Human Biology (Lecture)
DeAnza College - Fall 2009
Wed 9:30am – 11:10am (w/ Janowicz)
Wed 11:30am – 2:10pm (w/ Schinske)
Lecture (E35); Lab (Science Center 2 – Room 106)
9/21/09 – 12/09/09
Last day to drop for a refund for non-resident students:
Last day to drop for a refund for resident students:
Last day to drop with no record of a grade:
Last day to drop with
a ‘W’ appearing on your transcript:
Dr. Rachel Janowicz (“Dr. J.”)
Before or after lecture, or by appointment.
Email me with questions.
Required Course Text
Edition (Sylvia Mader), Publisher: McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 978-0-07-
337798-8 (Web site:
Required Course Lab Manual
Human Biology Fall 2009 Laboratory Manual
(Symbiosis/Pearson Custom Lab Manual)
PowerPoint lectures (and syllabus) available on the course web site:
If you choose to print the PowerPoint slides, it is recommended
you opt to print six slides per page in black and white to save on time, ink, and paper.
Note: This course is not open to students who have completed Bio 6A, 6B, 6C, 40A,
40B, or 40C.
Course Description (from the catalogue)
A general introduction to biology and its principles, emphasizing the
biology of humans.
The course will cover the unifying principles of biology with emphasis on the basic anatomy
and physiology of the human body, as well as on contemporary health issues and their impacts on cultural, ethnic,
and gender groups.
Course Goals (from the catalogue)
At course completion, you will be able to:
Analyze the scientific method.
Assess contributions of scientists, agencies, and not-for-profit groups to the betterment of human health
Differentiate the major shared traits of living things.
Identify the structure and general functions of atoms and molecules, macromolecules such as
carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and nucleic acids, as well as the function of vitamins, minerals, and water.
Compare and explain the functions of major cell structures, organelles, and processes.
Compare and identify the functions of major tissue types in the human body.
Examine and compare the functions of the major organs and organ systems in the human body.
Appraise contemporary human health issues and their impacts on cultural, ethnic, and gender groups.
Assess and debate the current state of human health worldwide and its relation to environmental and