Mr. Bogus- Human Anatomy and Physiology / General (Dual Credit) Biology / Human Body Systems / Genetics

  • I am in my 18th year of teaching science at SHS, 28th year of teaching science. I received my Bachelor's of Education degree from the University of Wyoming in 1987 (GO POKES!) and completed my Master of Biology degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in the Summer of 2013.  I was born and raised in Cheyenne, WY. My family includes my wife Peg, and ten-year old daughter Tori.  I love to fly-fish, hike, garden, and recently started hunting for gold. I teach 2 sections of Human Anatomy and Physiology, 2 sections of Biology2 (dual-credit through WNCC), 2 sections of Human Body Systems/PLTW and CATS Genetics.

Anatomy and Physiology Syllabus

  • HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
    COURSE SYLLABUS- 2013-2014
    MR. JIM BOGUS
    SCOTTSBLUFF HIGH SCHOOL, Room 101

    COURSE OBJECTIVE: To explore the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body. The course is designed for college-bound students interested in the medical field, or those with a desire to learn the functioning of the human body.

    TEXT: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology. Martini and Bartholomew, 4th edition.

    PREREQUISITES: Biology and Chemistry.

    CLASS RULE: SHOW RESPECT!!! (This will be explained in detail during class.)

    GRADING POLICY: Grades will be determined using tests, lab work, daily assignments, quizzes, and media article critiques. Being a college preparatory course, testing will have a major emphasis (50%) in the grading policy.
    Percentage Point Grading Breakdown
    40%- TESTS (after each chapter, and major projects)
    30%- LAB (participation and summaries)
    20%- DAILY (homework assignments and quizzes)
    10%- SEMESTER EXAM (comprehensive)

    1st SEMESTER TOPICS OUTLINE:
    Chapter 1- Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
    Chapter 3- Cell Structure and Function (brief)
    Chapter 4- Tissue Level of Organization
    Chapter 5- The Integumentary System
    Chapter 6- The Skeletal System
    Chapter 7- The Muscular System

    2nd SEMESTER TOPICS OUTLINE:
    Chapter 8- The Nervous System
    Chapter 9- General and Special Senses
    Chapter 10- The Endocrine System
    Chapter 11- The Cardiovascular System: Blood
    Chapter 12- The Cardiovascular System: The Heart
    Chapter 13- The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Circulation
    Chapter 15- The Respiratory System
    Chapter 16- The Digestive System
    Chapter 19- The Reproductive System
    Chapter 20- Development and Inheritance (brief)

    TUTORING: Available on a need basis. My conference times are periods 3 & 4, and I will also be available before and especially after school in room 101. Please inform me when you plan to come for tutoring, to ensure that I will be in my classroom at that time. Wednesday immediately after school the week following a missed lab will be the designated time to make up the assignment.

    EXTRANEAOUS INFORMATION: Medical professionals from the surrounding community will be brought in for career and informational purposes. The creation of a Medical Professions club in conjunction with Regional West Medical Center is available, and is a great opportunity for those students with a serious interest in any of the medical fields. The opportunity to observe an interactive/live surgery is a possibility. Article critiques will allow the student to explore those fields of most interest. The article critiques will be counted as a test grade, with presentations as extra credit. More information about the article critiques will be given later. A large, nice set of color pencils is strongly recommended.

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Biology Syllabus

  • BIOLOGY COURSE SYLLABUS- 2013-2014
    Mr. Jim Bogus
    Scottsbluff High School, Room 101

    COURSE OBJECTIVE: To explore the variety of living organisms and better understand their function and structure. An emphasis will be placed on the interrelationship of all living organisms, along with their similarities and differences.

    PREREQUISITES: None.

    TEXT: Biology. By Miller and Levine (Prentice Hall).

    CLASS RULE: SHOW RESPECT!!! (This will be explained in detail during class.)

    GRADING POLICY: Grades will be determined using tests (40%), lab work (30%), daily assignments and quizzes (20%), and a semester exam (10%).

    1st SEMESTER TOPICS OUTLINE:
    Chapter 1- The Science of Biology
    Chapter 7- Cell Structure and Function
    Chapter 8- Photosynthesis
    Chapter 9- Cellular Respiration
    Chapter 10- Cell Growth and Division
    Chapter 11- Introduction to Genetics

    2nd SEMESTER TOPICS OUTLINE:
    Chapter 12- DNA and RNA
    Chapter 13- Genetic Engineering
    Chapter 14- The Human Genome
    Chapter 15 – Darwin’s Theory of Evolution
    Chapter 16- Evolution of Populations
    Chapter 17- The History of Life
    Chapter 3- The Biosphere
    Chapter 4- Ecosystems and Community
    Chapter 5- Populations
    Chapter 6- Humans in the Biosphere
    Chapter 34- Animal Behavior
    Chapter 35- Nervous System

    TUTORING: Available on a need basis. My conference times are period 3 & 4, and will also be available before and after school in room 101. Please inform me when you plan to come for tutoring, to insure that I will be in my classroom at that time. Before and especially after school are also good times to come in for individual instruction. Wednesday immediately after school the week following a missed lab will be the designated time to make up the assignment.

    EXTRANEOUS INFORMATION: All students will be required to create and display a DNA model. There is a possibility of an ecology field trip to Nine Mile Creek, and other outside resources will be explored.