Laney College

Biology 24: Basic Human Biology

Information on Biol 24 at Laney College

Biol 24 in Fall 2023:

Masks in the class:

Careers in allied health, biotechnology, research and clinical labs and other biology fields,  often require wearing a mask as part of the health and safety regulations of that workplace.  The Biology department may still be requiring the wearing of masks in the biology classrooms, labs, and offices by all (students, faculty and classified professionals) in fall.  This is for workplace training as well as health and safety in the ongoing pandemic.  Faculty will not ask for vaccine verification.  We realize that many people cannot get vaccinated for very serious health issues. This is also another reason masks are required in biology rooms.

Biol 24 Sections:

There are two sections of Biol 24 this fall.  One section will be face-to-face with Nathaniel Hallinan (21058/21059) in B207 MW 9-11:45am.  Please email Nat if you have any questions.  The other section is 100% online with Dr. Broderick Wilks.  This section (21060/21061) will have a required zoom meeting W 6-7:15pm.  Please email Broderick if you have any questions.

Biol 24 Course Overview:

Students will study the structure and function of the human body. Emphasis in this class will be on model of human eye ballhuman anatomy and physiological principles at the cellular and systemic level. Students will work to understand the basic structures and functions of the human body and to build a foundation for more advanced future work. In addition, this course is to give students an idea of how to study for biology at the college level. This class is a 4-unit class that meets for 6 hours per week. Therefore, students should expect to spend 10-15 hours per week outside of class studying.

This class fulfills the prerequisite for Biology 2: Human Anatomy.

Biol 24 Student Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course students should be able to do the following (this is what we are legally bound to make sure all students who complete this course can do).

  1. Define and correctly use terminology in regard to structure and function of the human body.
  2. Assess personal needs in regard to study time and methods, and accept responsibility for the learning process.
  3. Work well independently and in small groups, demonstrating both self-direction and motivation, and contributing to group work.
  4. Safely and efficiently set up and operate laboratory equipment.
  5. Maintain organized lab materials with important information from class.