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Biology 1008                           Anatomy & Physiology         II                          Spring 2013

Course Syllabus

Lecture:  Wednesday 6:30pm   D-225         

Laboratory:  Monday (sections 300 and 301) and Tuesday (sections 302 and 303) 6:30pm – A101  


Carmen Hartford                                                                                                                                    Office: A315                                                                                                                                                                        Phone: (815) 224-0321                                                                                                                                        e-mail: 

Office Hours:  Monday 5:00pm – 6:00pm                           Lab Hours: Wednesday 10:00am – 11:00am

Wednesday 4:30pm – 6:00pm                                             Thursday 10:00am – 12:00pm 

Thursday 9:00am – 10:00am

Thursday 12:00pm – 1:00 pm

 Friday 11:00am – 12:00pm                                                                      


Carmen Hartford     Office: A-315                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Phone: (815) 224-0321                       e-mail:

Dan Retoff  

Office: A318

Phone: *815) 224-0328



Craig Castaneda

e-mail: :

Laboratory Hours:  Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm and Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm           

*Check the schedule posted in the lab for the dates of extended hours on Wednesday and Thursday evenings until 6:30pm and the dates of open Saturdays.

Biology Lab Extension: 224-0308

Required Textbook: 

Martini, Frederic H. and Bartholomew, Edwin F.  Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology.  5th
Edition.  2010.  Pearson Education.  (Interactive Physiology 10-system Suite CD included) Text website: 

Lab manual:

Wise, Eric.  Selected Labs for Biology 1007/1008  Anatomy and Physiology.  6th Edition.  2012.  McGraw Hill.  (Anatomy and Physiology Revealed (APR) online access code included)

Bio 1007 Laboratory Handouts and Checklists Packet (IVCC Bookstore) and Gloves

Biology 1008                           Anatomy & Physiology         II                          Spring 2013

Expected Student Learning Outcomes:

Understand the relationships that exist between form and function with reference to the study of human anatomy and physiology         

Relate the organ systems of the human body to their specific homeostatic functions                

Demonstrate laboratory skills in anatomical dissection and observation using the cat and human cadaver, microscopy, and scientific instrumentation                 

Use the content of this course to prepare for more advanced work in anatomy and physiology

Methods of instruction –lectures, laboratory exercises, small group work in lab, audio-visual materials, computer software and instructor demonstration

Attendance Policy – Attendance is taken each class period.  Students may be withdrawn from the course by the instructor after accumulating 4 unexcused absences.  If an absence is anticipated, please contact your instructor ahead of time.

In case of inclement weather or emergency – If you feel there is a possibility the college may cancel classes due to weather or some other event, you can tune in to WLPO 1220 AM or check the college website:

* Last day to withdrawalApril 11th *    Students now have the ability to initiate a withdrawal from classes.  By completing the form in the Records Office or through the form located within webadvisor, the student is authorizing IVCC to remove him/her from the course.  Entering the student ID number serves as the student’s electronic signature.  IVCC has the right to rescind a withdrawal in cases of academic dishonesty or at the instructor’s discretion.        

*Do not assume the instructor will withdrawal a student automatically due to lack of attendance.

Students should be aware of the impact of a withdrawal on full-time status for insurance purposes and for financial aid. It is highly recommended that students meet with their instructor or with a counselor before withdrawing from a class to discuss if a withdrawal is the best course of action for that particular student.

Academic dishonesty and cheating – Any student caught cheating during a lecture test, lab test, quiz, or any other evaluation will receive a zero for that evaluation.  Further actions may be taken as outlined in the student handbook.

* Violations of the IVCC Student Code of Conduct may result in appropriate disciplinary action, including withdrawal from the course (see IVCC catalog and Student Handbook).  THIS INCLUDES BEING RESPECTFUL TO MYSELF AND OTHERS IN CLASS.  If you create a disruption or distraction in class you may be withdrawn from the class.

Student e-mail - All students are now responsible for checking their IVCC e-mail.  All electronic college correspondence will only be sent to the IVCC e-mail (student “K”

No food, drink, or tobacco is allowed in the lecture hall or laboratory.  Headphones and iPods are not allowed in the lecture hall or laboratory.  Children are not allowed in the lecture hall or laboratory.

Please turn your cell phone off during all class meetings.  Cell phones are not allowed in your possession during exams.

Biology 1008                           Anatomy & Physiology         II                          Spring 2013

Testing – Lecture tests will be given on scheduled lecture test nights during lecture in D225.  Laboratory tests will be given in the biology lab on scheduled lab test dates during you scheduled laboratory period.  In general, lecture and laboratory tests are not comprehensive.  However, everything you learn in one unit of this course will serve as a foundation for the next unit of material.                                                                                      *On Mondays when lab practicals are being taken, you are only allowed in lab during the time you are scheduled to take the test.                      

Make-up Tests – There will be a total of 4 lecture tests and 4 laboratory test during the course of the semester.  If you miss a lecture or lab test and you have an excused absence, you will have 3 school days to make an appointment with your lecture or laboratory instructor to take a make-up test.  The format of a make-up test will be left to the discretion of the instructor.

