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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

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94 Student Reviews
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by Meredith G. on February 15, 2017
Like most online classes, it's good to have a bit of a base already. But this class covers all the basics well and is easy to follow.
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by Madeline M. on February 11, 2017
I didn't fail, so you won't either.
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by bonnie m. on January 30, 2017
The professors on this course are great. They are easy to follow and the information presented is very thorough. This course covers a lot of content, but the challenges and milestones recap the information very well.
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by Shaun S. on January 23, 2017
There are a few kinks I'd like to see get worked out, like Amanda's recordings are tough to listen too, though it is nice to have the transcript sometimes you want to listen to the instructor and I find it impossible when it sounds like the instructions were recorded in a bathroom. I'd also think some of the "gotcha" questions should be pruned out. There's always one or two mixed in with these oddly drawn diagrams and it makes it hard to figure out what they are referencing. Other than that I found Nathan to be an excellent instructor and I look forward to my next Sophia class!
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by Jeffrey M. on January 19, 2017
Great course and enjoy the options to choose different Professors, however, I would have appreciated transcripts for all of the videos.
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by Rebecca R. on January 19, 2017
For someone who doesn't like to listen to video's, I was somewhat disappointed with the written tutorial. It was good enough to get me through it, but I ended up having to scroll through some video's to get the information, as some of the questions asked on the challenges and milestones were on information not included in your written tutorial. I appreciated the feedback I got when I when "asked a question about a question" and your changing some of my scores to reflect my answer when it was reasonable. It also was nice to receive an explanation of why you couldn't change the score; it assisted me in learning the material because I could understand why my score was not correct. I will most likely take one of your courses again and would recommend it to others.
Sophia replied on January 19, 2017

Hi Rebecca -- It was a pleasure working with you during this course. Congratulations on your successful course completion. Yes, our team of Learning Coaches is here to support our students as they go through a Sophia course. We do hope to see you again in a future course with us. Thank you for your feedback!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Faith D. on January 6, 2017
it was okay, I think there should be a more pinpoint of review for the questions that will be on the final. I saw did not understand the punett square portion, but overall it was good course.
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by James C. on January 3, 2017
Another great experience with Sophia! I covered a tremendous amount of material and learned a lot. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to complete this class at my own pace.

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