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Human Biology Minor


The Human Biology Minor is intended to provide academic recognition for students who wish to focus a significant amount of attention on courses that deal with human beings from a wide variety of biological standpoints. Thus, course work may encompass topics representing a range of viewpoints such as biological function, human ecology, human origins, and psychology. Successful completion of this minor will provide students with a valuable interdisciplinary perspective on the human condition. This program consists of a minimum of 18 hours, that includes a minimum of 12 from within the Biology Department and a minimum of 3 outside the department.

1) Required Courses Within Department
BIOL 211/211L, Cell and Organismal Biology (4 cr)
BIOL 305, Genetics (3 cr)

Additional courses to total 18 credits from:

2) Within Department (minimum 6 credits)
BIOL 254, Human Physiology or BIOL 381, Animal Physiology ) (3 cr)
BIOL 305L, Genetics Techniques (1 cr)
BIOL 330, Comparative Anatomy/Embryology (4 cr)
BIOL 441, Seminar in Comparative Physiology (3 cr)
BIOL 442, Endocrinology (3 cr)
BIOL 461G, Human Ecology (3 cr)
BIOL 474, Immunology (3 cr)
BIOL 480, Histology (3 cr)
BIOL 490, Neurobiology (3 cr)
BIOL 450, Respiration (3 cr)
BIOL 450, Biology of the Heart (3 cr)
HON 306G, Science and Ethics (3 cr)

3) Outside Department (minimum 3 credits; maximum 6 credits)
ANTH 120G, Human Ancestors (3 cr)
ANTH 355, Physical Anthropology (3 cr)
ANTH 357G, Medical Anthropology (3 cr)
ANTH 458, Anthropology of the Life Cycle (3 cr)
HON 223G, Evolution of Human Sexuality (3 cr)
HON 232G, The Human Mind (3 cr)
HON 236G, Human Origins and Variation (3 cr)
HON 302G, Human Sexuality (3 cr)
PSY 374, Psychopharmacology and Toxicology (3 cr)
PSY 375, Introduction to Biopsychology (3 cr)
SOC 372, The Sociology of Health and Medicine (3