Syllabus: BIOLOGY 2252 – Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Course Sort Numbers: 81083 and 81084
Fall Semester 2023 -- 12:30 - 1:45 p.m., Monday & Wednesday, Peeples 114.
Lab: Either Monday or Wednesday, 2:00 – 4:50 p.m., Peeples 225.

Dr. James K. Adams -- 164 Sequoya Hall      Off.: 706-272-4427     Cell: 678-767-5938
E-mail:       Faculty website:

Student Hours:  9:00 - 11:30 a.m. M & W, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., T (and likely Th).
Available much Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings most weeks.
Call ahead or e-mail ahead of time.

: Human Anatomy and Physiology, 11th Edition, by Marieb & Hoehn
Laboratory Manual: As above (also by Marieb [and Smith]) Main Edition (12th Edition)


Syllabus: BIOLOGY 2213 – Human Anatomy & Physiology II. 2

Weekly Schedule: 3

August 14 - 17. 3

August 21 - 24. 3

August 28 - 31. 3

September 4 - 7 . 3

September 11 - 14. 3

September 18 - 21. 3

September 25 - 28. 4

October 2 - 5. 4

October 9 - 12. 4

October 16 - 19. 4

October 23 - 26. 4

October 30 - November 2. 4

November 6 - 9. 4

November 13 - 16. 4

November 20 - 23. 4

November 27 - 30

December 4. 4 . 4






Emergency Instructional Plan



Basic Needs Statement

Disability Access. 7

Crisis Resources. 8

Ethical Conduct. 7

Academic Dishonesty. 7

Classroom Behavior. 7

Campus Carry

Course Withdrawal Statement. 7

Full Withdrawal Statement. 7

Grade Appeals. 7

Academic Progression. 8

Title IX Information. 8

Student Well Being. 8

Officially Authorized DSC Groups and Activities


Weekly Schedule:

August 14 - 17I will introduce the course, and then we will start chapter 17 in the textbook on blood;
in lab we will cover the blood and blood cells lab (Exercise 29 in the lab book); we will also do blood
typing, but (unfortunately) this will be done with fake blood.

August 21 - 24:  In the text, will finish the blood chapter and begin the heart chapter (chapter 18);
specifically covering heart anatomy (pages 671 - 685); we will cover heart anatomy (Exercise 30) in

August 28 - 31:  We will cover heart physiology (chapter 18) and in lab we will cover blood vessels
(Exercise 32).  For lab, you should also prepare by examining pages 736 - 758 in the text, as
you will learn the names of a number of vessels on many of these pages. Be sure to study the entire handout on "Circulatory System structures to know" for next week’s practical (which is also accessible on my website, see above).

September 4 - 7: Monday is Labor Day holiday. For this week, in lecture, we will do the blood vessel chapter (19) . Wednesday we will take our first our first LAB PRACTICAL on cardiovascular anatomy (the "Circulatory System Structures to Know" sheet).

September 11 –14: This week we will finish the blood vessel chapter and then do the lymphatic system chapter (20). In lab we will do the immune/lymphatic exercise (#35), but on Monday we will do this AFTER the first LAB PRACTICAL.

September 18 - 21:  Monday, Sept. 18, we will have our first LECTURE EXAM over chapters 17-19. We will start the immune system chapter (21) in lecture on Wednesday. In lab this week will we do respiratory anatomy (exercise 36).

September 25 - 28: We will finish the rest of the immune system and start the respiratory system chapter (chapter 22). In lab, we will have our second LAB PRACTICAL over the lymphatic, immune and respiratory system (again study the "Structures to know" sheet you will be handed).  After the lab practical, we will begin digestive system anatomy (exercise 38). 

October 2 - 5: On Monday, we will finish the respiratory system and start with the digestive system (Chapter 23). On Wednesday, Oct. 4, we will have our second LECTURE EXAM on the lymphatic, immune and respiratory systems. We will finish digestive system anatomy in lab.

October 9 - 12:  On Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 9-10, we have our Fall Break.  In lecture on Wednesday, we will still be continuing with the digestive system chapter (chapter 23). No lab this week.

October 16 - 19:  In lecture, we will finish the digestive system and start the nutrition chapter (chapter 24, ONLY pages 927 - 936).
In lab, we will have our third LAB PRACTICAL on the digestive system, then do the Urinary system anatomy (exercise 40).   Friday, October 20, is the last Day to Withdraw with a W (not an F).

October 23 - 26: We will finish the nutrition chapter and complete the urinary system (Chapter 25). In lab we will perform urinalysis (exercise 41 and handout; on fake urine, by the way).

October 30 - November 2: On Monday, Oct. 30, we will have our third LECTURE EXAM over the digestion, nutrition, and urinary system chapters. We will begin our coverage of chapter (26) on fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance. In lab, we will discuss the male reproductive system (exercise 42), but first have our fourth LAB PRACTICAL over the urinary system.                    

November 6 - 9: We will finish Chapter 26 and then discuss the male reproductive system (Chapter 27, pages 1042-1060). We will also discuss sexually transmitted diseases (pages 1080 and 1081).  In lab, we will cover the female reproductive system (exercise 43).

