BIOL 102 - Topics in Human Health
Human beings are composed of nearly 100 trillion cells of over 200 different specialized types. For an individual to remain alive and healthy, these cells must be effectively organized into tissues and organs that perform specific functions. This course examines external and internal factors that influence both normal and abnormal cell, tissue, and organ function, providing students without an extensive science background with exposure to the biology of human health and disease. Course topics include human diet and nutrition and the cell biology of disease. Students examine how biologists address issues relating to health and disease and how our understanding of basic biology contributes to enhancing human health. The course is composed of lectures and discussions, and may include in-class laboratory-based exercises.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Recommended: Designed for first-year students and non-science majors. May be beneficial for entering students who do not have extensive biology background in preparation for enrollment in the foundation courses (BIOL 181 and BIOL 182 ). Not intended for students who have completed a biology foundation course.
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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