The Bog

Welcome! Here you become mired in the depths of Biology, 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.


  • Prospective 241 students: 2 messages for you:

  • 08 February 2016, 2:30 pm

    NEW in BIOL&160:
  • Lab Practical 1 scores are posted.

  • NEW in BIOL& 242:
  • Chapter 23 notes are posted below. See them for lab functions.
  • An updated syllabus is posted below, showing the new date for lab practical 2.
  • Chapter 21 and 22 (22 has two sections) notes are posted below.
  • Sample Tests for the remainder of BIOL 242 are posted below.


  • Attributes for College Success, click here for a list of characteristics that align with success in college science courses.

  • 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 for BIOL 241 students Winter Quarter 2016

    Study strategy sessions: more coming Winter quarter

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

    Bring a pen/pencil, some paper, and your 2nd favorite drink.

  • Contact information

    Biology 160 Course Materials

  • Prospective 160 students: Please click here for information relating to the BIOL 160 General Biology course at Clark College. This file contains information for students wishing to register.

  • BIOL 160 Textbook Information: Please click here for Textbook Information

  • 160 Grades
  • Click on the link to see your test scores. You will need the secret name you were given in lab. Please keep track of your secret name, and do not share it with others unless you want them to be able to see your grades. If you lose your secret name, or need a new one, I can provide one for you in person. I do not send secret names via email.

  • 160 Syllabus Winter 2016
  • No need to print this: a printed syllabus will be provided to you on the first day of class.
  • Students are expected to read the syllabus and be familiar with its contents.
  • It should be kept in a familiar place for future reference.
  • Students are responsible for the information found within.
  • Most course-related questions can be answered by reviewing the syllabus.

  • Question Appeal document

  • Lecture handouts
    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.
  • Course Outcomes...also known as "Things to know for class..."
  • Lab Files
  • Research Project
  • 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 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.

    Biology 241 Course Materials

  • Prospective 241 students: 2 messages for you:

  • BIOL 241 Course materials will be posted here at the begining of April.
  • Biology 242

  • A C or better in BIOL&241 is required to take BIOL& 242.

  • 242 Grades Click on the link to see your test scores. You will need the secret name you were given. Please keep track of your secret name, and do not share it with others unless you want them to be able to see your grades. If you lose your secret name, or need a new one, I can provide one for you in person. I do not send secret names via email.

  • Click here for The REVISED BIOL 242 Winter 2016 Syllabus No need to print this; student copies will be provided on the first day of class.
  • Lecture handouts

  • 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.
  • Lab Materials
  • Other


  • 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.


  • LINKS: Useful and interesting

    Histology links

    Great site at University of Michigan Medical School
    http://histology.med.umich.edu/node/82  Click on WebScope version

    Zoomified Histology, really cool to use.
    http://www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/MedEd/Histo/virtualhistology.htm 

    Another LUMEN site:
    http://www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/MedEd/Histo/frames/histo_frames.html 

    A good selection of links to help you learn Histology (useful for other topics, too).
    www.getbodysmart.com/

    Good Histo images at Microscopic Anatomy Atlas:
    http://www.anatomyatlases.org/MicroscopicAnatomy/MicroscopicAnatomy.shtml

    Histology Quizzes in the Self Test section, Histology in the Quiz Bowl, plus lots more fun here, try the Multiplayer Games, "Anatomy Bowl", do it with friends, do it with yourself, challenge your instructor!
    http://msjensen.cehd.umn.edu/webanatomy/

    Dozens of sights here:
    http://www.histosearch.com/ 

    Histology Reference
    www.kumc.edu/instruction/medicine/anatomy/histoweb/index.htm

    FREE online atlas
    http://www.visualhistology.com/products/atlas/index.html

    Website for Dr. Anna Ross' Histology course
    http://www.cbu.edu/~aross/histol.htm
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    Link for Anatomy learning resources:
    THINK ANATOMY

    Many Medical Animations from the University of Pennsylvania
    www.pennhealth.com/health_info/animationplayer/ 

    San Diego Mesa College resources for Anatomy lab: models and histology
    http://classroom.sdmesa.edu/anatomy/

    Education Portal, click on BIOL 105 Anatomy and Physiology for learnign topics
    http://education-portal.com/academy/course/index.html

    A Pronunciation of Anatomical Terms
    http://daphne.palomar.edu/ccarpenter/Pronunciation/pronunciationguides.htm

    Medical Mnemonics - interesting ways to remember anatomical concepts/facts
    http://www.medicalmnemonics.com/

    Gross Anatomy Dissection Videos from the University of Michigan Medical School
    http://www.med.umich.edu/lrc/coursepages/M1/anatomy/html/courseinfo/video_index.html#musculoskeletal

    Glossary of Anatomical terms
    http://www.anatomy.usyd.edu.au/glossary/index.cgi

    Historical Anatomies
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/home.html

    Online Orthopedic text - Bones, Muscles, Nerves
    http://wheelessonline.com/

    Website of AAA, resources for those interested in the science of Anatomy
    www.anatomy.org

    Full of excellent pictures of dissections, try the Question of the Week, or take an online Practicum.
    www.anatomylab.com

    A fantastic resource, lots of good information, see the Anatomic Variation link!
    www.anatomyatlases.org

    Many links and resources for learning
    science.nhmccd.edu/biol/ap1int.htm

    A digital version of Gray's Anatomy, not the TV series.
    www.bartleby.com/107/

    The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society
    www.hapsweb.org

    A good site to bone up with.
    https://homes.bio.psu.edu/faculty/strauss/anatomy/biology29.htm

    A Sheep Brain Dissection Guide
    academic.uofs.edu/department/psych/sheep/

    A good selection of topics to help you learn.
    www.getbodysmart.com/

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