DOBSON HIGH SCHOOL
SC55: ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY - SEMESTER II, 2013
CLASS INFORMATION & SYLLABUS
Mr. Jesse Roth
BS, Animal Sciences (Chemistry, Fish & Wildlife Minors)
MS, Science Education
Phone: (480) 472-3269
*I am usually able to return phone calls & emails by the end of the following day.
Office Hours: Most days during conference, before school or after school. Walk-ins are welcome, but please try to make an appointment to be sure your needs will be met.
OFFICIAL MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS (SC55) COURSE DESCRIPTION
- A rigorous lab-oriented course providing students a better understanding of their bodies and exposure to health care career opportunities. NOTE: This course involves the detailed study of the human reproductive system. This course will include dissection.
OFFICIAL COURSE COMPETENCIES
1. Describe principles of scientific method. (I)
2. Describe the structural organization of the body. (II)
3. Describe homeostasis and homeostatic control mechanisms. (III to XV)
4. Describe specific chemistry concepts of the body. (IV to XV)
5. Describe the structure and function of the integumentary system and body membranes. (V)
6. Describe the structure and function of the skeletal system and joints. (VI)
7. Describe the structure and function of the muscular system. (VII)
8. Describe the structure and function of the nervous system. (V to XV)
9. Describe the structure and function of the endocrine system. (V to XV)
10. Describe the structure and function of the cardiovascular system. (X)
11. Describe the structure and function of the lymphatic system and immunity. (XI)
12. Describe the structure and function of the respiratory system. (XII)
13. Describe the structure and function of the digestive system. (XIII)
14. Describe the structure and function of the urinary system. (XIV)
15. Describe the structure and function of the reproductive system. (XV)
COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND PREREQUISITES
- Student must pass one full year of SC49: Biology.
- Highly recommended: Pass one full year of SC71: Chemistry or SC72: College Prep Chemistry.
- Textbook: Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, 7th Edition, Elaine N. Marieb, ISBN #0805353852
This textbook should be kept at home until you exit the course.
- Students are required to bring the following materials to class every day:
1. All Course Work - You may keep yourself organized in whatever fashion you choose. If it is apparent that your organizational skills are inhibiting the learning process, the teacher will enforce a specific organizational strategy for you.
2. 2011/2012 Mustang Handbook.
3. Pencil (sharpened, with an eraser) and Black or Blue Pen
- If your class is during third hour, you will also have an extra conference time in your anatomy classroom. It is a school-wide expectation that conference time is for academic and club use only.
- All passes must have the correct dates and signatures or the student will not be permitted to leave the classroom for club or tutoring opportunities. Tutoring passes must be obtained prior to conference starting from the teacher that is offering tutoring. No passes will be written by Mr. Roth during conference.
- Students remaining in the classroom are expected to be focused on academic work. This may include homework, studying ahead, or silent reading. The atmosphere will remain quiet and respectful towards other students.
- Grades are available for viewing online at https://mymps.mpsaz.org
- The student/parent portal system will be updated on a daily basis with the most recent lab and exam grades.
- Total points earned for each category above and for each quarter are placed on a 10% scale as follows:
90-100 = A 80-89 = B 70-79 = C 60-69 = D 0-59 = F (no credit) Y = Withdraw Failing W = Withdraw Passing
- Homework will be assigned almost every night over material covered in class. It often includes textbook work and worksheets
given in class.
- Labs - 40% of total grade. Lab reports shall be graded for at least 1/2 of this grade component. Grading criteria will include form & format, observational accuracy, scientific method application, question response accuracy, and application accuracy. Lab practical exams may compose as much as 1/2 of lab component. Lab practicals cannot be made up due to material logistics.
- Tests/Quizzes - 60% of total grade. All exams will include at least 10% essay and/or other subjective. Make-up exams may be different (harder) from exams taken on schedule!
- Extra Credit is not available for this class. All work done for a class will receive regular credit as it is more than sufficient to assess the understanding of material presented in the course.
- Late Work is not accepted. If you miss an exam or a lab, it must be made up within three class days of the absence. If you miss class because of your involvement in an official school activity, this still counts as an absence.
- Final Deadline for turning in ANY work for:
3rd Quarter = Friday, March 1, 2013.
4th Quarter = Friday, May 17, 2013.
- Attendance and active participation in the laboratory are vital to success in this course. Repeated absences (excused or not) causes extreme hardship for SC55 students, severely affecting their grade and may cause them to fail the course.
- After any absence, it is the student's responsibility to:
1. Find out what was missed. (See the calendar posted at the front of the room.)
2. Obtain any missed assignments from the white file. Do not ask the teacher for these.
3. Students have one day after they return from being absent in order to turn in work. After that, assignments and quizzes will be given a "0."
4. If notes are missed, the student is responsible for finding someone in the class to get them from. Do not ask the teacher for them.
5. Talk with Mr. Roth ASAP any time you don't understand or are unsure! Schedule a time to meet for help.
- All make-up work, labs, quizzes and tests must be made-up outside of class time. Class time is not for making up work you missed due to absences.
- When the bell rings, class has begun and the teacher needs to begin. If you are not IN YOUR SEAT and PREPARED TO START, you will be sent to sweep.
- Swept students will turn in any assignments due that day to the sweep monitor. Failure to go to sweep will result in an unexcused absence and forfeiture of make-up work and/or testing and a referral for ditching class.
- Students who are swept on the day of a quiz or test are to make up the quiz that day after school.
EQUIPMENT USE POLICIES
- All equipment used for this course is the property of Mesa Public Schools and should be treated with care and respect. Any student who damages school property used for this course through negligence or carelessness will be charged the total cost of replacement of the damaged item at the current retail price for NEW (not used) equipment.
The science faculty of Dobson High School place a high value on the importance of general ethical standards of academic behavior and expect that communication between students and instructors or among students shall maintain the level of formality and mutual respect appropriate to any teaching/learning situation. Language or behavior that is rude, abusive, profane, disruptive, or threatening will not be tolerated. Students engaging in such behavior will be referred to the school administration, and parents will be notified. The student may be recommended for a failing course grade and/or removal from the course.
CLASS RULE - Be respectful and responsible in all you do, all the time.
1. Warning (warnings are given on the first day for technology and dress code.)
2. Removal from the classroom.
3. Parent contact.
4. Referral to assistant principal.
5. Placement on behavior contract. Breaking the contract will result in removal from the class or
school and a loss of credit.
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of paraphrase or direct quotation of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling or sharing of term papers or other academic materials. Information gathered from the Internet and not properly identified is also considered plagiarism. We expect every student to produce his/her original, independent work. Any student caught plagiarizing will receive a zero on the assignment, be referred to the school administration, and parents will be notified. The student may be recommended for a failing course grade and/or removal from the course.
- Cell phones, etc. will be confiscated if they are used in the classroom.
- Parents who need to get in touch with a student in case of emergency must contact the appropriate school secretary in order to send a message to their son/daughter, and are asked not to call or text their student while classes are in progress.
- The school's dress code will be enforced as a learning experience of how to dress appropriately for specific environments.
- Mesa Public Schools will make reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. Notify the counseling center and your instructor of any special needs. Contact counseling at (480) 472-3037.
- The student is responsible for the information outlined in the syllabus. The student is also responsible for knowing the Mesa Public Schools policies located in the district portion of the student handbook. Refer to www.mpsaz.org.