Course Abstract Details

BIOL-105, Human Biology

Credits: 4

This is a General Education Course

Course Description

BIOL-105, Human Biology, provides an understanding of the human organism through
physical, cultural, genetic, and social viewpoints for students in general studies or
certain allied health fields. In this course, the student will learn a basic overview of human
anatomy and physiology, how the various systems of the body function together, how the human species has developed and its interrelationship with its environment. Prerequisite:
exemption/completion of MAT-097 and READ-A-F with a C grade or better. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory each week. Four credits. Four billable hours. (This course does not meet the prerequisite requirements for BIOL-210 or BIOL-215.) GENERAL EDUCATION

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives:
1. Relate basic chemical structures to physical structures and processes of cells. (GE2,GE3;PG2,PG3)
2. Identify the structures and functions of the systems of the human body. (GE2,GE3;PG2,PG3)
3. Describe how the human body functions as a whole through the interactions of systems. (GE2,GE3;PG2,PG3)
4. Recognize DNA as the basis for genetic control of life, growth and reproduction. (GE2,GE3;PG2,PG3)
5. Critically discuss current news stories regarding human health examining the human biology involved and addressing controversies. (GE1,GE2,GE3,GE4,GE5,GE6,GE7;PG1,PG2,PG3)
6. Recognize the relationship of human population and the biology of the planet. (GE2,GE3,GE6;PG2,PG3)
7. Explore concepts using the scientific method through engaging in collaborative laboratory activities. (GE2,GE3,PG1,PG3,PG4)
8. Research and present information on selected topics using various modes of communication (oral, written, and visual),(GE1,PG1,PG2,PG3)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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