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Human Biology

Human Biology

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

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  • 3 semester credits at Thomas Edison State University
  • Thomas Edison State University Equivalency: Introductory Biology (BIO-101)
  • Category: Math and Science

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This course helps you analyze fundamental biological principles from a human perspective. The Human Biology topics include the molecular and cellular basis of life, genetics, organ systems, and the impact of nutrition and exercise on human health. In Sophia's Human Biology course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 18 Challenge assessments and 6 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • 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

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311 Student Reviews
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by Michelle G. on August 18, 2019
Great course! I did struggle with understanding genetics section. Other than that section, it was a great course!
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by James S. on August 16, 2019
Having taken classes in human bio before and being familiar with medical terminology, this course was very easy for me. Completed in about 8 hours.
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by Ryan B. on August 16, 2019
I enjoyed the learning platform immensely. However, in an attempt to learn the material I wished to listen to the videos by Ms. Soderlind while at work. It is very difficult to learn from her videos. I actually learned most of the information for this class from Khan academy for this reason. She repeats herself by restating the sentences and begins each sentence with "so"...it was excessively difficult to learn much from her. I wish that she was able to tell more of a narative story in the way that the khan academy does...He explains the material in such a way that allows students to listen and understand. At times, while listening to Ms. Soderlind I had to replay the same video up to ten times in order to understand the material. I feel bad for the constructive, hurtful facts but I have to express it...this was the only major downside of the course. Take from it what you will. Thank you for helping me on my educational journey! I appreciate Sophia!!
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by Lauren L. on August 14, 2019
amazing!
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by ANGELIKA T. on August 6, 2019
It is a great course with a lot of information. It is not an easy class, some challenges but overall I happy I took the class. The instructor has great knowledge, pleasant voice and really take time and effort to explain the theory. The only thing I would change- minimizing the usage of the word "So." Thank you!
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by Rashaud I. on August 5, 2019
The voice instructor moved spoke way too fast. Hard to maintain notes with her.
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by Marcus V. on August 2, 2019
when it asks to type to verify your identity it doesnt go through all the time and its annoying
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by Pang V. on July 31, 2019
The course was easy to follow and provided several real life examples.

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  • Q: How am I graded in the course?
    A: Your overall score is derived from how you do on two types of assessments: Challenges, which are formative assessments, and Milestones, which are summative assessments. Sophia’s English Composition I, Foundations of English Composition, and Public Speaking courses also include written assignments, called Touchstones, that also contribute to your overall score.
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