Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: BIOL-2301- Section: 01
Anatomy and Physiology I
|Instructor||Dr. Percy Jordan|
|Description||Anatomy and Physiology I is the first part of a two-course sequence. It is a study of the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues and organs of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and special senses. Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis.|
|Prerequisites||Basic skills competency in reading, writing, and math.|
1. Use anatomical terminology to identify and describe locations of major organs of each system covered. (PSLOs 1, 2, 3)(Measured by embedded test question)
2. Explain interrelationships among molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ functions in each system. (PSLOs 1, 2, 3)(Measured by embedded test question)
3. Describe the interdependency and interactions of the systems. (PSLOs 1, 2, 3)(Measured by embedded test question)
4. Explain contributions of organs and systems to the maintenance of homeostasis. (PSLOs 1, 2, 3)(Measured by embedded test question)
5. Identify causes and effects of homeostatic imbalances. (PSLOs 1, 2, 3)(Measured by embedded test question)
6. Describe modern technology and tools used to study anatomy and physiology. (PSLO alpha) (Measured by pre-test and post-test)
PSLO Alpha: Reading Skills-Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills-Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills-Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills-Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
PSLO 4: Teamwork Skills-Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes|
Textbook: Human Anatomy & Physiology, by Amerman; 2nd Edition; Pearson Publishing;
You must purchase an access code (modified Pearson's Mastering for Amerman Textbook) in order to complete homework assignments.
Week 1: Syllabus, Chapter 1
Week 2: Chapters 1-2
Week 3: Chapters 2-3
Week 4: Chapter 3
Week 5: Chapter 4
Week 6: Chapters 4-5
Week 7: Chapters 5-6
Week 8: Chapter 7-8
Week 9: Chapters 8-9
Week 10: Chapter 10
Week 11: Chapter 11
Week 12: Chapter 12
Week 13: Chapter 13
Week 14: Chapter 14
Week 15: Chapter 15
Week 16: Chapter 15 and Final Exam
Exam I: September 24, 2018 (Chap. 1-3)
Exam II: October 17, 2018 (Chapters 4-7)
Exam III: October 31, 2018 (Chapters 8-10)
Exam IV: November 19, 2018 (Chapters 11-12)
Final Exam (V): December 12, 2018 (Chapters 13-15)
Homework assignments (total homework points earned/total maximum homework points for all assignments; for example, 700/760=92 points for homework; maximum of 100 points) will represent 16.67% of your overall grade.
|Final Exam Date||December 12, 2018 - 8:00 AM Through December 12, 2018 - 10:30 AM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
|5 Lecture Exams= 83.33% and Homework Average=16.67%|
October 1, 2018 - Final day to drop a course or withdraw without academic penalty.
November 21, 2018 - Final day to drop a course or withdraw with academic penalty.
|Attendance Policy||Absences, Tardiness, and Make-ups: Attendance is required, and punctuality is expected. You are responsible for all materials covered in class. If you quit coming to class and do not officially drop, your grades will be averaged, and you will receive the grade represented by this average. The administrative details are your responsibility (You must officially drop the course). If you miss an exam because of an excused absence, your lowest lecture exam score will be used as the score for the exam that you missed. Excused absences include medical and family emergencies and are determined at the instructor's discretion. You can only miss one exam with an excused absence (excluding the final), and you must take the final exam. Poor preparation or conflict with other scheduled exams is not a valid excuse for missing an exam.|
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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|Other||I will not discuss grades over the phone. You may request your grades by e-mail from your Lamar State College-Port Arthur e-mail account (for example, firstname.lastname@example.org) or by student-instructor conference.|
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|