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Human Biology

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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits 1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-101

Introduction to Becoming a Scientist

  • Pre-Requisites

Learn about the challenges and rewards of a science major. Acquire essential professional skills using electronic databases and spread sheets that are needed by science majors. Learn about current science and the culture of scientists.

Prerequisites
P: Fr or So status only.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-102

Introduction to Human Biology

Basic concepts, principles, and processes in human biology; the origin of life, evolution, cells, population, genetics, reproduction, disease, the anatomy and function of major organ systems in humans.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Biological Sciences
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-116

First Aid and Emergency Care Procedures

Student will learn all aspects of first aid training such as victim assessment and treating all types of illnesses and injuries; all skills for Professional Rescuer CPR; dealing with infectious diseases and their transmission.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Lecture
HUM BIOL-198

First Year Seminar

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis

Prerequisites
Reserved for New Incoming Freshman
  • Gen Ed: First Year Seminar
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
HUM BIOL-202

Ethnic Minorities in Science

The history and culture of science in the US will be examined, in order to understand what has led to the current under-representation of ethnic minorities in science. The often overlooked contributions of scientists who are members of ethnic minorities will be recognized.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 5
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-204

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Pre-Requisites

This lecture and laboratory course examines the fundamental structure and function of tissues, organs, and systems of the human body.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 with at least a C grade; AND Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-205

Biotechnology and Human Values

Examination of technological developments in biology and medicine, including genetic, behavioral, and organism modification and the moral and ethical concerns raised by such technologies.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Biol 102 or Biology 202.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-206

Fertility, Reproduction, and Family Planning

Factors that influence reproduction and fertility, i.e., physiological, psychological, social, cultural, and ethical; the methods available for limiting or increasing reproduction; the nature of family planning programs.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Biol 102 or Biology 202.
  • Gen Ed: Biological Sciences,Sustainability Perspective
Credits 1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-207

Laboratory Safety

  • Pre-Requisites

This course examines safety within the science laboratory with emphasis on practical application. Topics include current safety regulations, identification of hazards, chemical labeling and storage, waste management, personal protective equipment, ventilation, spill response, and biosafety.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 or 203 or Chem 108, 211 or 212 or Hum Biol 204 or conc enr.
Credits 2
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-208

Scientific Conditioning of the Athlete

  • Pre-Requisites

Interrelationships between growth and development and athletic participation by pre-adolescents, principles of physiology of exercise, and general and specific techniques of physical and psychological conditioning are studied.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Biol 102 with a grade of C or better OR Biology 202 with a grade of C or better.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-210

Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries

  • Pre-Requisites

Prevention, physical conditioning, strapping, properly fitted and designed equipment, condition of the competition site, conduct of practices, and respect of existing injuries; estimation the nature an extent of the injury, feasibility of moving the victim, immediate care at the scene, modes of required transport, sideline care, training room modalities, referral for definite diagnosis, and treatment of simple follow-up rehabilitation.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Biol 102 with a grade of C or better OR Biology 202 with a grade of C or better.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-217

Human Disease and Society

Impact of diseases in humans. Emphasizes the major diseases, their causes, individual effects, historical significance, and methods of control.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Biological Sciences,Global Culture,Sustainability Perspective
Credits 1-4
Field Exp
HUM BIOL-299

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Gen Ed: Global Culture
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-310

Human Genetics

The molecular basis of heredity, genetic diseases, and genetic technologies including cloning, genetic testing, and gene therapy will be evaluated.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 202 wiith at least a C grade ; Chem 108 or 212 with at least a C grade.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
HUM BIOL-324

The Biology of Women

  • Pre-Requisites

This course will examine the physiology of the adult female body and will address health issues that are unique to or different in women. Emphasis will be placed on the effects of female sex hormones on multiple processes (reproductive, nervous, endocrine, and cardiovascular) in the body.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Biol 102 with at least a C grade or Biology 202 with at least a C grade.
Credits 3
Lecture
HUM BIOL-328

Disease-Causing Organisms

  • Pre-Requisites

The biology of microbial disease-causation (pathogenesis) and energy manipulation (metabolism) is explored. Emphasis is placed upon the viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoan, and parasitic worm biology.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Biol 102 with at least a C grade or Biology 202 with at least a C grade.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
HUM BIOL-331

Science and Religion: Spirit of Inquiry

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis

This course examines the differing world views of science and religion; origins of science in the Judeo-Christian West; sources of conflicts; domains of validity; and of limitations of science and religion. This course may not be used as upper-level elective credits for a Human Biology major or minor.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Biol 102 with at least a C grade or Biology 202 with at least a C grade; and sophomore status
  • Gen Ed: Global Culture
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
HUM BIOL-333

Principles of Sports Physiology

  • Pre-Requisites

This course emphasizes the applied aspects of (exercise) physiology. Major topics include physiological dimensions of athletic performance/fatigue, principles of training, gender and exercise, ergogenic aids, and environmental stress and exercise.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Biol 204 with at least a C grade; OR Biology 202 with at least a C grade and Biology 203 with at least a C grade. REC: Hum Biol 350.
Credits 4
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-350

Exercise Physiology

This course provides a physiological emphasis of the cardiorespiratory, muscular, and hormonal/metabolic responses to acute exercise and to chronic exercise training. The laboratory involves measurement and analysis of a variety of parameters related to physical exercise, e.g., blood pressure, EKG, oxygen consumption, and body composition.

