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-
  • 24 Feb 2017, 4:30 pm


    NEW in BIOL& 242:
  • Chapter 22 notes are posted below. Print both sections.
  • Test 2 scores are posted below. Blood tracing tests taken Friday Feb. 24th are not included.
  • Updated schedule for the quarter: here.


  • 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 242 students during Winter Quarter 2016 ROOM SCI 104

    Study strategy sessions: more coming Spring quarter, will be announced in class and here.

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

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

    Friday September 30th, 2 pm in SCI 104
    Monday Oct 10, 6:30 pm in SCI 103
    Wednesday Oct 12th, 2 pm and 4pm in SCI 104, 6:30 pm in SCI 103
    Thursday Oct 13th, 9 am , 11 am and 2 pm in SCI 104

    Contact information

    Biology 160

  • BIOL& 160 General Biology is the required prerequisite for BIOL& 241 Human Anaotmy and Physiology. A grade of C or better is required to take BIOL& 241.
  • Biology 241 Course Materials

  • Prospective 241 students: 2 messages for you:
  • Required Books: Common Question: Can I use a previous edition of a required course textbook or lab atlas? click here for the answer.

  • Things you should know from BIOL& 160 for BIOL& 241 and 242: available here

  • 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.

  • Updated schedule for the quarter: here.
  • Click BIOL 242 WInter 2017 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.

    LINKS: Useful and interesting

    Histology links

    Great site at University of Michigan Medical School
    http://141.214.65.171/Histology/view.apml?listview=1&listview=0 

    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

    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://facstaff.cbu.edu/aross/histol.htm
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    San Diego Mesa College resources for Anatomy lab: models and histology
    http://classroom.sdmesa.edu/anatomy/

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

    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

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

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