Penn State Courses

BIOLOGY 161
Human Anatomy and Physiology I – Lecture – 25 class hours - 3 credits

This is the first lecture course of a two semester sequence introducing human anatomy and physiology, which is the branch of biology that focuses on the structure and function of the human body. Lectures will take a "systemic" approach to anatomy and physiology, focusing on one body system at a time. Topics covered in the Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lecture include: basic anatomical and directional terminology; fundamental concepts and principles of cell biology; histology; the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems; special senses, and the endocrine system. Each unit will build on previous knowledge to establish a cohesive picture of the human body. Throughout the course, students will build a strong foundation in the form and function of the human body from the cellular to the gross anatomical level. This knowledge will be contextualized by incorporating information about clinical cases, personal health and lifestyle choices, and human development.

BIOLOGY 162
Human Anatomy and Physiology I – Laboratory – 60 lab hours – 1 credit

This is the first laboratory course of a two-semester sequence introducing human anatomy and physiology. The A&P I laboratory complements the A&P I lecture by providing students with hands-on experiences such as examination of preserved specimens and anatomical models, and performing physiological experiments. Topics covered in the Human Anatomy & Physiology I Laboratory include: anatomic orientation and terminology; the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system; special senses; skeletal system and muscular system.

SOCIOLOGY 001
Introductory Sociology - 37.5 class hours - 3 credits

The nature and characteristics of human societies and social life.

ENGLISH 015
Composition and Rhetoric I - 37.5 class hours - 3 credits

Instruction and practice in writing expository prose that shows sensitivity to audience and purposes.

NUTRITION 251
Introductory Principles of Nutrition - 37.5 class hours - 3 credits

The nutrients: food sources and physiological functions as related to human growth and well-being throughout life; current nutrition issues.

HDFS 129
Introduction to Individual and Family Development - 37.5 class hours - 3 credits

Introduction to psychosocial and family development at all stages of the individual and family life cycle.

BIOLOGY 163
Human Anatomy and Physiology II - Lecture - 37.5 class hours - 3 credits

This is the second lecture course of a two semester sequence introducing human anatomy and physiology, which is the branch of biology that focuses on the structure and function of the human body. Lectures will take a "systemic" approach to anatomy and physiology, focusing on one body system at a time. Topics covered in the Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lecture include: the cardiovascular system, lymphatic and immune systems, respiratory system, digestive system, metabolism, urinary system, and reproductive system. Each unit will build on previous knowledge to establish a cohesive picture of the human body. Throughout the course, students will build a strong foundation in the form and function of the human body from the cellular to the gross anatomical level. This knowledge will be contextualized by incorporating information about clinical cases, personal health and lifestyle choices, and human development.

BIOLOGY 164
Human Anatomy and Physiology II - Laboratory - 45 lab hours - 1 credit

This is the second laboratory course of a two-semester sequence introducing human anatomy and physiology. The A&P II laboratory complements the A&P II lecture by providing students with hands-on experiences such as examination of preserved specimens and anatomical models, and performing physiological experiments. Topics covered in the Human Anatomy & Physiology II Laboratory include: the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.

PSYCHOLOGY 100
General Psychology - 37.5 class hours - 3 credits

Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications.

CAS 100 (SPEECH)
Effective Speech - 37.5 class hours - 3 credits

Introduction to speech communications; formal speaking; group discussion, analysis and evaluation of messages.

MICROBIOLOGY 106
Elementary Microbiology - 37.5 class hours - 3 credits

Importance of microorganisms in public health and disease, agriculture and industry, descriptive course for non-technical students.

MICROBIOLOGY 107
Elementary Microbiology Lab - 60 lab hours - 1 credit

Selected techniques with regard to recognition and enumeration of bacteria; effects of chemical and physical agents on microorganisms.