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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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221 Student Reviews
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by Tyler R. on February 15, 2019
6 Milestones. (little longer than the average Sophia course. The milestones were more difficult than the proctored one.
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by Sherice J. on February 14, 2019
The course content was very good, however one of the instructors had a tendency to mispronounce words, which was very annoying. Other than that, I really enjoyed the course.
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by Damian S. on February 5, 2019
This course was interesting. If you put 2 hours a day into it you can finish it within 30 days.
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by Heidi D. on January 31, 2019
Although Human Bio is not my best subject. The course provides all information needed. Also, provides tutorials which are a big help when taking final exam.
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by George H. on January 31, 2019
Was very quick and efficient for my needs. Copious notes were available within the course that were invaluable. Thank you so much!
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by Dustin K. on January 30, 2019
the curriculum was relatable to help me retain the information through video demonstrations and helpful drawing and diagrams. My 2 criticisms are the videos freezing and causing me to refresh the page and start the video over. The second, i would like short practices quizzes after every sub-unit. The sub-units that did have the practice quizzes helped me retain information better and build confidence for an understanding of the material.
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by Crystal L. on January 15, 2019
great course
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by Thomas G. on January 6, 2019
This was a very informative course. There is a lot of great information and I found it challenging!

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