BIOL 1611 LABORATORY, F 8:00am – 10:45am
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I Laboratory
SPRING SEMESTER 2006
COURSE SYLLABUS AND GRADING POLICIES
Instructor: Aisha I. Kelly, M.S.
Office: Georgia Perimeter College – Rockdale Campus, RA1170
Office hours: MW 9:00am-11:30am; TR 1:30pm-3:00pm; F 11:00am-1:00pm
Phone: (770) 278-1355
CO-REQUISITE: Biology 1611 Lecture
Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual (Cat Version), 7th. ed. by Elaine. N. Marieb, 2002.
This is a laboratory covering microscopic survey of animal cells and tissues, skeletal system, muscle system (animal dissection and muscle identification of human models), nervous system including the brain and sense organs.
Classes begin promptly at 12:00 pm. While student attendance is not mandatory, it is essential for complete understanding of the material covered in class. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class meeting. There will not be an opportunity to turn in or make up any assignments, class activities, or exams resulting from a student’s absence. In the case of any absence, the student is responsible for all work missed.
Composition of the Final Grade Grading Scale
5 Laboratory exams (80%) A = 90 – 100%
In-class Assignments (20%) B = 80 – 89%
C = 70 – 79%
D = 60 – 69%
F = Below 60%
Individual extra credit projects or papers will not be considered.
All withdrawals must be student-initiated. A student who officially withdraws from this course by midpoint will receive a “W.” A student who withdraws after the midpoint of the grading period (including final examinations) will receive a “WF” unless approval as a hardship withdrawal is received from the appropriate department head or dean. Students that stop attending classes and do not fill out the necessary paperwork for withdrawal will receive an “F” for the course.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT STATEMENT
If you are a student who is disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require assistance or support services, please seek assistance through the Center for Disability Services. A CDS Counselor will coordinate those activities.
Center for Disability Services
Students with a documented disability who require support services are encouraged to contact the counselors at the Center for Disability Services to determine whether they qualify for support services (tutors, interpreters, note-takers, and classroom modifications). Please contact the Center at (404) 299-4038.
ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY
As a community committed to learning, it is expected that students attending Georgia Perimeter College will be honest in the presentation of their own academic work. In keeping with this expectation, the College recognizes and specifies that students shall not attempt to defraud, deceive, or mislead an instructor in arriving at an honest grade assessment.
Any attempt to defraud, deceive, or mislead constitutes cheating. Plagiarism is a form of cheating that involves presenting as one’s own the ideas or work of another. Both cheating and plagiarism are examples of academic dishonesty. As applied to student users of Georgia Perimeter computer systems, academic dishonesty also includes, but is not limited to:
Students are informed of the Academic Honesty Policy through the Georgia Perimeter College Catalog, through the Student Handbook, and through applicable course syllabi, statements of course requirements, and statements of use of Georgia Perimeter College computer systems.
Both initial and any subsequent violation of this policy will result in a formal hearing by the Student College Court.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT
Georgia Perimeter College adheres to affirmative action policies designed to promote diversity and equal opportunity for all faculty and students.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
No person shall, on the grounds of race, sex, religion, creed, national origin, age, or disability, be excluded from employment or participation in, denied benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity conducted by Georgia Perimeter College.
PLEASE NOTE: The content of this syllabus is tentative and subject to modification when necessary.