BIOL 237

Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (3-2) 4 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This is the first course in a two-semester sequence in the comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body. Emphasis will be placed upon the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems. Labs reinforce units of study and include the use of prepared histological slides, anatomical models, bones, dissection of preserved specimens and computer simulations. In addition, students will have the opportunity to examine a dissected cadaver to enhance anatomical studies. BIOL 237 and BIOL 238 are designed for the student who plans to pursue a career in the health or biomedical field. Students attend three hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.


  • BIOL 101 is strongly recommended. Institutional research has shown that students who successfully complete BIOL 101 prior to taking BIOL 237 perform significantly better in the course.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Compare the different levels of organization of the human body.
  • Explain control mechanisms for homeostasis.
  • Apply anatomical and directional terminology.
  • Explain the structure and function of the cell and its components.
  • Characterize major tissue types and their functions.
  • Summarize the structure and function of the integumentary system.
  • Outline the organization of bone tissue.
  • Compare the bones and bone markings of the axial and appendicular skeletons.
  • Differentiate among the types of joints and their associated movements.
  • Contrast the organization of the three types of muscle tissue.
  • Explain how muscles produce movement.
  • Identify the origins, insertions and actions of skeletal muscles.
  • Summarize the organization of the nervous system.
  • Outline the process of nerve impulse conduction.
  • Explain the structure and function of the brain and spinal cord.
  • Explain the function of the autonomic nervous system.
  • Evaluate the structure and function of the special senses.
  • Explain the structure and function of the components of the endocrine system.

Course Schedule

        No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/19/2017

 237145349Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 4Siddiqui A$175.0021/24/0Open
M W 04:00PM-05:48PMF130
T 04:00PM-06:24PMBTC135

Fall; 2017; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/28/2017

 237145332Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 4Cook S$175.0014/24/0Open
M 08:00AM-10:54AMBTC145
W 08:00AM-09:54AMBTC135
 237145333Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 4O'Connor T$175.008/24/0Open
T 08:00AM-09:54AMBTC135
R 08:00AM-10:54AMBTC145
 237145334Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 4Gray S$175.000/24/0Closed
M 11:00AM-01:54PMBTC145
W 11:00AM-12:54PMBTC135
 237145335Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 4Taylor B$175.000/24/0Closed
T 11:00AM-12:54PMBTC135
R 11:00AM-01:54PMBTC145
 237145336Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 4Wrone T$175.0019/24/0Open
F 09:00AM-10:54AMBTC135
F 12:00PM-02:54PMBTC145
 237145337Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 4Kitakis F$175.000/24/0Closed
M 02:00PM-04:54PMBTC145
W 02:00PM-03:54PMBTC135
 237145394Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 4Kitakis F$175.000/24/0Closed
M 06:00PM-08:54PMBTC145
W 06:00PM-07:54PMBTC135
 237145396Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 4Taylor B$175.008/24/0Open
T 06:00PM-08:54PMBTC145
R 06:30PM-08:24PMBTC135
 237145439Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 4Kurland S$175.0021/24/0Open
M 02:00PM-03:54PMBTC135
W 02:00PM-04:54PMBTC145
 237145440Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 4Gray S$175.0023/24/0Open
M 08:00AM-09:54AMBTC135
W 08:00AM-10:54AMBTC145
 237147810Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 Hybrid4Crowley-Harpenau P$175.000/24/9Closed
F 11:00AM-01:54PMBTC135
 237147838Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 Hybrid4Butkevich N$175.000/24/3Closed
T 01:00PM-03:54PMBTC135
 237147842Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 Hybrid4Butkevich N$175.000/24/2Closed
R 01:00PM-03:54PMBTC135

Spring; 2017; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/08/2017

 237125336Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 4Gray S$169.007/24/0Open
M W 08:00AM-11:10AMBTC145
T R 08:00AM-10:07AMBTC135
 237125337Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 4Gray S$169.003/24/0Open
M W 11:30AM-02:40PMBTC145
T R 11:30AM-01:37PMBTC135
 237125357Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 4Bieri R$169.001/24/0Open
M W 06:30PM-09:40PMBTC145
T R 06:30PM-08:37PMBTC135
 237127834Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 Hybrid4Butkevich N$169.002/24/0Open
T R 02:00PM-04:54PMBTC135

Summer; 2017; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/03/2017

 237135305Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 4Wrone T$169.007/24/0Open
M W 12:00PM-02:07PMBTC135
T R 12:00PM-03:10PMBTC145
 237135306Prin Human Anatomy Phys 1 4Wrone T$169.009/24/0Open
M W 08:00AM-11:10AMBTC145
T R 08:00AM-10:07AMBTC135

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