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BIOSCI 204 - Human Anatomy/Physiology I - La France Daniels Jr

Course:Human Anatomy/Physiology I
Professor:La France Daniels Jr
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Hello Students,

My name is La France and Let me start by saying welcome to my Biology Course. I am passionate about teaching the subject of Biology to my students and I make your success my primary goal in my courses.

Now you are probably asking how we go about helping you succeed in my courses. First, I make my courses safe for you to learn and express yourself without fear of rejection or criticism,

Second I insure everyone is included in my courses. Lastly, and most important I make my courses fun! It's a Biology course and we study the life of living things which is interesting and even exciting at times. 

Okay, I look forward to seeing you in class.


Course Description

(SLO's) Student Learning Outcomes

For Lecture you will identify, describe, and draw the anatomical structures (organs, tissues, cells, cell products), for the integumentary system, skeletal system, the muscular system, and the nervous system, and evaluate the functions of each, describing the physiological mechanism by which each works to maintain health and homeostasis.

 For Lab you will Identify and evaluate anatomical structures (organs, tissue, cells, cell products) Through microscopy, models, and dissection for each organ system studied.

You will perform and evaluate physiological experiments and analyze data.

What to Expect in this Course

Weekly lectures presentations are presented in person in a designated classroom. Students will also take lecture exams in this location.

The primary method of communication I will use to communicate with the class is through the College of the Canyons email. You should therefore check your email daily to ensure you receive all important announcements from me. 

During the weekly laboratory component of the course, we will observe various tissue, cells, and sections under the light microscope. We will also engage in the dissection of anatomical structures from animal and a cat specimen. Students will use dissecting tools like scalpels, forceps, scissors, dissection trays, and pins to conduct the dissections.  

Students can also expect lab practical exams.



Types of Assessments

Students can expect weekly Lecture quizzes, reading assignments, lecture exams and a lecture final exam at the close of the semester..

Students can expect weekly Laboratory assignments, extra credit assignments and a lab practical exam at the close of the semester.  


Textbook Information

Required Text books for this course: Can be purchased at the COC bookstore.

Lecture Textbook: Saladin, K.S. Anatomy and Physiology: The Unity of Form, 10th ed. McGraw Hill, 2024.

Laboratory Textbook: Sarikas, S.N. Visual Anatomy and Physiology Lab Manual, Cat Version, 2nd ed. Pearson, 2018.


Other Relevant Course Information

All students are required to attend the fist week of classes or run the risk of losing their spot in the class to students on the waitlist.  

For this course, regular “attendance” is important and vital to your success in the class.

In addition, completing the weekly lecture, lab homework assignments and completing all quizzes, exams by the due

dates listed. You should communicate with me right away if you anticipate a disruption in your

schedule that will impact your ability to complete the assigned coursework by the due date. 

I recommend all students in my class attend my scheduled office hours with me at list once and often if you find yourself struggling with course material.  


Additional Resources


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  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

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Online Education

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Last updated: 02/01/2024 Sub#: 447