House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

BIOL-2420-03 (Intro Microbiology)

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 #10126
Course Subject-Number-SectionBIOL-2420-03
Course TitleIntro Microbiology
Course Description This course is an initial survey course including laboratory materials and methods covering the science of Microbiology.
Course Prerequisites Biology 2401 and Biology 2402
Required Textbooks 1 Microbiology Principles and Explorations, Seventh Edition, Jacquelyn G. Black, John wiley and Sons, Inc., Publisher. 2 Exploring the Unseen World of Microbes, Third Edition, Madelyn D. Hunt and Lisa C. Lyons, McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
Learning Objectives To acquaint the student with laboratory techniques, through hands on experience, used in research, clinical, and industrial laboratories.
Major Assignments This course will have three exams that are worth 100 points each. The exams will consist of multiple-choice, matching, true/false, and short answer questions.
Discussion Topics Laboratory Schedule

Date                Activity                Exercise

1/25 & 1/27        Laboratory                Intro. To Microscope, #1

2/1 & 2/3        Laboratory                Inoculation Techniques, #2

2/8 & 2/10        Laboratory                Ubiquity and Smears, #3 & #4

2/15 & 2/17        Test I                        Exercises 1-4

2/22 & 2/24        Laboratory                Staining, #5 & #7

3/15 & 3/17        Laboratory                Staining, #6 & #9; Motility #10

3/22 & 3/24        Test II                        Exercises 5, 6, 7, 9, & 10

3/29 & 3/31        Laboratory                Types of Media, # 14

4/5 & 4/7        Laboratory                Antibiotics, # 20

4/12 & 4/14        Laboratory                Prepared Slides, #23

4/19 & 4/21        Laboratory                Prepared Slides, #24

4/26 & 4/28        Test III                Exercises 14, 20, 23, & 24

Attendance Policy Attendance is required, and punctuality is expected. If you miss 5 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 April 28, 2011 - 11:00 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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