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BIO 130: Human Biology with Lab (Accelerated)

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 placed on the biochemical, cellular, tissue, organ, and 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 towards the 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

AssignmentsWeight

Discussion Questions (40 pts, Weeks 1-8)

25%

Midterm Exam (100 pts)

25%

Final Exam (100 pts)

25%

Weekly Lab Quizzes (50 pts, Weeks 1-7)

25%

Total100%

Required Textbooks

(Available through our online bookstore)

  • Starr, Cecie B. & Beverly McMillan. Human Biology (Looseleaf Version) with MindTap Access. 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)

WeekSLOsReadings and ExercisesAssignments

1

1,2,3

Topics: Learning about Human Biology, Chemistry of Life

Reading:

  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • 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 1 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 1 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST) (Graded)

2

2

Topics: Cells and How They Work, Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems

Reading:

  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • 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 2 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 2 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST) (Graded)

3

2,4,5

Topics: Skeletal System and Muscular System

Reading:

  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • 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 3 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 3 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST) (Graded)
42,3

Topics: The Circulatory System and Blood

Reading:

  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 8
  • 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 4 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 4 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST) (Graded)

Midterm Exam
Chapters 1-8
SLOs 1-5

5

2,3,5

Topics: Immunity and Disease, The Respiratory System

Reading:

  • Chapter 9
  • Chapter 10
  • 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 5 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 5 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST) (Graded)
  • Midterm Exam (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST) (Graded)

6

2,3

Topics: Digestion and Nutrition and The Urinary System

Reading:

  • Chapter 11
  • Chapter 12
  • 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 6 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 6 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST) (Graded)

7

2,3

Topics: The Nervous System and Endocrine System

Reading:

  • Chapter 13
  • Chapter 15
  • 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 7 (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST)
  • Complete Lab 7 Quiz (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST) (Graded)
82,4,5Topics: Reproductive System and Introduction to Genetics

Reading:

  • Chapter 16
  • Chapter 19
  • 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 Final Exam (Due by Sunday 11:59 pm EST) (Graded)
  • Complete the Course Evaluation

Final Exam
Chapters 9-13, 15, 16 & 19
SLOs 1-5