Biology of Humans

Credits: 4

Prerequisite: READ 0220 Reading Strategies, MATH 0250 Math Concepts or placement determined by assessment score

Co-Requisite: none

This course is designed for women and men, and provides a "theme-based" course for learning biological concepts.  Objectives include studying reproductive anatomy and physiology of both genders, studying pregnancy and fetal development, and examining issues related to reproductive biology and women’s physical health. Students will examine issues including contraception, cancer, menopause, and the relationship of women to the health care system. Additional topics covered may also include ethical decision-making, medical autonomy, genetic engineering, stem cell research, use of animals in research, organ donation, the human genome project, examination of issues related to reproductive biology and women’s physical health or other current critical issues. The laboratory component covers microscopy, scientific method, the study of the cell, genetics, mitosis, and meiosis, aspects of human anatomy and physiology and topics of reproduction.

Transfer Curriculum Goal(s): 3, 9