The schedule of classes corresponds to chapters in the Human Biology Coursebook available here. Students should read the scheduled chapter and activities before coming to class.
For each class session/week a link to the individual chapter PDF is available.
Printable coursebook cover and table of content here.
|Week 1||Introduction: biology, the process of science and the metric system|
|Week 2||Human Evolution and Ecology: who are we and where are we?|
|Week 3||Cells: the smallest unit of life|
|Week 4||Making More Cells: mitosis and meiosis or when dividing is multiplying|
|Week 5||EXAM 1
Tissues, Organs and Homeostasis: for better or worse
|Week 6||Blood and the Cardiovascular System: our transportation system|
|Week 7||The Digestive System: have a snack|
|The Respiratory System: take a breath|
|Week 9||EXAM 2
The Muscular and Skeletal Systems: supporting movements
|Week 10||The Reproductive System and Development: what it took to make you|
|Week 11||The Urinary System: to pee or not to pee|
|Week 12||EXAM 3
The Nervous System: hitting a nerve
|Week 13||The Endocrine System: being hormonal
The Immune System: to fight and protect
|Week 14||What Do We Know Now?
Student Presentations and Semester Review
|Week 15||FINAL EXAM (not cumulative) and Rat Dissection Practicum|