Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: BIOL-2102 (Section: 11, CRN: 92502)
Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
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Instructor Information
Instructor Dr. Percy Jordan
Email jordanpj@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6335
Office Student Center - Room: 412
Office Hours M 9:00am-12:00pm; T 11am-2pm; W 9:00am-12:00 pm; R 1:00pm-2:00 pm
Additional Contact Information Email me with questions. I will normally reply to an email within 24 hours.
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 endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive (including nutrition), urinary (including fluid and electrolyte balance), and reproductive (including human development and genetics).
Required 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 are 2 items that are ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED for the Bio 2102 lab (A&P2):

1) Lab Manual for Human Anatomy & Physiology, a Hands-on Approach* by Greene, Robinson, and Strong. 1st ed. Pearson Publishing, ISBN:978-01-354-79-391. 

2) Modified Mastering A&P Access code that goes with the lecture textbook by Amerman. 

A recommended item is the textbook that is required for the lecture course: "Human Anatomy & Physiology", 2nd ed. by Erin Amerman, Pearson Publishing. If you are not taking the lecture course, any other A&P book can be used as a reference.

Additional Materials/Resources A functioning computer with a webcam and internet access is required to take all online exams and quizzes.  It is the student's responsibility to have both. Alternatively, exams may be taken at one of the computer labs on the LSCPA campus.
Corequisites/Prerequisites Corequisite(s): BIOL 2302. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2301 and BIOL 2101
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Apply appropriate safety and ethical standards.
2. Locate and identify anatomical structures.
3. Appropriately utilize laboratory equipment, such as microscopes, dissection tools, general lab ware, physiology data acquisition systems, and virtual simulations.
4. Work collaboratively to perform experiments.
5. Demonstrate the steps involved in the scientific method.
6. Communicate results of scientific investigations, analyze data and formulate conclusions.
7. Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving skills, including, but not limited to, inferring, integrating, synthesizing, and summarizing, to make decisions, recommendations, and predictions. 

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.
Lecture Topics Outline

The following is a list of lab topics.   

Endocrine System

 Heart Structure and Function

Arteries & Veins - Central

Arteries & Veins - Peripheral


Group Project

Digestive System

Respiratory System

Urinary System

 Male Reproductive Systems

Female Reproductive System & Human Development

Major Assignments Schedule
  • Exam #1 Availability begins: 12:01am on MONDAY, 9/18 and ends at 11:59pm on WEDNESDAY, 9/20.  MAP assignments for Exam #1 are due on 9/17
  • Exam #2 Availability begins: 12:01am on MONDAY,10/16 and ends at 11:59pm on WEDNESDAY, 10/18.  MAP assignments for Exam #2 are due on 10/15
  • Exam #3 Availability begins: 12:01am on MONDAY, 11/13 and ends at 11:59pm on WEDNESDAY, 11/15.  MAP assignments for Exam #3 are due on 11/12
  • Exam #4 Availability begins: 12:01am on MONDAY, 12/4 and ends at 11:59pm on WEDNESDAY, 12/6.  MAP assignments for Exam #1 are due on 12/3
  • Exams #1-#4 will be re-opened for 1 day following the end of their availability period with a time penalty applied.  Exam #4 will not be re-opened after 11:59pm on 12/7.


Final Exam Date December 4, 2023 - 12:01 AM   Through  December 6, 2023 - 11:59 PM
Grading Scale 90 - 100=A
80 - 89=B
70 - 79=C
60 - 69=D
59 -   0= F
Determination of
Final Grade
Calculating LAB Average:

Lab Extra Credit (Total 12 points) = (DB#1 /2) + (DB#2 /2) + (Group Project/8)

Mastering A&P:  The average of the Lab MAP homework assignments will count for 20% of your final lab average. 

Final Lab Course Average  =  (Lab Ex1 + Lab Ex2 + Lab Ex3 + Lab Ex4 + MAP average + Lab Extra Credit)  / 5

No grades are dropped when calculating averages.

There are NO “re-takes” on any exam or quiz. Exams & quizzes that are not taken well be counted as “0”.

Course Policies
Instructor Policies

It is imperative that you check your email 2-3 times per week. Please check your spam or trash folder regularly.

This is an online class and email is the only way I have to contact you. You MUST use the "Send Email" link from within the course when emailing me. If you wish to email me about a grade, you must email me from the "send email" link within the course website.

The course schedule is posted on the course website.  The schedule gives the lab assignments you should be working on each week.

All exams will be given online. It is NOT possible to take exams on a cell phone. It is the responsibility of the student to have a functioning computer and internet in order to take exams during the scheduled period of availability for each exam. Computers in LSCPA computer labs and Student Success Center are available for use for exams.

Exams #1-#4 will be re-opened for 1 day after their availability period with an incremental time penalty (20% time reduction) assessed. Exams not taken will receive a grade of 0. No grades are dropped.

A Mastering A&P access code is required to access the online MAP homework assignments. MAP assignments not completed at all will receive a grade of "0". No grades are dropped.

Attendance Policy This is an online lab and it is the responsibility of each student to have a RELIABLE computer AND Internet access for the duration of the course. Computer labs at LSCPA are available for use.

Please note that some course material may not be accessible using a cell phone and/or tablet device. In this online class there are no scheduled class "meeting times" and it is your responsibility to manage your schedule to include completion of course requirements as scheduled.

Handouts for all labs are posted on the course website. These contain information about the lab topic, indicate the sections of the lab workbook assigned for that lab, references to images posted on the course website, as well as questions over lab content. These lab handouts are designed to provide you guidance on what to study. They are not submitted for grading.

You will be able to take an exam after the scheduled availability period, but there will be a time penalty imposed (10% time reduction for each day that student is late taking the exam).
If you miss an exam because of an excused absence, your lowest lab 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). Poor preparation or conflict with other scheduled exams is not a valid excuse for missing an exam.
Additional Information October 2, 2023 - Final day to drop a course or withdraw without academic penalty.
November 27, 2023 - Final day to drop a course or withdraw with academic penalty.

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, doeja@lamarpa.edu) or by student-instructor conference.
Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student 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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct LSCPA is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. All LSCPA employees, including faculty, have the responsibility to report disclosures of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault (including rape and acquaintance rape), domestic violence, dating violence, relationship violence, or stalking, to LSCPA's Title IX Coordinator, whose role is to coordinate the college's response to sexual misconduct. For more information about Title IX protections, faculty reporting responsibilities, options for confidential reporting, and the resources available for support visit LSCPA's Title IX website.
Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern 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.
Department Information
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Steven Zani
Phone:(409) 984-6431