• Academic Human Biology

     No. 4711

    Course Title: Biology 2 (Human Biology)


    Instructor Contact / Help:                                  

    Mr. Allen                     

    E-mail: ballen@northallegheny.org

    Office: 361

    Before School: 7:00 am until 7:25 am 

    After School: By appointment – please schedule at least 1 day in advance for after school help.


    Lecture Textbook:  Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology. This book must be covered.

    Required Materials: 3 ring binder and a Notebook (bound or loose leaf paper in binder)

    Course Description (adopted from North Allegheny Course Catalog):  

    Description: “This course will place emphasis on the body systems, and genetics as well as disorders affecting those systems.  A considerable amount of time will be devoted to lab work (dissection), lectures, cooperative group learning, hands on activities and demonstrations.”


    Course Objectives:

    After this course you will be expected to be able to:

    1.      State major biological principles of the human body.

    2.      Describe the major physiological and anatomical characteristics of the human body.

    3.      Explain how body organ systems function as a unit.

    4.      Describe the interconnectedness of the human body’s organ systems and how pathologies and/or abnormalities affect a person’s well being.

    5.      Explain science’s effects on humanity.


    Expectations:  Every student must be…

    1.      PROMPT: Please be in assigned seat BEFORE the bell rings. Refer to the Code of Conduct for disciplinary procedures for tardiness.

    2.      PREPARED:  Please bring your book, notebook, writing utensil, homework etc to class EVERY day.

    3.      PRODUCTIVE: Students must be on task and working at all times. Willingness to participate and cooperate is essential to success in this course.

    4.      POLITE:  Disrespect towards other students or teachers will NOT be tolerated. Listen while others speak and raise your hand to speak.


    Course Outline:


    v     Class work – In class readings, worksheets, vocabulary, homework, lab exercises, etc...

    v     Lab Exercises – Problem solving, investigations, identifications, dissections, recognition, modeling, etc…

    v     Notebooks-Students will be required to keep a 3 ring binder for all handouts and a notebook for lecture notes.

    v     Quizzes- Learning exercises.

    v     Tests-Demonstration of knowledge.

    v     Research Projects- Disorders, Applications, Demonstrations (Rubrics to follow)



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    All .5% and above will round up


    Missed Work Policy:  Missed worksheets, handouts, and homework assignments can be found in your classes’ marked folder. Always check the folder for any missed work upon your return to class from an absence. Remember to check with your instructor for any extra work or for clarification on any assignments. You will be given the same number of days to make up an assignment, test or quiz as the number of days missed.  If you are absent the day before a test or quiz you will still take the test or quiz if you return the next day.  Students will be given PLENTY of notice before tests and quizzes.  Except for special emergency circumstances there are NO EXCUSES for late work. If work is not made up within the allotted time, you will receive a 0.  If you know you will be absent for an extended period of time please let me know in advance to prepare assignments for you.


    If a student misses a lab activity, the student will be required to make arrangements before school, after school, or during a study hall to make-up the work.


    I will accept assignmnets ONE day late for ½ credit.


    No make-up work will be accepted for unexcused absences.


    Plagiarism & Cheating: Students must submit their own work on all assignments, labs, quizzes & exams. Word for word identical assignments and lab reports/conclusions are copying, cheating.


    Cheating and/or plagiarism will result in an automatic 0, a referral to the office and a phone call home.


    Participation: Working with others is essential for success in this course and life outside the classroom. Each lab activity will require that you and your group work together. Students performing group work must remain on task, contribute to the work, and will not merely be allowed to copy the rest of the group’s work (see plagiarism).


    Teaching Procedures: These will include but not be limited to lecture, lab exercises, group discussion, in-class activities and demonstration. We will make use of modern technology in class including the daily use of SMART boards, Promethean boards, Power Points, Web quests, and videos.

Last Modified on August 30, 2016