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Human Anatomy & Physiology

Summer Session I & II

This week, I spoke with James Monks, who will be running the labs for HAP I & II.

Are there characteristics of students who do particularly well in this course? 

I would say that students who stay organized, use flashcards, and study in groups are better able to do well in this class. Students who ASK for help often do better as well, and I personally encourage all students to discuss topics with me later, or even interrupt the lecture if they have relevant questions.

How does the summer schedule impact the pace of the course?

Students should be prepared for 4-5 hours of a fast paced and detailed learning experience. Typically this can equal nearly one week of class time every day. The good side is that you do not have much time to forget, though conversely it is easy to fall behind if you are not diligent.

What is one of the most interesting thing students will learn as a result of taking HAP I or II?

I personally love to learn (and teach) about the nervous system. Discovering how the brain works, as well as our senses like vision and balance is really rewarding and eye opening. I also love being able to teach anatomy and physiology mainly because I am still a practicing physician, and how this class relates to the real world and my clinical experience is something I think is important to bring into the classroom for students to learn from.


If this sounds like a course that interests you, sign up for:

Summer Session I 

CRN 20037 BIO1510 Human Anatomy and Physiology I: Anatomy and Physiology

CRN 20038 BIO1511 Human Anatomy & Physio I Lab James Monks 

Summer Session II

CRN 20051 BIO1520 Human Anatomy and Physiology II: Physiology and Nutrition


CRN 20056 BIO1521 Human Anatomy & Physio II Lab James Monks