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Human Biology (BIOL 1127)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3

Description: This one semester course is designed to introduce concepts needed to study the complexity of humans in a biological world. The body systems are investigated and understood in a pattern of wellness. Ecological and genetic topics are also studied. This course is not part of the Nursing Program or replace BIOL 2200 as a prerequisite to BIOL 2224: Anatomy and BIOL 2225: Physiology. This course has an optional lab (BIOL 1128). Completion of both BIOL 1127 and BIOL 1128 are required to count toward MnTC Goal Area 3.

Topical Outline:
1. Organization of the human body
2. Maintenance of the human body: cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory and urinary systems
3. Movement and support within the body: skeletal and muscular systems
4. Integration and coordination of body systems: nervous system, senses, endocrine system
5. Reproduction and genetics

Learning Outcomes:
1. Explore the organization of the body from the chemical level up through the system level
2. Investigate the components and functions of the body systems and understand the interactions between the systems
3. Enable more meaningful interactions with health/medical professionals by increasing understanding how the body works
4. Investigate common ailments (and their risk factors) associated with various body systems
5. Utilize critical thinking skills while exploring recent advances in the field of human biology

Prerequisites:  Placement into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052

MnTC: Goal 3: Natural Sciences