Anatomy 125: Course
|Instructor: Dr. Robert Droual|
|Office: Science Community Center 246|
|Grading Policy: The final grade will be a single letter grade
based upon the following:
|Quizzes - There will be at least 12 unannounced quizzes on
the lecture covered during the previous day. The quizzes will be given
promptly at the beginning of the class and will last for about 5
minutes. Each quiz will be worth 5 points. Only the 10 quizzes with
the highest scores will be counted for the final grade.
|Exams – The dates of these exams are in the syllabus. Exams will cover information from textbook assignments, lectures, laboratory exercises, and audiovisual materials.|
|Each exam will have a multiple-choice section and a second section that will test your knowledge of laboratory materials, the practicum. There will be four exams, 100 points/exam. The lowest score of one section (either the multiple-choice or practicum section) of one exam will be dropped.|
| There are no make-up
exams for the practicum section of any exam! If you miss an exam, you
can make up only the multiple choice section. The practicum
section will be assigned a score of zero and will be dropped as
|Exam Rules – Once an examination has begun you will not be permitted to leave the room until you have completed the exam or the exam is over. In other words, once you have left the room (including bathroom breaks) it will be assumed that you have completed the examination. Exceptions to this rule will be granted only if a medical necessity is adequately proven (e.g. doctor's note). An accommodation will then be arranged.|
| The use of pagers
or cell phones during the exam is not permitted!
|Final Exam – The final exam will include an online multiple-choice
exam in which multiple choice questions from practice exams will be
selected. This review section will be worth 50 points.
The remaining section will be an exam similar to the four exams given
during the course with a 50 point multiple point section and a 50
point practicum. Only new material will be covered in this portion of
the exam. This exam will not be dropped!
|Laboratory Rules - Laboratory rules include but are not limited to cleaning up your messes and putting equipment and materials away correctly. It is also assumed that all students will contribute toward creating a pleasant and productive learning environment.|
| You cannot have
children in the lab!
|Extra Credit – Each exam and the final will be associated with 20 extra credit points. The extra credit points are associated with attendance, cooperation and the completion of oral demonstrations of knowledge in front of the instructor.|
|The extra credit points are earned by the students on a provisional basis. Extra credit points my be withdrawn if the student fails to cooperate with his/her peers and the professor in creating a pleasant and productive learning environment. Here are some examples of how you may lose these extra credit points:|
|Scoring – The grading scale is as follows:
|I reserve the right to change this scale in favor of the
|Grading Points -
|Grading Policy – A final letter grade will be assigned
according to the points earned and will not be adjusted either up or
down. In other words, if your total number of points earns you a C this
is the grade you will receive. You will not be given either a higher or
lower grade. B's as well as D's will have to be earned. Again,
grades will not be modified in either direction by a student's request.
Dishonesty -There is an expectation that all students will display the utmost academic integrity. This means that students will do their own work and will employ only their own knowledge and skills on assignments and exams.
Penalties for violation of academic honesty include:
The requirement that the assignment or exam be repeated. (This will only be allowed if there are mitigating circumstances.)
|Food and Drink - No food or drink is allowed in the lecture
room without permission from the Dean of the SME department. Only
drink will be allowed in the laboratory. However, I reserve the right to
cancel permission to drink in the laboratory when I deem necessary.
|Attendance - If you are absent during the first two weeks of the semester without a valid reason and without informing me either by voice mail (575-6834) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org you will be dropped and your space given to someone else.|
|You are expected to attend all lecture and laboratory sessions for the entire class period. There are NO excused absences except as defined in the MJC catalog. Any student missing the first class without prior notification will be dropped. If you are absent more than six (6) hours during the semester, you may be dropped from the class.|
|If you plan to drop the class, remember that it is up to YOU (not me) to see that you are dropped. It is possible that I may fail to drop you and then be forced to give you an F grade at the end of the semester.|
|You are responsible for making up anything covered in class during an absence.|