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Summer  2012    BIO 202 Human Biology (3 units)

Section 8024     Class Begins June 18, 2012

Course Description

This course is designed for non-science majors as a survey of the characteristics, structure and processes of the human body as they relate to society and the environment.  This course is also designed for those students who need a review of the fundamentals of the human body before taking science courses required for the allied health sciences.  This course is transferrable to UC and CSU. 

Recommended Prep: none

  • Instructor:  Rachel Donham     
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use ETUDES Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Human Biology, Mader and Windelspecht, ISBN 9780073525464, approximate cost is $120.00
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 15 hours per week reading, working on research assignments, taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.  This class is not self-paced.  Specific assignments and discussions are meant to be completed for the whole class at the same time.
  • Special Requirements: Log into ETUDES by the first day of class (6/18) and begin working on the first week’s assignment and discussion.
  • Assignments & Tests: There will be 4 exams, 23 quizzes and 12 discussions.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the ETUDES course management system. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails and private messages, and work independently.
  • New to ETUDES: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use ETUDES. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with ETUDES. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through ETUDES.
  • ETUDES Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021045
Username = joga21045

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411