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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

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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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by DENA B. on February 5, 2016
Covered every subject needed.
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by kaitlynn s. on February 5, 2016
I really learned a lot in this course and moving at my own pace helped me as well
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by Ava L. on February 3, 2016
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by Sister Rose Maura . on January 29, 2016
This course was very informative. The four instructors were proficient in the teaching. Their methodology and skill of teaching were very motivating. I did not feel I was taking this course online; it seemed as if it were traditional classroom. This was because the instructors were well-informed, and the learning coaches whom I often chat with were very helpful. They were ready to help in anyway possible. I appreciate the assistance I received from you all. Furthermore, I am wondering if the ID verification milestone would be taken twice instead of once before the end of the course. For example, one should be taken toward the end of the third Unit and the other toward the end of the sixth unit. As I aforementioned, this course is full of information. That notwithstanding, thank you immensely for putting smile on face. Surely, I will go back to study again the notes I copied from Amanda and Nathan.

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