Prerequisites
P: Declared major or minor in Human Biology AND Math 260 AND Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 4
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-351

Kinesiology

  • Pre-Requisites

This course provides an in depth study of the human musculoskeletal system as it pertains to movement of the body and/or its parts. There are three major components to this course - anatomy (detailed musculoskeletal anatomy), functional anatomy (understanding bodily movement in light of anatomical structure), and biomechanics (mathematical quantification of bodily movement, forces, etc.)

Prerequisites
P: Declared major or minor in Human Biology AND Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 1
Lecture
Spring
HUM BIOL-401

Art and Science

  • Pre-Requisites

Examination of art and science as ways of knowking, including discussion of various points of view regarding the differences and similarities between the two.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Biol 102 or Biology 202 or Biology 203
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-402

Human Physiology

  • Pre-Requisites

This course examines the physiologic functions of the major human organ systems. Topics include cell physiology; muscle, nervous, respiratory, circulatory, excretory, digestive, immune, and reproductive system functions; hormonal regulation pathways; and the role of physiology in diseases and medicine.

Prerequisites
P: declared major or minor in Human Biology.
Credits 1
Laboratory
Spring
HUM BIOL-403

Human Physiology Laboratory

This course examines fundamental physiologic principles in a laboratory setting. Topics will include histology; muscle and nerve functions; respiratory and cardiac functions; and urinary system function. Students will gain experience in the process of designing, evaluating and presenting experimental results and develop skills in the reading of scientific literature.

Prerequisites
P: Declared major or minor in Hum Biology; AND Hum Biol 402 with at least a C grade or conc enr or Biology 346 with at least a C grade or conc enr; AND Math 260; AND Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-405

Biotechnology and Ethics

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis

Examination of the science and ethics of biotechnology including genomics, eugenics, recombinant DNA technology, reproductive technology, stem cells, drugs, modified organisms, and treatment of diseases.

Prerequisites
P: none; REC: Hum Biol 102 or Biology 202.
  • Gen Ed: Biological Sciences,Sustainability Perspective
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
HUM BIOL-413

Neurobiology

  • Pre-Requisites

This course will cover the physiological and molecular mechanisms of nervous system function. Topics include neuroanatomy; development and differentiation of neuronal cells; chemical and electrical functions; synaptic pharmacology; sensory receptors; learning and memory; and various disease states and medical treatments.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 303 with at least a C grade; and Hum Biol 402 with at least a C grade or Biology 346 with at least a C grade.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Odd Only
HUM BIOL-422

Immunology

This course examines the mechanisms of vertebrate, particularly human defense against microbial invasion and cancer.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 302 with at least a C grade or 307 with at least a C grade; Chem 212 with at least a C grade; and Math 260 with at least a C grade
Credits 1
Laboratory
Spring
Odd Only
HUM BIOL-423

Immunology Lab

  • Pre-Requisites

This laboratory course examines the mechanisms of innate and acquired immunity.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Biol 422 or conc enr AND Env Sci 207 or conc enr of Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
HUM BIOL-426

Cancer Biology

  • Pre-Requisites

This course examines the genetic changes and molecular events that lead to abnormal cell growth and cancer. Topics covered include oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, angiogenesis, invasion and metastasis, cancer stem cells, therapeutic approaches for cancer treatment, and cancer prevention.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Biol 310 or Biology 303 with at least a C grade
Credits 1
Laboratory
Spring
Even Only
HUM BIOL-427

Cancer Biology Laboratory

  • Pre-Requisites

In this inquiry-based laboratory course, students will use molecular and cellular techniques to conduct research projects that examine the hallmark characteristics of cancer cells.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Biol 426 or concurrent enrollment
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
HUM BIOL-444

Endocrinology

This course examines the major endocrine organs of the body and the processes that are controlled / integrated by hormones. Clinical examples of endocrine disease (e.g. diabetes, Graves disease) will be considered from the viewpoint of the insight they give to the understanding of endocrine physiology.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Biol 402 with a C grade or better.
Credits 3
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-478

Honors in the Major

  • Pre-Requisites

Prerequisites
P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
Credits 1
Lecture
HUM BIOL-483E

Art and Science: A way of knowing or ways of knowing?

  • Pre-Requisites

Examination of art and science as ways of knowing, including discussion of various points of view regarding the differences and similarities between the two.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Biol 102 or Biology 202 or Biology 203
Credits 2
Lecture
HUM BIOL-483F

Epidemiology

  • Pre-Requisites

Foundational knowledge of epidemiology and relevant introductory biostatistical methods, and practical applications to public health and biomedical sciences.

Prerequisites
P: Junior or Senior standing
Credits 1-5
Field Exp
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-495

Research in Human Biology

Work closely with a faculty member to plan, perform, evaluate, and report on laboratory research in human biology or a related field.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Biol 207 or Env Sci 207 and approval by faculty mentor.
  • Course is repeatable to 10 credits.
Credits 1-16
Field Exp
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-497

Internship

Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-4
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
HUM BIOL-498

Independent Study

Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

Prerequisites
P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-6
Field Exp
HUM BIOL-499

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Gen Ed: Global Culture
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.