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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 15, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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BIOL& 175 - Human Biology w/Lab

5.0 Credits
Introductory course for the nonscience major. Topics emphasize how the human body normally functions, ways infectious disease and genetic disorders interfere with human health, and how the human population can live more in balance with global environmental system.
Prerequisite Placement into ENGL& 101 and MATH 087.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical and basic understanding of the nature, process and methodology of science, especially as it relates to the study of human biology and use the scientific method as a means of problem solving.
  2. Describe, identify, and explain, with examples, important biological concepts, such as homeostasis, the relationship between biological structure and function, cell theory, the biological transformation of matter and energy, the mechanisms of the replication and utilization of inherited information and evolution.
  3. Explain how homeostatic systems work to maintain human health and fail to work in specific diseases and disorders.
  4. Understand the basic structure of the human body and explain how several organ systems function.
  5. Apply the concepts and information of human biology to problems that affect their lives, in particular, and our society, in general. Assess, for example, risk behaviors that may reduce either the quality or length of life.
  6. Explain how human existence is dependent upon natural processes occurring in the biosphere and to identify human activities that adversely impact these life support systems.
  7. Correctly and appropriately collect and analyze data.
  8. Properly and safely use a variety of laboratory techniques and instruments.
  9. Productively work in groups to successfully complete group activities and assignments.
  10. Communicate effectively using language and understanding of human biology.
  11. Demonstrate information literacy: understand and critically evaluate material (journal articles, websites, news articles, and other media sources of information) related to human biology.

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