Biology 1100 -- Human Biology      Faculty Index Page
                                                                James K Adams,

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: This course is an introductory course on the functioning of the human body. The course begins with some detail on chemistry, emphasizing the importance of chemistry in the functioning of organisms. This is followed by discussions on cells (the living units) and the tissues that cells can construct. The rest of the course covers several organ systems of the body, including a brief discussion on skin, followed by more detailed discussion on digestive, circulatory, immune, respiratory, urinary, nervous, endocrine and reproductive systems. Additionally, students will be expected to learn a bit about both muscular and skeletal systems on their own (there is a separate muscle/bone test).


Biology 1100 Course Policies

Answers for quizzes from summer 2006
    Quiz #1 -- Chemistry
    Quiz #2 -- Digestive System

Review Sheets for Tests
Chapter Outlines
        Muscles -- Front
    Unlabelled images for you to test yourself:
        Front Muscles
        Back Muscles
    Circulatory Pathway

Images -- I use a number of additional detailed, annotated images for my Anatomy & Physiology
      classes that you may find of use in understanding the anatomy of the various systems.

Test Dates

Answers for Tests on File in the library:
        Exam 1
        Exam 2
        Exam 3
        Exam 4
        Bones and Muscles Test

Lynda Davis (another instructor for the course) has additional information you may find of use:
Chapter Terms
        Review Questions

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic molecules that are the building blocks of life.
2. Describe the structure of the DNA molecule and understand how it serves as the carrier of 
        genetic information.
3. Identify and understand the functions of cellular structures.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the tissues of the human body and of the basic organization 
        of the tissues, organs and organ systems of the human body.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the following systems:
        a) nervous; b) circulatory; c) immune; d) respiratory; e) digestive; f) urinary; g) endocrine; 
  h) reproductive
6. Identify and locate specific muscles and bones of the human body.
7. Demonstrate knowledge of common diseases associated with the systems of the human body.


This may be the first biology class in some time (perhaps ever for many of you. It is important that you keep a few things in mind so that you may more easily succeed in Biology 1100. First and foremost, if you have questions about any topic, ASK!! There is no better way to learn material that you are in any way confused by than to ask questions. Hopefully the book will provide you what you need, but I can clarify anything you wish to have clarified. Speaking of the book, another way to insure success is to stay ahead in the reading. In other words, come to class prepared. This way you may be able to sit back and listen when I lecture, as you will have already read something on the topics being covered.

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