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Human Biology I

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Description: This course is the first in a two part series covering a general study of human body, emphasizing basic concepts of human biology suitable for health science majors and as an elective for non-science majors. Concepts to be covered in this first part include: humans in the world of biology, cell and its chemistry, body organization and homeostasis, development through life emphasizing on mental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, chromosomes and cell division, stem cells, genetics and human inheritance, DNA and biotechnology, cancer, humans and their environment including their populations, limited resources, and pollution.

Highly Recommended Prerequisite: General Biology II (BIO116 and BIO116L) or equivalent
Lab Hours: 0 (online lecture only) or 30 (in-classroom and hybrid)
Total Units: 3 (online lecture only) or 4 (in-classroom or hybrid courses that include lab)
Total Units: 4

Course Format: Accelerated Science Courses take place in 4 or 5 weeks. Classes and laboratories are offered in many formats such as daytime, nights, weekends, in-classroom, hybrid (classroom and online), and 100% online. All courses repeat regularly, giving many opportunities to complete the course(s) you need.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) changes: Starting on March 13th all in-classroom courses and labs have been shifted to online. If the graduate program you are applying to requires in-person labs, SCU recommends you contact the graduate schools’ admissions office to see how they are treating online instruction. The Department of Education has asked all schools to take into consideration these emergency circumstances related to COVID-19 and online instruction.

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Registration for this course includes lecture (BIO241) and lab (BIO241L).


Spring 2020 In-Classroom Offerings (4 units with lab)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Jan 3, 2020 Feb 5, 2020 Fri 5:00P-10:00P Lab
Sat 9:00A-6:00P Lecture

*Class times are subject to change

Classes fill quickly, so please do not wait to apply. Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. All courses are listed in SCU publications and the application regardless of the current number of registrants. Registration is not confirmed until an email is sent. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please confirm registration by emailing [email protected].

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