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)
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate the knowledge and application of a scientific investigation.
- Identify structures, functions, and processes of the human body systems.
- Conduct online lab activities to gather data applicable to human body systems.
- Compare normal physiology to selected disease processes.
- Explain genetic traits and disorders.
Course Activities and Grading
Discussion Questions (20 pts, Week 1-14)
Exam 1 (100 pts)
Exam 2 (100 pts)
Exam 3 (100 pts)
Final Exam (100 pts)
Weekly Lab Quizzes (30 pts, Week 1-15)
(Available through Charter Oak State College's online bookstore)
- Starr, Cecie B. & Beverly McMillan. Human Biology - with MindTap Access. 11th ed. VitalSource Rentals, 2016. [Digital Rental Version]
(Note: Course week runs Monday 12:00 am EST - Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
Readings and Exercises
Topics: Learning about Human Biology
Topic: Chemistry of Life
Topic: Cells and How They Work
Topics: Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems
Topic: Skeletal System
Exam #1 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
Topic: Muscular System
Topics: Circulation: Heart and Blood Vessels
Topic: Blood and Immunity and Disease
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Exam#2 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
Topics: Digestion and Nutrition
Topic: Urinary System
Topic: Nervous System
Exam#3 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
Topic: Endocrine System
Topics: Reproductive System
Topic: Chromosomes and Human Genetics
Exam#4 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.