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Biology 100

Concepts in Human Health and Biology


Length of Course: 14 weeks

Classroom Hours per Week: 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab

Corequisite: English 098

Text: Campbell Biology: Concepts and Connections, Jane B. Reece et al. 1st Canadian Edition, 2014.

Course Description:

This is a liberal arts biology course for non-science majors beginning with an introduction to the basic principles of biology. The course covers basic cell biology as well as a survey of human organ systems and how these organ systems relate to human health.

Course Outline:

The main topics are:

  • Scientific method
  • Molecules of cells
  • Cell structure and function
  • Cell reproduction
  • Body tissues
  • Organ systems
  • Human health

Students Will:

  • Learn basic scientific and biological concepts
  • Understand how molecules come together to form cells
  • Understand how individual cells work together to form multicellular organisms
  • Relate organ systems to topics in human health


Tests and Quizzes 15%
Midterm Exam 20%
Lab Work 25%
Final Exam 40%


Rachel Moens, M.Sc. (British Columbia); B.Sc. (McGill)
Greg Doheny, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc., (British Columbia); B.A. (Simon Fraser)
Todd Harper, Ph.D. (New Brunswick); M.Sc., B.Sc., B.A. (St. Francis Xavier)

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