BLGY1321 Human Biology

Course Description

Meets MN Transfer Curriculum Goal Area 3 - Natural Sciences. This course is intended to fill the course requirement for general sciences. Learners will find this course useful, as it provides a basic understanding of the structures and functions of the human body. Students will learn about all major human body systems, plus basic principles of life, body organization and homeostasis in lecture and laboratory experiments. Materials include, but not limited to textbooks, anatomical models, computer simulations and case studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify anatomical structures and function of human body including cells and its organelles.
  • Explain mechanisms of life sustaining processes.
  • Distinguish relationships between systems and organs for maintenance of homeostasis.
  • Relate changes in body structure and function to diseases.
  • Relate human anatomical systems to the physiology associated with each system.
  • Assess changes in the structure and function of organ systems as age-related v pathological.
  • Use scientific method in the formulation and conduction of laboratory experiment through actual or virtual dissections and simulations.
  • Create laboratory reports based on experimentation, dissection, and simulation.
  • Assess changes in structure and function of cells and organ systems in relation to cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Form conclusions as to how diet and exercise affects the over-all function of human body.


Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.

4 credits: 2 lectures / presentations, 2 lab, 0 other