Feb 22, 2024
BIOL& 175 - Human Biology w/Lab
Introductory course for the non-science major. Topics emphasize how the human body normally functions, ways infectious disease and genetic disorders interfere with human health, and the diversity of the human body.
Prerequisite Placement in bothENGL99 and MATH 87.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical and basic understanding of the nature, process and methodology of science, especially as it relates to the study of human biology and use the scientific method as a means of problem solving.
- Describe, identify, and explain, with examples, important biological concepts, such as homeostasis, the relationship between biological structure and function, the organization of the body, growth and development from birth to adulthood, and the regulation and communication to control body functions.
- Explain how homeostatic systems work to maintain human health and fail to work in specific diseases and disorders.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the human body and explain how the 11 different organ systems function.
- Apply the concepts and information of human biology to examine the diversity of the human body.
- Apply the concepts and information of human biology and analyze their effect on the health of an individual. Assess, for example, risk behaviors that may reduce either the quality or length of life.
- Accurately collect and analyze data.
- Demonstrate lab safety and proficiency in identifying anatomical structures and performing experiments which illustrate physiological pathways in each organ system.
- Productively collaborate to complete group activities and assignments.
- Define anatomical and physiological vocabulary and use medical terminology to communicate effectively about human biology in health and disease.
- Demonstrate information literacy: understand and critically evaluate material (journal articles, websites, news articles, and other media sources of information) related to human biology.
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