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Human Biology

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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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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154 Student Reviews
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by Kimberly C. on April 19, 2018
Overall happy, I will say this class was no joke, the class really did help jog my memory of the human body and really enjoyed this course.
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by Shannon S. on April 14, 2018
The information is useful. Some of the graphics from video tutorials are cut off in the Sophia tutorials.
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by Brittany A. on April 14, 2018
I loved this course. It reminded me of my high school days when studying biology but it was really deep and fun at the same time!
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by Brendan T. on April 11, 2018
Great course, perfect for fulfilling prerequisites.
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by susan w. on April 10, 2018
Great Course - but a lot of info to take in! Study, study STUDY!!
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by Iris H. on April 8, 2018
Thank you so much for all your support. I am not in an easy situation at this time, but always felt understood and supported. This learning style was also very beneficial for my specific needs
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by Victoria K. on March 28, 2018
It was an interesting expansion on the high school biology course I took a long time ago. I recommend it for anyone who needs a GE science course for their program.
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by Abigail L. on March 27, 2018
To the student who wants to take this class, It is a very cool, interesting and awesomely amazing course!

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