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Administrative Unit: Physical and Biological Sciences Department
Course Prefix and Number: BIOL 223
Course Title: Anatomy
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Structure of the human body including comparison with other vertebrates. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 223L is recommended. Prerequisite:C or better in BIOL 110.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

Prerequisite:  C or better in BIOL 110. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 223L is recommended.

Course Rotation for Day Program:

Offered Spring.

Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Textbooks listed are not necessarily the textbook(s) used in the course.

Human Anatomy & Physiology
By Marieb, Elaine N., Hoehn, Katja (Benjamin Cummings)
Human Anatomy
By McKinley, M. & O'Loughlin, V.D. (McGraw-Hill)
Human Anatomy
By Van de Graff, K.M. (W.C. Brown)
Course Learning Outcomes
  • Understand and apply precise anatomical terminology.
  • Describe different tissues.
  • Name and locate the bones of the axial and appendicular skeletons.
  • Describe and give examples of different articulations.
  • Describe gross and microscopic anatomy of muscles.
  • Identify major muscles of the body and their actions.
  • Explain the structural and functional organization of the nervous system including the parts of the brain, spinal cord and the cranial and spinal nerves.
  • Describe the autonomic nervous system.
  • Describe the structures of the general and special senses.
  • Identify structures and functions of the endocrine system.
  • Describe the organization of the respiratory system.
  • Summarize the structures and relationships in the digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:

  • Structural organization of the body
  • Terminology of anatomy
  • Cell structure
  • Tissue level of organization
  • Integumentary system
  • Cartilage and bone
  • Skeleton and articulations
  • Muscles
  • Nervous tissue and the nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Blood and the circulatory system
  • Lymphatic system
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system
  • Urinary system
  • Reproductive system


    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 35

    Library Resources:

    Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

    Prepared by: Peggy Wright Date: December 6, 2017
    NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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