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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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165 Student Reviews
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by HEATHER H. on June 17, 2018
This course was a refresher and most basic terms are easily understood. Ensuring an understanding of the glossary terms prior to completing the unit is beneficial. I would give five stars but the end ID milestone has caused me multiple issues across multiple classes. It would be better if Sophia could have a check in for the ID test and hold your place at that point. Twice the proctor has informed me that I have missed the assigned time, even though I was present prior to and throughout the verification. The staff at Sophia corrected the problems as fast as they possibly could however very frustrating to waste time and in the end still not get to take the exam. Overall the class really is beneficial to those needing a refresher. Onto the next class!!
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by Charlotte T. on June 15, 2018
Please thank Amanda Soderlind for her incredible tuition throughout this course. I selected her as my favourite tutor and very much enjoyed her videos.
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by Nathan M. on June 14, 2018
I really enjoyed this course. It was relatively easy but had a lot of good information.
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by Christina Z. on May 31, 2018
The course was easy to understand.
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by Lisa H. on May 28, 2018
This was an excellent course that provided great information and insight to ourselves. The tutorials were very good and helpful. I would highly recommend this course.
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by Kira L. on May 18, 2018
I would have liked a written transcript of all the videos, not just one.
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by Rose P. on May 7, 2018
The course was quite challenging, I feel that with the tutorials there could be more written steps instead of just videos and more diagrams to show steps. Overall the course was pretty good. Thank you.
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by Patricia M. on May 4, 2018
Good informational course, and I finished ahead of schedule.

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