1 Houston Community College Central College Biology Course Syllabus Anatomy and Physiology I (Biol 2301) Spring 2020, CRN 10584/10585/10586/10587 Credit: 3 Semester credit hours/16 weeks 45 Contact Hours/Semester INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFORMATION Instructor: Dr. Gideon Adjei Office Phone: 7137186352 Office: San Jacinto Building Rm 215 Office Hours: MoWe 3:30-4:30PM, by appointment or communicate with me by email. E-mail: [email protected]Course Title: Anatomy & Physiology I Semester & Year: Spring 2020 Course Prefix: BIOL 2301 Instructional Method: In Class CRN 10584/10585/10586/10587 Days/Time/Room No. MoWe 8AM-9:20AM;9:30AM-10:50AM;11:00AM-12:20PM;12:30PM-1:50PM Learning Hub Sci. Bldg 306 Credit Hours: 3 Credit Hours COURSE OVERVIEW Course Description: A course of study covering the structure and function of human cells, tissues and organ systems including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Students are encouraged to invest approximately 2-3 hours of study time for each hour of class time to master the material. This class will have over 45 contact hours (3 hr. credit). Be sure to devote a certain amount of time to this course everyday whether we have class or not. Course Prerequisites: College Level Reading as determined by SAT, ACT, TASP or successfully passing ENGL0305 with “C” or better. Biology 1406 (General Biology) is strongly recommended. Course Goals: This course is intended for students majoring in one of the physical sciences or life sciences, engineering, or for students who are pursuing pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy,
2 veterinary medicine, or other health programs. The course is also beneficial to students who are preparing themselves for higher-level science courses in their respective curricula. Core Objectives BIOL 2301 fulfills the requirement for the Life and Physical Sciences Foundation Component Area of the Core Curriculum. Like other courses in this category, it focuses on describing, explaining, and predicting natural phenomena using the scientific method. It involves the understanding of interactions among natural phenomena and the implications of scientific principles on the physical world and on human experiences. As such, it targets the following Core Objectives: 1.Critical Thinking. Critical Thinking Skills (CT) - Creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information. 2.Communication. Effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication. 3.Empirical and Quantitative Skills. Manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions. 4.Teamwork. Ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal." Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) for the Biology Discipline 1.Will display an understanding of biological systems and evolutionary processes spanning all ranges of biological complexity, including atoms, molecules, genes, cells, and organisms.