Professor: Dr. Lee Boyd
Office: ST 202D
Phone: 231-1010, ext. 2081
Passing grade in BI100/101 or BI102 essential.
Silverthorn, D.U. 2004. Human Physiology. 3rd Edition. Benjamin-Cummings,
San Francisco, CA.
This 4 credit course consists of 3 lectures and 1 three-hour laboratory per
week. Lecture and lab must be taken concurrently. The functions of human
organ systems are discussed in lecture and are complemented by weekly laboratory
exercises which demonstrate basic physiological principles discussed in class.
1. To give students a better understanding and appreciation of their
own body processes.
2. To provide a basic knowledge of physiology which students can draw
upon in pursuing their own areas of interest.
3. To give students practical laboratory experience in physiological
4. To improve students' expression of their knowledge (improve logic,
mathematics, and writing skills) through labs, assignments and exams.
Please be on time so as to catch all announcements and instructions. You
are responsible for any information that you miss. I do not make my lecture
notes available, so you will have to get the notes from someone else if you
are absent. While there is no mandatory attendance policy, attendance is
important. Students with poor attendance invariably fail the course. My
impression of your attendance is a factor in making borderline grade decisions.
WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SERVICES
Students at times experience difficulty with issues such as studying, personal
problems, time management, or choice of major, classes, or employment. The
Center for Learning and Student Success or CLASS (counseling, testing, learning
assistance, career services, academic advising) is available to help students.
If you feel you need someone with whom to discuss an issue confidentially
and free of charge, contact CLASS in Morgan 122, 231-1010, ext. 1299, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Students with disabilities may identify themselves voluntarily to the Services
for Students with Disabilities Office (SSWDO) to request accommodations.
The office is responsible for assisting in arranging accommodations and
for identifying resources on campus for persons with disabilities. Qualified
students with disabilities must register with the office to be eligible for
services. SSWDO MUST have documentation on file in order to provide services.
Accommodations may include in-class notetakers, test readers and/or scribes,
adaptive computer technology, and brailled materials. New requests for accommodations
should be submitted two months or more prior to the date services should
begin; however, check with the SSWDO office as soon as a need may arise.
Location: Morgan Hall, Room 150
Phone: (voice calls) 785-231-1010, ext 1629
Students may also voluntarily identify themselves to the instructor for a
referral to SSWDO.
All students are expected to conduct themselves appropriately and ethically
in their academic work. Inappropriate and unethical behavior includes (but
is not limited to) giving or receiving
unauthorized aid on examinations or in the preparation of papers or other
assignments, or knowingly misrepresenting the source of academic work.
Washburn University's Academic Impropriety Policy describes academically
unethical behavior in greater detail, and explains the actions that may be
taken when such behavior occurs. For a complete copy of the Academic Impropriety
Policy, contact the
office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Morgan 270, or go on-line
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by the University for relaying important messages regarding academic and
financial information. It may also be used by your instructors to provide
specific course information. E-mail messages sent to your Washburn University
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the process to forward your mail.
Unfortunately, our campus is not crime-free. Be careful with your valuables
and be observant!
TENTATIVE COURSE OUTLINE
Review Chapters 2-4 on your own
Membrane Dynamics 5
No exams will be dropped and there is no extra credit. Cheating will be
prosecuted to the fullest extent of Washburn University policy. Missed exams
may not be made up unless the student has an extraordinary excuse for their
absence. The decision as to whether the excuse is sufficient rests entirely
with the instructor. Make-up exams will be essay format. Under NO circumstances
may more than one exam be made up. The grading scale will be 90-100 A, 80-89
B, 70-79 C, 60-69 D, <60 F. Borderline cases will be decided based on
attendance, effort, attitude, and improvement.
Keys to Good Performance
Good attendance is required if you are to pass the course. You are responsible
for any information that you miss. To do well in the course you must attend
regularly, and study the lecture notes thoroughly between lectures. I recommend
skimming the textbook coverage of the topic just before it is covered in
lecture, followed by a thorough reading and highlighting after the topic
is covered. Start studying intensively about a week before each exam is scheduled.
To do well, you should know the material thoroughly enough that you could
write it out in your own words. Keep in mind that the two most important
criteria for success, in either college or the workplace, are motivation
and hard work.