Quizzes – Quizzes may be given during lecture and laboratory sessions and may or may not be previously announced.  (All lecture quizzes may be unannounced.)  Your two lowest quiz scores will be dropped.                                                                                                                                              * Missed quizzes cannot be made up.        

Assignments – Assignments will be given during the semester.  All assignments will have specific due dates and point values.  Late assignments will be penalized at a rate of up to one point per school day.   

Blackboard – There will be homework assignments throughout the semester on blackboard.

                        User name: student K-number;  password: seven-digit student number

Methods of Evaluation: The final letter grade earned for this course will be based on the total number of points accumulated from lecture tests, laboratory tests, assignments, and quizzes.  The following grading scale will be used as a guide in assigning final letter grades:        

A:  90%-100% B:  80%-89% C:  70%-79% D:  60%-69% F:  below 60%

4 lecture exams (100 points each)

4 lab exams (100 points each)

Various Quizzes and Assignments

As the semester progresses, please ask me (Ms. Hartford) if you need help calculating your letter grade, or if you have any questions about the grading procedure.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           








Biology 1008                           Anatomy & Physiology         II                          Spring 2013

Ms. Hartford, Wednesday 6:30pm D-225

Tentative Lecture Semester Schedule       *Note: This may be subject to change


Week 1: January 16th:   Introduction; Chapter 11

Week 2: January 23rd:  Chapters 11 & 12

Week 3: January 30th:  Chapters 12

Week 4: February 6th:  Chapters 13

Week 5: February 13th:  Lecture Test #1   Begin Chapter 14

Week 6: February 20th:  Chapter 14

Week 7: February 27th:  Chapter 15

Week 8: March 6th:  Chapter 15                      (No classes Friday, March 8th – Faculty Development Day)

Week 9: March 13th:  No class                        (Spring Break – March 11th – 15th)

Week 10: March 20th:  Lecture Test # 2   Begin Chapter 16

Week 11: March 27th:  Chapter 16 & 17

Week 12: April 3rd:  Chapter 17     

Week 13: April 10th:  Lecture Test #3   Begin Chapter 18  

* (Last Day to Withdrawal: Thursday, April 11th)*

Week 14: April 17th:  Chapter 18

Week 15: April 24th:  Chapter 19

Week 16: May 1st:  Chapter 19

Week 17: May 8th:  Lecture Test #4







Biology 1008                           Anatomy & Physiology         II                          Spring 2013

Tentative Laboratory Semester Schedule      *Note: This may be subject to change


Week 1: January 14th/15st: Introduction, lab safety, Unit 1

Week 2: January 21st /22nd: Unit 1                              (College closed January 21st – Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Week 3: January 28th/29th: Unit 1     

Week 4: February 4th/5th:  Lab Test #1  Begin Unit 2

Week 5: February 11th/12th: Unit 2

Week 6: February 18th/19th: Unit 2                             (College Closed Monday, February 18th – President’s Day)

Week 7: February 25th/26th: Unit 2

Week 8: March 4th/5th: Lab Test # 2  Begin Unit 3 (No classes Friday, March 8th – Faculty Development Day)

Week 9: March 11th/12th:  No class                             (Spring Break – March 11th – 15th)

Week 10: March 18th/19th: Unit 3

Week 11: March 25th/26th:  Unit 3

Week 12: April 1st/2nd: Unit 3 Lab

Week 13: April 8th/9th: Lab Test # 3         Begin Unit 4  

* (Last Day to Withdrawal: Thursday, April 11th)*

Week 14: April 15th/16th: Unit 4

Week 15: April 22nd/23rd:  Unit 4

Week 16: April 29th/30th:  Unit 4

Week 17: May 6th/7th: Lab Test #4








Biology 1007                           Anatomy & Physiology                                      Fall 2012


Safety – Please be aware of the location of all exits in your classroom and the laboratory, and know where to go if a fire, tornado, or intruder alarm sounds during class.  You will be expected to quickly and safely use appropriate action should any of these emergencies or drills take place.  Emergency procedures should be posted near the doorway of each classroom.  In case of any emergency, you can dial 911 from any campus phone.


Library Hours:  The library will operate with reduced hours during the fall semester. The library hours will be Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 6:30pm; Friday, 9:00-4:30.  Please plan your work on research assignments accordingly. Many library resources are available online at Suggestions and concerns can be expressed at

Assessment Center Hours:  The assessment center will have new hours for the 2012-13 academic year at Oglesby and Ottawa.


Monday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tuesday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ottawa Center:

Tuesday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Wednesday 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m


You may be eligible for academic accommodations if you have a documented physical, psychiatric (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, AD/HD, post-traumatic stress, or others) or cognitive disability such as a learning disability.  If you have a disability and need more information regarding possible accommodations, please contact Tina Hardy at (, 224-0284) or Judy Mika or 224-0350) or stop by office B-204.

In an effort to create a classroom environment that maximizes the success of all students, I encourage you to make me aware of any barriers that may inhibit your learning.  Feel free to speak to me at any time about concerns or questions you may have about assignments, activities, or assessments.  The college provides several support services for students who have barriers to learning.  They include, but are not limited to:  Disability Services Office, Writing Center/Peer Tutoring, Counseling Center, and Project Success.  Please see me if you want to learn more about any of these offices.