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BIO 1107 Human Biology

The survey course studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include introductory terminology, cytology, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, (blood, heart and blood vessels), the lymphatic system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the urinary system and the reproductive system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Biology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: DEV 0015 AND MAT 0050 OR MAT 1120 OR MAT 1130 


  • Demonstrate comprehension of, and describe the relationships between, the various organs that are contained within each body system.
  • Comprehend the meaning of, and be able to correctly utilize, medical terminologies that are fundamental in the study of anatomy and physiology.
  • Comprehend the process of science that is utilized to understand nature. Apply components of this process, including making observations, forming testable hypotheses, and experimentation.
  • Use a microscope to categorize tissue specimens as either epithelial, connective, nervous or muscular, and recognize specific tissues within more general categories.
  • Describe the major physiological processes that each system contributes to body homeostasis and apply positive and/or negative feedback concepts to those homeostatic control mechanisms.
  • Identify the major functions of the following organ systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive. Use correct scientific terminology in describing the principle physiological processes central to each organ system. Generally describe the mechanisms and control systems for these physiological processes, relate the physiological functions to the anatomical structures within the applicable organ system.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2