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Revision Date: 15-Oct-20

BIO-1140-VO06Y - Human Biology

Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Synonym: 203916
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 11-03-2020 to 12-21-2020
Last day to drop without a grade: 11-12-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 12-01-2020 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Emily Marotto | View Faculty Credentials
This section is waitlisted. Please contact your nearest center for availability..

Service Learning Hours: 6-10

Students will investigate a career related to human biology. They will utilize the CCV career services website and connect with a CCV career consultant. The career consultant will help students find someone to contact in a job that interests them and conduct an informational interview or job shadow. After the interview or job shadow, students will write up their findings in a 2-3 page report and present a small slide presentation to the class.

This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Scientific Method
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

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Course Description:

A survey of human anatomy and physiology. Topics will include the organization and structure of the major body systems, including muscular, skeletal, nervous, circulatory, digestive, excretory, endocrine, and reproductive. Emphasis placed on the integration of bodily processes and the impact of technology on human biology.

Essential Objectives:

1. Describe the structure and function of a cell and understand the major processes involved in its physiology.
2. Understand the anatomy and physiology of how the nervous and endocrine systems control body functions.
3. Describe the processes of development and reproduction at the cellular and structural levels and be able to discuss the role of genetics in this system.
4. Explain the basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, lymphatic, and respiratory systems.
5. Explain the basic anatomy and physiology of the digestive and urinary systems.
6. Understand the specific and interrelated functions of the major body systems.
7. Identify the placement of the major bones and muscles of the body and understand their basic physiology.
8. Understand the structure and function of the human sensory organs.
9. Explain how technology affects human biology and discuss the ethical issues associated with this topic.
10. Utilize the scientific method to evaluate well-researched evidence in the area of human biology.
11. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating, and applying quantitative data and information.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

Required Text: Modified Mastering Biology with Pearson eText -- Instant Access -- for Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues By Johnson, Michael D. 8th Edition. Pearson Publishing.ISBN-13: 9780134326436

This is an access code for Mastering Biology that includes an etext. Students may also choose to purchase, rent, or borrow a hard copy of the the text book if they prefer.


  • Assigned readings from text book
  • Various media presentations on scheduled material
  • Individual contributions to discussion forum on current course topics
  • Activities conducted through Mastering Biology
  • Online quizzes
  • Online homework assignments
  • Career investigation project submitted electronically
  • Online exams
  • Online interactive activities and games

Grading Criteria:

A 93%-100%

A- 90%-92.9%

B+ 87%-89.9%

B 83%-86.9%

B- 80%-82.9%

C+ 77%-79.9%

C 73%-76.9%

C- 70%-72.9%

D+ 67%-69.9%

D 63%-66.9%

D- 60%-62.9%

F < 59.9%


Fall 2020 textbook data will be available on July 6. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

BIO-1140-VO06Y Textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Emily Marotto
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Jennifer Guarino

Attendance Policy:

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential components of a student's success in college and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. For this online course students should be engaging in the course material and discussion forums multiple times per week. Attendance will be evaluated weekly and submitted to CCV. If you have not participated in the weekly activities you will receive an absence for that week. No more than 2 unexcused absences are allowed during the course of the semester. Please be aware that three (3) unexcused absences will result in a failure (F) in the course.


'Course Schedule'

Week 1: November 3 - 9
Chapter 1 Human Biology, Science, and Society
Chapter 3 Structure and Function of Cells
Chapter 4 From Cells to Organ Systems

Week 2: November 10 - 16
Chapter 5 The Skeletal System
Chapter 6 The Muscular System
Exam 1

Week 3: November 17 - 23
Chapter 8 Heart and Blood Vessels
Chapter 9 Section 2: The Lymphatic System
Chapter 10: Respiratory System

Week 4: November 24 - 30
Chapter 11 The Nervous System: Integration and Control
Chapter 12 Sensory Mechanisms
Exam 2

Week 5: December 1 - 7
Chapter 13 The Endocrine System
Chapter 14 Digestive System

Week 6: December 8 - 14
Chapter 15 The Urinary System
Chapter 16 Reproductive System

Week 7: December 15 - 21
Final Exam
Final Project Due

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center.
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

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