Course title

Anat/Phys Hon - Human Anatomy & Physiology Honors


Investigative Science/Investigative Science Honors or Biology/Biology Honors

Course description

This is an advanced course designed for students progressing toward a college degree in health or biological sciences. The course is a rigorous survey of human anatomy and physiology focusing on anatomical terminology, anatomical identification, and physiological processes of the human body systems.Labs will include dissections of parallel anatomical characteristics in other animals.This course aligns with the National Collegiate Honors Council’s expectations for university honors course pedagogy. The course format will follow theseobjectives in the delivery of the content:1. Discussion and writing are the hallmarks of Honors classes. Students will consistently use writing, both in class and out, as a means to express ideas and preparefor discussions.2. The course is discussion-oriented rather than lecture. The instructor provides background to inform the discussion and guide the research, as students are giventime in advance to read, research and prepare their responses in writing.3. Students work to develop the ability to think about a broad range of ideas and come to understand how scholars and artists work by reading and responding toprimary source material, by exploring issues and problems in depth rather than quickly and superficially, and by being carefully exposed to and guided through themethods of many disciplines. Students learn to see the broad implications of each issue, as well as learn to analyze and synthesize the material.4. Students work to become more independent as critical thinkers, demonstrating the ability to use knowledge and logic when discussing an issue or an idea, whileconsidering the consequences of their ideas, for themselves, for others, and for society. The classroom environment is open to many perspectives and points ofview, where students are encouraged to take intellectual risks and feel safe doing so.

School country

United States

School state


High school

Horizon CLC Honors High School

School / district Address

16233 S 48th St

School zip code


Requested competency code

Lab Science

Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • LADV
  • Advanced science

Approved date

Online / Virtual