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2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 1340 - Human Biology and Disease

Credits: 3 hrs
Disease affects all people. In this course, students will examine basic biological concepts and their relationship with human health and disease. Questions to be addressed include: Why does disease occur? How is disease influenced by lifestyle? How is disease influenced by genetics? Why do some ethnic groups get certain diseases more often than other ethnic groups? Diseases to be discussed include, but are not limited to, sickle cell anemia, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and AIDS. Students will learn how the structure and function of normal molecules, cells, and systems differ from those that are diseased. Additional concepts include the scientific method, natural selection, immunity, and nutrition. Students will explore the concepts of disease using case studies, news articles, assignments, and a required textbook. Evaluation will be based on participation, completed assignments, oral presentations, and exams. This course satisfies the general education requirement for Biology.
Note(s): Please note that this course does not fulfill a prerequisite for BIO 2311 (Anatomy and Physiology I) or BIO 1331 (General Microbiology).
Periods Per week: 150 minutes per week
Pre-requisite(s): Test out of or complete RED 1311  
Student Learning Outcome: Scientific Literacy
Area of Knowledge: Natural Sciences
Curricular Theme: Healthful Living