BIOL102: Principles of Human Biology

11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/01/2024

Course Description

An examination of structure, function, development and homeostatic interaction in higher organisms with special emphasis on human body systems.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


This course will convey to the student that we are indeed fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139). It will help the student gain a better appreciation and understanding of how each part of the body functions distinctly, yet in concert with all the other parts to form a beautifully engineered biological machine, the human body. BIOL 102 is an approved general education science course for non-technical (science, math, and engineering) majors.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings, other assigned readings, and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will create a thread in response to the provided prompt. Each thread must be at least 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 125 words. Each thread must include at least two scholarly citations and each reply must incorporate at least one scholarly citation. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: SSI 1, SSI 3, SSI 4.

Homework Chapter Assignments (8)

The student will complete an online assignment each Module: Week in Cengage’s Mindtap digital platform. These assignments will reinforce and assess what is read in the course textbook and presented in the course presentations.

The student will perform the lab activity by following the instructions. This includes taking a picture of each sample with simulated anti sera in the blood typing slide. Results of the experiment will be recorded in a PowerPoint presentation.

The student will complete a crossword puzzle using terms to match definitions pertaining to the Learn materials.

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the Module: Week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, which means the student may refer only to his or her personal notes and materials for this course during the assessment. Quizzes will contain a mix of 25 multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions and have a 1-hour time limit.

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