Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: BIOL-2101- Section: 73
Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
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Instructor Information
InstructorDr. Nancy Longlet
Phone(409) 984-6324
Location:Educational I - Room: 108
Hours:Office Hours are VIRTUAL via Zoom. Email for a zoom link. Tues 8a-11a, 1p-3p; Wed 8a-12; Thur 8a-9a. Email with questions anytime.
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
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Course Information
Description The lab provides a hands-on learning experience for exploration of human system components and basic physiology. Systems to be studied include integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and special senses.
Prerequisites Corequisite(s): BIOL 2301.
Prerequisite(s): TSI complete in reading    Basic skills and competency in reading, writing, and math.
Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate an understanding of anatomical terminology, the role of the cell and cell membrane in maintaining homeostasis, the function of cellular organelles, and the organization and function of the skin. (PSLO 1, 2, 3, and alpha) Measured by embedded questions, pre-post test questions, and/or assignments.

2. Demonstrates an understanding of the functions and organization of the bones of the axial and appendicular skeleton and associated landmarks and terminology. (PSLOs 1, 2, 3) Measured by embedded questions, pre-post test questions, and/or assignments

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the location of specific muscles of the muscular system as well as the organization and function of skeletal muscle. (PSLOs 1, 2, 3) Measured by embedded questions, pre-post test questions, and/or assignments.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the structures of the various components of the central and peripheral nervous systems, and sensory organs in the body. (PSLOs 1, 2, 3) Measured by embedded questions, pre-post test questions, and/or assignments.

5. Demonstrate an understanding of reading material including relevant terminology. (PSLO alpha) measured by pre-post test questions.

6. Demonstrate an ability to work effectively with fellow students to complete/cover assigned material. (PSLO 4) Measured by group assignments in the lab portion of the course.

Core Objectives * Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.

* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

* PSLO Alpha: Reading Skills-Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills ? Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills ? Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.
PSLO3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills ? Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; analyzes how to use the principles; and applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task with correct 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.
Helps the team move forward by discussing merits of alternative ideas; Treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or language to convey a positive attitude; Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task; Provides assistance/encouragement to team members; Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; Addresses conflict constructively; or helps the group avoid conflict completely.

Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

-The REQUIRED workbook for the Bio 2101 lab (A&P1) is Laboratory Manual for Human Anatomy & Physiology by Greene, Robinson, and Strong. First edition. Pearson Publishing, ISBN:978-01-354-79-391
You will also need a copy of the lecture textbook and Mastering A&P Access code. The textbook is "Human Anatomy & Physiology", 2nd ed by Erin Amerman. The ISBN number for the lecture textbook only is 978-0134-754-239. The ISBN number for the Mastering A&P access code is 978-0-134-78807-4
The Access code can also be purchased directly from Pearson on the Mastering A&P site.If purchased online, there will be 2 options (approximate prices) a $70 version and a $120 version. The ONLY difference between these is the $120 version includes an electronic textbook (etext) while the $70 version does not. This MAP access code is ABSOLUTELY required and you will also be able to use it for the lab, and for A&P2 lecture and lab (4 courses). Instructions for purchase are posted in the Course Information folder on the course website.
Lecture Topics
Lab #    Date(s)                Topic
     8/24-8/28    Introduction and Online Orientation
1     8/31-9/4     Body Orientation, Terminology, Body Regions
2     9/7-9/11     The Cell, Organelles of the Cell
3    9/14-9/17 Histology - Tissues
4 9/21-9/25 Integumentary System - Skin
9/28-10/1 (Mon Thurs) Exam #1 Body Orientation & Regions, Terminology, The Cell, Tissues, Skin

5 10/5-10/9     Axial Skeleton
6 10/12-10/14 Appendicular Skeleton
10/18-10/22 (Mon Thurs) Exam #2 Axial and Appendicular Skeleton

7 10/26-10/30    Skeletal Muscles
8 11/2-11/6     Skeletal Muscles
11/9-11/12 (Mon Thurs) Exam #3 Skeletal Muscles

9 11/16-11/20    Nervous System
10 11/23-11/27    Special Senses
11/28-12/1 (SAT - TUES)    Exam #4 Nervous Systems, Special Senses    

Graded weekly assignments will be completed on the Mastering A&P website. See Course Information Folder on Course Website for list of assignments.
Major Assignments

Exam Number     Availability Begins         Availability Ends
    1        Mon., 9/28 @ 12:05am     Thur., 10/1 @ 11:55pm
    2        Mon., 10/18 @ 12:05am     Thur., 10/22 @ 11:55pm
    3        Mon., 11/9 @ 12:05am         Thur., 11/12 @ 11:55pm
    4        SAT., 11/28 @ 12:05 am     TUES., 12/1 @11:55pm

Final Exam Date November 28, 2020 - 12:00 AM   Through  December 1, 2020 - 11:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Each lab exam will count 20% toward your final lab average.
The average of all of the online Lab assignments (on the Mastering A&P site) will count for 20% of your final lab average
Exams that are not taken as scheduled will receive a grade of zero.
No grades are dropped when calculating averages.
No makeup exams are given and there are NO re-takes on any exam.

Please make sure to read the Orientation document regarding the requirements for taking online exams.
Lecture and Lab grades are NOT combined. Each course will be graded independently.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies All pre-lab assignments are completed using information in the textbook, lab book, the lab handout, and using the Mastering A&P website.
The pre-lab assignments are completed on the Mastering A&P site and are accessed by the link on the LAB course website. The same Mastering A&P access code you have for the lecture class can also be used to access the pre-lab assignments.
Attendance Policy This is an online class. It is YOUR responsibility to have a RELIABLE computer AND Internet access for the duration of this course. Please note that while many of the course materials can be accessed using a cell phone and/or tablet device, there are many questions on the homework assignments that can only be accessed on a computer (desktop or laptop). In addition; EXAMS CAN ONLY BE TAKEN ON A LAPTOP OR DESKTOP COMPUTER. If your computer breaks for any reason during the semester, IT DOES NOT EXCUSE YOU FROM THE REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINES OF THE COURSE. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure all assignments and exams are completed by their due date. Any assignments and/or exams not completed by the end of the availability date will receive a grade of "0" zero.
In this online class it is your responsibility to schedule your time so that you have adequate time to complete all assignments and master all material prior to the scheduled exams. There are no scheduled class "meeting times". If you have questions, you can come by during my office hours, or you can email me at anytime. You will need to schedule time to complete exams during their period of availability. You will be able to take an exam after the scheduled availability period, but there will be a time penalty imposed.

Links to video lectures and screen casts will be posted on the course website
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.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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Other In an online class, email is the only way that I have to communicate with you and vice versa. Thus, you MUST REGULARLY (daily) check your email. If you email me with a question, you should hear back from me within a few hours -- so check your email!
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.