BI 214 Personal & Community Health
S2T 2009 DL
Dr. Nancy Bowers
Adjunct Online Instructor
PhD Ecology The Pennsylvania State UniversityMS Zoology Virginia Polytechnic and State UniversityBS Zoology University of Massachusetts
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16 March - 10 May 2009
Health & Wellness, 9th ed
Authors:Edlin & Golanty
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core assessment is the final exam consisting of 76 objective questions (2 pts each) and 7 discussion question (point value indicated on each).
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Grading: Grades for this course will be determined using the following assessment items:
Grading Rubrics/criteria for each listed item are included within the assignment. Mastery Quizzes are to be taken each week. The Quizzes may be taken multiple times; however, you must score at least 80% on the Quiz before you will receive credit.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will not be accepted unless under extreme circumstances (at the instructors discretion). If you know you are going to miss a deadline, please contact me PRIOR to the deadline so that we can try to make alternative arrangements. Late assignments that are graded will be assessed a penalty.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
FORMAT: A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday. The class begins the first day of the term (16 Mar) and ends midnight the last Sunday of the term (10 May). Material for each week will be released on the Friday prior to the start of the week. You can access each week's materials by clicking on the various links (e.g., Lecture, Discussion, Homework, Mastery Quiz). Unless otherwise indicated, assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by Sunday at midnight Mountain Time. It is important to understand that this is not a course where assignments can be posted at any time during the 8-week term and there is a deadline each week for that week's assignments. Assignments posted after the deadline will not receive credit.
TIME COMMITTMENT: Students are expected to devote a minimum of SIX hours per class week logged on to the classroom in online activities. Other activities such as completing assignments, sending/receiving email and conducting research over the web will require additional hours!
PLAGIARISM, PARAPHRASING and CITING REFERENCES: When preparing your Discussion postings, Homework and Quiz answers, you must properly cite any and ALL of your sources; including your text book! Copying and pasting of information you find on the Internet (or any other source) without the use of quotation marks and proper citations is plagiarism and will not be tolerated. Please be sure to download the Reference Formats file in the Doc Sharing area that addresses how you should cite your references; your grade on your Discussion postings, Homework and Reports will reflect your ability to do this correctly. Furthermore, proper use of information you find in books, newspapers, journals or on the Internet include:
DISCUSSION ACTIVITIES: A good deal of your learning in this class will take place in our weekly Discussions. All students will participate in discussions through multiple responses. Spelling and grammar are very important in an online course. By using a word processing tool you have ready access to some type of spell check capability, please use it. Disruptive behavior (as deemed by the instructor) will not be allowed. There are two Discussion topics in each week, so be sure to participate in them all. An initial post in each one should be made by WEDNESDAY with at least one response to a posting from other students (in both topics) by Sunday. The interaction that you have in this class is by exchanging these posts and is a very important learning tool.
Be sure to read the Discussion Grade Rubric so that you understand what is expected of your posts. The interaction that you have in this class is by exchanging these posts and is a very important learning activity. NOTE: In most cases, the questions asked in our Discussions (and Homework) have a "correct" answer and I expect you to use your BOOK, online LECTURES or other SOURCES to answer them.
MASTERY QUIZZES: Each week you will need to complete a Mastery quiz that covers your readings. You can take this quiz as many times as necessary, but in order to receive credit (15 pts) for the quiz, you must attain an 80% or better. The quizzes are graded automatically, BUT please note there are a number of fill-in the blank and short answer questions that I will need to hand grade; often your answer may be correct but the computer does not recognize it (e.g., misspelling, slightly different phrasing). I strongly recommend that you submit your first attempt no later than SATURDAYs so that I can grade your Quiz. This is the procedure I recommend for completing the Mastery quizzes:
EXTRA CREDIT: There is NO extra credit available in this course! If you want to attain an A in this class, then complete all the assignments at the A level.
ATTENDANCE: Attendance in this online course is determined by your keeping up to date with classroom assignments and responses. Your attendance is also tracked by the amount of time spent online. You are required to participate in the weekly discussion topics. Failure to "show up" for the weekly work will count as an absence for that week. Computers do crash, but this is not a legitimate excuse to miss class. It is your responsibility to notify me by phone and/or find another means to submit your work. See Park's attendance policy below as well.
CHECK YOUR PIRATE MAIL: I will be communicating with you regularly via your PirateMail email account. It is required that you use PirateMail for your online class, so check your PirateMail daily! Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. All emails sent to the instructor must include "BI101: Purpose of message" in the subject line of the email. Emails without this information will not be recognized.
PARK UNIVERSITY'S ONLINE COURSE POLICIES: In addition to the specific course policies above, students are responsible for reading and adhering to Park's Online Course Policies. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.
WEEK 1 (16-22 March Jan 2009)
Topic: Introduction and physical activity
Readings: Chps 1 and 7 and online lecture
Assignments: Discussion topics, homework, Nutrition project, Wellness project, Mastery 1
WEEK 2 (23-29 March 2009)
Topic: Nutrition and weight management
Readings: Chps 5 and 6 and online lecture
Assignments: Discussion topics, homework, Nutrition project, Wellness project, Mastery 2
WEEK 3 (30 March-5 April 2009)
Topic: Stress and physiological health
Readings: Chps 3 and 4 and online lecture
Assignments: Discussion topics, homework, Nutrition project, Wellness project, Mastery 3
WEEK 4 (6-12 April 2009)
Topic: Sexuality and reproduction
Readings: Chps 8 and 9, online lecture and additional websites
Assignments: Discussion topics, homework, Nutrition project, Wellness project, Mastery 4
WEEK 5 (13-19 April 2009)
Topic: Birth control and STDs
Readings: Chps 10 and 11, online lectures and additional websites
Assignments: Discussion topics, homework, Wellness project, Mastery 5
WEEK 6 (20-26 April 2009)
Topic: Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
Readings: Chps 16, 17 & 18, three online lectures and additional websites
Assignments: Discussion topics, homework, Wellness project, Mastery 6
PROCTOR REQUEST FORM DUE!
WEEK 7 (27 April-3 May 2009)
Topic: Immunity, infection and cancer
Readings: Chps 12 and 13 and online lectures
Assignments: Discussion topics, homework, Wellness project, Mastery 7
WEEK 8 (4-10 May 2009)
Topic: Cardiovascular diseases and aging
Readings: Chps 14 and 22, online lectures and additional websites
Assignments: Discussion topics, homework, Mastery 8, and a comprehensive final exam
PROCTORED FINAL EXAM - Comprehensive
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87Plagiarism Warnings will be issued for the following reasons (true for ALL assignments, including your Quizzes):
1. If you use direct quotes (e.g., copy directly) from your source without the use of quotation marks. NOTE: Simply providing a citation for your source is NOT sufficient; you MUST also use quotation marks.
2. If you poorly paraphrase material from your source.
3. If you do not properly cite all of your sources (including your textbook).
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:2/25/2009 1:56:07 PM