Spring 2021 - HSCI 100 D100

Human Biology (3)

Class Number: 2818

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Timothy Beischlag
    tvb@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-3071

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An examination of the biological processes that underlie human health and well-being, with emphasis on the evolutionary and ecological influences affecting human populations. Students with credit for BISC 101 may not take HSCI 100 for further credit. Breadth-Science.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course focuses on the evolutionary principles relevant to understanding human health and disease. It provides an introduction to human anatomy, physiology, and genetics within the context of human life history (i.e. human growth, development, reproduction, and senescence).
Topics will include:

  • Organization and regulation of biological systems
  • Human cardiovascular system, digestive system, nervous system, endocrine system, lymphatic system and immunity, and reproduction
  • Origin of life, genetic inheritance, phenotypic plasticity
  • Natural selection, evolution and ecological pressures
  • Environmental challenges and their impact on human life

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

1.    Explain the basic biological principles that underlie human health and well-being.
2.    Describe broadly the organization and regulation of the major biological systems in humans.
3.    Describe the biological basis of several common human diseases.
4.    Discuss basic interactions between the human genotype, its environment and the resulting phenotype.
5.    Explain and apply the scientific method.

Grading

  • Midterm Exam 1 20%
  • Midterm Exam 2 20%
  • Final Exam 30%
  • Knowledge Mobilization Presentation 15%
  • Knowledge Mobilization Paper 15%

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

Goodenough and McGuire. Biology of Humans: concepts, applications and issues. with Mastering Biology.  Benjamin Cummings. Toronto. 4th, 5th, or 6th edition

The electronic content from MasteringBiology is recommended as well, but not required, and only available with new textbook purchase.  6th Ed. ISBN-10: 0134874102 • ISBN-13: 9780134874104 -       Online e-text is also available at masteringbiology.com
ISBN: 10: 0134874102

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).