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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

Reviews

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129 Student Reviews
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by Anthony V. on November 12, 2017
The course was very informative
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by Rebecca C. on November 7, 2017
Great online tutorials!
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by Samuel M. on October 25, 2017
This is a unique and interesting approach to the general education courses. I do feel I had a better understanding from this approach, but also felt that I could stand to do more studying during the course.
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by Kacee G. on September 26, 2017
I enjoyed the class and the self-pace, the information is really hard though.
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by Shade J. on September 21, 2017
I think this one should be a model example for others. Offering 6 different learning styles, including one in Spanish, sets this one above all the other courses I've taken. I hope that this approach can be used for future and new courses added to Sophia in the future. Great class!
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by Ellen Ulrike N. on September 10, 2017
I found the questions at the final very difficult compared to the exams before. I didn't think it would be so difficult. Especially the proctoring was such an issue. I couldn't finish one day because the lady there had no clue what she was doing and had to wait another day to finish where I didn't have a babysitter watching my kids. Thankfully they were quite cooperative. The course as such was ok but sometimes I found the lingo not very clear, many repetitions in the speech of the instructor. I used Amanda because she has scripts of her videos but these are as I said often redundant and not very clear and to the point.
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by Marie C. on August 31, 2017
Great course, full of information.
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by Sean C. on August 30, 2017
Excellent course especially considering the high volume of material. I really appreciated the option to extend my time in the course and I found the tutorials to be very helpful for my learning.

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