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 Course Title:   Human Biology

 Title Abbreviation:   HUMAN BIOLOGY

 Department:    BIOL&

 Course #:    170

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

This NON-MAJORS course begins with the study of scientific method, and continues with the study of chemistry of life, cells, metabolism, heredity, evolution, ecology, and the diversity of life. This course is intended to show students the relevancy of biology in everyday life.


Prerequisite: Recommended that students complete Math 98 and English 99 both with a C or better prior to taking this course.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Natural Sciences  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the history of biology
  2. Describe the basic chemistry of life, including energy processing
  3. Describe the source of diversity of life, including ecology, heredity, and evolution
  4. Apply the scientific method as part of the problem-solving process

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.

Course Contents

  1. Philosophy and history of biology
  2. Inorganic and organic chemistry
  3. Photosynthesis and cellular respiration
  4. Cell biology
  5. Cell division
  6. Ecology
  7. Heredity
  8. Historical and current theories of evolution
  9. Diversity of life