After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
CO-1 Explain the characteristics common to all living things, describe the levels of organization of life, explain the theory of evolution, and describe the scientific method.
CO-2 State the basic principles of cell theory and describe the structures cell are composed of. Differentiate the methods of transport across the plasma membrane and identify the various types of tissues. Explain the concept and mechanisms involved in homeostasis.
CO-3 List the functions of blood and describe the structure and function of the heart and blood vessels.
CO-4 Describe the basic structures and functions of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems.
CO-5 Identify the structure and location of bones, list examples of the various types of joints, describe the process of muscular contraction, and identify the muscles affected by specific movements. List the structures and basic functions of the nervous system and describe how a nerve impulse is generated and conducted.
CO-6 Describe the function and organization of the endocrine and lymphatic systems, and define metabolism and describe its importance in homeostasis. Explain the functions of the male and female reproductive organs.
CO-7 Describe patterns of human genetic diversity and explain the role of DNA and issues in DNA technology.
CO-8 Describe how organisms interact with their environments and explain the relationship of humans with ecosystems.