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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

Reviews

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104 Student Reviews
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by ROBERT B. on April 15, 2017
Provided Comprehensive Information
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by Joshua J. on March 31, 2017
Great class!
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by Collin B. on March 29, 2017
great! challenging
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by Angela G. on March 27, 2017
There were times that questions were worded strangely, but overall everything was satisfactory. There were also a few small things that were annoying, such as a 5k being called a 5k marathon (marathons are not the same as a 5k) and in one video about HIV/AIDS, Africa was called a country. Africa is a continent.
Sophia replied on March 28, 2017

Hi Angela, Congratulations on your successful course completion! Whenever you have concerns about the wording of a question, we welcome you to reach out to our Learning Coach team, who are here to support you throughout the course. We appreciate your feedback about the course, and wish you the best in your continued studies!

— Chloe S. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by dana c. on March 27, 2017
Good class - took 5 days to complete. However, there are several "fill in the blank" answers that could be adjusted. If you take this class make use of the "report answer" section of the question if you think that your answer is correct. Don't just assume that the computer/test is right.
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by Katie M. on March 26, 2017
I was able to extend my class which was very helpful!
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by Jenna V. on March 26, 2017
Very straightforward, manageable course: I took Intro to Statistics previously, and this was MUCH easier!
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by Tim S. on March 18, 2017
This is the first course I've taken through Sophia and found the overall process to be simple and straightforward. Finished the course and ID Verification test in one week...

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