November 13 - 16:  We will discuss of the female reproductive system (chapter 27, pages 1060 - 1079) in lecture, and discuss a bit about sexually transmitted diseases and the development of the reproductive system as well (pages 1081 - 1086). In lab, we will be talking about developmental stages (see chapter 28 in the text).

November 20 - 23In lecture, we will begin the discussion of development (Chapter 28), and finish with and likely will begin genetics (chapter 29), which will only be covered on the final. In lab, we will have our fifth and final LAB PRACTICAL on the reproductive system and developmental stages.

November 27 - 30: We will finish our discussion of development, as well as a discussion of the effects of pregnancy, birth and lactation on mother (chapter 28, pages 1112-1117), and then begin genetics. On Wednesday Nov. 29, we will have our fourth LECTURE EXAM, over fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance, male and female reproductive systems, and development.  In lab we will have the final LAB PRACTICAL 5 over male and female reproductive systems, and developmental stages, and likely continue our discussion of genetics.

December 4:  We will finish genetics and review for the final. We'll also try to set up a time for another review session.

FINAL EXAM (cumulative), Wednesday, Dec. 6, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Withdrawal date is Friday, October 20, 2023.


Biology 2252 – Fall 2023; Dr. James K. Adams – 164 Sequoya Hall

          All lectures will be streamed on Teams and recorded, and available through the DSC OneDrive and will be loaded on Georgia View. This means whether you are in class or not, you will be able to watch the lectures over again. I plan on being in communication with you by e-mail with announcements weekly. I will also be sure to announce assignments and due dates both in class, by e-mail, and on my website. E-mail or call me on my office phone (see below) to make an appointment. To reach me, call my office at 272-4427. Alternatively, you can call me at home until 9:00p.m. at 706-602-6993 (Calhoun; a local call from the Dalton area). If you KNOW you are going to miss a test day, please let me know. If you have to miss the test completely, make sure you let me know that and we will need to make it up as SOON as possible.

            If you miss a test or lab without contacting me (up to 24 hours afterwards), you will receive a zero for that test or lab, even if you come to me later with a doctor’s (or other) excuse (there are, of course, exceptions for EXTREME circumstances).  When you contact me, you need to indicate when you wish to make up the missed test.  If you do it before I am done grading and returning the tests to other students, you will be allowed to have the same test, but if you schedule to make the test up after I have returned it to other students, then obviously you will get a different test.   Labs are extremely difficult to make up, so it would be best to attend another lab the same week if available. If you missed the scheduled make up time, you will receive a zero, with excuses only in extreme circumstances.  Anyone caught cheating on any assignment or test will also receive a zero for that work only – everyone is allowed one bad decision (but only one).  A second instance of cheating will result in an “F” for the course.  You must pass both the lab and the lecture to pass the course (get an “F” in either and you will get an “F” for the course).

Grading scale:
90 - 100%:       A
80 - 89%:         B
70 - 79%          C
60 - 69%          D
<60%               F

            Grades may be subject to some curving after all points are totaled at the end of the semester.  You
will be notified of such at that time.

            The tentative point total for the course is 990 points (see below).  I reserve the right to add or delete
a couple of assignments/quizzes at my discretion, though this is UNLIKELY.

4 exams @ 100 points each                 400
Final Exam                                          160
Urinalysis exercise                                 40
5 Lab Practicals                                  390 ±
Total: 990

You may drop/withdraw from the course without penalty until Friday, October 20, 2023.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE:   This course covers the following systems: circulatory,
lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.  Also covered in appropriate
places are certain aspects of metabolism, osmotic balance, development and genetics.  The underlying
themes are the importance of understanding the chemistry (physiology) of the different systems and how
interactive physiology of systems works to maintain homeostasis (and therefore life).

COURSE OBJECTIVES:   Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1.  Identify the basic cell types and structures of the following systems:
            a) cardiovascular; b) lymphatic; c) immune; d) respiratory; e) digestive; f) urinary; and    
            g) reproductive.
2.  Demonstrate an understanding of how the above systems function in a healthy human body.
3.  Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of homeostasis and the role each system plays in
            maintaining homeostasis in a healthy human body.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS: Many students do not seem to realize that there are differences between high
school science courses and college sciences courses. For those of you taking this Anatomy & Physiology
course, most of you have been exposed to General Biology at the college level and so have an idea of how
much work is necessary outside of class to succeed .  Even so, the amount of material covered in and the
pace of this course may seem significant, so it is important to come to class each day prepared.  This means
you will need to read ahead on the assignments, and also study outside of class (a minimum of 8-10 hours
per week is recommended).  It is extremely dangerous to fall behind in this course, as it is extremely
difficult to catch up.  If you were one of those students who could make “C’s”, or even “B’s” or “A’s”, in
high school without studying, more power to you.  However, that strategy will be guaranteed to fail in this
class.  Additionally, you are expected to demonstrate both analytical and critical thinking skills in this class,
which means you will be asked with some frequency to distinguish between very similar answers, as well as
apply information you know to novel situations.  Perhaps the most important thing to remember is to ask
.  In class, do not hesitate to raise your hand when you are confused, and be sure to jot down
questions to be asked later while you are studying.  There is no better way to learn material than to ASK!! 
If you do not understand and do not ask, then you put yourself in an extremely dangerous situation since a
lot of information you will be expected to learn builds on other material you will be expected to know!  I
will be happy to help as much as I can, but I can’t help you beyond my lectures if you don’t ask for help.


