If you receive services (or think you should) through that office and require
accommodations for this class, make an appointment with me as soon as possible to
discuss your approved accommodation needs.  Bring your Instructor Notification and
Request form provided by the Special Populations Coordinator to the appointment. 
I will hold any information you share with me in strictest confidence unless you give me
written permission to do otherwise.  If you need a referral to that office or have further
questions, I will be available to assist you.  The Special Populations Coordinator will require
appropriate documentation of disability.  The use of that office is voluntary.