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Human Biology

Human Biology

Sophia's Human Biology course helps you analyze fundamental biological principles from a human perspective. 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

Human Biology

Course Description
Sophia's Human Biology course helps you analyze fundamental biological principles from a human perspective. Human Biology topics include the molecular and cellular basis of life, genetics, organ systems, and the impact of nutrition and exercise on human health.

Assessments & Grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 18 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 6 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • 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

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

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by Jonathan M. on December 1, 2020
Learned a lot
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by Kelsey P. on December 1, 2020
This course, along with the course I took in Ethics, contains many typos and grammatical context errors. The questions asked in some of the tests were also confusing because they worded things in a way that were not discussed in the lessons.
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by Darrick H. on December 1, 2020
Another Great Class completed here Sophia!
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by Joy E. on December 1, 2020
the Sophia instructor was my preferred this time. the other instructor didn't have the most captivating lessons.
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by Elisa Z. on December 1, 2020
A lot to study and remember, but the tutorials are very easy to follow.
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by Shawnta F. on November 30, 2020
Great course!!! It was very easy to understand.
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by Randy A. on November 30, 2020
Loved this course. Very interesting, and the information was easy to understand. Finished the class in 4 days, but that doesn't mean it was easy. It just interested me!
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by Audrey M. on November 29, 2020
Oh wow, I loved this course and the setup of it. It was not hard at all, the questions were a little tricky at times but not hard. I really enjoyed how they were set up with not a lot of reading, and the questions were straight from the reading material. I wish all of the courses could be like this one.

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    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

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    A: You choose your own course start date and have 60 days from your chosen start date to complete each course. Sophia courses are self-paced, so many students complete a course in less than 60 days.

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    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the courseroom, and are included as part of a Sophia membership.

  • Q: How am I graded in the course?

    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

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  • Q: Are the tests proctored?

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  • Q: I'm taking a course where I have to submit Touchstones. How long does it take for my Touchstone to be graded once it's submitted?

    A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.

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