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Southeastern Community College Biology Department

South Campus

Keokuk, IA

 


FALL Classes

Biomolecular Processes

BIO 252 Biomolecular Processes
Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Credit: 3
This class is designed primarily for first-year students in various health-related programs.  Emphasis is placed on practical aspects of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry.  The class will begin with a brief review of measurement and classification of matter.  Atomic structure will follow with emphasis on electron configuration and chemical properties.  Chemical bonding, formulas and equations, and oxidation and reduction will be followed by the gas laws.  The liquid state and acids, bases, and salts will be included as topics.  The course will conclude with an investigation into the nature of organic compounds, focusing on carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids.  .

The Living World

BIO:108 The Living World
Lecture: 3 Lab: 2 Credit: 4
Description:A study of the structural and functional relationships of living organisms, their diversity, and evolution. Includes and introduction to the Scientific Method. Intended for non-science major.

Human Anatomy

BIO 177 Human Anatomy
Lecture: 3 Lab: 2 Credit: 4
Description:A systems approach to the structure of the human body. The course covers cells, histology, and the various organ systems of the body, e.g., nervous system, respiratory system, digestive system, reproductive system. Lab covers cells, tissues, bones, muscles, and the other organ systems and includes dissection of selected organisms.

SPRING Classes

Microbiology              

BIO-186 Microbiology
Lecture: 3 Lab: 2 Credit: 4
This course is designed to be a study of microbial populations and to their relationships to the human in health and disease. 4 semester credit hours. 3 hours lecture and 1 hour lab credit. Prerequisite: BIO-252.

Concepts of Life            

BIO-109 Concepts of Life
Lecture: 3 Lab: 2 Credit: 4

“Concepts of Life” is designed for non-science majors.  It is a basic molecular and cellular study with emphasis on chemical interactions, principles of inheritance, and population dynamics. There are no prerequisites.  4 semester credit hours.  3 hours lecture and l hour lab credit.

Biomolecular Processes              

BIO 252 Biomolecular Processes
Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Credit: 3

This class is designed primarily for first-year students in various health-related programs.  Emphasis is placed on practical aspects of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry.  The class will begin with a brief review of measurement and classification of matter.  Atomic structure will follow with emphasis on electron configuration and chemical properties.  Chemical bonding, formulas and equations, and oxidation and reduction will be followed by the gas laws.  The liquid state and acids, bases, and salts will be included as topics.  The course will conclude with an investigation into the nature of organic compounds, focusing on carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. 

 

Spring Break Trip - Grand Canyon

Summer Classes

Human Anatomy

BIO 177 Human Anatomy
Lecture: 3 Lab: 2 Credit: 4
Description:A systems approach to the structure of the human body. The course covers cells, histology, and the various organ systems of the body, e.g., nervous system, respiratory system, digestive system, reproductive system. Lab covers cells, tissues, bones, muscles, and the other organ systems and includes dissection of selected organisms.
     
     
 

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    About Me

    I graduated from Carthage High School in Carthage Illinois. I earned my bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb. My master's degree is from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. I also completed a sixteen credit program in molecular biology/bacteriology research for teachers at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

    I started my teaching career at Southeastern High School in Augusta, Illinois. I continued my career at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Illinois. During that time, I also started teaching an occasional night class and summer class at Carl Sandburg College in Carthage, Illinois.

    I currently reside in a house in the woods on a small acreage near Hamilton, Illinois. I have spent much of my free time in recent years following my 2 daughters around as they participated at school activities, sports, music, etc. I also try to raise Christmas trees, practice some forestry, and participate in Audubon's annual bird census.

    My favorite memory from my teaching career is the independent study class that took a field trip to the Bahamas to study marine ecology. I would love to do that again.

                                        

    Contact Information

    Southeastern Community College
    Biology Department
    335 Messenger Road
    Keokuk, Iowa 52632
    (319) 524-3221 ext. 1991
    jmsallee@scciowa.edu


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