Principles of Human Biology – BIOL 102

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

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




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.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss the structures and the functions of the following body systems: skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.
  2. Recognize cell organelles and their functions.
  3. Identify processes by which atoms and molecules enter and leave cells.
  4. Describe the major tissue types, functions, and locations within the body.

General Education Foundational Skill Learning Outcomes: Social and Scientific Inquiry (SSI)

  1. SSI 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of social and/or natural sciences on the world in which we live.
  2. SSI 3: Apply solutions for a social and/or scientific dilemma experienced in society.
  3. SSI 4: Describe how social and/or scientific inquiry equips human beings to be participants in God’s redemptive work.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. 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. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: SSI 1, SSI 3, CIL 2, and CT 4.

The student will write a 900–1,200-word research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on a disease process of the student’s choice. The paper must include at least 2 references in addition to the course textbooks and materials. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: SSI 1, SSI 3, SSI 4, and CIL 2.

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study 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, true/false, and short answer/essay questions and have a 1-hour time limit. Quiz questions will be presented one at a time.