The Bog

Welcome! Here you become mired in the depths of Anatomy & Physiology. Put on your waders and come in... the mud's fine...

Here you will find my contact information, schedule, and course materials listed by course number.


20 March 2015,11:00 am

NEW:

  • An updated gradesheet with final exam and course grades is posted below; class mean was 85.6%, nice work!


  • Attributes for College Success, click here for a list of characteristics that align with success in college science courses.
  • Study Strategy sessions are scheduled, see below for dates, times, and location.

  • Here are interesting articles if you are interested in Learning and Understanding information:
  • Why Students Think They Understand - When They Don't
    http://www.readingrockets.org/article/12444
  • Why Students Think They Understand - When They Don't (a second link to same article as above with more good stuff...see the links...)
    http://www.aft.org/newspubs/periodicals/ae/winter0304/willingham.cfm
  • How to improve your memory
    Read this helpful article by Daniel Willingham here
  • How to remember stuff: Self testing, read this short piece
    http://www.usnews.com/science/articles/2010/10/15/how-testing-improves-memory
  • "Can/should I use my laptop to take notes in class?" Answer: at your own cost - read this piece:
    A Learning Secret: Don't Take Notes with a Laptop
  • Another piece regarding laptop use in the classroom...

  • OPEN LAB hours Spring Quarter 2015

    Study strategy sessions: offered fall quarter

    From former successful students: Useful suggestions about studying efficiently and learning effectively

    Held in Room SCI 104, except evening sessions are in SCI 103
    Bring a pen/pencil, some paper, and your 2nd favorite drink

  • Monday, September 29th, 6:30-7:15 pm in SCI 103
  • Wednesday, October 1st, 2-2:45 pm
  • Wednesday, October 1st, 4-4:45 pm
  • Thursday, October 2nd, 11-11:45 am
  • Thursday, October 2nd, 2- 2:45 pm
  • Friday, October 3rd, 9-9:45 am
  • Friday, October 3rd, 10-10:45 am
  • Wednesday, October 1st 6:30-7:15 pm in SCI 103
  • Contact information

    Biology 011 Information

  • BIOL 011 Biology Practicum is for students of BIOL 251, 252, and 253. It will be held on the weekends, it is essentially an open, staffed lab where students may come and study lab material and get assistance from an instructor. To support this program, we have students enroll for 1 credit of BIOL 011 Biology Practicum. The grade for BIOL 011 is "S", satisfactory as long as you pass the associated lab course. The specific days and times will be announced by your 25X Lab instructor. Attendance is optional; most students find it very useful and I encourage you to take advantage of it. It is a pretty unique program, most schools with similar classes don't have such an opportunity for students. Please let me know if you have further questions.
  • Biology 251 Course Materials

  • Prospective 251 students: Please click here for information relating to the BIOL 251 Human Anatomy & Physiology course at Clark College. This file contains information for students wishing to register.

  • Please check back in for course materials one week before Fall quarter begins.

  • Click here for The BIOL 251 Fall 2014 Syllabus This is the syllabus for Fall 2014. No need to print one; student copies will be provided on the first day of class.
  • Lab Materials
  • Lectures
    Feel free to print these out and bring to class, to save ink, change your printer settings to "draft quality" and use B/W instead of color.

    Biology 252 Course Materials

  • UPDATED with Final Exam scores and course grades: 252 Grades
    NOTES on the final: The final exam scores have been standardized to 200 points. This was necessary because of different high scores for each test time and the additional two days of study time the day sections had.
    Your point total for the final exam was determined as follows.
    The column headed with rFinal shows the number of questions you answered correctly (top score was 95).
    A conversion factor was calculated for each test time based on the top score for that test time.
    Your number of responses was multiplied by that conversion factor to determine your points on the final.
    Monday 5 pm test conversion factor was 2.38
    Wednesday 7 am test conversion factor was 2.30
    Wednesday 11 am test conversion factor was 2.1

    Course grades are based on your percentage of the top student's point total. if you did not earn at least a C grade, you are not eligible to take BIOL& 253.
  • 1. If you have any questions about your Winter quarter grade, I will be happy to discuss it with you Spring quarter. Final exams are not returned.
  • 2. It is never too late for a change to be made in your course grade. I will resolve any grading issues with you next quarter.
  • 3. Please note: the secretaries in the Science office or my colleagues in adjoining offices have no information about your grade.
  • 4. Enjoy your break - you've earned some down time.


  • Information regarding Spring quarter's BIOL 253 class
  • 1. We will be covering Chapters 19-27, in that order. If you absolutely need to do some A&P during break begin reading Chapter 19 or learn the anatomy of the heart. Please note no activity for 253 is required over the break. Anything you do is voluntary.
  • 2. Several documents, including a syllabus/schedule, some lecture notes will be posted on the Bog by the beginning of the quarter.
  • 3. If you are already enrolled in a lab and would prefer to switch to a different lab, attend both labs during the first week of the term and we will attempt to accommodate you.
  • 4.Our first day of classes is Monday, April 6th.
  • 5. Have a good break! Relax. Recenter. Refresh.

  • 252 Grades Click here to see your test grades. You will need your secret name.

  • BIOL 252 Final Exam Information Sheet

  • BIOL& 252 Syllabus 2015 Please print a copy for yourself.
  • The Lab Handout Winter 2015 will be printed for students and handed out during lab.

  • Cranial Nerve Exercise Winter 2015
  • Renin Angiotensin System
  • Lectures
  • Sheep brain images
  • Course Outcomes...also known as "Things to know for class..."
  • Sample Tests
  • Please note the sample tests are available in order to provide students with a general overview of testing style and degree of difficulty. Current quarter tests may cover material in a different sequence. For example, test 2 during the current quarter may not cover the same topics in the same sequence as sample test 2.
  • Useful Links for BIOL 252