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Human Biology

Sophia's Human Biology course helps you analyze fundamental biological principles from a human perspective. The Human Biology topics include the molecular and cellular basis of life, genetics, organ systems, and the impact of nutrition and exercise on human health. Full Description

3 semester credits

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Description

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Using problem­-based learning and real­-world situations, this course teaches you how to apply knowledge in practical and relevant contexts. Our Many Ways™ learning model feature multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each concept so you can find a style that meshes with your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all­-around smarter way to learn.

This course helps you analyze fundamental biological principles from a human perspective. The Human Biology topics include the molecular and cellular basis of life, genetics, organ systems, and the impact of nutrition and exercise on human health. In Sophia's Human Biology course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 18 Challenge assessments and 6 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Describe basic human biology concepts
  • Describe skeletal & muscular systems
  • Articulate Nervous System and Sensory System related to human health
  • Analyze respiratory, circulatory, immune, and digestive systems
  • Describe urinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems
  • Describe genetics and biotechnology and their application

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56 Student Reviews
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by Debra N. on June 30, 2016
learned a great deal, easy to use.
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by Mary B. on June 28, 2016
it was challenging but not bd
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by Jamie W. on June 28, 2016
Many of the videos in this course had distortion in the audio.
Sophia replied on June 29, 2016

Hi Jamie -- If that happens, the Sophia Learning Coaches can help you run a quick system test that can diagnose the problem and we can work to resolve it. That' just another service offered by the Learning Coach team. Congratulations on your successful course completion!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Felicia P. on June 24, 2016
This was an excellent way to learn Human Biology at home. I loved being able to choose the different presenters.
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by Bree R. on June 23, 2016
This was a great self paced course
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by Kiel W. on June 23, 2016
I learner so much and it was very enjoyable!
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by Alyse S. on June 22, 2016
This course has been great to start back into school. With the different types of lecturers and their teaching techniques it was great to pick the ones that worked the best for me.
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by Karin A. on June 18, 2016
I really enjoyed this course. I thought some of the fill-in questions were really tricky and not well-worded, but all in all it was fine. Also, there were a bunch of typos and missing words throughout the tutorials. A quick read-through for editing might be a good idea. I really liked the online option and how there were different teachers available. Glad I took the course!
Sophia replied on June 19, 2016

Hi Karin -- Thanks for sharing your feedback about the course. We encourage students to submit feedback about questions (available via a link) as they go through the course. Sophia Learning Coaches review and reply to these submissions to help deliver a smooth learning experience for our students. Thank you for taking the course and congratulations on your successful completion!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach

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