House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

BIOL-2401-02 (Anatomy-Physiology I)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorJordan, Percy J.
Phone(409) 984-6335
Business, Math, and Science
Chair:Glenda Dupuis
Telephone:(409) 984-6316
Hours:MWF 8;30-9:00a.m. and 10:00-11:00a.m.; MW 1:30-2:00p.m.; TR 1:00-2:00p.m.
Building:Educational Annex (PAEA)
Room #:124B
Course Information
Course ID #10108
Course Subject-Number-SectionBIOL-2401-02
Course TitleAnatomy-Physiology I
Course Description Structure and function of cells, tissue and the muscle, skeletal and nervous systems
Course Prerequisites Basic skills competency in reading, writing, and math
Required Textbooks 1 Anatomy and Physiology, Fifth Edition by Kenneth S. Saladin, McGraw-Hill Higher Education. 2. A Visual Analogy Guide to Human Anatomy, by Paul A. Krieger, Morton Publishing Company.
Learning Objectives 1. To learn basic biological chemistry as it relates to the human body through an introduction to atoms and molecules. 2. To examine the structure and function of human cells and their mechanisms of reproduction. 3. To understand the anatomy and physiology of the muscular, skeletal, integumentary, nervous, and endocrine systems of the human body. 4. To gain the knowledge necessary to compete for entrance into professional medical programs, to build a foundation for more advanced anatomy and physiology courses, and to acquire an appreciation of human physiological processes.

Major Assignments This course will have five (5) exams that are worth 100 points each. The exams will consist of multiple-choice, matching, true/false, and/or short answer questions.

Exam I-Chapters 1-3

Exam II-Chapters 4-6

Exam III-Chapters 7-9

Exam IV-Chapters 10-13

Final Exam-Chapters 14-17

Discussion Topics Human Anatomy and Physiology-Structure and function of cells, tissues, muscle, and skeletal & nervous systems. This course will cover Chapters 1-17 of the textbook.
Attendance Policy Attendance is required, and punctuality is expected. If you miss 5 or more classes with unexcused absences, the instructor reserves the right to drop you from the course (instructor initiated drop).
Determination of Final Grade 75% Lecture Exams; 25% Laboratory Exams
Final Exam Date May 16, 2011 - 10:00 AM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.


 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


 Special Considerations

         The American 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 Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.

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