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BIOL 1054: Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues

This course offers a survey of human biology, including physiology, genetics, evolution, and ecology, with a focus on homeostasis, including factors and choices that disrupt homeostasis and health. Students will also examine technological advances and ethical issues associated with the biology of humans, and personal and societal choices that impact human ecology.

Why take it?

This course is designed for both life-science and non-science majors, especially those interested in obtaining a better understanding of the biological processes at work in their own bodies, and how environmental influences may alter those processes. Students in this course will gain an appreciation for how their personal choices can impact personal health, societal policy decisions, and the environment.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

This course fulfills Pathways requirements in Reasoning in the Natural Sciences and Ethical Reasoning.