Announcements (refresh)

06 December 2016 C.E.

I have uploaded the scores for Examination 6 and the retake. If your score for the examination that you retook did not change, that means you did not improve. The final scores and course grades will not be posted until Saturday morning (after the due date for the remaining chapter homework). Please be aware that there is a misprint in the syllabus. Homework for Chapters 15 and 16 is due 23:59 on Friday 9 December (NOT 12 December).

Examination 6 Descriptive Statistics

Minimum 30%
Mean 70.0%
Maximum 98%

05 December 2016 C.E.

If you have opted for the retake, please remember to bring two Datalink forms. The final examination is at 09:50.

18 November 2016 C.E.

It's now official. Kim will be holding an open laboratory session in CLCC352 on 30 November from 19:00-22:00.

18 November 2016 C.E.

An open laboratory session to prepare for Practicum 2 is in the works, but I can't yet promise that it will happen. I'll keep you posted here. Enjoy the weekend.

10 November 2016 C.E.

Use the following link for a form to exercise your option to retake the examination on which you scored lowest. CAREFULLY read every word of the form before submitting it. The form must be submitted no later than 23:59:00 on 01 December 2016 C.E.

Examination 5 Descriptive Statistics

Minimum 28%
Mean 70.6%
Maximum 98%

08 November 2016 C.E.

Adam, your astute colleague, pointed out that the laboratory manual contains errors about the function of cranial nerves XI and XII. I don't have my copy on me to see exactly what the problem is, but you should know that both XI and XII should be classified as Motor.

08 November 2016 C.E.

Here is a source of mnemonics:

28 October 2016 C.E.

Examination 4 Descriptive Statistics

Minimum 22%
Mean 64.7%
Maximum 96%

21 October 2016 C.E.

You might also find this useful. If you scroll down to the table, you can click on individual muscle names.

18 October 2016 C.E.

Examination 3 Descriptive Statistics

Minimum 20%
Mean 62.3%
Maximum 94%

Practicum 1 Descriptive Statistics

Minimum 28%
Mean 62.9%
Maximum 99%

14 October 2016 C.E.

I have confirmed that the lists are working now for students. The custom lists and their codes are provided below. For help in properly entering the codes (and using the options), please launch A&P Revealed from within Connect, then choose My Course Content from the HELP VIDEOS selector at the lower right of the window.

Code (case-sensitive)
201 axial muscles
201 muscle histology
201 appendicular muscles

14 October 2016 C.E.

Students enrolled in my laboratory section heard about the change from cats to A&P Revealed yesterday. Students enrolled in in Kim's laboratory section should listen to this recording for very important information.

08 October 2016 C.E.

Since Examination 3 was postponed, I have changed the due date for the Unit 3 homework to 18 October.

03 October 2016 C.E.

I have confirmed that Kim will be holding an open session during which you may look at the various materials again in preparation for the practicum. The session will be in CLCC352 on 05 October 2016 C.E. from 19:00 to 22:00.

30 September 2016 C.E.

I have changed my mind about the partial use of machine grading for the practicum. You WILL need to bring an answer form to the practicum (the same form as for the lecture examinations). Thanks, and enjoy the weekend.

28 September 2016 C.E.

Thirty-six students voted in the referendum. Unfortunately, that means that forty-seven of you are not fulfilling your course requirement of checking this website daily. That is not good.

By a vote of 31 to 5, the change-of-date passes, and Examination 3 will be held on 13 October.

24 September 2016 C.E.

Please be sure to visit the following link as soon as possible. This is very important.

20 September 2016 C.E.

For Kim's laboratory students, here is the recording from the laboratory meeting on 23 September:


Also, if you are in Kim's section, keep in mind that you are welcome to use my laboratory websites (including important links to Udo's site, found under Laboratory Exercises).

20 September 2016 C.E.

Examination 2 Descriptive Statistics:

Mean    69.2%
Minimum    16%
Maximum    98%

07 September 2016 C.E.

Notice that I have unhidden the scores for the chapters in the first unit. Some of you do not see values for the Connect assignments. Even if you do not see values for the Connect assignments, your scores have been incorporated into your Total Current Score. The reason that you do not see the individual Connect scores is that you have not (successfully) activated single sign-on. See the announcement of 30 August for instructions.

