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BIOL& 170
Human Biology

Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50

Non-lab survey course that addresses all of the systems in the human body. Provides a general overview of the structure (anatomy), organization and functions (physiology) of the human body and will investigate the range of human organization from molecules to cells to organs to organ systems to the organism as a whole. [NS] Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score of grade C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize and explain the interrelationship between anatomy (structure) and physiology (function) as it relates to the different systems of the human body
  • Explain the concept of homeostasis and discuss how the different systems of the body interact in order to maintain homeostasis; including the impact of homeostatic imbalances
  • Describe the events that occur to various body systems as a part of development from fertilization through old age and how those events are shaped by chromosomal inheritance
  • Synthesize ideas to make a connection between knowledge of anatomy and physiology and real-world situations, including healthy lifestyle decisions.
  • Seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ information technology in order to gain an appreciation of the human body
  • Demonstrate knowledge of specific terminology associated with the human body

  • Course Topics
  • Anatomy and Physiology Overview
  • Homeostasis
  • Anatomical Terms
  • Chemical Level of Organizations
  • Chemical Reactions
  • The Importance of Water in the Body
  • Metabolites and Nutrients
  • An Introduction to Cells
  • Tissues
  • Systems of the body: Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, Central Nervous, Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous, Special Senses, Endocrine, Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive
  • Metabolism and Energetics
  • Development and Inheritance

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Year Quarter
    BIOL& 170
    Winter 2014
    Lori Loseth

    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.