Frequently Asked Questions – Dr. Covitt’s classes
Most of your questions can and should be answered by Admissions or the bookstore.
1. Your class is full. How can I add your class now?
I cannot add you to the roster. I cannot keep a waiting list.
I understand that classes fill up early.
All of you have “special” situations. However, I cannot make any special arrangements for anyone.
Check with Admissions daily to see if someone has dropped the class before the semester begins.
I may be able to add a few students at the first class session.
This will be done by lottery among those who attend the first class.
NO STUDENTS WILL BE ADDED AFTER THE FIRST CLASS SESSION !
2. What textbook(s) is required?
Human Anatomy & Physiology , 10th ed by Marieb publ - Benjamin Cummings
Pearson Custom Library - Anatomy 1 - Los Angeles Mission College
The bookstore has more information.
There are older versions of these texts that are acceptable. The international version is fine.
If you have a text by another author, check with me about that.
If you order a textbook online, be aware that delivery dates may be well after the start of class. You are responsible for a having a text when the semester begins.
3. Can I take your class without the pre-requisites? I am an excellent student.
You must pass Biology 3 or 5 with a C or better to take Anatomy.
You must pass English28 or ESL8 with a C or better to take Anatomy.
You must pass Anatomy with a C or better to take Physiology.
You must pass Chemistry 51, 65, or 101 with a C or better to take Physiology.
If you are enrolled or added without these prerequisites, you will be dropped.
If you have any questions, please speak with your counselor.
4. Where is the class?
The Biology department is located at the East Campus - Center for Math and Science.
This is at the end of Eldridge St, past the golf course, about 2 blocks from the main campus.
Student parking is to the right, behind the building.
The lecture is in room CMS 004 :
This is on the lower floor, the same floor as you enter from parking.
Turn down the hall to your right. Go past the microbiology room and turn right.
The lecture room - Room 4 is on the left.
To get to CMS 102 = the Anatomy lab:
Go upstairs one level, to the main level. Continue into the east wing.
(or, turn right, if you take the elevator)
The Anatomy lab is on the left - room 102.
To get to CMS 104 - the Physiology lab:
Go upstairs one level to the main level. Continue straight into the East wing
(or turn right, if you take the elevator)
Turn right. The Physiology Lab is on the left side of the hall
5. Can I miss the first day of class?
If you have an extremely important conflict, let me know, and get my approval. Make sure that I have
your commitment, in writing, to attend the second day/night of class and stay for the entire semester.
If I have not pre-approved your absence, I must drop you from the roster and give your seat to another student.