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COTC: Human Biology: Course Information

Use this guide to help you in the study of Human Biology at Central Ohio Technical College.

COTC Arts and Sciences Division Biological and Physical Sciences Department: Human Biology

Course Title: Human Biology

Course Number: BIO-1745A

Course Credit: 5 credit hours

Course Prerequisite: 

High school biology with C (2.00) grade or better or BIO-1705 with a grade of C (2.00) or better.  This course may not be taken concurrently with BIO-1705.  High school chemistry is recommended but not required.  Recommend completion of or concurrent enrollment in PCE-1400 or equivalent course or college level composition course.  Course is graded A-E.  Not open to students with credit for NAT-1745 or NAT-4081.

Course Description: 

Human Biology is a one-quarter introductory course that examines introductory chemistry, the cell, cellular reproduction and differentiation, tissues, a review of the anatomical and physiological aspects of the integumentary, skeletal, musculature, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.  Also, students will review the principles of genetics and genetic disorders.  Laboratory studies will involve the application of lecture materials and may involve the use of human cadavers, along with other learning resources including videos, computer applications, histological slides, animal specimens/dissections and anatomical models.            

Required Resources: 

Textbook package (ISBN 0558205127) in the bookstore includes the following:

Johnson, Michael. (2011)  Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues. 6th Edition.  Benjamin Cummings Publishing, San Francisco, CA.

Atsma, Bert and Hsu, Sandra. (2011)  Laboratory Manual for Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues. 6th Edition.  Benjamin Cummings Publishing, San Francisco, CA.

Supplies: Computer with a stable internet connection. COTC e-mail account. 

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