Course Descriptions



This course is intended for Life Science majors or those with a strong background in the Biological Sciences.

This course may be used to fulfill the elective and laboratory requirements of the Biological Sciences or the CBN major; it may also be used as one of the required advanced courses for the CBN major.




4 (including laboratory)


01:146:270 or 01:146:295 and 01:119:117 or 01:119:102

Course Description 

Human Histology is a rigorous course that presents details of tissue and organ microanatomy, relating structure to function. The lectures present details of the four basic tissues (epithelium, connective tissue, muscle, and nerve) and the organ systems (integumentary, digestive, respiratory, urinary, male and female reproductive, endocrine, and sensory systems). Lecture presentations include numerous projection slides of light and electron microscopic images. The lab directly correlates with the lecture. Students work with light microscopes and slide sets and are tested on their ability to identify tissues and organs in lab practical exams.

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Course Satisfies Learning Goals 

1. Master factual and conceptual knowledge in cell biology and neuroscience that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers.

2. Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information.

3. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of cell biology and neuroscience and its relevance to human health and to our society.

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy 

The final grade will be based heavily on 3 Lecture exams and 3 lab practicals, each worth 100 points; there will also be quizzes in lecture and laboratory and homework assignments

Course Materials 

Required Text: Functional Histology, Wheaters 6th edition (5th is acceptable) 

Course Closed? 

If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2020 Courses .  If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Sciences - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Biological Laboratories B112, Busch Campus.


Dr. Kathleen Scott

312 ARC
phone: 848-445-2806
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