Summer Sessions 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: BIOL-2101 (Section: 71, CRN: 61050)
Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
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Instructor Information
Instructor Dr. Percy Jordan
Phone (409) 984-6335
Office Student Center - Room: 412
Office Hours Email questions to me or post questions in Discussions. You may also schedule a meeting via Zoom.
Additional Contact Information
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.

-The REQUIRED items for the Bio 2101 lab (A&P1) are as follows:
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. This is ABSOLUTELY required. 

2)Modified Mastering A&P Access code that goes with the lecture textbook by Amerman. This MAP access code is ABSOLUTELY required.

3)RECOMMENDED for lab is the textbook that is required for the lecture course: "Human Anatomy & Physiology", 2nd ed by Erin Amerman, Pearson Publishing. Any other A&P book can also be used as a reference.
Additional Materials/Resources A computer and internet access are required.
Corequisites/Prerequisites Basic skills competency in reading, writing, and math.
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 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 Pearson Mastering A&P site and are accessed by the link on the LAB course website. The same Pearson Mastering A&P access code is used for both Lecture Pearson Mastering Assignments and Pre-Lab Pearson Mastering Assignments.

Topics covered for Lab Exam 1 are as follows:
Introduction to Mastering A&P;
Lab #1 Body Orientation and Terminology;
Lab #2 Cell & Cellular Organelles;
Lab #3 Tissues;
Lab #4 Integumentary System: The skin

Topics covered for Lab Exam 2 are as follows:
Lab #5 Axial Skeleton;
Lab #6 Appendicular Skeleton

Topics covered for Lab Exam 3 are as follows:
Lab #7 Muscles of the Upper and Lower limbs;
Lab #8 Muscles of the Head, Neck, Face, and Torso

Topics covered for Lab Exam 4 are as follows:
Lab #9 Nervous System;
Lab #10 Special Senses
Major Assignments Schedule 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 Pearson Mastering A&P access code is used for both Lecture Pearson Mastering Assignments and Pre-Lab Pearson Mastering Assignments.

Exam Number: Availability Begins; Availability Ends
Exam 1: begins on 6/14 @ 12:01 am and ends on 6/15 @ 11:59 pm
Exam 2: begins on 6/21 @ 12:01 am and ends on 6/22 @ 11:59 pm
Exam 3: begins on 6/28 @ 12:01 am and ends on 6/29 @ 11:59 pm
Exam 4: begins on 7/5 @ 12:01 am and ends on 7/6 @ 11:59 pm

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).

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.
Final Exam Date July 5, 2023 - 12:01 AM   Through  July 6, 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
Each lab exam will count 20% toward your final lab average.
There will be 4 lab exams which will represent 80% of your grade.
The average of all of the online pre-lab assignments and projects will count for 20% of your final lab average.

No grades are dropped when calculating averages.
No makeup exams are given, and there are NO re-takes on any exam.

All lab exams must be taken as scheduled during your lab period.  
Lecture and Lab grades are NOT combined. Each course will be graded independently.
Exams that are not taken as scheduled will receive a grade of zero.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies It is imperative that you check your email EVERY DAY. 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.
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 have one extra day to take an exam after the scheduled availability period ends, but there will be a time penalty imposed (20% time reduction for taking the exam one day late).

If you miss an exam because of an excused absence, your lowest lecture 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), and you must take the final exam. Poor preparation, vacation, or conflict with other scheduled exams is not a valid excuse for missing an exam.
Additional Information June 14, 2023 - Final day to drop a course or withdraw without academic penalty.
July 3, 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, 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:Christina Wilbur
Phone:(409) 984-6394