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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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88 Student Reviews
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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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by Laura J. on January 2, 2017
Only thing I didn't like was that if spelling was off a hair, your answer would be wrong. :(
Sophia replied on January 3, 2017

Hi Laura - congratulations on your successful course completion! Our system does pick up many common spelling errors. In the event it does not, there is a "submit feedback" link that allows you to directly submit your response to us for manual review. We hope to see you in a future Sophia course!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Ashley P. on December 30, 2016
Lengthy material.
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by Jean W. on December 27, 2016
You learn a lot from this class, but there is a lot of information, so take lots of notes. There are many questions with images and you have to know all parts, get one wrong the whole question is incorrect, which really stinks, but overall great course.
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by Christine O. on December 26, 2016
Very difficult
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by Tabitha G. on December 15, 2016
Thank you Sophia!
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by Kathryn S. on December 15, 2016
Very informative

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