Mar 31, 2023
BIOL 335 - Humans: Health and Disease
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UDB; Social Justice
An introduction to basic principles of human biology, including genetics and physiology, as a way of understanding human health and the diseases that can affect it.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Areas B1-B3.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Credit Restrictions: Not for Biology major credit.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UDB- Upper Division Science Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Draw on a basic knowledge of human biology to describe the impact of diseases on physiological systems;
- Describe how the scientific method is applied in biomedical research;
- Explain how diseases that have affected humans in the past have led to the treatments developed to combat them;
- Describe the role of lifestyle (e.g., exercise, nutrition) in the onset of disease;
- pply knowledge of human biology to evaluate claims made in the popular press regarding, for example, the safety of genetically modified organisms and vaccines.
UD-B. Upper-division Science Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning Learning Outcomes
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate advanced and/or focused science or quantitative content knowledge in a specific scientific field, using appropriate vocabulary and referencing appropriate concepts (such as models, uncertainties, hypotheses, theories, and technologies);
- apply advanced quantitative skills (such as statistics, algebraic solutions, interpretation of graphical data) to scientific problems and evaluate scientific claims;
- demonstrate understanding of the nature of science and scientific inquiry and the experimental and empirical methodologies used in science to investigate a scientific question or issue; and
- apply science content knowledge to contemporary scientific issues (e.g., global warming) and technologies (e.g., cloning), where appropriate.
- use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
- describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
- identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.
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