BIOL 115 - Human Structure & Function
4 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: This course is an introduction to the structure and function of the human body. Topics include general chemistry, cell biology, histology, a survey of the major organ systems, development and genetics. Note: This course does include a lab component.
Schedule: Fall and spring semesters. This course follows the traditional on-campus schedule for beginning and ending dates.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: None
Instructor: Larry Brooks
Contact Information: Faculty Directory
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore. There is also a $50 class fee that must be paid with your tuition for this class to help defray the cost of lab supplies.
Other Materials: None
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- To learn and retain information essential to the broad understanding knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
- To understand and utilize the scientific method of inquiry
- To understand current scientific views of natural phenomenon
- To apply scientific information and principles to everyday life
- To recognize the relationship between science and technology
- Graded work includes biweekly exams, lab reports and lab quizzes
- Ungraded work includes reading assignments and miscellaneous homework assignments
- Students will be required to perform dissection on mammalian specimens (fetal pig or rat) and sheep organs
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- All exams are taken online.
- Students need to set up or select an environment conducive for testing (e.g. distraction-free area at home, a computer lab in a library, etc.).
- Exams and quizzes are released for a 24 to 48 hour period.
- Exams consist of 50 points of multiple choice, true/false, and completion type questions. Students have 35 minutes to complete each exam and have only one attempt per exam. Lab quizzes consist of 20 points of multiple choice, true/false, and completion type questions. Students have 15 minutes to complete each lab quiz and have only one attempt per quiz.
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