Emergency Instructional Plan:      

Should it be necessary that we miss classes due to inclement weather or coronavirus, please refer to the schedule of readings/exercises on the syllabus and my faculty website at and complete the indicated readings/exercises. Obviously, we can continue online even if inclement weather or coronavirus does keep us from coming to campus. We MAY be able to do limited group field trips, IF people are still well and the college has been closed, but don’t count on it. Do not forget that I have a special link on my website specifically for test dates and due dates, so it should be easy to remind yourself if the due date for some quiz/collection update/test is fast approaching.

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BASIC NEEDS STATEMENT (Affirmed by the Faculty Senate, June 2021)

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Disability Access  
(From the Disability Access website, reaffirmed June 2021)

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Contact information
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Ethical Conduct   (Last modified and reaffirmed June 2021)

Academic Dishonesty:          
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Course Withdrawal Statement
(Last modified and reaffirmed June 2021)

The last day to drop this class without penalty (a W) is Friday, October 15, 2021. If you submit the online form to drop the course by this date, you will be assigned a grade of W. After this date, withdrawal without penalty is permitted only in cases of Extreme Hardship as determined by the Dean of Students and a Hardship Withdrawal Committee; otherwise, a grade of WF will be issued. Students who fail to complete the official drop/withdrawal procedure will receive the grade of F. All Hardship Withdrawal decisions are communicated to students via their DSC email, and appropriate administrative offices are notified. Withdrawal from class is a student responsibility. The grade of W counts as hours attempted for the purposes of financial aid.

Full Withdrawal Statement

(Last modified and reaffirmed June 2021)

The proper form for withdrawing from all classes at the college after the official drop/add period but before the published withdrawal date (Academic Campus Calendar) is the Schedule Adjustment Form. All students must meet with a staff member at the Dean of Students office in the upper-level of the Pope Student Center to initiate the withdrawal process and complete an exit interview. After meeting with the staff member, students will then finalize the withdrawal process in the Enrollment Services Office.

Grade Appeals

A student may file a formal challenge to a grade if there is unequivocal evidence that one or more of the following applies:

a)       It was a direct result of arbitrary and capricious conduct on the part of the instructor;

b)      The instructor discriminated against the student on the basis of a protected classification as the term is defined by Federal Law, Georgia State Law, or the Administrative Code of the City of Dalton;

c)       The grade was incorrectly calculated;

d)      A clerical error occurred in recording the grade; or

e)       A mitigating circumstance prevented the student from completing a final assignment or attending the final exam.

To appeal a grade, the student must notify the instructor in writing no later than two days after the posting of final grades. See Grade Changes and Appeals [ix] for the complete documentation.

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To remain in academically good standing, students must maintain an institutional GPA of 2.0 or higher.  Students who do not maintain a 2.0 move through a sequence of statuses ranging from Academic Warning to Academic Probation to Academic Suspension to Academic Dismissal.  See Academic Progress [x] for the complete documentation.

Title IX Information

Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

(Last Modified May 2018)

In accordance with federal and state law including, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the University System of Georgia (USG) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any of its education programs or activities or in employment. The USG is committed to ensuring the highest ethical conduct of the members of its community by promoting a safe learning and working environment. To that end, this Policy prohibits Sexual Misconduct, a form of sex discrimination, as defined herein.

Please visit the
Title IX at Dalton State web page [xii] for additional information on the policy [xiii], How to Report [xiv], Resources [xv], and Training.

Student Well Being

The Dalton State College Counseling Center (DSCCC) provides brief mental health services to currently enrolled students. All services are free and confidential. We also provide referrals to community resources for more comprehensive support such as medication management, ongoing help for chronic mental health concerns, and more. To schedule a free consultation, visit and complete the “Phone Consultation Request” form or call 706-272-4430. 

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participate in events off campus during school days, they shall be treated similarly to any faculty or staff
member acting in that same capacity. Thus, just as faculty and staff have excused absences from their
regular work schedules, students shall be excused from class without penalty if they are off campus
representing Dalton State College in an approved, official capacity during their regular class time.
Examples include presenting a paper or otherwise participating in a conference, attending a University
System student affairs event, participating in intercollegiate competition (athletic or academic), partici-
pating in an approved field trip, etc. Just as faculty and staff members are required to submit Request
to Travel forms for approval, in order to be excused, the student needs to provide the following informa-
tion to the instructor prior to the date when he/she will be absent from class:

The student shall be allowed to make up any work missed during the time he/she is off campus repre-
senting DSC in an official capacity. He/she shall discuss what will be missed with the instructor and make
arrangements to make up any assignments, tests, presentations, etc. that were scheduled on that date.