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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

  • Guaranteed Credit Transfer to Excelsior College
  • 3 semester credits at Excelsior College
  • Excelsior College Equivalency: Natural Science/ Math (GEN ED.)
  • Category: Math and Science

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Using problem­-based learning and real­-world situations, this course teaches you how to apply knowledge in practical and relevant contexts. Our Many Ways™ learning model feature multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each concept so you can find a style that meshes with your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all­-around smarter way to learn.

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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by Michelle M. on December 14, 2017
The course was good, well thought out and informative. However, ProctorU was not the best experience. I spend 40+ minutes getting verified and started, this was very stressful. The last proctored verification test I took for my Art History class was less tricky to get started and I was able to get started within a few minutes.
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by Jordan D. on December 10, 2017
I'm a visual learner. This was one of the reasons why I chose an online course; I always wondered why I should pay a ton of money to take an in-person class when I learn best by reading from the text. Unfortunately, most of the tutorials for the course were videos that didn't seem to be particularly well done. One of the instructors had her videos transcribed, but they were laden with mistakes and verbal tics, for example, every sentence for two paragraphs in a row starting with "so," filled with "okay," or "I'm sorry, I meant this, not that." This is confusing to reader and viewer, and considering that the videos and their transcriptions are the only source of information for the site, they should have some more time put in to make them appropriate and streamlined. Overall the course was alright, I liked going at my own pace and how quickly the verification milestone was able to be completed. The whole process could just be a bit more streamlined to really make it exceptional.
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by Melissa J. on November 28, 2017
This course was interesting. But much more detailed than I anticipated. To be a Gen Ed course, I thought it would be more high level. This seemed to be more geared toward someone actually going into the medical or science field. I spent much more time and a lot more note-taking on this course than any of the other Sophia courses I've taken.
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by Anthony V. on November 12, 2017
The course was very informative
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by Rebecca C. on November 7, 2017
Great online tutorials!
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by Samuel M. on October 25, 2017
This is a unique and interesting approach to the general education courses. I do feel I had a better understanding from this approach, but also felt that I could stand to do more studying during the course.
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by Kacee G. on September 26, 2017
I enjoyed the class and the self-pace, the information is really hard though.
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by Shade J. on September 21, 2017
I think this one should be a model example for others. Offering 6 different learning styles, including one in Spanish, sets this one above all the other courses I've taken. I hope that this approach can be used for future and new courses added to Sophia in the future. Great class!

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    A: You choose your own start date and have 60 days to complete each course. However, because the courses are self-paced, you can complete them in fewer than 60 days.
  • Q: Where do I get the textbooks for my course?
    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the course room, and are included in the cost.
  • 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.
  • Q: How do I know which courses I should take?
    A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.

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