This Lab is a one credit non-majors course which supplements and complements BIO 129 Lecture which is focused on human biology. This is an online life lab which is designed to aid students in developing skills for researching, obtaining, and evaluating information on topics relevant to human health and disease. Enrollment in BIO 129 LAB does not assure enrollment in BIO 129 LEC. BIO 129 cannot be used as credit toward a Biological Sciences major
This is a non-majors course focusing on human biology. The course consists of a three credit lecture. The course will provide fundamental information on how the body works at a level appropriate to non-scientists. Emphasis will be placed on human disease/drug treatments. The role of stress in health and disease will be emphasized. The effects of recreational drugs will also be discussed. At completion of the course, students should have assimilated a general understanding of how various organ systems of the body function together to maintain health. In addition, they should have a basic understanding of how malfunctions in various organ systems cause disease, as well as possible medical interventions to treat diseases. Enrollment in BIO 129 LEC does not assure enrollment in BIO 129 LAB. Please note that credits for BIO 129 do not fulfill requirements toward a Biological Sciences major.