This is a comprehensive course designed to provide accurate information concerning the structure and function of the human body. The course introduces students to all aspects of human biology ranging from the chemical basis of life and cell biology to the anatomy and physiology of the major organ systems. Topics covered include: cell biology, major body tissues, and the structure and function of the following systems: skin, skeletal, muscular, and nervous. The laboratory component includes dissection. Students should have successfully complete one year of at least secondary (High school) level Biology before electing this course. Co-requisite: BIO 205L. S.
BIO205L - Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
BIO206 - Anatomy & Physiology II
This course is a continuation of BIO 205. The following systems are covered during the semester; endocrine, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, urinary, and reproductive. The lab component includes dissection. Prerequisite: BIO 205. Co-requisite: BIO 206L
This course emphasizes the evolutionary history of life on earth. Topics include: Darwinian evolution, genetics, a survey of the five kingdoms of life, principles of ecology, and human ecology. The laboratory introduces the student to the diversity of living organisms. Co-requisite: BIO 102L
BIO310 - Genetics
This course introduces students to concepts that describe the biological basis of heredity. The course begins with a historical and scientific analysis of Mendelian genetics. This is followed by an examination of DNA structure, the nature of chromosomes and genes, genetic control of cellular metabolism, the impact of gene mutations, and an introduction to recombinant DNA technology. The course concludes with the etiology of various genetic diseases and the science, ethics and politics of human gene therapy. As needed.
BIO112 - Human Biology
This is a one semester lab course focusing on the functions of the human body in health and disease. The structure and function of the major body systems are emphasized. Systems discussed include: skeletal, muscular, digestive, circulatory, excretory, reproductive, nervous and endocrine. Co-requisite: BIO 201L. As needed.
BIO112L - Human Biology Lab
Human Biology Lab
BIO210 - Human Nutrition
This course studies the effects, benefits and sources of major nutrients. It includes an overview of nutritional issues involved in disease processes with a special focus on patient assessment and development of diet therapies for specific diseases. Prerequisites: BIO 205, BIO 206
BIO103 - Human Origins
In the past, humans were considered the only species to make tools, think rationally, use language and develop cultural innovations to deal with the environment. Today, we recognize that we share many biological and behavioral similarities with the other primates. This change in perspective invites many questions. What is it that makes us different from other primates? Why did the earliest ancestors of human diverge from the ancestors of modern chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas? How did we become the dominant life forms of the planet? To address these questions, this course offers a detailed introduction to the discipline of physical (biological) anthropology through a presentation of the human evolutionary record, a consideration of what living primates can tell us about the human condition, an exploration of the present diversity of modern humans and a discussion of the biocultural basis of human behavior.
BIO204 - Human Reproduction
This course studies the anatomical, physiological, and hormonal aspects of human reproduction. The structure and function of the reproductive systems are connected to relevant health issues such as fertility and sterility, in vitro fertilization techniques, fetal and neonatal care, and contraception. Various socioethical controversies, such as abortion and human cloning, may also be discussed. As needed.
BIO110 - Nutrition
This course focuses on the function of nutrients and their requirements throughout the life cycle. The course reviews current nutrition issues as they relate to personal health. Topics include disease prevention, weight and fitness management, fad diets and nutritional trends