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Biology 136: Introduction to the Biology of Human Reproduction - James Sniezek

Jim Sniezik

Professor James Sniezek
BIOL136 - Introduction to the Biology of Human Reporduction
Department of Biology
Rockville Campus, Science West Building, Room 131
Office Phone: 240-567-5130, Department Phone: 240-567-5124
Office Hours: E-mails and questions through discussion board.  

Thank you for your interest in BIOL136. Please feel free to e-mail me with questions not answered by the following information.
Instructor: Dr. James Sniezek, Professor of Biology at Montgomery College, Rockville Campus.

Email address: (During the course you should contact me by WebCT email or post general questions in the "module" section of the discussion board.)

Office Location: Office #131 Science West Building, Rockville Campus

Office Phone Number: 240-567-5130; Department Phone Number: 240-567-5124

Office Hours: I will be checking your emails and questions from the discussion board frequently during each week. Most online students find they do not need to meet with me face-to-face. If you would like to meet with me personally, email me so we can arrange a time to meet. You are welcome to come to see me.
This course introduces anatomical, hormonal, and neurological aspects of human reproductive biology. Topics include basic male/female anatomy, reproductive endocrinology, sexual differentiation, fertilization and early fetal development, pregnancy, labor and birth, and factors influencing fertility.
Assessment levels: ENGL 101/101A, MATH 093/096, READ 120.
We will be using HUMAN REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY 3rd Edition, Jones and Lopez, 2006, Academic Press: New York.

This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of human reproductive biology. The textbook is the foundation of the course and, to succeed in this course, you will need to carefully read the pages indicated in each module
This course consists of 11 "Modules" which will be released approximately weekly. Each module consists of Goals, Text Readings, links to Internet sites, and pop-up type pages that define unfamiliar terminology. Most Modules require you to complete an Assignment worth 10-44 points, or a quiz worth 15 points. There is no Assignment for Modules 6, 8 or 11. Each student also will Post an Introductory Email (2 pts), participate in a Group Project (80 pts), and take a midterm and a final exam (both multiple choice, 99 pts each).
Technological ability to access Internet, Microsoft Word, and/or Adobe Acrobat documents and to create documents in either Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format.
There are no on-campus requirements. You are welcome to come to my office to discuss concerns or questions or simply to meet me!
For more detailed course information, email me and I will send you a course syllabus. I look forward to working with you.

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