Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: BIOL-2301- Section: 02
Anatomy and Physiology I
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Instructor Information
InstructorDr. Percy Jordan
Phone(409) 984-6335
Location:Student Center - Room: 412
Hours:MWF 9:00 am to 9:50 am; MW 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm; TR 8:55 am to 9:25 am; T 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm; R 11:00 am to 1:00 pm; F 12 pm to 1 pm
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
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 Basic skills competency in reading, writing, and math.
Learning Outcomes 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)
Core Objectives 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
Textbooks 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.
You must purchase an access code (modified Pearson's Mastering for Amerman Textbook) in order to complete homework assignments.
Lecture Topics
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
Major Assignments
Exam I: February 15, 2019 (Chap. 1-3)
Exam II: March 6, 2019 (Chapters 4-7)
Exam III: March 29, 2019 (Chapters 8-10)
Exam IV: April 24, 2019 (Chapters 11-12)
Final Exam (V): May 10, 2019 (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 May 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM   Through  May 10, 2019 - 1:00 PM
Grading Scale 90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
5 Lecture Exams= 83.33% and Homework Average=16.67%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies February 28, 2019 - Final day to drop a course or withdraw without academic penalty.
April 18, 2019 - 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.
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). You can only miss one exam with an excused absence (excluding the final), and you must take the final exam. Excused absences include medical and family emergencies and are determined at the instructor's discretion. 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.
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 Make-ups:
THERE ARE NO MAKE UP EXAMS OR ?RE-TAKES?! The dates for ALL EXAMS are clearly posted on the Lecture Schedule and you are expected to be in class on those days. If you miss an exam FOR ANY REASON YOU MUST EMAIL me IMMEDIATELY -- and then CHECK YOUR email for a response from me containing instructions. If you do miss an exam, DO NOT wait until the next class period to email or talk to me! If you do not complete an exam before the next class period, you will NOT be allowed to take the exam. If you do not take an exam, you will receive either a grade of ?0? for that exam or your lowest exam grade will be counted twice. Based on your excuse and your effort to contact me, I will decide which option will apply. If you are missing an exam because of a medical emergency, bring me a copy of the discharge papers from the Emergency Room/Hospital.
If you have a previously scheduled appointment, event, etc that conflicts with an exam, you MUST CONTACT ME BY EMAIL AT LEAST ONE WEEK in advance to make arrangements to take the exam EARLY. Exams will NOT be re-scheduled due to poor preparation or work for other classes.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.