02 September 2016 C.E.

Unfortunately, the DataLink machine that grades the answer forms has some problems. Although it scored the forms correctly, the machine did not legibly mark all the incorrect answers. What this means is that you will need to compare your answer form to the key to see which answers are incorrect. Also, there is not time in the lecture section to talk about examinations, so you will have a chance in the laboratory to look at the test. I'll set out the answer forms for you to pick up on Tuesday. Remember to bring those forms with you to the laboratory on Thursday when you look at the test itself. About one-quarter of you have Kim as a laboratory instructor, so for those students I'm offering several different choices for meeting times on this document:

Possible Meeting Times for Kim's Students

Here is an image of the key:

Examination 1 Key

You should use that to determine which specific answers you missed. Also, I treated Question 49 as a bonus, because I realized after writing it that I never talked about the zonula occludens and the zonula adherens. So your scores are out of 49, not 50. That explains the non-integer scores.

Enjoy the weekend.

01 September 2016 C.E.

Examination 1 Descriptive Statistics:

Mean    70.09966777
Minimum    36.73469388
Maximum    102.0408163

30 August 2016 C.E.

I don't think I explained in class why the Connect scores are hidden in Blackboard. I did that to avoid confusion. When you complete the chapter assignments on Connect, those scores automatically get sent to Blackboard (if you have activated single sign-on). However, those scores don't get calculated into your total score until I do so manually. So I keep the Connect scores hidden until after the due date, then I make them visible after they have been calculated into your total score. That way, if you see your Connect scores on Blackboard, you can be assured that those scores have already been used to calculate your total score. In other words, any time you look at your scores on Blackboard, the Total Current Score includes only assignments for which you can see individual scores on Blackboard.

30 August 2016 C.E.

There are still eighteen students who have not yet activated single sign-on for Connect. This implies that there are at least eighteen students who are not reading the required website announcements closely enough or often enough.

23 August 2016 C.E.

Most of those who have registered in the Connect course have registered with single sign-on, which is great, because your homework scores automatically get transferred to Blackboard. Some of you don't have single sign-on activated, and I suspect it's because you went directly through the publisher rather than through Blackboard. Please go to Blackboard and choose the Assignments menu, then click on a homework assignment. This will probably activate single sign-on. At least I hope so. Either way, your work is saved, and you will get credit, but it is more seamless if you go through Blackboard. Thanks.

22 August 2016 C.E.

All the biology faculty offices were recently moved. I was original told that I would be in CLCC217D, but I was put in CLCC217B instead. Therefore, I have changed my syllabi yet again. The current version lists my correct office number. 

19 August 2016 C.E.

If you have any trouble finding the 7th edition of the laboratory manual, try searching the web for its ISBN (978-0321884183).

The following link will perform such a search.

18 August 2016 C.E.

Two things:

1. Today was unusual, because there are no laboratory meetings this first week. However, from now on, I will not be available on Thursdays after class. I'll need to leave immediately, so I can get to the early laboratory section in time. This brings up another important point, though. If you need to meet with me, then you should feel free to stop by any of my laboratory classes on Thursdays. There will be time in those for me to speak with you. However, you should try to show up about a half hour after the start of the laboratory session. The start times are 12:00, 15:15, and 18:30, but during the first half hour of each section, I'll be busy with the students, so you would have to wait.

2. Please carefully read the following message from DRC West:

"A notetaker is needed for this class. In exchange for providing this service, the selected notetaker will be paid a stipend of $25.00 per credit, i.e. total of $75 for a 3 credit class OR if preferred, awarded a letter of community service at the end of the semester. If you take clear, concise notes and are willing to share a copy, visit the DRC's web page and click on any of the DRC Connect links on the page and click 'sign up as a notetaker'."

Enjoy the weekend, and never hesitate to email me (

16 August 2016 C.E.

I have made a change to the laboratory schedule and to the final examination date and time for the lecture section. Please be sure to use the syllabi the were last updated 16 August 2016 C.E.

16 May 2016 C.E.


Welcome to BIO201. For various reasons, I am choosing to use my own website (this one) for this course, but you will be required to visit Blackboard to view your scores. If any item in the menu to the left is unavailable as a link, that is because the corresponding page is being amended. When changes have been made, the menu item will become an active link.

You are required to check these announcements daily throughout the term, and any announcements that appear here will be official. It is a good idea to take a few minutes right now and familiarize yourself with this website. You should also take a look at the global site to see whether there is anything that might be helpful to you in any of your courses. It would be silly not to at least take a look to see what's there that might help you.

I want you to succeed in this course, but doing so is going to require a commitment on your part. Part of that commitment is carefully reading everything, including all parts of this website. You should do that BEFORE you become busy (that means before the term starts).

There are two things that you should take care of immediately. You should visit the link for Bonus Points, because you will not have a chance for any extra points later in the term. Also, you MUST read and submit the Rules Consent Form. You will receive no credit for any work until that electronic form is submitted.

I'll see you soon.