Summer 2024 - HSCI 100 D100

Human Biology (3)

Class Number: 2843

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
    Burnaby

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-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

OVERALL GOAL: Upon completion of the course, students should be able to: 

  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. Evaluate current science news and health claims for pseudoscience, misconceptions and misreporting 
  6. Explain and apply the scientific method.

Grading

  • Midterm 1 15%
  • Midterm 2 15%
  • Final exam 25%
  • Quizzes 15%
  • Assignment 20%
  • Tutorial Attendance & Participation 10%

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

Goodenough and McGuire. 2012. Biology of Humans: concepts, applications and issues. 4th ed. Benjamin Cummings. Toronto. ISBN: 978-0-321-70702 (Mastering Biology is strongly recommended)


ISBN: 978-0-321-70702

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

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