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BIO 130: Human Biology with Lab

Course Description

This course will focus on the structure and function of  the human organism and the issues facing humans in today’s world. It is intended to give students a better understanding of our place in nature. Emphasis will be place on the biochemical, cellular, tissue, organ, & organ-system levels of development. The online lab emphasizes the application of scientific method, basic laboratory methods, and principles of human anatomy and physiology. This lab component will parallel the lecture content and use cooperative learning and technology in laboratory activities. Cannot be used toward Biology concentration. (4 credits)

Prerequisite

  • None

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge and application of a scientific investigation.
  2. Identify structures, functions, and processes of the human body systems.
  3. Conduct online lab activities to gather data applicable to human body systems.
  4. Compare normal physiology to selected disease processes.
  5. Explain genetic traits and disorders.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

Assignments

Weight

Discussion Questions (20 pts, Week 1-14)

20%

Exam 1 (100 pts)

15%

Exam 2 (100 pts)

15%

Exam 3 (100 pts)

15%

Final Exam (100 pts)

15%

Weekly Lab Quizzes (30 pts, Week 1-15)

20%

Total

100%

Required Textbooks

(Available through our online bookstore)

  • Starr, Cecie B. & Beverly McMillan. Human Biology - with MindTap access code. 11th ed. Cengage Learning, 2016. ISBN-10: 1-305-61666-9 or ISBN-13: 978-1-305-61666-0

Course Schedule

(Note: Course week runs Monday 12:00 am EST - Sunday 11:59 pm EST)

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignments

1

1, 3

Topics: Learning about Human Biology

Reading:

  • Chapter 1
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Initial posting must be submitted by Wednesday 11:59 EST; additional postings by Sunday 11:59 pm EST; all posting must be submitted on three separate days) (Graded)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Mindtap Activities for Lab 1 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 1 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST) (Graded)

2

1,2,3

Topic: Chemistry of Life

Reading:

  • Chapter 2
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Initial posting must be submitted by Wednesday 11:59 EST; additional postings by Sunday 11:59 pm EST; all posting must be submitted on three separate days) (Graded)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Mindtap Activities for Lab 2 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 2 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST) (Graded)

3

2,3

Topic: Cells and How They Work

Reading:

  • Chapter 3
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Initial posting must be submitted by Wednesday 11:59 EST; additional postings by Sunday 11:59 pm EST; all posting must be submitted on three separate days) (Graded)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Mindtap Activities for Lab 3 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 3 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST) (Graded)

4

2,3

Topics: Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems

Reading:

  • Chapter 4
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Initial posting must be submitted by Wednesday 11:59 EST; additional postings by Sunday 11:59 pm EST; all posting must be submitted on three separate days) (Graded)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Mindtap Activities for Lab 4 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 4 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST) (Graded)
52,3,4

Topic: Skeletal System

Reading:

  • Chapter 5
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Initial posting must be submitted by Wednesday 11:59 EST; additional postings by Sunday 11:59 pm EST; all posting must be submitted on three separate days) (Graded)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Mindtap Activities for Lab 5 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 5 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)(Graded)
  • Complete Exam 1 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)(Graded)

Exam #1 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
Chapters 1-4
SLOs 1-4

6

2,3,4

Topic: Muscular System

Reading:

  • Chapter 6
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Initial posting must be submitted by Wednesday 11:59 EST; additional postings by Sunday 11:59 pm EST; all posting must be submitted on three separate days) (Graded)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Mindtap Activities for Lab 6 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 6 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)(Graded)

7

2,3,4

Topics: Circulation: Heart and Blood Vessels

Reading:

  • Chapter 7
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Initial posting must be submitted by Wednesday 11:59 EST; additional postings by Sunday 11:59 pm EST; all posting must be submitted on three separate days) (Graded)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Mindtap Activities for Lab 7 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 7 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)(Graded)

8

2,3,4

Topic: Blood and Immunity and Disease

Reading:

  • Chapter 8
  • Chapter 9
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions (Initial posting must be submitted by Wednesday 11:59 EST; additional postings by Sunday 11:59 pm EST; all posting must be submitted on three separate days) (Graded)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Mindtap Activities for Lab 8 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 8 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)(Graded)
92,3,4Topics: Respiratory System

Reading:

  • Chapter 10
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Initial posting must be submitted by Wednesday 11:59 EST; additional postings by Sunday 11:59 pm EST; all posting must be submitted on three separate days) (Graded)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Mindtap Activities for Lab 9 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 9 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)(Graded)
  • Complete Exam 2 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)(Graded)

Exam#2 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
Chapters 5-8
SLOs 2-4

10

2,3,4

Topics: Digestion and Nutrition

Reading:

  • Chapter 11
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Initial posting must be submitted by Wednesday 11:59 EST; additional postings by Sunday 11:59 pm EST; all posting must be submitted on three separate days) (Graded)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Mindtap Activities for Lab 10 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 10 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)(Graded)

11

2,3,4

Topic: Urinary System

Reading:

  • Chapter 12
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Initial posting must be submitted by Wednesday 11:59 EST; additional postings by Sunday 11:59 pm EST; all posting must be submitted on three separate days) (Graded)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Mindtap Activities for Lab 11 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 11 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)(Graded)
122,3,4

Topic: Nervous System

Reading:

  • Chapter 13
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Initial posting must be submitted by Wednesday 11:59 EST; additional postings by Sunday 11:59 pm EST; all posting must be submitted on three separate days) (Graded)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Mindtap Activities for Lab 12 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 12 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)(Graded)
  • Complete Exam 3 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)(Graded)

Exam#3 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
Chapters 9-12
SLOs 2-4

13

2,3,4

Topic: Endocrine System

Reading:

  • Chapter 15
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Initial posting must be submitted by Wednesday 11:59 EST; additional postings by Sunday 11:59 pm EST; all posting must be submitted on three separate days) (Graded)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Mindtap Activities for Lab 13 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 13 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)(Graded)

14

17, 18

Topics: Reproductive System

Reading:

  • Chapter 16
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions (Initial posting must be submitted by Wednesday 11:59 EST; additional postings by Sunday 11:59 pm EST; all posting must be submitted on three separate days) (Graded)
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Mindtap Activities for Lab 14 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 14 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)(Graded)
152,3,4,5

Topic: Chromosomes and Human Genetics

Reading:

  • Chapter 20
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Mindtap Activities for Lab 15 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 15 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)(Graded)
  • Complete Exam 4 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)(Graded)

Exam#4 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
Chapters 13,15,16 & 20
SLOs 2-5

 

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