Biology II Syllabus
Cleveland State Community College/Tellico Plains High School
Biology 1010 (lecture) and 1011 (lab)
Biological Science I
Credit Hours: 4
- Instructors: Mitchel F. Witt BA in Biology from UT at Chatt. And a MS in Biology from TTU
Office hours will be before school, during the lunch hour, and after school
or at the discretion of the instructor upon request by the student.
- Text: Biology - Concepts and Connections, Taylor, Simon, Dickey,
Hogan, and Reece
9th edition, 2018
III. Course Overview:
Objectives: This semester will be devoted to the study of the scientific method, basic chemistry, cellular organization, cellular energetics, and multicellular organization into tissues, organs, and systems, with emphasis on the human.
Topic Text Assignment
Introduction to Science; Characteristics
Of Life; History of Biology Chapter 1
Basic and Organic Chemistry Chapters 2 and 3
Cell Structure and Function Chapters 4 and 5
Energy in Cells; Cellular Respiration
Photosynthesis Chapters 5, 6, and 7
Animal Organization; Tissues Chapter 20
Digestive System Chapter 21
Respiratory System Chapter 22
Gas Exchange in Plants Chapter 32 (part)
Transport in Plants Chapter 32 (part)
Circulatory System Chapter 23
Immune System Chapter 24
Temperature Regulation Chapter 25
Regulation of Body Fluids/ Excretion Chapter 25
Support and Movement Chapter 30
Nervous System and the Senses Chapters 28 and 29
Endocrine System Chapter 26
Reproductive System Chapter 27
- Learning Outcomes
The learner will be expected:
- To explain the role of natural science in the curriculum.
- To describe what the science of biology includes and what characterizes life.
- To describe certain events in the history of biology that have had a major impact.
- To explain fundamental chemistry as it relates to living things and their functions.
- To describe the important structural and functional roles that cells have in
living things and be able to state the cell theory, identify cellular organelles, and
explain the functions of cellular membranes.
- To explain energy in the context of cells and to compare cellular respiration and
- To explain the organizational levels of the human organism through a study of
tissues, organs, and systems, and to apply an understanding of the separate
systems to health related issues.
- To compare the human's organization and functions with other selected organisms.
- To develop laboratory skills, particularly through the use of the microscope,
dissection techniques, and the handling of chemicals.
- To demonstrate use the computer and internet as a research tool.
By completing these specific learning outcomes, students will satisfy the general
learning outcomes identified by the State of Tennessee to:
- Conduct an experiment, collect and analyze data, and interpret results in
a laboratory setting.
- Analyze, evaluate, and test a scientific hypothesis
- Use basic scientific language and processes, and be able to distinguish
between scientific and non-scientific explanations.
- Identify unifying principles and repeatable patterns in nature, the values
of natural diversity, and apply them to problems or issues of a scientific nature.
- Analyze and discuss the impact of scientific discovery on human thought and
An assessment instrument will be given at the close of the semester to
evaluate the student's progress in reaching these outcomes. It will consist of
questions developed by the course instructors and will be administered prior to
the final exam.
- Methods of Evaluation:
Major Lecture Tests will count 50% of the final grade
Lecture and Lab Quizzes will count 30% of the final grade
The Final Exam will be comprehensive and count 20% of the final grade
VII. Attendance Policy
Lecture: Attendance is required for all classes. Excessive absences will be
noted through early alert letters sent by the college. In the event of
any absence, the student should check with the instructor about work
that has been missed. An explanation of absence is expected. As would
be true in the workplace, punctuality is also important. Excessive tardies,
at the discretion of the instructor, may be counted as absence. Individual
instructors can require make-up work at their discretion. If an exam is
missed and documented due to personal illness or family situation that
requires your absence, a make-up exam may be given at the discretion of
the instructor. These must be scheduled when you return to class and must
be taken within two weeks of the missed exam. Make up exams will not be
the same format as the regularly scheduled exams.
Laboratory: The lab schedule will follow the lecture topic outline.
VIII. Disability Policy
If, because of a documented disability you require assistance or reasonable
accommodations to complete assigned course work (such as modifications in testing,
readers, special equipment, etc.) you must notify the instructor and accommodations
will be determined in conjunction with the school administration.
The last date to withdraw from the course without penalty is _________________.
You must see your instructor to have a drop form signed and the last date of
class attendance noted. Please plan ahead so that you can complete that requirement.
- Academic Integrity
Cleveland State students are required, as a condition of good standing and continued
enrollment, to conduct themselves properly in class. Such proper behavior includes
academic honesty, civility, and respect for others and private property. Please refer to
the Student Handbook portion of the catalog for further information.
Biology II Dual Enrollment