The JC Science Department is currently seeking qualified individuals to teach as adjunct instructors. There is need for teachers at all JC locations (Central Campus, Lenawee, & Hillsdale), and some schedule flexibility exists if the appropriate applicant is identified prior to the completion of schedule. We provide superior mentoring and support for our adjuncts, and we look ahead to meet the needs of students and faculty for schedule. If you are interested in being a part of the JC Science Faculty, please feel free to apply through Human Resources and/or contact the faculty members responsible for each course. Below are courses for which we are currently seeking adjuncts.
BIO 132, HUMAN BIOLOGY (HIGH DEMAND):
This is an excellent course for students going into teaching, health-related careers, as well as for students desiring basic biological literacy and understanding of the human body. Students who plan to take Bio 155, but do not have a strong biology background also find this course very helpful. Students focus on the process of human evolution, followed by consideration of the vertebrate body systems. Structure and function of the human is emphasized with comparisons to other vertebrate forms. Laboratories in frog, cat, and human anatomy and physiology enrich the learning experience. Biology 132 transfers as an Integrated Science Biological (ISB) requirement to MSU, and satisfies the lab science requirement for most four-year colleges. One previous pre-med student remarked, “BIO 132 really helped prepare for the MCATs.” No prerequisite.
BIO 253, HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I:
This is the first course of a 2-semester course sequence in which students study the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course includes introductions to basic chemistry, biology, and histology, and extends to the survey of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. This course includes a laboratory component in which students are responsible for performing dissections and making original observations on dissected material. The laboratory experience culminates with the use of a plastinated human specimen for observation. It is a difficult course requiring hard work and discipline to be successful. A strong background in biology and/or chemistry is highly recommended.