Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: BIOL-2301- Section: 71
Anatomy and Physiology 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.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
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 Corequisite(s): BIOL 2101. Prerequisite(s): TSI complete in reading.
Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate an understanding of anatomical terminology, general biological chemistry, and the role of the cell and cell membrane in maintaining homeostasis throughout the body. (PSLOs 1, 2, 3) Measured by embedded questions, and/or assignments.

2. Demonstrates an understanding of the structure and function of nucleic acids and their role in protein synthesis, as well as the structure and function of epithelial tissues and the skeletal system including knowledge of specific bones. (PSLOs 1, 2, 3) Measured by embedded questions, pre-post test questions, and/or assignments

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the muscular system including knowledge of specific muscles, the organization of the nervous system, and the electrophysiology involved in membrane potential and action potential generation. (PSLOs 1, 2, 3) Measured by embedded questions, pre-post test questions, and/or assignments.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the various components the brain and spinal cord, the autonomic nervous system, 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
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.

There is a textbook and an access code that are required for this course. The textbook and access code are available at the LSCPA bookstore as a packaged bundle with the ISBN number 978-0-135-19376-1. The textbook is Human A&P, 2nd ed by Erin Amerman. The access code is "Modified Mastering A&P".
The ISBN number for the textbook only is 978-0134-754239
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 (Cheapest place). 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
Links to video lectures and screen casts will be posted on the course website

Week    Date(s)            Topic
     1    8/24-8/28        Orientation, Overview of A&P, Core principles, Basic Chemistry
     2     8/31-9/4        Energy, Chem. Reactions, Water, Acids, Bases, pH, Organic Molecules
     3     9/7-9/11        Cell Membrane, Membrane Transport, Organelles, cytoskeleton, nucleus
     4    9/14-9/18     Genetic Code, Protein Synthesis, Cell cycle
     5    9/19-9/22 (Sat Tues)    Exam 1    Chapters 1, 2, 3

     5    9/21-9/25        Histology, Epithelia, connective tissue, muscle, nerve, membranes
     6      9/28-10/2    Integumentary system, bone structure & growth, remodeling, healing
     7    10/3-10/6 (Sat - Tues)    Exam 2 Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7

     7    10/5-10/9        Joints, skeletal muscle structure, sarcomere structure
     8    10/12-10/16    Muscle excitation contraction coupling, relaxation, energy sources
     9    10/19-10/23    Muscle fiber types, motor units, recruitment, fatigue, oxygen debt
    10    10/24-10/27 (Sat Tues)    Exam 3 Chapters 8, 9, 10

    10    10/26-10/30    NS overview, nerve tissue, electrophysiology, membrane potential,
                    Action Potentials
    11    11/2-11/6        AP propagation, synapses, neurotransmitters, CNS, cerebrum,
                    diencephalon, cerebellum
    12    11/9-11/13    Brainstem, CNS protection, Spinal cord anatomy, sensation, movement, homeostasis
    13    11/14-11/17 (Sat Tues)    Exam 4 Chapters 11, 12

    13    11/16-11/20    Peripheral nervous system, cranial & spinal nerves, receptors, receptive fields, reflexes
    14    11/23-11/27    Sympathetic & Parasympathetic nervous system, smell, taste, eye anatomy, photoreceptors
    15    11/30-12/2    Outer, middle, and inner ear, Physiology of sound

16     12/3-12/5 (Thurs Sat)    FINAL EXAM Chapters 13, 14, 15
Major Assignments
Exam     Exam Availability Dates
1        Saturday, 9/19 at 12:30am to Tuesday, 9/22 at 11:59pm
2        Saturday, 10/3 at 12:30am to Tuesday, 10/6 at 11:59pm
3        Saturday, 10/24 at 12:30am to Tuesday, 10/27 at 11:59pm
4        Saturday, 11/14 at 12:30am to Tuesday, 11/17 at 11:59pm
Final    THURSDAY, 12/3 at 12:30am to SATURDAY, 12/5 at 11:59pm

Final Exam Date December 3, 2020 - 12:00 AM   Through  December 5, 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
Your grade for this class will the average of your 5 exam grades and your average of the online homework assignments.

Your Online homework assignments consist of Mastering A&P assignments and Dynamic Study modules completed on the Pearson Mastering site. The MAP assignments will count for 66.33% of the homework average and the DSM assignments will count for the remaining 33.67% of the homework average.
The average for the lecture component will be calculated by the average of your 5 lecture exams and the average of all of the homework assignments.

NO grades are dropped and any uncompleted assignments and/or exams will be averaged in with a grade of "0".
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Please read the Online Orientation document posted on the course website for a full list of course policies.

If you wish to email me about a grade, you must email me from the "send email" link within the course website. Since this is an online class, the only way I can contact you is through email. Thus, it is imperative that you check your email EVERY DAY.
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.