Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: BIOL-2101 (Section: 11, CRN: 92005)
Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
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Instructor Information
Instructor Dr. Nancy Longlet
Email longletn@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6324
Office Educational I - Room: 108
Office Hours

Mon 8a-12a, Tues 8a-9a, 11:30a-12:30p, Wed 10a-2pm. Email with questions anytime

NOTE: My office phone does NOT work.  Please email me if you have any questions.

Additional Contact Information NOTE: My office phone does NOT work. Please email me if you have any questions. I answer emails 7 days a week. Email me anytime with questions.
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.
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 2101 lab (A&P1):

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 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.

Required Software (available free of charge) 
Corequisites/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. 
  2. Demonstrates an understanding of the functions and organization of the bones of the axial and appendicular skeleton and associated landmarks and terminology. 
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the location of specific muscles of the muscular system as well as the organization and function of skeletal muscle.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the structures of the various components of the central and peripheral nervous systems, and sensory organs in the body.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of reading material including relevant terminology.
  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.
Lecture Topics Outline

The following is a list of lab topics.   For the lab schedule with dates and a list of Mastering Assignments with dates go to the Course Information folder located on the course website.

Body Orientation & Terminology

Cell, Cellular Organelles


Integumentary system                                                                         

Axial Skeletal system

Appendicular Skeletal System                                                       

Skeletal System – Build a Body & Data collection for Group project

Group projects due at the beginning of the lab, Bone Roulette                                                      

Skeletal Muscles - Face, Neck, Trunk

Skeletal Muscles - Arms and Legs                                                                      

Nervous System                                                                                  

Special Senses

Major Assignments Schedule
  • Exam #1 Availability begins: 12:30am on THURSDAY 9/28 and ends at 11:59pm on SUNDAY 10/1.  MAP assignments for Exam #1 are due on 10/1
  • Exam #2 Availability begins: 12:30am on THURSDAY 10/26 and ends at 11:59pm on SUNDAY 10/29.  MAP assignments for Exam #1 are due on 10/29
  • Exam #3 Availability begins: 12:30am on THURSDAY 11/16 and ends at 11:59pm on SUNDAY 11/19.  MAP assignments for Exam #1 are due on 11/19
  • Exam #4 Availability begins: 12:30am on THURSDAY 11/30 and ends at 11:59pm on SUNDAY 12/3.  MAP assignments for Exam #1 are due on 12/3
  • Exams #1-#3 will be re-opened for 2 days following the end of their availability period with an incremental time penalty applied.  Exam #4 will not be re-opened after 11:59pm on 12/3.  ALL MAP homework assignments must be completed by 11:59pm on 12/3.
Final Exam Date November 30, 2023 - 12:5 AM   Through  December 3, 2023 - 11:59 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Attendance & participation:  Note that Lab attendance & participation is Required and points will be lost for non-attendance or lack of participation. Attendance & Participation grade: 6pts = on time & full participation; 3pts=late, left early, or didn’t participate, 0=absent.  The attendance & participation average will count for 10% of the course average.

Daily Work: Daily work is work assigned during the lab.  If you are absent one week, it is your responsibility to obtain any missed assignments.  Due dates may not be extended due to absences.  The average of daily work will count for 10% of the course average.

Exams:  Each of the 4 lab exams will count 16% toward your final lab average.  Any exam not taken will receive a grade of “0”. 

Mastering A&P:  The average of the Lab MAP homework assignments will count for 16% of your final lab average.  MAP assignments not completed by the due date will be penalized 20%-30%. 

Daily work average will be the average of any work assigned during the lab.

Calculating Lab Average
Lab Extra Credit= (RLB quiz/20) + (O&CP quiz/20) + Group Project
Lab Exam Average= (Lab Ex1 + Lab Ex2 + Lab Ex3 + Lab Ex4 + MAP average + Lab Extra Credit) / 5
Lab Course Average = (Lab Exam Average * 0.80) + (Attendance & Participation * 0.1) + (Daily Work Average * 0.1)

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 For the full list of Course policies and procedures, read the Orientation and Course Policies documents posted in the Course Information folder on the course website.

The course schedule and list of homework assignments are posted in the Course Information folder on the course website.  The schedule gives the chapters you should be working on each week. Chapter notes, review questions, and links to lecture videos posted in "Info for Exam X" folders on the course website.

All exams will be given online and will require the installation of Respondus Lockdown Browser (RLB) and possibly Respondus Monitor. 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-#3 will be re-opened for 2 days after their availability period with an incremental time penalty assessed. Exams not completed 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 completed after their due date will have a late penalty assessed. MAP assignments not completed at all will receive a grade of "0". No grades are dropped.

You can email me at any time with questions.
Attendance Policy

Lab attendance is required.  There will be a sign-in sheet at the front of the lab which will be removed once I start the lab.  Anyone not signed in at that point will be counted as "late".  You will receive a daily grade for participation. Points will be deducted for leaving early and/or not participating.

The schedules for assignments and exams are posted in several places on the course website and it is the responsibility of the student to be aware of the schedule. Special reminders will not be sent out.

Due dates for exams and MAP assignments are posted on the lecture schedule in the Course Information folder.  They will NOT appear in your Blackboard Calendar, "things to do", "upcoming assignments", etc.

Additional Information

I will not discuss grades over the phone.  If you have a question about your grade, you may email me from your LSCPA email account or come by my office. 

If you wish to set up a zoom meeting, email me a SPECIFIC DAY AND TIME and if I'm available, I will email you a zoom link.  I'm available for zoom meetings evenings and weekends as well as during the day.

Announcements will be made via LSCPA email.  It is essential that you check your LSCPA email EVERYDAY.

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