Anatomy & Physiology II

Course Details

Course Number: 1234  Section Number: 203

Spring 2011

Location: Bolin Hall

Classroom Number: 100

Days & Times:

Tuesdays, Thursdays 3:00-4:20 pm

Course Attachments

Anatomy & Physiology II Spring 2011 Syllabus  BIOL1234 AandP Syllabus.docx


Human Anatomy and Physiology, 8th edition, Marieb Human Anat & Phys Lab Manual, 10th edition (cat)
MSU Faculty Member
Elizabeth Ann Machunis-Masuoka PhD   
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Course Objectives

The purpose of this two semester course is to provide the student with an overview of human anatomy and physiology. The lecture will focus on vocabulary and the principles of physiology; the laboratory will focus on anatomy. Both structure and function will be emphasized. Concurrent laboratory participation with animal dissection is REQUIRED. In order to take this second semester of the two-semester sequence, students are REQUIRED to have completed Anatomy & Physiology I with a C or better. Upon completion of this second semester of the sequence, students should be able to understand the organization, regulation, and function of the human body at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ system levels. The human body is a highly complex and integrated entity and understanding it requires commitment and diligent study on the part of the student.

Course Expectations

Attendance of lecture with full participation in quizzes and exams.

Attendance of weekly laboratory sections with full participation in all aspects of the lab.

Grading Standards

Lecture and lab both contribute to your final grade in BIOL1234. Lecture grades will be composed of two midterms, a final, and quizzes, and will represent 75% of your final grade. Lab will contribute the remaining 25% of your final grade. To do well in this course it is absolutely essential that you perform well in the lecture – ALL EXAMS AND QUIZZES COUNT TOWARDS YOUR FINAL GRADE. No scores will be dropped. Each midterm will be worth 20% of your grade, the quizzes 10%, and the final exam 50% of the 75% lecture total. The final exam is CUMULATIVE. There will be no extra credit assignments or bonuses other than what can be earned through quizzes for this course. It is the student’s responsibility to begin preparing for exams from the very first day of class as this is the only way to achieve top grades in the course.

Final Exam5/10/2011  3:30-5:30 pm

Submission Format PolicyNote: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

There are no make-ups in the lecture portion of this course for missed quizzes. If you miss a quiz, you miss it and attendance points for that day – no exceptions. There are no make-ups in the lecture portion of this course for missed midterm exams. If you have an excusable absence for the day of the exam, AND you notified the instructor prior to the start time of the exam, then the part of the cumulative final that covers the missed midterm will be counted towards the missed exam as well as towards the final exam score (essentially, that part of the final will be counted twice). If you have an unexcused absence OR you fail to notify the instructor prior to missing the exam, then you receive a zero for the missed exam. There are absolutely no make-ups for the final exam for any reason. Nor will any exam be moved because of a congested exam schedule (midterm or final).

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

“Students are expected to attend all meetings of the classes in which they are enrolled. Although in general students are graded on intellectual effort and performance rather than attendance, absences may lower the student’s grade where class attendance and class participation are deemed essential by the faculty member. In those classes where attendance is considered as part of the grade, the instructor should so inform students of the specifics in writing at the beginning of the semester in a syllabus or separate attendance policy statement. An instructor who has an attendance policy must keep records on a daily basis. The instructor must give the student a verbal or written warning prior to being dropped from the class. Instructor’s records will stand as evidence of absences. A student with excessive absences may be dropped from a course by an instructor. Any individual faculty member or college has the authority to establish an attendance policy, providing the policy is in accordance with the General University Policies.” [MSU Student Handbook, p. 39]


Absences will be excused for:

  1. Death of an immediate family member(grandparent, parent, sibling, spouse, in-law, aunt, uncle or child).
  2. Summons to appear in court or jury duty or call to military service(a physical copy of the summons or orders to report is required).
  3. University sponsored event(athletics, college bowl, etc.; a physical copy of team/group participation is required and must appear on official letterhead).
  4. Debilitating illness or disability(doctor’s notes must be provided stating that you were physically in the doctor’s office at the time of the missed class or that you are confirmed as infectious and must be sequestered away from other students; only a doctor’s determination that you are too ill to attend class will be accepted as an excused absence).


Laboratory attendance is REQUIRED. Unexcused absences for the laboratory midterm or final exams, or more than two (2) unexcused absences for laboratory sessions, will result in a final grade of “F” for the course.

Other Policies


  • Students are expected to be prepared for lecture and lab by reading the text, lab manual and any handouts BEFORE coming to lecture or lab.
  • Students are expected to arrive EARLY so that they are seated and prepared to take notes or quizzes as soon as the instructor beings the period of instruction.
  • Students are NOT to arrive late and disrupt the class for any reason.
  • ALL personal electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, MP3 players, etc.) are to be TURNED OFF and stowed out of sight for the duration of the class or lab. Texting is NOT allowed in class. Any student whose electronic device sounds during class or who is caught texting will be asked to leave. Personal laptop computers are allowed ONLY for taking notes – if a student is caught using their computer for any reason other than note-taking that student will be asked to leave.
  • Food and beverages are prohibited in the lab (see the Laboratory Safety section in the Laboratory Manual for additional safety issues).
  • If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in this class, please contact me to discuss your needs.
  • Students will NOT be provided with copies of the slides, outlines or other lecture materials; it is your responsibility as a student to take good notes and outline the book yourself.


The first 5 minutes of every lecture (excluding exam days) will be given over to a daily quiz. For this, you need to purchase a package of 3x5 index cards – they can be any color.

  • Quizzes will be orally given and will commence exactly at the start of class according to the instructor’s watch. If you are late you do not get to take the quiz; there are no make-ups for any missed quizzes.
  • I will read the quiz question exactly ONCE. You will have approximately 30 seconds to answer. Questions will not be repeated at the end of the quiz in case you missed it so you must pay attention the first time.
  • You may have no materials out during the quiz except your 3x5 card and a pen or pencil.
  • Quizzes are based off of the assigned readings for that day so you need to come to class prepared.
  • At the end of the quiz, students will exchange papers.
  • You will print your name at the bottom of the quiz, indicating that you are the grader.
  • I will read the answers, you will correct the quizzes.
  • Quizzes will be turned in and spot checked by me to ensure that no one has cheated. Cheating will result in both the quiz taker and the quiz grader receiving a zero for that quiz.

Quizzes will be used to take attendance and will be counted towards your overall quiz score for lecture. Over the course of the semester each student must earn a minimum of 50 points to receive full credit for the quiz portion of the course. Extra points earned over the minimum 50 points will be counted as extra credit on exams. No other form of extra credit will be given in the course.

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.