Biology 251

Fall 2013

Tues and Thurs 12:00 1:15 PM


Instructor: Dr. Patrick A. Carter

Office: Heald 217

Office Hours: Mon 3:00 to 3:50; Tues & Thurs 1:15 to 2:00; or by appointment

Textbook Bundle: Stanfield. Principles of Human Physiology, 5th Edition. Interactive Physiology 10 System Suite cd bundled with the textbook. Available at the Bookie and Crimson and Gray.

Lab Manual: Zoo 251 Lab Manual. Available at the Bookie or Crimson and Gray.

Class Web Page:

Instructor email: pacarter @

Syllabus (pdf): Printable syllabus

TA Office Hours: TA Schedule and Hours

Plagiarism Statement: Plagiarism





Click on the link below to see all your grades for the semester; please note that these are point totals, not percent scores, for each exam and the lab. If you completed the online pretest the first week of the semester, you will have 5 points of extra credit in the EC column. Students who took the makeup exam will have the point score for the exam they missed listed in the MAKEUP column; everybody else will have 0's in that column. Your letter grade is calculated by dividing your total points by 500 to get your course average (XTOTAL) and then using the grading scale (see below) to get your letter grade (LETGRADE). Your lab participation score is the final column (EFFORT); 0 means poor effort and 1 means good effort. The effort score was used to determine whether to move students on a grade borderline to the higher grade or not.


If you see any errors in your grades, please let me know IMMEDIATELY. I will upload the final grades on Monday 16 December. My email now seems to be functioning more or less normally.

Final Grades (grades last updated 15 Dec 2013 10:45 AM)



Final Exam

The mean on the final exam was a 70% so no curve correction was needed.


Grading Scale:


A = 92.50% and up

A- = 90.0% to 92.49%

B+ = 87.50% to 89.99%

B = 82.50% to 87.49%

B- = 80.0% to 82.49%

C+ = 75.0% to 79.99%

C = 65.0% to 74.99%

C- = 60.0% to 64.99%

D = 50.0% to 59.99%

F = 49.99% or less